12 Nov 2021

UAE foreign minister meets Assad, in highest-profile Emirati visit to Syria since start of war

Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed, the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday in Damascus. The foreign minister is the most senior Emirati to visit the country since Syria’s war began in 2011. This is a signal of normalizing regional ties with other governments after the

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25 Oct 2021

Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires that devastated the country last year

On Thursday of last week, the Syrian Ministry of Justice confirmed that it had executed 24 individuals convicted of terrorism charges for lighting fires that would devastate the country. The fires killed three others and destroyed thousands of acres of forests, according to the ministry. The individuals confessed to setting

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20 Oct 2021

Bomb attack on Syrian military bus in Damascus kills 14

in Damascus, at least 14 people have been killed and three others injured due to a bomb attack on a Syrian military bus. The state news agency SANA reported on the incident, stating that the bus was targeted with two explosive devices in the capital city. The bomb incident occurred

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07 Sep 2021

Syrian oil spill spreads across the Mediterranean and could reach Cyprus on Wednesday

Last week, a tank filled with 15,000 tons of fuel was discovered to have been leaking since August 23 at a thermal power plant on the Syrian coastal city of Baniyas. Although Syrian officials claimed to have brought the leak under control, the oil spill is growing and spreading across

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29 Jun 2021

Iran-Backed Militias Fire Rockets in New Attack Aimed at U.S. Forces

Yesterday night, US troops in northeast Syria came under rocket fire after Iran-backed militias vowed revenge for US airstrikes earlier that day. The retaliation may be a sign that the fighting is evolving into a sustained confrontation. A spokesman for the US-led coalition stated that multiple rockets had been fired

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22 Apr 2021

Syrian air-defence missile lands near Israeli nuclear site

A Syrian anti-aircraft missile has allegedly landed just 20 miles from a secret Israeli nuclear site located in southern Israel. According to the Israeli military, the missile was one of several that were fired towards an Israeli aircraft. Warning sirens allegedly went off at the facility before a large explosion

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09 Mar 2021

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma test positive for Covid-19

In a statement made to the public on Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced that he and his wife had tested positive for Covid-19. According to the president’s office, the pair are in stable condition and are planning on self-isolating for two or three weeks. Syria has recorded more than

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24 Feb 2021

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

A former syrian regime officer was convicted of crimes against humanity by a German court on Tuesday. This was the first-ever trial of people linked to the government in Damascus. The German city of Koblenz’s court charged Eyad al-Gharib for aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced to four and a

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18 Nov 2020

Israel strikes ‘Iranian military sites’ in Syria after bombs found in Golan

Israel has launched airstrikes against what it calls Iranian military targets in Syria. The strikes come just days after Israel allegedly discovered explosive devices in Golan Heights, which is currently occupied by Israel. A Syrian state news agency reported that a number of missiles were downed, saying that three Syrian

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02 Nov 2020

Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkey-Backed Fighters in Syria, Rebels Say

On Monday, Russian airstrikes killed dozens of Turkey-backed fighters in the region of northwestern Syria. This escalation of violence may risk the ceasefire implemented between the two countries. According to local media sources, a Russian aircraft launched from Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase, conducting one raid firing three ordinances at a training

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