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Afghan forces kill 30 Taliban in stepped-up offensive

Afghan forces kill 30 Taliban in stepped-up offensive

In response to growing Taliban attacks, Afghan forces have stepped up group assaults on the militants, killing at least 30 in the Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan, an official confirmed on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Nangarhar’s governor, told Anadolu Agency...

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Anti-Daesh coalition raids kill 36 civilians in east Syria: monitor

Anti-Daesh coalition raids kill 36 civilians in east Syria: monitor

Coalition air strikes Saturday killed at least 36 civilians related to Daesh (ISIS) in a militant holdout in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, a Britain-based monitor said. Seventeen children were among the family members killed in Abu Hassan village of Deir Ezzor province, the...

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Detainees: Kenana detained while visiting Syria, security agent seized her house

Detainees: Kenana detained while visiting Syria, security agent seized her house

(Zaman Al Wasl)- When Kenana decided to leave her place of residence in Kuwait to visit her home town in Syria, she did not expect that she would be welcomed by the embrace of prison doors that devoured her just like they devoured hundreds of thousands of innocent people during the war. ...

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U.S. votes against U.N. censure of Israel over Occupied Golan Heights

U.S. votes against U.N. censure of Israel over Occupied Golan Heights

For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its practice of abstaining in the vote. The nonbinding resolution was adopted in a General Assembly committee by a vote of 151 to 2, with the...

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Assad calls on fellow Alawite sect youth to join military

Assad calls on fellow Alawite sect youth to join military

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Bashar al-Assad has  directed calls for reserve military service in the province of Latakia. These calls for recruitment included a large number of people from Syrian areas who signed agreements of reconciliation. These requests coincided with large media campaigns...

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Rebels kill 23 regime troops in Hama

Rebels kill 23 regime troops in Hama

(Zaman Al Wasl)- About 23 regime troops were killed and wounded Friday in a surprise attack by rebels near the planned buffer zone in the northwestern province of Hama. The attack targeted three checkpoints for regime army forces near the village of Forrow in the Ghap Plain in...

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Thousands rally against Assad in northern Syria

Thousands rally against Assad in northern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Despite fragile buffer zone deal and mounting skirmishes, thousands of people came out to the streets of rebel-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces to rally against the Syria regime and the key ally Russia.   Demonstrators held up the three-star flag of the...

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As winter gets harsh, Raqqa residents urge for bridges repair

As winter gets harsh, Raqqa residents urge for bridges repair

(Zaman Al Wasl)- With the start of winter and the crushing storm rains in the eastern province of Raqqa, emerged the urgent need for large bridges on the Euphrates River and its tributaries along with the small bridges on the irrigation channels and valleys of Sailiya. ...

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Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

The Russian military says nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home to their country in recent months. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev of the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters Friday that nearly 6,000 people returned to Syria in the last week alone, according to data collected by...

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Endowment ministry backs terrorism: Pro-regime activists

Endowment ministry backs terrorism: Pro-regime activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The considerable increase in the phenomenon of homelessness in the public gardens and streets of the city of Latakia was concurrent with the decrease in the exchange rate of the Syrian Pound since the end of 2011, which equally coincided with the acceleration of the...

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13 children, 4 women killed in US-led airstrikes on eastern Deir Ezzor: news agency

13 children, 4 women killed in US-led airstrikes on eastern Deir Ezzor: news agency

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 18 civilians, including 13 children and 4 women, have been killed by US-led coalition airstrikes on Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, Daesh news agency said Thursday. Amaq reported that the US-led airstrikes on the villages of Baghouz and al-Sousa...

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Morek crossing: Regime forces imposes royalties on opposition vehicles

Morek crossing: Regime forces imposes royalties on opposition vehicles

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime forces have imposed royalties on buses carrying people of rebel-held areas in northern Idlib to regime-held areas in Hama province, military source told Zaman al-Wasl. The ‘crossing tariff’ reached 400$ for each bus wants to enter Hama province...

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Lebanon: Syrian refugees gather in preparation to return

Lebanon: Syrian refugees gather in preparation to return

A group of Syrian refugees gathered at various meeting points across Lebanon Thursday morning in preparation to return to their home country, in the latest return trip organized by Lebanese General Security, the state-run National News Agency reported. About 55,000 Syrian refugees had...

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Assad calls on Druze minority to do military service

Assad calls on Druze minority to do military service

Bashar al-Assad has called on the country's Druze community to do military service, days after members of the minority were released following a mass abduction in July by the Islamic State group. Sweida province is the heartland of Syria's Druze minority, who made up around three percent of...

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Lebanon: another set of Syrian refugees returning Thursday

Lebanon: another set of Syrian refugees returning Thursday

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hundreds of Syrian refugees are expected to return to their home country Thursday as part of the return trips being organized by Lebanese General Security, The Daily Star reported. About 55,000 Syrian refugees had returned since July, according to the Lebanese Caretaker...

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Chinese premier says no winner in trade war with US

Chinese premier says no winner in trade war with US

The prime minister of China said Tuesday there are no winners in a trade war with the U.S. "There is no winner in the trade war," Li Keqiang said at the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore where he addressed the trade war, the South China Sea dispute...

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US-led airstrikes kill 35 people in Deir Ezzor: Daesh news agency

US-led airstrikes kill 35 people in Deir Ezzor: Daesh news agency

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 35 people, including women and children, have been killed by US-led coalition airstrikes on Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, Daesh news agency said Tuesday. Amaq reported that the 25 airstrikes on the villages of al-Sha’fah and al-Kamsha near the Iraqi...

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At least 6 wounded in massive blast in Homs

At least 6 wounded in massive blast in Homs

At least six people were wounded in a massive explosion in the regime-controlled city of Homs, state news agency SANA and activists reported Tuesday. "Six civilians were injured by a bomb explosion inside a bus in ... the al-Zahra neighborhood," SANA quoted the head of the Homs police...

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