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Daesh kills 19 SDF fighters in Deir Ezzor

Daesh kills 19 SDF fighters in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 30 Islamic State fighters killed by the Kurdish forces on Thursday as the US-backed group pressed gains against the militant group in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, local activist said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized half of the village of...

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 Russia says Israel must provide more data on plane downing near Syria: Ifax

Russia says Israel must provide more data on plane downing near Syria: Ifax

Israel must provide Moscow with more information about the downing of a Russian military aircraft near the Syrian coast earlier this week, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when the IL-20...

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Tahrir al-Sham executes 5 Daesh militants in Idlib

Tahrir al-Sham executes 5 Daesh militants in Idlib

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on Thursday has executed 5 Daesh militants in the northwestern province of Idlib, saying they involved in series of attacks against civilians and the members of the former al-Qaeda group. One civilian was also executed by Tahrir al-Sham over links...

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Idlib's de-escalation deal in details: text

Idlib's de-escalation deal in details: text

Memorandum on Stabilization of the Situation in the Idlib De-escalation Area The Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation, as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic.  -guided by memorandum on creation of de-escalation areas in the...

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UNHCR suspends aid for 8000 Syrian families in Lebanon

UNHCR suspends aid for 8000 Syrian families in Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon has suspended food rations and aid for 8,000 Syrian families, activists said Wednesday. The UNHCR stressed that the financial assistance in Lebanon, sponsored by the World Food Program (WFP), has been allocated to...

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Thousands head home in Idlib after deal: monitor

Thousands head home in Idlib after deal: monitor

Thousands of residents of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib headed home within 48 hours of the announcement of a deal to avoid a government offensive to retake it, a war monitor said on Wednesday. As air strikes intensified earlier this month, the looming threat of a Russian-backed...

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New mass grave uncovered in Raqqa: Local Council

New mass grave uncovered in Raqqa: Local Council

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Kurdish-led Raqqa Local Council said Tuesday that  94 bodies have been been discovered at the Old Mosque in Raqqa, the one-time  capital of the Islamic State's extremist group. Abdullah al-Arian, senior official in the c ouncil, said 68 bodies were...

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Syrian Refugees: talented Khamis paves own way in filmmaking

Syrian Refugees: talented Khamis paves own way in filmmaking

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian-Palestinian refugee, Mohammed Khamis has managed to prove his brilliance among the documentary filmmakers in Sweden and to be creative in a field that is known to require a high level of proficiency, craftsmanship and technicality without having studied...

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Chinese premier slams 'unilateralism' in trade disputes

Chinese premier slams 'unilateralism' in trade disputes

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang railed against "unilateralism" on Wednesday in a veiled allusion to the trade fight with the United States, and threw his weight behind further opening of the world's second largest economy. Speaking at the summer session of the World Economic Forum in the eastern...

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Russian Il-20 downed after Israeli F-16s used it as cover during attack

Russian Il-20 downed after Israeli F-16s used it as cover during attack

The Russian military says an Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events that led to its Il-20 plane being shot down by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly. On Monday evening, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked targets in...

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Putin warns Israel after Russian warplane downing

Putin warns Israel after Russian warplane downing

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Israel against conducting air raids on Syria like the one that led to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian air defense missile, killing all 15 aboard. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Putin to express sorrow over the...

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Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad and the Russian government but has "no effect whatever" on the U.S. campaign to defeat Islamic State fighters in Syria. Mattis...

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U.N. envoy calls on Syria, Israel 'to refrain from military actions'

U.N. envoy calls on Syria, Israel 'to refrain from military actions'

The U.N. special envoy for Syria is calling on Russia, Syria and Israel "to refrain from military actions" following the downing of a Russian military aircraft. Staffan de Mistura told the U.N. Security Council at the start of a meeting on Syria that new military action "would only...

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Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom

Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom

The latest round of tariffs imposed on China imposed by President Donald Trump appeared to largely spare Apple and other consumer electronics makers but they face increasing threats from the deepening trade war between the two economic giants. US officials on Monday slapped the tariffs on...

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China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

China Tuesday announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. Tariffs of between five and 10 percent will take effect on some 5,200 US products on Monday, on the same day...

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Israel disputes that it used downed Russian plane as cover during strike

Israel disputes that it used downed Russian plane as cover during strike

Israel's military Tuesday disputed Russia's assertion that it used one of its aircraft as cover while it carried out a strike in Syria, leading to it accidentally being shot down. "During the strike against the target in Latakia, the Russian plane that was then hit was not within the...

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Germany welcomes deal on Idlib

Germany welcomes deal on Idlib

Germany's foreign minister is welcoming a deal between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized zone in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib. Speaking in Romania on Tuesday, Heiko Maas said "whatever helps avoid a humanitarian disaster in Idlib is good." Maas cautioned that...

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Russia says Syrian regime missiles shot down its aircraft

Russia says Syrian regime missiles shot down its aircraft

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by a Syrian regime missile over the Mediterranean early Tuesday, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian defense ministry said. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked...

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