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Arab League calls on ICC to investigate 'Israeli crimes'

Arab League calls on ICC to investigate 'Israeli crimes'

The Arab League's Permanent Committee on Human Rights Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court prosecutor to urgently investigate "the crimes of the Israeli occupation" against Palestinians. "Israel is an oppressive and murderous entity and its politicians and officers must be...

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Diplomatic efforts on Syria sag in Kazakh capital Astana

Diplomatic efforts on Syria sag in Kazakh capital Astana

Talks on Syria spearheaded by Russia in Astana failed to edge the seven-year conflict closer to a political settlement Tuesday and cast the future of diplomatic efforts to end the crisis into uncertainty. Backed by regime-allied Russia and Iran as well as rebel-supporting Turkey, the...

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Syrian regime seizes northern Homs

Syrian regime seizes northern Homs

Syrian state media says regime troops have full control of the last rebel enclave in Syria's largest province following the evacuation of thousands of armed men and civilians. A Syrian security officer tells Al-Ikhbariya TV on Tuesday from the northern countryside of Homs province that...

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Regime soldiers beaten by Russia military police over theft acts

Regime soldiers beaten by Russia military police over theft acts

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Russian military police have arrested a Syrian army officer over looting properties of displaced people in southern Damascus suburbs, local activists said Tuesday. Regime soldiers were laso beaten by the Russian military police that urged people in the towns...

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Turkey's lira slides after Erdogan says wants greater economic control

Turkey's lira slides after Erdogan says wants greater economic control

Turkey's lira slid to a record low and bond yields briefly touched their highest in at least eight years on Tuesday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he plans to take greater control of the economy after elections next month. Erdogan's comments, in an interview with Bloomberg...

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SDF takes village from Daesh in Deir Ezzor

SDF takes village from Daesh in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces took a border village from Daesh in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, activists said Monday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the support of the Iraqi army have seized the town of al-Baouz al-Tahtani as both...

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ISIS kills 40 regime troops in southern Damascus

ISIS kills 40 regime troops in southern Damascus

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Daesh news feeds said Monday at least 40 regime troops were killed by the militant group in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus as regime forces stepped up its ground and aerial offensive on last ISIS and Tahrir al-Sham pockets in the capital. Daesh (ISIS)...

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Conjoined twins born at Aleppo hospital

Conjoined twins born at Aleppo hospital

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Conjoined twin boys were born in the northern city of Aleppo in a rare medical incident, medic told Zaman Al Wasl Monday. Dr. Amin Saleh Qabanadh said the twins, who weighed less than 8.3lb (3.8kg), were joined at the chest, with hearts in the same sac. Qabnadh...

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Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey gathered in Kazakhstan's capital Astana Monday, hoping to make progress on a political settlement in Syria as diplomatic tensions fan out across the region. The two-day talks are the first time the three foreign powers most deeply involved in...

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Water level rises in Khabur River, people fear floods

Water level rises in Khabur River, people fear floods

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Dozens of families have evacuated their homes in northeastern Hasaka province to avoid an imminent floods due to rise of water level in the Khabur and Jijk rivers, local activists said Sunday. After five years of drought in Syria, the heavy rain has rised water...

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Regime forces step up offensive on southern Damascus

Regime forces step up offensive on southern Damascus

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime forces stepped up its ground and aerial offensive on last ISIS and Tahrir al-Sham pockets in southern Damascus neighborhoods, local activists said Sunday. Daesh (ISIS) militants have been holed up there after weeks of intense bombardment on the al-Hajar...

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Evacuation convoys continue leaving Syria's Homs

Evacuation convoys continue leaving Syria's Homs

A fourth convoy of buses carrying people from the northern countryside of Homs province in western Syria arrived Sunday in Aleppo’s western countryside and Idlib province, according to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground in Idlib. The convoy of 33 buses carried 1,500 from...

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Yemen's Aden refinery seeking 150,000 tons of oil products

Yemen's Aden refinery seeking 150,000 tons of oil products

Yemen's Aden refinery is seeking 150,000 tons of oil products for the local market in two separate tenders, the state news agency SABA said Sunday. The refinery is seeking 30,000 tons of unleaded petrol and 30,000 tons of diesel in its first tender, as fuel supplies ran low because of...

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US-backed forces, Iraqi army encircle Daesh pockets in Deir Ezzor

US-backed forces, Iraqi army encircle Daesh pockets in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces and the Iraqi army have encircled a border town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, activists said Saturday. The joint operation between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi army followed coordination with the...

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Car bomb kills 9 civilians in Idlib city

Car bomb kills 9 civilians in Idlib city

    (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 9 civilians killed and twenty others wounded in a car bomb attack hit the northern city of Idlib, local activists said Saturday. The blast targeted a crowded district in the city which under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham,...

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Daraa: rebel commander escapes assassination

Daraa: rebel commander escapes assassination

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Senior rebel commander has escaped an assassination attempt in the southern province of Daraa, local activists said Saturday. The improvised explosive device targeted Wasim al-Zarqan, commander of Burkan Horan Brigades, in the town of Kafr Shams, according to...

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Evacuation convoy from Homs reaches W. Aleppo

Evacuation convoy from Homs reaches W. Aleppo

A third convoy of buses carrying people from the northern countryside of Homs province in western Syria arrived Saturday in Aleppo’s western countryside, according to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground.   The convoy of dozens of buses carried 3,500 from northern Homs as...

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US led airstrikes kill 8 family members in Hasaka

US led airstrikes kill 8 family members in Hasaka

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 8 civilians were killed late on Friday in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against last Daesh strongholds in Hasaka provinces, activists said. The strikes east of al-Shaddadi town have killed 8 family members, mostly women and children.   ...

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