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ISIS blast kills two civilians in Raqqa

ISIS blast kills two civilians in Raqqa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- An ISIS car bomb killed two people in Raqqa city when the Kurdish forces were removing rubble in the war-ravaged city in northeastern Syria, local media outlets said Saturday. Three more civilians were wounded due to the blast in Tel Abyad Street. Since the fall...

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180 regime forces killed by Daesh, Tahrir al-Sham in southern Damascus: reports

180 regime forces killed by Daesh, Tahrir al-Sham in southern Damascus: reports

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 180 regime troops and allied militants have been killed by Daesh and former al-Qaeda group in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus since the clashes erupted in April, pro-regime media outlets said Saturday. Regime forces have been pounding Daesh and...

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Northern Homs evacuees 'very disappointed', urge people not to leave

Northern Homs evacuees 'very disappointed', urge people not to leave

   (Zaman Al Wasl TV)- More than 3000 people, including rebels and their families, have been stranded in northern Syria after they failed to get permission to enter the Turkish-held areas of al-Abab and Jarabulus. In this report, Zaman Al Wasl TV sheds...

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U.S. court revives challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft union law

U.S. court revives challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft union law

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived a leading business group’s challenge to a Seattle law, the first of its kind, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL and Lyft to unionize. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit...

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Israel to Assad: Get rid of your Iranian allies, they will harm you

Israel to Assad: Get rid of your Iranian allies, they will harm you

(Reuters) - Israel’s Defence Minister warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to renounce the Iranian military presence in his country, saying the activities of Assad’s staunchest regional ally would only cause “damage and problems”. Speaking on a tour of the...

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Homs: 8 rebels killed in depot explosion

Homs: 8 rebels killed in depot explosion

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 8 rebel fighters killed last Saturday in depot explosion in central Homs province, residents told Zaman al-Wasl. The slain rebels were trying to detonate the weapons depot in Talbiseh town before deporting to Idlib province due to an evacuation deal with...

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Syrian woman wounded by gunfire in Bekaa home

Syrian woman wounded by gunfire in Bekaa home

A Syrian woman in Lebanon was shot and critically injured by unknown assailants in her Bekaa Valley home Friday, the state-run National News Agency reported.

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Last rebels quit south Damascus enclave: Syrian state media

Last rebels quit south Damascus enclave: Syrian state media

Syrian rebels left an enclave in south Damascus Thursday, state media said, the last in a string of rebel towns that have surrendered around the capital in recent weeks. A pocket near Homs city remains the only besieged enclave in rebel hands across the country, though insurgent...

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 Faylaq al-Rahman swindled local council in Ghouta, seized $250,000: document

Faylaq al-Rahman swindled local council in Ghouta, seized $250,000: document

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Faylaq al-Rahman, once key Islamist group in Eastern Ghouta suburbs, has swindled the local council, taking $250,000 before being evacuated to northern Syria, documents obtained by Zaman al-Wasl showed. Mustafa Saker, Head of the Local Council, demanded the group to...

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Russia, after Netanyahu visit, backs off Syria S-300 missile supplies

Russia, after Netanyahu visit, backs off Syria S-300 missile supplies

Russia is not in talks with the Syrian government about supplying advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles and does not think they are needed, the Izvestia daily cited a top Kremlin aide as saying Friday, in an apparent U-turn by Moscow. The comments, by Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to...

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Israel launched Syria strikes on false 'pretexts': Iran

Israel launched Syria strikes on false 'pretexts': Iran

Iran Friday condemned Israel's air raids in Syria, saying they had been launched on "invented pretexts". "Iran firmly condemns the attacks by the Zionist regime on Syrian territory," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, cited by semi-official news agency ISNA. "The...

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Oil could hit $100 a barrel in 2019: Bank of America

Oil could hit $100 a barrel in 2019: Bank of America

There is a risk of crude oil prices hitting $100 per barrel next year due to tightening of supply and demand balance in global oil market, investment banking giant Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a report Thursday. Oil prices have been rising in the past few weeks due to worries...

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Bahrain backs Israel right to 'defend itself' after Syria strikes

Bahrain backs Israel right to 'defend itself' after Syria strikes

Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid al-Khalifa, on Thursday backed Israel's right to "defend itself" after the Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight. "As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and invaded countries...

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Northern Homs: evacuation efforts halt for three days

Northern Homs: evacuation efforts halt for three days

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Evacuation operations have been suspended for three days in central Hama and Homs provinces as the Turkish authorities say areas under its control are overloaded with displaced and the relief organizations can not afford the proper service for new displaced batches after...

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Syrian FM: Israel attack shows

Syrian FM: Israel attack shows "start of new phase" - state media

Syria's foreign ministry said on Thursday that Israel's latest move towards "direct confrontation ... indicates the start of a new phase of aggression against" Damascus. "This aggressive conduct by the Zionist entity ... will lead to nothing but an increase in tensions in the region,"...

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Russia: Syria downed half of Israel's missiles

Russia: Syria downed half of Israel's missiles

The Russian military says Israel fired more than 70 missiles at Iranian facilities in Syria and that Syrian air defenses shot down more than half of them. Israel says it struck dozens of Iranian targets overnight in response to a rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights....

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Ten family members killed in airstrikes on Idlib: rescuing group

Ten family members killed in airstrikes on Idlib: rescuing group

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Ten people from the same family have been killed in Russian airstrikes on the northern province of Idlib, rescuing group said Wednesday. The deadly strikes hit the town of Maarzita in the southern countryside of Idlib, Civil Defense said. Idlib has been a haven...

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Women captured in operation on Russia's sleeper cells in Idlib

Women captured in operation on Russia's sleeper cells in Idlib

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said it had tracked several sleeper cells, mostly run by women, in the northern province of Idlib, the group's news agency said Thursday. The cells have been recruited by Russia and are operating in the city of Idlib and its western...

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