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Pope says 'no Middle East without Christians'

Pope says 'no Middle East without Christians'

Pope Francis on Thursday said the Catholic Church will not accept a Middle East without Christians, who often find themselves forced to flee areas of conflict and unrest in the region. "We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians," he said after meeting...

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Al-Qaeda chops down 150-year-old tree in Syria over polytheism concerns

Al-Qaeda chops down 150-year-old tree in Syria over polytheism concerns

Al-Qaeda extremists  chops down 150-year-old tree in Syria because people would go to it for blessings. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has chopped down a long-lived tree in Otmeh border area near Turkey over people belief its  blessed which is a...

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Battlefield gains to boost Assad hand at peace talks

Battlefield gains to boost Assad hand at peace talks

Divisions in rebel ranks and more committed loyalist fighters are helping the Syrian regime notch up military victories that would give it the upper hand at peace talks, analysts and rebels say. The army's capture this week of the strategic town of Qara, north of Damascus, followed...

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Free Army supports Coalition, as we only decide who will go to Geneva II: Jamous says

Free Army supports Coalition, as we only decide who will go to Geneva II: Jamous says

Bader Jamous, the secretary General of the national coalition declared that national coalition is the only body in the opposition can decide participants in Geneva 2, because it is the only internationally recognized body of the opposition, according to the Arab League’s decision....

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 Al Qaeda affiliate captures Syrian town on border with Turkey: activists

Al Qaeda affiliate captures Syrian town on border with Turkey: activists

An al Qaeda affiliate has captured a northern Syrian town on the border with Turkey after ousting a moderate Islamist rebel unit and detained its leader, activists said on Thursday. The fall of the town of Atma, a crossing point for weapons and for Syrian rebels, signals disarray among...

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Watchdog wants companies to destroy most Syria chemical weapons

Watchdog wants companies to destroy most Syria chemical weapons

The world's chemical watchdog solicited private companies on Thursday to help with the destruction of around two-thirds of Syria's vast stock of chemical weapons, as options dwindle ahead of a tight deadline to complete the task. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...

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Fight for Aleppo base kills 15 Syria militia

Fight for Aleppo base kills 15 Syria militia

Fighting for a key military base outside Syria's main northern city of Aleppo killed at least 15 pro-regime militiamen on Thursday, a monitoring group said. "Fifteen members of the National Defence Forces were killed in fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,...

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Qaeda faction urges Syria jihadists to unite

Qaeda faction urges Syria jihadists to unite

    An Al-Qaeda front group fighting in Iraq and Syria has called for jihadist groups to join forces under its banner, according to an audio message posted Thursday on the Internet. In remarks purportedly made by Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the Islamic State of Iraq and...

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Rebels target Jordanian delegation loyal to Assad, wounding 5

Rebels target Jordanian delegation loyal to Assad, wounding 5

Syria’s rebels blew up a vehicle transporting a number of Jordanian intellectuals, writers and journalists in Daraa countryside Thursday who were on a visit to Syria, wounding five,’’ State-run news agency SANA reported. Rebels have remotely detonated an explosive device...

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 Gulf Medical Institution grants Syrian Students 25 Scholarships

Gulf Medical Institution grants Syrian Students 25 Scholarships

    Wamar Medical Services in Oman Sultanate granted 25 scholarships for the Syrian Students, a coalition source told Zaman Alwasl. Students who are interested in nursing profession can apply through the key opposition group, National Coalition which will be...

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 Since his assassination, Activists circulate farewell photos for Tawhid Commander

Since his assassination, Activists circulate farewell photos for Tawhid Commander

  Activists have circulated photos  on the Internet  for Tawhid brigade commander which considered the first images appeared since his assassination .   The key rebel Islamic movement was denounced any doubts or qualms over the death ...

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Sednaya Military Prison, new memos from Hell

Sednaya Military Prison, new memos from Hell

A report by human rights watch presented unbelievable conditions of prisoner in Sednaya prison. The report mentioned that number of prisoners reached to 14 thousands prisoners, most of them went through sham trial before a field military court and they have receive sentences of...

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Syria chemical weapons could be ‘destroyed at sea

Syria chemical weapons could be ‘destroyed at sea

  Syria’s over 1,000 tonnes of chemical weapons and precursors could be destroyed at sea if no country agrees to dispose of them on its soil, the world’s chemical watchdog said Wednesday. “This possibility has been looked at for some time already,” Organization for...

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U.N. Assembly adopts Saudi proposal on Syria aid access

U.N. Assembly adopts Saudi proposal on Syria aid access

  The U.N. General Assembly’s human right committee approved on Tuesday a Saudi draft resolution demanding immediate humanitarian access to Syrians trapped in the country’s civil war. The draft resolution passed by the General Assembly’s Third Committee also...

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Kurds’ PYD leader denies meeting Assad's Uncle in Geneva

Kurds’ PYD leader denies meeting Assad's Uncle in Geneva

Leader of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) did not meet at all   Dr. Riad Hijab, Defected Syrian Prime Minister, he said in a reply to rumors spread on regime’s websites to Zaman Alwasl. More rumours said that Mr. Saleh Muslim met Refaat al-Assad, Uncle of...

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Al-Tawhid refuses any qualms over the Commander death

Al-Tawhid refuses any qualms over the Commander death

Source from al-Tawhid Brigade has rejected any attempt to suspect the leader Abdul Qader Saleh’s death. The source has confirmed that he was killed by shelling on the infantry school in Aleppo, and reported that al-Tawhid brigade is going to distribute photos of his...

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Assad forces capture strategic village near Aleppo Airport

Assad forces capture strategic village near Aleppo Airport

  Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad captured on Wednesday Dweirina village next to the International Aleppo Airport, Zaman Alwasl source said.  The regime forces have entered the s trategic  village without any r esistance  where the...

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Assad forces arrest Secretary General of  National Co-ordination in Damascus

Assad forces arrest Secretary General of National Co-ordination in Damascus

Assad Security forces have arrested the Secretary General of the National Co-ordination Body for Democratic Change  in Damascus Wednesday, president of the Co-ordination said. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Haytham Manna, France-based external head of the...

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