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Russia likens US-led bombing of Raqqa to WWII Dresden

22 October, 2017

Russia, who has been operating a bombing campaign in Syria in support of Assad's regime, has likened the US coalition's operations against IS Raqqa to Second World War Dresden.

US-backed forces seize major Syria oil field from IS

22 October, 2017

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the capture of the al-Omar oil field in the province of Deir az-Zour, which was seized by the Islamic State group in 2014.

Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin

22 October, 2017

The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the Syrian conflict, during a phone call on Saturday.

Israel warns it will intensify response to Syrian fire

21 October, 2017

Israel has warned it will step up its response to stray fire that has repeatedly spilled over the Syrian border after fire hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Lebanon approves first government budget since 2005

20 October, 2017

Lebanon's parliament on Thursday approved a government budget for the first time since 2005, a crucial step towards reforming the fragile economy and preventing rising debt.

Israel strikes Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan

20 October, 2017

Israel responded with tank fire into Syria on Thursday after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights, the army said.

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

19 October, 2017

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air cover for its operations, reports Austin Bodetti.

Top Saudi official meets US-backed militias in Syria’s Raqqa

19 October, 2017

A high-level Saudi official is in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, to discuss his country’s role in reconstruction efforts

Next round of Syria talks at end of October

19 October, 2017

Fresh talks on the Syria conflict will be held in Astana at the end of the month, Kazakhstan said Thursday, part of a Moscow-led push to end the six-year conflict.

UN Syria envoy in Moscow ahead of peace talks

18 October, 2017

Staffan de Mistura and Russia's Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow on Wednesday, to discuss ways of moving toward a stable political settlement in war-torn Syria.

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