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Iraqi airstrike in Syria killed 36 IS militants: spokesman

22 April, 2018

The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has worked with the Assad regime to target the Islamic State group.

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

20 April, 2018

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it to militarise, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Russia hints at partition of Syria, touts S-300 deployment

20 April, 2018

Russia has hinted Syria could be partitionned as disparate belligerents continue to hold on to territory across Syria alongside the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

US, Syrian opposition claim Assad still has chemical capability

19 April, 2018

Both the Pentagon and Syrian opposition officials have voiced their concern that the Assad regime still has capacity to conduct chemical attacks, despite last week's US-led airstrikes.

Syrian regime launches offensive on IS-held areas in Damascus

19 April, 2018

Syrian regime forces have begun a heavy bombardment of IS-held areas in southern Damascus after evacuation negotiations with the militants failed on Thursday.

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia hold 'anti-terrorism' meet

19 April, 2018

Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia held a meeting in Baghdad Thursday of military and security officials to coordinate "anti-terrorism" efforts, the Iranian defense ministry said.

Iraq launches airstrikes in Syria in coordination with Assad

19 April, 2018

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over the Islamic State group in December but it still poses a threat from pockets along the border with Syria.

US cracks down on Syrian 'human trafficking gang'

18 April, 2018

The US has slapped sanctions on a gang accused of smuggling refugees out of war-torn Syria, through Mexico to the southern US border.

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

18 April, 2018

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful intervention in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Violence mars milestone: This week in Middle East football

18 April, 2018

Clashes between Algerian football fans have marred the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Algerian national team, writes Uri Levy.

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