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Syrian City With Two Regimes Awaits Day of Reckoning

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-16 13:44
The Syrian city of Qamishli has spent the war under parallel Syrian and Kurdish administrations—two authorities, two legal systems—but after gains by Damascus, Kurds believe the day is near when the regime will try to retake the entire city. ...

More than 30 parties, orgs participate in consultative meeting

ANHA - 2017-10-02 10:26
More than 170 political parties and civil organizations as well as independent personalities from the north regions of Syria and Damascus participated in the consultative meeting of the Kurdistan National Congress in Rojava. ...

Syria Open to Negotiations With Kurds Over Autonomy: FM

BAS News - 2017-09-27 00:16
ERBIL — The Syrian Government is open to negotiations with the Kurds over their demands for an autonomy in northern Syria, the foreign minister said on Tuesday. According to Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, Damascus is willing to discuss with t ...

Iraqi Plane Lands in Damascus Airport for "Technical" Issue

BAS News - 2017-09-09 20:04
ERBIL— An Iraqi airplane, en route from Lebanon to Iraq, landed in Damascus International Airport due to a "technical" issue, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The report said there are 50 Kurds on board the plane, along 33 other passengers ...

Senior Iranian diplomat visits Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-30 12:17
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari arrived in Damascus Tuesday night to hold meetings on latest developments in the war-stricken country. ...

Iran, Syria discuss boosting economic relations

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Iranian Vice President’s Advisor Saeed Owhadi discussed in a meeting here with Syria Prime Minister Emad Khamis boosting economic ties between Tehran and Damascus. ...

Syrian minister says election plans in Syrian Kurdistan a ‘joke’

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
DAMASCUS,— A senior Syrian government minister on Sunday dismissed as a “joke” plans by the Kurdish-led administration in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, to hold elections and said they would not be allowed to threaten the country’s territorial unity. ...

Russia deploys military police in southern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
Russia deployed its military police in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus to try to enforce a de-escalation zone it said it had agreed with the Syrian opposition. ...

Iran says its presence in Syria is upon request from Damascus

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 12:28
Iran said on Saturday that the presence of its armed forces in Syria is upon the request of Damascus and based on the already reached agreements and it does not depend on any other regional or international sides' agreement. ...

Iran condemns Damascus terrorist explosion

KurdPress - 2017-07-04 12:11
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday denounced Sunday’s terrorist blast in Damascus, saying that whenever terrorists are in a weak position they resort to ‘blind revenges’. ...

Three car bombs hit Damascus, seven people killed

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Three car bombs exploded in Damascus on Sunday, state media reported, and seven people were killed in one of the blasts, a police officer said, the biggest such attack in the Syrian capital since a series of suicide attacks in March. One of t ...

U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

Waar Media - 2017-06-21 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria’s southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its all ...

U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in Raqqa province

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 10:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic ...

PYD’s Muslim Denies Any Ties with Damascus

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:25
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD) is not siding with the Syrian regime as Kurds have been experiencing bitter times since the establishment of the Baath regime, said Salih Muslim, the leader of the Syrian Kurdish party. Muslim explained in an inte ...

Putin says Syrian government had no role in Idlib chemical attack

KurdPress - 2017-05-31 10:16
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the Syrian government had no role in the April chemical attack in Idlib Province, describing the incident as the West’s pretext to continue its pressure against Damascus, Press TV reported. ...

U.S. air strike hit 'military point': Syrian military source on state TV

Reuters - 2017-05-19 10:01
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A military source on the Syrian government side said on Friday that an air strike by the U.S.-led coalition against a pro-Damascus militia the day before hit "one of our military points", without elaborating, Syrian state TV reported. ...

Commercial flights between Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria postponed

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Syrian authorities canceled the first commercial flight scheduled between Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Damascus Airport on Wednesday, without offering explanations or rescheduling, said a Kurdish official. Tahir Ab ...

Kurd-Led Force Homes In on ISIS Bastion

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-05-12 03:30
A Kurdish-led military force in Syria is closing in on Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa after taking the strategic Tabqa dam nearby, days after the fighters won rare approval from both Washington and Damascus to battle the extremist group. ...

Syrian rebels start leaving Damascus district under evacuation deal

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 15:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Hundreds of Syrian rebels began leaving the besieged Damascus district of Barzeh on Monday as part of an evacuation deal with the government, state media and a war monitor reported. State television said fighters and their relatives had start ...

Syrian rebels begin to evacuate Damascus suburb: state TV

Reuters - 2017-05-08 10:52
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of Syrian rebel fighters began a process of leaving the besieged Damascus suburb of Barzeh on Monday as part of an evacuation deal agreed with the government, state television and a war monitor reported. ...

Ex-Nusra fighters to be evacuated from Syria's Yarmouk camp: al-Manar TV

Reuters - 2017-05-07 13:30
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Agreement has been reached to evacuate wounded fighters of the hardline Islamist group formerly known as Nusra Front from Yarmouk, in the southern suburbs of Damascus, to rebel-held Idlib province, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV repor ...

Direct Flights to Connect Sulaymaniyah and Damascus

BAS News - 2017-05-05 00:26
ERBIL — For the first time, a direct flight is set to connect Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah city and Damascus in Syria, is set to be launched next week. Director of Sulaymaniyah International Airport, Tahir Abdullah, has confirmed the report to Kurdist ...
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