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Syria fighting derails plans to fix damaged Damascus water source
NRT - 2017-01-16 10:12

Syria: Isis only target for coalition, not Kurds, US tells Turkey which threatened to attack Manbij
Ibtimes - 2017-01-16 10:11

US sidelined in Syria, as Turkey and Russia set stall for Trump
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 09:44
The President of the United States Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) ...

UN agency seeks $813 million to support Palestine refugees fleeing Syria and those in occupied territory
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
With Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem – and those who have fled the conflict in Syria, facing humanitarian crises, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) toda ...

As millions suffer water shortages in Syria, UN looks to keep potable supply safe
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
The United Nations expressed concern today about fighting in the Wadi Barada area of west Damascus, which in addition to displacing thousands of people, has also restricted water supplies to some 5.5 million people in and around the Syrian capital. ...

Syria ceasefire holding amid rising concerns about aid delivery and Damascus water supply – UN envoy
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
While the ceasefire in Syria is largely holding, the United Nations envoy for the country cautioned today that the truce may be under threat as clashes in villages in the Wadi Barada valley have damaged water infrastructure and left more than five million ...

UN agencies assess dire hygiene, protection needs for women in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering, the United Nations has observed, voicing concern for civilians in the Syrian city that has endured intense fighting for about four years. ...

Turkey and Russia to invite US to Syria talks - Citizentv.co.ke
CO - 2017-01-16 02:28

Turkish FM: If US wants Kurds at Syria Talks, might invite ISIS, too
Orient News - 2017-01-16 02:01

Russia to upgrade its naval, air bases in Syria Orient Net - Agencies Russia plans to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, Interfax news ..
Orient News - 2017-01-16 02:01

Turkish airstrikes kill 9 ISIS terrorists in northern Syria
Orient News - 2017-01-16 02:01

Three Malaysian ISIS jihadists killed in Raqqa airstrike
ARA News - 2017-01-16 01:54
ARA News Damascus – Three Malaysian members of the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group, have been killed in an airstrike in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa city, officials said on Sunday. The three ISIS militants, identified as Zainuri Kamaruddin, Ahmad Asyra ...

ISIS militants capture new areas in Deir ez-Zor amidst Syrian army retreat
ARA News - 2017-01-15 22:38
ARA News Deir Ezzor – Subsequent to clashes with the Syrian regime’s army forces, militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) imposed their control over new areas in Deir ez-Zor Governorate, in eastern Syria, local sources reported on Sunday. ISIS fighters laun ...

Syria: fighting preventing deal to fix damaged Damascus water source
Waar Media - 2017-01-15 21:47
Waar, Duhok: The Syrian troops engaged in fighting with rebels in Wadi Barada near Damascus on Sunday, threatening to disrupt planned work repairs to a pumping station that supplies most of the capital’s water. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ...

Turkey to US: Invite IS to Syria talks
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 20:03
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (Photo: AA) ...

Syria fighting threatens deal to fix damaged Damascus water source
Reuters - 2017-01-15 13:53
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied militia clashed with rebels in Wadi Barada near Damascus on Sunday, threatening to disrupt planned repair works to a pumping station that supplies most of the capital's water, a war monitor said. ...

NS Federation: we are not committed to Astana resolutions
ANHA - 2017-01-15 13:26
The executive body of the North Syria Democratic Federation announced that they are not committed to resolutions of Astana meeting, and assured their struggle to construct a democratic federal system in north Syria. ...

Russia to upgrade its naval, air bases in Syria: Interfax
Reuters - 2017-01-15 13:23
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed source, as Moscow cements its presence in the Middle Eastern country, its only overseas military deployment. ...

‘Astana talks will fail’
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 10:05
North Syria Democratic Federal System Execution Council announced that Astana talks are bound to fail and they would not be bounded by the results of a meeting that excludes them. ...

Any talks on future of Syria is doomed to fail without Kurds: co-leader
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
The co-Leader of Syria Kurdistan Democratic Community, Aldar Xelil, told Kurdpress that any talks on the future of Syria is doomed to fail without the presence of the Kurds in the country. ...

Syrian Kurds make precondition for talking with central government
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
Kurds in Syria have set 5 conditions for talking with the central government in Damascus and have delivered the conditions to Russia. ...

Turkey repeats opposition to inclusion of Kurds in Syria peace talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Saturday, January 14, that Turkey remained opposed to the inclusion of the Syrian Kurdish YPG in Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana. ...

Rival Kurdish parties in Syria discuss challenges, potential solutions for ongoing crisis
ARA News - 2017-01-15 05:35
The post Rival Kurdish parties in Syria discuss challenges, potential solutions for ongoing crisis appeared first on ARA News. ...

Islamic State attacks Syria's Deir al-Zor city, dozens dead - monitor
Jerusalem Post - 2017-01-15 03:21

Turkish jets strike 14 ISIS targets in northern Syria
Jerusalem Post - 2017-01-15 03:21

Turkey and Russia to invite US to Syria talks
Jerusalem Post - 2017-01-15 03:21

Deadly IS assault on east Syria city leaves 30 dead
Daily Mail - 2017-01-15 03:15
The Islamic State group on Saturday launched one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, leaving more than 30 regime fighters... ...

Twenty years after Diana campaign, new landmine crisis plagues Iraq and Syria
Daily Mail - 2017-01-15 03:15
By Astrid Zweynert LONDON, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Twenty years after Princess Diana's iconic visit to a minefield in Angola, the world faces a... ...

The desperate plight of a Syrian refugee: 'My fiancé said, "Keep hold of my hand; I won’t let you drown"'
Daily Mail - 2017-01-15 03:14
In 2012, Doaa Al Zamel and her family fled the war in Syria for Egypt. But as their situation worsened, 19-year-old Doaa and her fiancé decided to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Europe... ...

ISIS battle sees rebels injured near Syrian town of al-Bab
Daily Mail - 2017-01-15 03:14
Nearly two months into its assault, Turkey has become bogged down in an unexpectedly bloody fight to retake the town - IS's last stronghold in northern Syria - 40km northeast of Aleppo. ...

A walk through Aleppo
BBC - 2017-01-15 02:50
The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen shares his images - and thoughts - from a journey through ruins of Syria's Aleppo. ...

Syria reveals impotence of United Nations
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Report says Assad and brother linked to chemical attacks in Syria
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Ankara says united, peaceful Syria impossible with Assad
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims to help tighten regime’s control
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
In the valleys between Damascus and Lebanon, where whole communities had abandoned their lives to war, a change is taking place. For the first time since the conflict broke out, people are starting to return. But the people settling in are not the same as ...

Turkey and Russia to invite U.S. to Syria talks, says Turkish FM
NRT - 2017-01-14 20:35

If US wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite IS too, Turkey says
Yahoo - 2017-01-14 19:20

Syria war: Dozens dead in IS attack on Deir al-Zour
BBC - 2017-01-14 17:46
So-called Islamic State has besieged government-held areas of the eastern city for months. ...

Turkey and Russia to invite U.S. to Syria talks: Turkish minister
Reuters - 2017-01-14 17:11
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia have decided to invite the United States to Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. ...

Islamic State attacks Syria's Deir al-Zor city, dozens dead: monitor
Reuters - 2017-01-14 12:15
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants launched their biggest attack in months on government-held areas of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, leaving dozens dead, a war monitor said. ...

Rojava to be a federal region, not an independent state: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 12:06
Salih Muslim, the co-chairman of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), says that their proposal for Rojava, a de facto autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria, later renamed Federal Democratic Region of Northern Syria, is to have it be a f ...

U.S. tweet about Syrian Kurdish fighters causes a storm in Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
ISTANBUL,— A tweet sent by U.S. Central Command insisting its Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Syria are not linked to Kurdish militants in Turkey whipped up a storm Thursday, with Ankara asking if Washington had “lost its senses” ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold talks in Moscow on Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Russian, Turkish and Iranian diplomats held consultations in Moscow to discuss the preparations for the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. ...

Iranian, Russian official to discuss Syria developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov are expected to discuss latest developments in the Middle East including Syria ...

Al-Nusra hostage: 'extremism in Syria will not disappear' – video
The Guardian - 2017-01-14 04:03
Theo Padnos, an American journalist, was captured in Syria by the formerly al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra in 2012. He tells the Guardian’s Owen Jones about his time in captivity, the physical and psychological torture he endured and his eventual rele ...

Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims to help tighten regime's control
The Guardian - 2017-01-14 04:03
New communities are settling in areas where Sunnis have fled or been forced out as Tehran seeks an arc of control stretching from its borders to Israel In the valleys between Damascus and Lebanon, where whole communities had abandoned their lives to war, ...

Turkey says united, peaceful Syria impossible with Assad
Jerusalem Post - 2017-01-14 03:23

US says it has not received formal invitation to Syria talks in Astana
Jerusalem Post - 2017-01-14 03:23

Women’s needs in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo at top of UN priorities: official
ARA News - 2017-01-14 02:39
Geneva (UN) – The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering, the United Nations has observed, voicing concern for civilians in the Syrian city that has endured intense fighting for about four years. “The de ...

Syria and Leftwing Hasbara
Orient News - 2017-01-14 02:07

United Syria impossible with Assad in power, says Turkey
ARA News - 2017-01-13 23:34
ARA News Ankara – The Turkish government believes the a united Syria is impossible with President Bashar al-Assad in power, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesperson said on Friday. “Our position on Assad is clear. We don’t believe that a united, peac ...

Syrian Kurds best US allies in fight against IS: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
US nominee for the Department of State, Rex Tillerson, stated that Kurds in Syria are best allies of his country in fight against the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS). ...

Kurds in Syria are seeking full independence from Damascus: analyst
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
A world crises analyst, John Sitilidiz, believes Kurds in Syria are seeking full political independence from the central government in Damascus. ...

YPG: Turkish army targeted our positions
ANHA - 2017-01-13 21:22
NEWS DESK – The People’s Protection Units (YPG) press center has published a statement in relation to the recent Turkish attacks on YPG positions in the territory of Northern Syria. In the statement, the YPG stated: “In the scope of the continuing attacks ...

Turkey says united, peaceful Syria impossible with Assad
Reuters - 2017-01-13 16:53
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey still believes a united and peaceful Syria is impossible with President Bashar al-Assad but wants to proceed "step-by-step" and see the outcome of planned peace talks in Astana, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Friday ...

Syria, Turkey, Russia to Coordinate Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Northern Syria? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Globalresearch - 2017-01-13 16:24

US killed one ISIS leader and associate in Syria raid, coalition confirms
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 13:55
'It was not Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,' said Col. John Dorrian ...

Turkey slams US army for backing SDF
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 13:42
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman lashed out at the US military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance that Washington backs in Syria saying it had no links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighting th ...

ISIS crucify two men for helping Kurdish forces in Syria
Almasdarnews - 2017-01-13 05:04

Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital
Daily Mail - 2017-01-13 04:07
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Avi... ...

Russia, Turkey sign Syria flight safety agreement - Washington Times
Washingtontimes - 2017-01-13 03:50

Obama's Syria legacy: Measured diplomacy, strategic explosion
BBC - 2017-01-13 03:35
How did a man who took office espousing a new era of engagement with the world end up a spectator to this century's greatest humanitarian catastrophe? ...

Suicide attack hit Syria’s Damascus, casualties reported
ARA News - 2017-01-13 02:56
ARA News Damascus – A bomb attack hit the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, killing at least eight people. The blast, caused by a suicide bomber, targeted the neighborhood of Kafr Sousa in Damascus, where key regime security headquarters are located. “ ...

Kremlin says Putin and Erdogan believe Syria ceasefire broadly holding
Jerusalem Post - 2017-01-13 02:40

Russia and Turkey sign deal to 'coordinate' Syria strikes - France 24
France24 - 2017-01-13 02:25

Syria accuses Israel of bombardment
BBC - 2017-01-13 02:16
Reports suggest a military airport west of the capital Damascus was hit by rockets. ...

US imposes sanctions on Syrian military, tech company
Daily Mail - 2017-01-13 02:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on 18 Syrian government officials, Syria's military and a tech company in response to t... ...

Russia agrees US should attend Syria talks: Turkey
Daily Mail - 2017-01-13 02:16
Russia has agreed that the United States should be involved in the talks on Syria's political future planned to take place in Kazakhstan's capital Astana lat... ...

Explosions hit Damascus military airport: Syria state TV
Daily Mail - 2017-01-13 02:16
A series of explosions ripped through a military airport on the western outskirts of Damascus overnight Friday, Syrian state TV reported. An AFP corresponden... ...

‘Israeli warplanes’ strike military airport used by Assad’s forces in Syrian capital Damascus leading to threats of ‘repercussions’ from regime army chiefs
Daily Mail - 2017-01-13 02:16
State television in Syria quoted the army as saying several rockets were fired from an area near Lake Tiberias in northern Israel just after midnight, hitting a major strategic base (shown). ...

Could Kazakhstan broker a political settlement in Syria?
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Turkish military neutralizes 22 ISIS terrorists in northern Syria
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Civilians injured by Assad airstrikes on Idlib in northern Syria Orient Net Assad regime warplanes targeted the city of Idlib in northern Syria injuring a number of ..
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Erodogan, Putin discuss Syria Astana talks over phone
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Activists urge UN to cite Russia, Iran war crimes in Syria
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Russian warplanes sent to Syria despite military downsizing claims
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

ISIS militants execute, crucify two Syrian men for supporting Kurdish forces and US-led coalition
ARA News - 2017-01-13 00:13
ARA News Shaddadi – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed two men in northeastern Syria after accusing them of supporting the Kurdish YPG forces and the US-led coalition, activists and eyewitnesses reported. The ISIS-led al-Hisba Pol ...

Syria conflict: At least seven dead in Damascus bombing
BBC - 2017-01-12 21:49
The attack takes place in a high security area of the capital, destroying several cars. ...

Russia, Turkey Agree to Coordinate Airstrikes Against Terrorists in Syria
Sputnik - 2017-01-12 20:31

Russia changing make-up of strike force in Syria
ARA News - 2017-01-12 17:41
The Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday it had started changing the make-up of its strike force in Syria as part of a previously announced partial drawdown, Russian news agencies reported. The ministry was cited as saying that the first six SU-24 bo ...

In Syria, a rebel fighter clears Islamic State minefields
Reuters - 2017-01-12 16:57
MAREA, Syria (Reuters) - Ahmad Najjar stands in the middle of an Islamic State minefield in northern Syria holding torn camouflage rags that he said were from the clothing of a colleague recently blown up while dismantling explosives planted by the milita ...

U.S. sanctions Syrian military, numerous individuals
Reuters - 2017-01-12 16:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on Syria's military and numerous Syrian individuals, an action that freezes any assets they might have in the United States and that bars U.S. citizens from conducting transactions wit ...

Who represents Kurds at Syria peace talks?
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 16:49
Kurds in Rojava (northern Syria) gesture during a rally. (Photo: Rodi Said/Reuters) ...

France says Syria talks must convene quickly under United Nations
Reuters - 2017-01-12 14:05
PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Thursday Syrian peace talks should resume as quickly as possible under the auspices of the United Nations and appeared to question plans for Russian-backed discussions on the subject in Kazakhstan. ...

Activists urge U.N. to cite Russia, Iran war crimes in Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-12 13:48
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian activists say they have given U.N. investigators evidence of alleged war crimes committed by Russia and Iranian-backed militia in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling for them to face justice for killing civilians an ...

Syrian ceasefire largely holding, aid not going in: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-01-12 13:48
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's cessation of hostilities is largely holding but there are some exceptions and humanitarian aid is still not getting in to besieged areas where food is running out, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. ...

“We determined our own principles for the solution to the crisis in Syria”
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 13:47
Northern Syria Democratic Federation Co-chair Hediye Yusuf: We declared the federation project for the solution to the Syrian crisis, it is a part of the solution. We made this decision together with all the peoples of the Emancipated Northern Syria. ...

Secretary of State: Kurds are our greatest allies and will support them
ANHA - 2017-01-12 12:49
Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson stated yesterday that USA renews its commitment to support Kurdish forces fighting in Syria in their campaign to eliminate ISIS in al-Raqqa. ...

Putin, Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-12 12:22
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. ...

US tweet riles Turkey over Kurdish fighters
Daily Mail - 2017-01-12 11:31
A tweet sent by US Central Command insisting its Kurdish allies in the fight against IS in Syria are not linked to outlawed militants in Turkey whipped up a ... ...

Russia says changing make-up of Syria strike force: agencies
Reuters - 2017-01-12 11:30
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday it had started changing the make-up of its strike force in Syria as part of a previously announced partial drawdown, Russian news agencies reported. ...

Trump’s team balancing Kurdish and Turkish allies in Syria
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 10:52
Commitment to Syrian Kurds and reengagement with Turkey are both advocated by Secretary of State nominee ...

Turkey's allies arming Kurdish militia, no room for it at Syria talks: deputy PM
Yahoo - 2017-01-12 10:32

Erdogan spokesman slams U.S. military for backing Syrian Kurdish militia
Reuters - 2017-01-12 08:34
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman lashed out at the U.S. military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance it backs in Syria saying it had no links to Kurdish militants fighting the Turkis ...

Turkey Bogged Down in Syria as It Realigns With Russia - ABC News
GO - 2017-01-12 02:28

Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner 'died in Syria squalor'
BBC - 2017-01-12 02:23
SS captain died in 2001 while living in misery a dilapidated Damascus basement, magazine claims. ...

Cavusoglu, Lavrov discuss Syria over phone Orient Net Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov exchanged views Tuesday on ..
Orient News - 2017-01-12 02:00

US says PYD to take part in Syria peace talks
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 00:45
Mark Toner, deputy spokesperson for the US State Department, told Kurdistan24 the US-Kurdish relationship would remain strong, Washington DC, US, December 6, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Ankara riled by US push for Kurdish seat at Syria talks
Al Monitor - 2017-01-11 21:31

‘Syria Won’t Return to Dictatorship Post War’ – Salih Muslim
Kurdistantribune - 2017-01-11 20:44

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