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Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
DAMASCUS,— Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the country’s self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and ...

Israeli Air Force bombs Damascus International Airport

Waar Media - 2018-09-16 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: For the second time this month, the Israeli Air Force has bombed a Syrian government installation at night. According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent, the Israeli Air Force heavily bombarded the Damascus International Airport, prompting t ...

Israel Attacks Damascus Airport with Missiles: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-09-15 23:41
ERBIL - Israel once again attacked Damascus International Airport with missiles on Saturday night, and the Syrian air defenses intercepted some of them, State media said. The Washington Post cited Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Ob ...

Iranian FM Travels to Damascus for Talks over Idlib

BAS News - 2018-09-03 11:48
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus on Monday in an unannounced trip to discuss the possible attack on Idlib. The visit comes as Syrian government forces mass around the last rebel bastion in the northwestern provinc ...

Iran’s FM pays surprise visit to Syria for key talks

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 11:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday morning to hold meetings with senior officials in the Arab country. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif arrived in Damascus at the official ...

Blasts at Syrian Military Airport “not Israeli Airstrike”: Damascus

BAS News - 2018-09-02 10:46
ERBIL — The Syrian military has denied the reports claiming that Israel was responsible for the multiple explosions heard at a military airport near Damascus. According to SANA News Agency which cited a source from the Syrian army, the explosions at the ...

The Kurds Once Again Face American Abandonment

The Kurdish Project - 2018-09-01 02:19
The United States could use its presence to provide its Kurdish allies with time, space, and security to reach an arrangement with Damascus on key questions of control and governance. The post The Kurds Once Again Face American Abandonment appeared first ...

Iran Signs Military Deal with Syria

BAS News - 2018-08-28 10:04
ERBIL — Iranian and Syrian defence ministers met in Damascus on Monday to sign a deal for military cooperation, Iranian media reported. "Syria is passing through the crisis stage and entering the reconstruction phase," said Iran's Defense Minister Amir H ...

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Waar Media - 2018-08-27 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: ran and Syria signed a deal for military cooperation in a meeting between the defense ministers of the two countries in Damascus, the Tasnim news agency reported on Monday. Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday ...

Senior U.S. diplomat William Roebuck visits Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-08-26 11:37
SHADADI, Syrian Kurdistan,— A senior U.S. diplomat visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northern Syria, on Saturday as the minority negotiates with Damascus over the future of its semi-autonomous region. Ambassador William Roebuck was ...

Iran defense minister lands in Damascus for talks

Waar Media - 2018-08-26 10:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami arrived in Syria on Sunday for meetings with “senior defense and military officials,” according to the Tasnim news agency. “We hope to have a productive role in the reconstruction of Syria,” Hatami said on ...

Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

FOX News - 2018-08-14 18:20
Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities hold new round of talks with Damascus

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-14 11:45
The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) which administers Kurdish-controlled areas and is considered the political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), held their third congress in Tabqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria, July 19, 2018. (Photo: SDC m ...

Syrian Air Defence Downs “Hostile Target” Near Damascus

BAS News - 2018-08-11 10:00
ERBIL — The airpower of the Syrian government has managed to shoot down a “hostile target” flying over the suburb of Damascus, state-run news agency said. According to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a drone had breached the Syrian airspace late on Frida ...

Salih Muslim on Talks with Damascus: an Attempt to Preserve Autonomy

BAS News - 2018-08-10 16:13
ERBIL — A Syrian Kurdish political leader has made it clear that the recent talks with Bashar al-Assad’s regime is an attempt to preserve what they have already built throughout the past few years. “We are trying to preserve everything we built in terms ...

Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government

The Defense Post - 2018-07-29 05:33
The Syrian Democratic Council said on Saturday that it is seeking a roadmap for a decentralized Syria after meetings with the government in Damascus The post Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Syrian Kurdish-backed council holds talks in Damascus

Reuters - 2018-07-27 11:58
A senior Syrian Kurdish official is in Damascus this week for talks with Syrian government officials at the head of a delegation including members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an official said, their first declared visit to the capital. ...

Israel Has List of Iranian Targets in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-22 00:54
ERBIL — Israel has obtained a list of targets inside Iraq which are being used by Iranian forces to establish a land corridor between Tehran and Damascus, an Arabic news website claimed. According to a report by al-Jarida which claims to have seen photog ...

Air strike in eastern Syria kills at least 28 people

Waar Media - 2018-07-13 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: An air strike killed at least 28 people in an Islamic State-held area of eastern Syria near the border with Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. The Syrian state news agency and the pro-Damascus al-Watan newspaper, in ...

Ali Akbar Velayati: Our presence in Syria does not concern Israel

Waar Media - 2018-07-13 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Tehran is coordinating with Damascus and Moscow the issue of its presence in Syria this Friday, which does not concern Israel, said Ali Akbar Velayati, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s top adviser on international affairs, at the Valda ...

Syrian Regime Not Serious About Solution to Crisis: Kurdish Leader

BAS News - 2018-07-10 00:15
ERBIL — The prominent Syrian Kurdish leader and former co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim has accused Damascus of not being serious in the dialogue with the Kurdish factions to find a solution to the current crisis in Syria. “T ...

Damascus Condemns Turkish, US Military Presence in Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-20 13:53
ERBIL — Syrian Foreign ministry has decried the military presence of Turkish and US forces in near the Kurdish town of Manbij in north of the country. "Syria expresses its strong condemnation and absolute rejection of the incursion of Turkish and America ...

Syrian Kurds Awaiting Assad for Talks

BAS News - 2018-06-14 02:56
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurds are awaiting for Damascus to kickstart negotiations as mooted by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said. Aldar Xelil, a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician, said that since Assad first spoke about possible talks with ...
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