Syria

Umar bin Abdulaziz’s tomb desecrated in Syria’s Idlib

(RAHNUMA): Iran-backed militias have reportedly raided a shrine in Syria believed to be where Umayyad ruler Umar bin Abdulaziz is…

Syria says Israel strikes ‘state terrorism’

DAMASCUS (Rahnuma):  Syria on Tuesday accused Israel of committing “state terrorism” after reported Israeli air strikes killed 15 people including civilians.…

Russia calls for Syria-Lebanon dialogue to solve refugee issue

BEIRUT (Rahnuma):  Russian President’s Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev emphasized Tuesday the need for intensive dialogue between Lebanon and Syria to…

Economic sanctions have negative impacts on Syrian health sector: minister

DAMASCUS (Rahnuma):  Syrian Health Minister Nizar Yazigi discussed on Thursday with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, the…

France calls for Syria chemical attack reports to be investigated

PARIS (Rahnuma):  New allegations the Syrian government is using chemical weapons must be looked into, the French foreign ministry said…

Russian envoy says strategy for refugees’ return to Syria ongoing

BEIRUT (Rahnuma):  Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin assured Friday that the Russian strategy to secure the return of Syrian…

Erdogan accuses Syria regime of undermining Turkey-Russia deal

ANKARA  (Rahnuma):  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Syrian regime of “seeking to sabotage” Ankara’s relationship with Russia through…

Aid groups suspend aid to Syria’s embattled northwest

BEIRUT (Rahnuma):  UN-linked aid groups have suspended activities in parts of violence-plagued northwest Syria, where stepped up bombardment by the…

Syria’s Assad sets sights on Idlib, the final showdown?

BEIRUT (Rahnuma):  After eight months of relative calm, Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib is once again a theater for bloody…

Iran appoints new Iran Air CEO blacklisted for Syria weapons shipments

TEHRAN (Rahnuma):  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed a new chief for the national carrier, Iran Air, the country’s state media…
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