Tag: Syria

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Russian Air Antics Helping Islamic State, Pentagon Says

WASHINGTON — The repeated harassment of U.S. drones by Russian fighter pilots in the skies over Syria is again drawing the ire of U.S. officials who now warn Russia’s antics are serving to help save key terror leaders from almost certain death. U.S. military and defense officials have complained for months about increasing Russian harassment of U.S. drones and repeated incursions […]

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UN Investigators Slam Sluggish Help For Syria Quake Victims

Panel says the UN, Syrian government, and other actors are responsible for delays in getting emergency aid to Syrians The United Nations, the Syrian government, and other actors are responsible for delays in getting emergency aid to Syrians after the devastating earthquakes last month, an UN-appointed commission of inquiry says. The allegations shared on Monday add to a growing chorus […]

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Guyana Contributes US$100,000 To Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief

The recent devastating earthquake in Turkey and neighboring Syria, which has resulted in the death of over 40,000 people and the destruction of infrastructure, has compelled countries to help from around the world. Guyana is contributing US$100,000 to help relief efforts in Turkey and neighboring Syria, affected by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said the donation will be […]

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Powerful Earthquake Kills Hundreds In Turkey, Syria

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake early Monday has killed more than 1,300 people in Turkey and northern Syria and set off a search for survivors amid the rubble of fallen buildings. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a news conference that Turkey had at least 912 deaths, with about 5,400 people injured. He said he could not predict how much higher […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says He Won’t Rule Out Dialogue With Syria

Erdogan said Turkey did not want to seize Syrian territory as the Syrian opposition fears a potential deal between Ankara and Damascus. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says dialogue and diplomacy with the Syrian government cannot be ruled out, the latest sign that Ankara may be willing to mend ties with its southern neighbor. “There is a need to take […]

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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Extending Cross-Border Aid To Syria

Resolution would have extended cross-border aid to Syria by one year without Damascus’ backing. Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended cross-border aid to Syria by one year without Damascus’s backing. The authorization for aid deliveries across the Syria-Turkey border at Bab al-Hawa, which has been in effect since 2014, is set to expire on Sunday. The […]

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Israel Fires Missiles At Central Syrian Town, Killing 5: Reports

Five people were killed, including a civilian, and seven were wounded in the missile attacks, state media reported. Israeli missiles have targeted central Syria, killing five people, including a civilian, and ignited fires in farmlands in the area, Syrian state media has reported. The missiles were fired at the town of Masyaf in the Hama countryside, the official news agency […]

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ISIL Attacks Warn Of A Re-emergence In Northeast Syria

An attack on a Ramadan iftar on Wednesday was the latest to be blamed on ISIL in Syria’s northeast. Beirut, Lebanon – ISIL (ISIS) is believed to have carried out a spate of attacks in the past week in northeastern Syria, an indication, experts and monitors have said, that the group is potentially on the rise once again. A suspected ISIL […]

EDITORIAL

Say A Prayer For The Kurds Amid Afghans’ Evacuation

Afghanistan has been making the news headlines over the past few weeks because the U.S. has decided to exit the country after twenty years and what many have described as a failed war. The exit, however, is anything but strategic and is viewed as a messy affair that has left U.S. President Joe Biden without credibility and a leadership deficit. […]

EDITORIAL

Trump — To Hell With Optics!

Love or hate him, but it must be said of President Donald J. Trump — he keeps things real. So, after siding with Turkey to move U.S troops out of the way and leaving the Kurds, an ally to fight for themselves against the heavy bombardment of the full force of the Turkish army, the President has shown his hand […]