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News Syria: Syria's Assad: OPCW faked a report on attack near Damascus

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
Syria's Assad: OPCW faked a report on attack near Damascus
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrias-assad-opcw-faked-report-attack-damascus-67607527

Assad's comments to Italy's Rai News 24 came after the director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons expressed confidence in the report into the deadly attack in Syria.

News Syria: Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack

Published on: Monday 09 December 2019
Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/syria-president-opcw-faked-report-chlorine-gas-attack-191210074139718.html

Al-Assad's comments in an interview broadcast on Monday with Italy's Rai News 24 came after the director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) expressed confidence ...

News Syria: A Civilian Camp in Syria Was Bombed. Here’s How We Traced the Culprit.

Published on: Monday 02 December 2019
A Civilian Camp in Syria Was Bombed. Here’s How We Traced the Culprit.
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/reader-center/syria-russia-bombing-video-investigation.html

A Times investigation used cockpit recordings to show for the first time how Russian pilots attacked civilians in Syria this summer, killing dozens. It’s the morning of July 22, 2019. A neighborhood ...

News Syria: UAE Officially Backs Syria's Assad to Win War

Published on: Tuesday 03 December 2019
UAE Officially Backs Syria's Assad to Win War
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/uae-officially-backs-syria-assad-win-1475341

Though Syria remains suspended from the Arab League due to allegations of the government committing war crimes to suppress a 2011 rebel and jihadi uprising backed by the U.S. and a number of its ...

News Syria: Trump talks Syria, North Korea at NATO

Published on: Tuesday 03 December 2019
Trump talks Syria, North Korea at NATO
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/trump-talks-syria-north-korea-at-nato-74433605614

President Trump spoke with reporters for nearly an hour while in London for meetings with NATO leaders. Trump answered questions and covered tops including Syria, North Korea, trade with China and the NATO alliance.

News Syria: Syria watchdog accused of making misleading edits in report on chemical weapons attack

Published on: Monday 25 November 2019
Syria watchdog accused of making misleading edits in report on chemical weapons attack
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/syria-watchdog-accused-of-misleading-report

A member of an international watchdog tasked with investigating an alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack accused his superiors of inserting bias and language that “misrepresents the facts” in an early summary of his team’s findings, an email published by WikiLeaks shows.

News Syria: U.S. Resumes Large-Scale Operations Against ISIS in Northern Syria

Published on: Monday 25 November 2019
U.S. Resumes Large-Scale Operations Against ISIS in Northern Syria
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/25/us/politics/us-syria-isis.html

After a lull of several weeks, American troops and Syrian Kurdish fighters are once again conducting large-scale counterterrorism missions. On a rare visit to U.S. bases in eastern Syria, we saw how ...

News Syria: India slows, Black Friday, Syria talks, new EU Commission

Published on: Saturday 23 November 2019
India slows, Black Friday, Syria talks, new EU Commission
News source: https://www.ft.com/video/15394d13-1e3a-4961-812e-77b3f418fc0d?playlist-name=latest&playlist-offset=0

A new European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen is expected to take office. And the latest round of talks start on a new constitution for Syria as part of a UK-backed attempt to restart the peace ...

News Syria: Iran and Israel May Never Get Along, But Both Learn to Live With Russia in Syria

Published on: Saturday 23 November 2019
Iran and Israel May Never Get Along, But Both Learn to Live With Russia in Syria
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/russia-game-iran-israel-win-syria-1473108

Russia has managed to weigh ties between sworn enemies Iran and Israel, developing strategic relations to both as it ultimately pursued its own goals in war-torn Syria. As recent Israeli strikes ...

News Syria: A look at the worsening refugee crisis in northern Syria

Published on: Sunday 24 November 2019
A look at the worsening refugee crisis in northern Syria
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/24/a-look-at-the-worsening-refugee-crisis-in-northern-syria.html

Heavy fighting has continued despite a cease-fire deal in northern Syria after Turkey vowed to clear SDF fighters from a 20-mile-deep "safe zone." According to the United Nations, more than 200,000 people have been displaced since the invasion last month and many fear an approaching winter.

News Syria: Iran continuing construction on army base along Iraq-Syria border, images show

Published on: Monday 18 November 2019
Iran continuing construction on army base along Iraq-Syria border, images show
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-army-base-iraq-syria-border-construction

Iran is continuing construction on an army base along the Iraq-Syria border, according to satellite images taken Sunday and obtained by Fox News. The Imam Ali base had been partially destroyed during ...

News Syria: ISIS Is Planning Mass Prison Breaks In Syria and Iraq, Says Head Of Iraqi Military Intelligence

Published on: Sunday 17 November 2019
ISIS Is Planning Mass Prison Breaks In Syria and Iraq, Says Head Of Iraqi Military Intelligence
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/isis-planning-mass-prison-breaks-syria-iraq-says-head-iraqi-military-intelligence-1472378

The head of Iraq's military intelligence warned that leaders of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have been planning large-scale prison breaks in Iraq and Syria, with a mission dubbed "break ...

News Syria: Israel Intercepts Four Rockets Launched From Syria

Published on: Monday 18 November 2019
Israel Intercepts Four Rockets Launched From Syria
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/world/middleeast/israel-syria-rockets-golan.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

Four rockets were launched from Syria toward the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights at dawn on Tuesday, setting off air-raid sirens but causing no harm, according to the Israeli military. The military ...

News Syria: 'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump welcomes Turkey's Erdogan despite Syria attack

Published on: Wednesday 13 November 2019
'A particularly inappropriate time': Trump welcomes Turkey's Erdogan despite Syria attack
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/11/13/after-syria-attack-trump-welcome-turkeys-erdogan-white-house/2563828001/

As the House Intelligence Committee began public hearings on whether to impeach the president, Trump embraced the other controversy weighing on his White House: an Oct. 6 phone call with Erdogan that ...

News Syria: Donald Trump says US military presence in Syria 'only for the oil' – as it happened

Published on: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Donald Trump says US military presence in Syria 'only for the oil' – as it happened
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/nov/13/trump-news-today-live-impeachment-hearings-bill-taylor-george-kent-ukraine-democrats-latest-updates

Donald Trump has insisted that the US military presence in Syria is “only for the oil”, contradicting his own officials who have insisted that the remaining forces were there to fight Isis, Guardian ...

News Syria: Mother of Senior Kurdish Politician Tortured and Executed by Turkish-backed Radicals in Syria Accuses Erdogan of Murdering Her Daughter

Published on: Monday 28 October 2019
Mother of Senior Kurdish Politician Tortured and Executed by Turkish-backed Radicals in Syria Accuses Erdogan of Murdering Her Daughter
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/mother-executed-kurdish-politician-havrin-khalaf-accuses-erdogan-daughter-murder-1468163

Havrin Khalaf, a rising politician and leading activist in the pro-Kurdish Future Syria Party, was tortured and killed on October 12 after radicals from Ahrar al-Sharqiya group riddled her SUV with ...

News Syria: Syria Peace Talks to Open After a Long, Strange Month

Published on: Sunday 27 October 2019
Syria Peace Talks to Open After a Long, Strange Month
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/28/world/middleeast/syria-peace-talks.html

GENEVA — The first United Nations mediator who tried to broker peace in Syria declared it “mission impossible” and abandoned the effort. That was seven years and hundreds of thousands of deaths ago.

News Syria: Iraqi Kurds Appreciate Role of U.S. Forces Despite Syria Pullout: Regional President

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
Iraqi Kurds Appreciate Role of U.S. Forces Despite Syria Pullout: Regional President
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/10/21/world/middleeast/21reuters-syria-security-iraq-kurds-int.html

Iraqi Kurdish President Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that a U.S.-led coalition had historically protected the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a role which should not be affected by the United States pulling troops out of Syria.