Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Syria

Powerful quake in Turkey, Syria kills over 2.5k

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighbouring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,500 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled thousands of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble.Authorities feared the...

Rocket attack in eastern Syria kills at least 10

A militant rocket attack in eastern Syria on Friday targeted a bus with oil industry employees, killing at least 10, the government said. To the north, Syrian Kurdish-led forces announced they arrested 52 militants in an operation against the...

Germany warns of violent escalation after Turkish ops in Syria, Iraq

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser expressed her solidarity solidarity with Turkey in the latter's fight against terrorism, but stressing that it "must be carried out in accordance with the laws of state". The Minister made the remarks at a press...

Strikes in Syria hit fuel convoy from Iraq; Iranians killed

Late night airstrikes in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq targeted Iran-backed militiamen, inflicted casualties, Syrian opposition activists said on Wednesday. According to two paramilitary officers in Iraq, some of those killed in the attack were Iranian nationals....

President Murmu in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

President Droupadi Murmu arrived London on a three-day visit to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.According to PTI, Murmu paid her respects on Sunday at Westminster Hall, where Britain’s longest-serving monarch is Lying-in-State until the morning of...

171 killed by explosive war remnants in Syria so far in 2022: Monitor

A total of 171 civilians have so far been killed in 2022 by explosions of landmines and other ordnance left uncovered in previous war zones across Syria, a war monitor reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday said...

US forces carry out second airstrike on Syria in 24 hrs

 The US Air Force has bombed new positions manned by militias loyal to Iran in Syria for the second time in 24 hours, the American militarys Central Command and a monitoring group said on Thursday. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for...

Merkel wins Unesco Peace Prize for ‘efforts to welcome refugees’

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded the 2022 Unesco Peace Prize for “her efforts to welcome refugees”.“All the members of the jury were touched by her courageous decision in 2015 to welcome more than 1.2 million refugees,...

Syria cuts diplomatic ties with Ukraine

Syria on Wednesday severed diplomatic ties with Ukraine in response to a similar move by Kiev last month. The Syrian foreign ministry made the declaration, saying that Ukraine has taken aggressive stance towards Syria since 2018, Xinhua news agency reported. On...

ISIS Syria chief killed by US drone

The leader of the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria was killed Tuesday in a US drone strike, the Pentagon said, reports NDTV.Maher al-Agal was killed while riding a motorcycle near Jindayris in Syria, and one of his top...