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Syria unrest

World's refugee population hits all-time high of 60mn, half of them children – UN
The number of displaced persons worldwide is at an all-time high of almost 60 million, half of whom are children, according to a new report from the UN refugee agency. The causes are war, conflict and persecution, largely stemming from Syria.

18.06.2015 15:38

US Army website hacked as Obama demands cyber law
A hacker group backing the Syrian government claimed responsibility for hacking the official website of the US Army, just hours after President Obama called for new cybersecurity laws at the G-7 summit in Germany.

08.06.2015 20:42

‘2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone’: Iraq reveals number of US arms falling into ISIS hands
Iraq has admitted that ISIS jihadists captured huge caches of US-made weapons, including thousands of Humvees seized from Iraqi forces retreating from Mosul last year. The spoils of war have since then been used by ISIS to gain ground in Iraq and Syria.

01.06.2015 03:51

US sees need to build bridges with Russia – Lavrov
Washington sees the need to build bridges with Moscow and end the unsuccessful period of US-Russia relations that benefits no one, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.

29.05.2015 20:38

Fractured Syrian opposition meets in Kazakhstan
Most delegates of various factions of the highly-fractured Syrian opposition have signed a joint document summing up a fresh round of reconciliation talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana.

27.05.2015 01:01

‘No one can bury heads in sand:’ Hezbollah leader calls for help fighting ISIS in Syria
Calling it a global existential threat, Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has urged supporters to join the fight against the Islamic State, confirming that his Shiite militant group has been fighting the Sunni extremists all across Syria.

25.05.2015 02:00

‘Surge’ architects want US ground troops in Iraq to wash out ISIS
Speaking to lawmakers, retired Army officers and think tank officials who engineered the 2006 US “surge” in Iraq advocated a return of US ground troops to the region, lamenting the fall of Ramadi as a strategic setback in the war on Islamic State.

22.05.2015 01:09

Shells explode near Russian embassy in Damascus, 1 killed - RT Arabic
One person has been killed and three injured by shells that landed near the Russian embassy in Damascus, an RT Arabic correspondent reports.

21.05.2015 12:31

ISIS near to total control of Syria’s ancient Palmyra – monitoring group
Islamic State militants have taken control of almost all of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, according to a monitoring group. The city was captured after bloody clashes with the Syrian Army on Wednesday.

20.05.2015 13:54