Middle East
  • An unreleased report by a panel of experts overseeing sanctions against N. Korea has accused the Asian state of sending over 40 banned items to Syria’s missile and chemical weapon factories in the last five years.

    The Syrian regime has been repeatedly accused of targeting rebel-held areas with chemical weapons.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 28, 2018, 6:17 AM EST
  • Ruins in Syria's eastern Ghouta

    A five-hour “humanitarian pause,” backed by Russia, came into effect in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, to let civilians leave the rebel-held suburb crippled by a fierce spell of bombardment over the last 10 days.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 27, 2018, 6:17 AM EST
  • (Source: https://www.amnesty.org)

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the warring sides in Syria’s rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta to implement a 30-day ceasefire amid claims that the Damascus suburb came under “chlorine gas attack.”

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2018, 5:58 AM EST
  • (Source: AFP/Arab News)

    The U.N. called for an immediate end to the “senseless human suffering” in Syria as more than 100 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta following air raids, rocket strikes and shelling carried out by pro-government forces.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2018, 6:11 AM EST
  • (Source: US Military Follow/flickr)

    More than 100 pro-government Syrian fighters were killed in the eastern part of the country after the U.S. launched counter airstrikes in the region following an attack on its allied Syrian Democratic Forces.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 08, 2018, 6:26 AM EST
  • (Source: Dan/flickr)

    In a departure from decades of U.S. policy, President Donald Trump is set to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, a decision that could thwart the complex peace process in the Middle East.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 18, 2017, 5:56 AM EST
  • President Donald Trump met Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas earlier in May.

    Alarmed over speculations that the U.S. could designate Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian president is drumming up support to persuade Washington from making the announcement.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 04, 2017, 5:56 AM EST
  • The loss of Deir al-Zour deals a big blow to IS, which took over huge swathes of the city in 2014.

    Last month, IS fighters were pushed back from its de facto headquarters in the city of Raqqa while a series of defeats against the Iraqi forces on another front has also deteriorated the outfit’s grip in the region.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 03, 2017, 6:58 AM EDT
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    The U.S. on Tuesday voiced concern over reports of violence around the city of Kirkuk as the Iraqi forces took full control of the disputed province in less a day after launching a major military operation.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 17, 2017, 5:59 AM EDT
  • Nearly 6.1 million civilians have been internally displaced in war-ravaged Syria.

    Two separate offensives in Syria’s eastern Ghouta and the northern town of Afrin have driven nearly 50,000 people out of their homes in recent days, taking the tally of internally displaced civilians to more than six million.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 16, 2018, 7:24 AM EDT