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  • Syrian civil war: Fruits of foreign intervention

    This history starts with the Soviet Union’s December 1979 military intervention in Afghanistan and the decision of the US, supported by its allies, including Pakistan and several Muslim states, to sponsor the religious Afghan parties — the Mujahideen — and import several thousand extremist fighters as their auxiliaries...

    Many veterans of the anti-Soviet jihad stayed on in Afghanistan and Pakistan to form Al Qaeda ‘central’; others...

  • Death toll from Syrian explosion go up to 67, says Syrian volunteer group

    A Syrian search-and-rescue group says the death toll from an explosion that destroyed two apartment buildings in a rebel-held town in the country's northwest the previous day has risen to 67...

    The Syria Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, says rescuers were still searching through the rubble in Sarmada on Monday, looking for survivors from the blast...

  • Syrian war archives at risk as YouTube bans graphic content

    Syrian civil war has been modern world's most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed...

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos have been uploaded to YouTube every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children...

  • Syrian war likely to dominate Putin’s visit to Iran

    The former Soviet Union was the first state to recognise Iran as an Islamic republic after the 1979 revolution, but Moscow later provided Saddam Hussein with weapons during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s...

    The United States and Sunni Arab countries, most vocally Saudi Arabia, plus Turkey, all want Assad to go, and have said the Russian air strikes were aimed at destroying “moderate rebels” fighting the Syrian president since 2011... ...

  • Russian intervention in Syrian war to alienate Muslims, warns US

    MANAMA: Moscow’s intervention in the Syrian conflict will have the unintended consequences of drawing Russia into a quagmire and alienating Muslims across the region, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday...

    The United States has waged an air campaign against the self-styled Islamic State while also backing some rebel groups against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad...

  • Fleeing war, Syrian refugees bike across Arctic border into Norway

    Norwegian police say that since the beginning of the year, more than 200 asylum seekers, the large majority of them fleeing the war in Syria, have crossed the border from Russia into wealthy Norway...

    "By sea, it's dangerous," says Taleb, a 25-year-old Syrian Kurd sitting at the Refstad refugee transit centre in Oslo, where migrants are sent once they've crossed the border...

  • Syrian pilgrims talk of exile and war at Haj

    The five-and-a-half-year-old war has killed more than 290,000 people and seen millions like Fatima flee abroad...

    “All our prayers go to our families there, that God helps them,” she said, as another Syrian pilgrim passed carrying a newborn in a cradle...

  • Kurd-Syrian army battle complicating multi-fronted war

    BEIRUT: Fighting between the Syrian army and Kurdish forces intensified late on Friday and into Saturday, creating the risk of yet another front opening in the multi-sided civil war...

    Fighting there could complicate the battle against IS because of the Kurds’ pivotal role in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) fight against the group...

  • Syrian troops enter Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory

    Syria's army and allies pushed into rebel-held parts of Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five-year-old civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold...

    Government forces entered rebel-held parts of the Old City late on Tuesday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported...

  • UN chief urges Arab states to help end Syrian war

    UNITED NATIONS: The UN secretary general has appealed to Arab countries to set aside differences and help end Syria’s six-year-old civil war...

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres made the appeal addressing a press conference while visiting the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan on Tuesday, a day ahead of attending a key annual Arab summit hosted this year by Jordan...

  • Burundi heading towards civil war: UN rights chief

    GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Tuesday warned that Burundi could be sliding back towards civil war, days after scores of bodies were found on the streets following attacks on three military sites...

    “With this latest series of bloody events, the country seems to have taken a new step towards outright civil war and tensions are now at bursting point in Bujumbura,” spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told reporters, quoting Zeid...

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