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Islamic State executes Syrian for helping regime carry out airstrikes

Dec 20, 2014

Islamic State executes Syrian for helping regime carry out airstrikes

The Islamic State group has publicly executed a Syrian it accused of planting tracking devices for deadly regime air strikes, SITE Intelligence reported on Saturday. #Syria #NewsTracker #terrorist #islamic-state #Syrian attacks on IS
Exclusive - Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

Dec 20, 2014

Exclusive - Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has relied on oil-producing Iran to help him fight a nearly four-year-old civil war and also prop under a currency under pressure. #Business #United States #Syria #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America
One million people wounded in Syria's civil war, says WHO

Dec 19, 2014

One million people wounded in Syria's civil war, says WHO

One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organisationsaid. #Medicine #Syria #NewsTracker #Civil War #Patients #Diseases #supplies #wounded
Blow to Islamic State as Iraqi Kurds claim to break Mount Sinjar siege

Dec 19, 2014

Blow to Islamic State as Iraqi Kurds claim to break Mount Sinjar siege

The peshmerga said they recaptured eight villages on the way and killed about 80 Islamic State fighters in the initial phase of the offensive launched from Rabia on the Syria border and Zumar on the shores of Mosul dam lake. #Terrorism #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #Kurds #Jihadists #Mosul #islamic-state #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi #Bassar al-Assad #Caliphate #Islamic caliphate #Yazidis #Mount Sinjar #Kurdish Peshmerga
U.N. appeals for $8.4 billion for humanitarian relief to Syrians

Dec 18, 2014

U.N. appeals for $8.4 billion for humanitarian relief to Syrians

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United Nations launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria on Thursday, seeking $8.4 billion after only securing about half the funding it asked for in 2014. #facebook #India #Syria #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion

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How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea
Life in Israel Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Dec 03, 2012

Life in Israel Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Without going into the compelling but competing narratives of why and how Israel landed in what seems a perpetually hostile dynamic, it is easy to see that it is surrounded by hostile neighbors and there is no strategic depth of geography. #HowThisWorks #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Israel #Golan Heights