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United Nation envoy declares 'official beginning' to Syria peace talks

Feb 02, 2016

United Nation envoy declares 'official beginning' to Syria peace talks

Syrian peace talks gained a small measure of momentum Monday with the UN special envoy formally declaring the start of indirect negotiations, even as the opposition spokesman accused Russia of producing a "new Hitler" in Moscow and supporting another Hitler in Damascus. #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Damascus #Geneva #Hitler
Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite Sayyida Zeinab shrine kill 71

Feb 01, 2016

Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite Sayyida Zeinab shrine kill 71

Bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed 71 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday near a revered Shiite shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus, a monitor said. #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #Damascus #Geneva #Bombing #Shi'ite #islamic-state
Islamic State-claimed blast kills 45 amid shaky start to Syria talks

Jan 31, 2016

Islamic State-claimed blast kills 45 amid shaky start to Syria talks

A triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks. #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Blast #Geneva #Bashar Assad #islamic-state
Notorious Lebanese militant Samir Kuntar confirmed dead in Israeli raid in Syria

Dec 21, 2015

Notorious Lebanese militant Samir Kuntar confirmed dead in Israeli raid in Syria

Samir Kuntar, notorious for the 1979 murder of three Israelis, including a little girl, was killed in an Israeli air raid near Damascus, his Hezbollah movement said, but Israel is yet to claim the killing. #Syria #NewsTracker #Israel #Damascus #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Lebanon #Hezbollah #Danny Haran #Einat #Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked #Syrian Prime Minister Wael Halaqi #Samir Kuntar
Presidential pardon granted to 270 detainees in Syria to curb rebellion

Dec 07, 2015

Presidential pardon granted to 270 detainees in Syria to curb rebellion

The Syrian authorities on Sunday released at least 270 detainees as part of a special presidential pardon, local Sama TV reported. #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #jail #detainees #President Assad
Latest Islamic State video shows children in Syria beheading Assad supporters

Dec 04, 2015

Latest Islamic State video shows children in Syria beheading Assad supporters

New Islamic State video titled "To the children of the Jews", which showed five children shooting to death five men and a sixth boy beheading a victim. #World #Terrorism #Syria #Jihad #NewsTracker #Damascus #News #islamic-state #ISIS
Rockets hit Russian embassy compound in Damascus

Oct 13, 2015

Rockets hit Russian embassy compound in Damascus

Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria #Syria #NewsTracker #Vladimir Putin #Rockets #Mazraa #Russian Embassy in Damascus
Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during pro-government rally

Oct 13, 2015

Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during pro-government rally

Insurgents have fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital as scores of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria. #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #russian
Russian missile strikes destroy several IS positions in Syria

Oct 08, 2015

Russian missile strikes destroy several IS positions in Syria

Russian nighttime cruise missile strikes targeted and destroyed several positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #News #Missiles #russian #State #islamic #cruise