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Wider Image - I study in a cave: Going to school in Syria | Reuters

Jun 27, 2016

Wider Image - I study in a cave: Going to school in Syria | Reuters

TRAMLA/DOUMA, Syria Syrian student Ali Khaled Stouf has to walk down several steps into a hole in the ground to get inside his school -- a cave. (Wider Image picture blog reut.rs/29gUvqO ) There for four hours each morning, he studies subjects like Arabic, English, maths and religion, sitting on a rug with dozens of children in the underground space in Tramla, an opposition-held village in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. "I study in a cave #Syria #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Iraq #crisis #article
Turkey prosecutes suspected killer of Russian pilot - official | Reuters

Jun 27, 2016

Turkey prosecutes suspected killer of Russian pilot - official | Reuters

ISTANBUL A man suspected of killing a Russian air force pilot after his plane was shot down by a Turkish jet near the Syrian border last November is being prosecuted, a Turkish official said on Monday. Alparslan Celik, who was fighting with a Turkish-backed Turkmen brigade opposing government forces in northern Syria at the time, was detained at the end of March in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on unrelated charges, but a court decided in May there was insufficient evidence against him #Business #Syria #Middle East #Crime #Entertainment
Kremlin says Turkey apologised for shooting down Russian jet | Reuters

Jun 27, 2016

Kremlin says Turkey apologised for shooting down Russian jet | Reuters

MOSCOW Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has apologised to Russian leader Vladimir Putin over last year's shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey's military, the Kremlin said on Monday, opening the way for Russia to lift economic sanctions. The Russian jet was shot down, with the loss of the pilot, in November while it took part in the Kremlin's military campaign in Syria #United States #India #Syria #Europe #Turkey #russian
Islamic State militants execute five media activists in Syria

Jun 26, 2016

Islamic State militants execute five media activists in Syria

The Islamic State (IS) terror group has killed five media activists in Syria's Deir al-Zour province, officials said on Sunday. #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #islamic-state #Deir-al-Zour
82 killed in Russian air-strikes over Islamic State held parts of Syria

Jun 26, 2016

82 killed in Russian air-strikes over Islamic State held parts of Syria

The Britain-based Observatory, which has a network of sources in Syria, initially reported that 47 people including 31 civilians died in the raids. #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Bashar al-Assad #islamic-state #IS #Deir Ezzor #Al-Quriyah
Islamic State captures 900 Kurdish civilians in north Syria in three weeks

Jun 25, 2016

Islamic State captures 900 Kurdish civilians in north Syria in three weeks

Islamic State militants abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo over the past three weeks, forcing the captives to build fortifications for the extremists in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby Islamic State stronghold, activists said on Friday. #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Turkey #Beirut #kurdish #islamic-state
US-backed forces enter key Islamic State bastion in north Syria

Jun 24, 2016

US-backed forces enter key Islamic State bastion in north Syria

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advanced into the Islamic State jihadist group's bastion of Manbij in northern Syria, sparking fierce street fighting as they push to take the city. #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #Fallujah #islamic-state #Raqa #Qamishli
Syria opposition accuses Russia of using incendiary bombs in Syria | Reuters

Jun 24, 2016

Syria opposition accuses Russia of using incendiary bombs in Syria | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) called on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to launch an investigation into its accusations that Russia has repeatedly used air-delivered incendiary weapons in Syria. Russia deployed warplanes to Syria last year to support President Bashar al-Assad against rebels seeking to end his rule. A crackdown by Assad on pro-democracy protesters five years ago sparked a civil war and Islamic State militants have used the chaos to seize territory in Syria and Iraq. #Syria #Europe #markets #Crime #Iraq #crisis
Offensives against Islamic State could displace 2.3 mln Iraqis - U.N | Reuters

Jun 24, 2016

Offensives against Islamic State could displace 2.3 mln Iraqis - U.N | Reuters

BAGHDAD Upcoming military offensives in Iraq against Islamic State, including an assault on the northern city of Mosul, could displace at least 2.3 million people, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq said on Thursday. #Syria #Middle East #Europe #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Amid civil war, Syria's Assad appoints Imad Khamis as prime minister

Jun 22, 2016

Amid civil war, Syria's Assad appoints Imad Khamis as prime minister

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country. #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian civil war #Imad Khamis