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Syria to close govt agencies for two days amid fuel crisis
World

Syria to close govt agencies for two days amid fuel crisis

The fuel crisis has hit almost every sector as fuel is needed for power generators that supply factories, telecommunications networks and other institutions with electricity amid widespread power cuts

Turkish strike hits Russian base in northeast Syria, one killed: Kurdish official
World

Turkish strike hits Russian base in northeast Syria, one killed: Kurdish official

The drone strike also wounded three fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, a key ally of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group in the region, SDF said

Turkish strikes on Kurds threaten Russian attempt at reconciliation between Ankara and Damascus
World

Turkish strikes on Kurds threaten Russian attempt at reconciliation between Ankara and Damascus

Russia has been trying to bring together both of its allies, Turkey and Syria, who have been at opposing ends in the conflict in Syria. Recent weeks saw the first minor signs of possible progress. But, the latest Turkish strikes on Kurdish-controlled areas threaten the reconciliation process

Erdogan vows to launch ground operation into Syria 'soon' as Russia calls for restraint
World

Erdogan vows to launch ground operation into Syria 'soon' as Russia calls for restraint

Turkey launched a series of air strikes in Operation Claw-Sword on Sunday -- hitting dozens of Kurdish targets across Iraq and Syria -- and announcing that its military was once again "on the top of the terrorists"

Iran launches missile strikes against Kurdish groups in Iraq
World

Iran launches missile strikes against Kurdish groups in Iraq

Some Kurdish groups have been engaged in a low-intensity conflict with Iran since the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979. Many members are seeking political exile in neighboring Iraq, where they have established bases

Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini hopes biopic helps others displaced
Sports

Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini hopes biopic helps others displaced

Yusra, 24, believes "The Swimmers", chronicling the perilous journey across Europe she and her elder sister Sarah undertook in 2015, has "an amazing message" that will give viewers "joy, hope, tears, sadness".

Turkey launches air strikes against Kurdish groups in Syria, Iraq
World

Turkey launches air strikes against Kurdish groups in Syria, Iraq

The Turkish defence ministry said the raids targeted bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers an extension of the PKK

Russia and art of war: What world can learn from the real battles of 21st century in Ukraine
World

Russia and art of war: What world can learn from the real battles of 21st century in Ukraine

The war lessons learnt in Ukraine are invaluable as the globe is witnessing a new kind of big war, not like the ones the US waged in Iraq or Afghanistan

Cholera’s comeback in Haiti: All you need to know about the killer disease
World

Cholera’s comeback in Haiti: All you need to know about the killer disease

According to the WHO, 29 countries have reported Cholera outbreaks this year, up from under 20 for the previous five years combined. Apart from Haiti, the disease is also spreading quickly in war-scarred Syria and neighbouring crisis-hit Lebanon

Lebanon migrant shipwreck: Toll rises to 100, including 10 children
World

Lebanon migrant shipwreck: Toll rises to 100, including 10 children

As many as 150 people were on board the small boat that sank off the Syrian port of Tartus, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Tripoli in Lebanon, from where the migrants set sail. At least 20 people have been rescued

Lebanon shipwreck: Toll rises to 89; army arrests 'suspected' smuggler
World

Lebanon shipwreck: Toll rises to 89; army arrests 'suspected' smuggler

As many as 150 people were on board the small boat that sank off the Syrian port of Tartus, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Tripoli in Lebanon, from where the migrants set sail. At least 20 people have been rescued

Syria: Ex-prisoners haunted by horrors of 'salt rooms'
World

Syria: Ex-prisoners haunted by horrors of 'salt rooms'

Around 30,000 people are thought to have been held at Sednaya prison since the start of the conflict in Syria, and only 6,000 prisoners were released

Who is embroiled in US-Iran flare-up in East Syria?
World

Who is embroiled in US-Iran flare-up in East Syria?

Two US air strikes in as many days this week on groups in Syria allegedly backed by Iran have raised questions about those involved and the tensions they are causing

US 'deeply concerned' about recent flare-up of violence on Syria-Turkey border
World

US 'deeply concerned' about recent flare-up of violence on Syria-Turkey border

The recent bloodshed came against a backdrop of increased tensions pitting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against Turkish troops and their Syrian proxies

Damascus denies kidnapping or holding American journalist Austin Tice
World

Damascus denies kidnapping or holding American journalist Austin Tice

Tice went missing shortly after his 31st birthday on 14 August 2012 at a checkpoint in a contested area west of Damascus. A video released a month later showed him blindfolded and held by armed men, saying, 'Oh, Jesus'. He has not been heard from since

Amid tensions between Kurds and Turkey-backed militia,Turkish airstrike in north Syria kills at least 11: Reports
India

Amid tensions between Kurds and Turkey-backed militia,Turkish airstrike in north Syria kills at least 11: Reports

The attack happened just west of the northern town of Kobani and comes amid tensions in northern Syria between US-backed Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed opposition gunmen

‘Fired bullet won't rest till it hits target’: Ultra-conservatives in Iran, Pakistan, Syria celebrate attack on Rushdie
World

‘Fired bullet won't rest till it hits target’: Ultra-conservatives in Iran, Pakistan, Syria celebrate attack on Rushdie

Eghtesad Salem, a conservative news website published a column saying that the attack was issuing a clear message to American officials. It stated that they would be hunted down for the assassination of Iran's top general, Qassim Suleimani, who died in a US airstrike in January 2020

‘ISIS terrorist’ Mohsin Ahmed: 10 things we know so far about the Jamia student NIA has arrested
India

‘ISIS terrorist’ Mohsin Ahmed: 10 things we know so far about the Jamia student NIA has arrested

The NIA arrested Ahmed during a search operation conducted at his house at Japani Gali, Jogabai Extention, Batla House, New Delhi

Ukraine, Syria expected to top Erdogan-Putin talks in Russia
World

Ukraine, Syria expected to top Erdogan-Putin talks in Russia

The drones that Ukraine used to deter the Russian onslaught came from Turkey, and it was on the opposite side of Russia in the Syrian civil war. But both have had a growing relation that can be seen in co-operation across economy, defence and nuclear sector

Russians are arguing about possible help to Sri Lanka and the reasons to do it
Opinion

Russians are arguing about possible help to Sri Lanka and the reasons to do it

This is how Russia lays the foundation of friendship with a good country for decades to come that will be akin to what cements Russo-Indian ties