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Family of doctor detained in Syria calls on Trump to broker deal for his release

Family members of a Southern California-raised psychotherapist arrested in Syria two years ago are asking President Donald Trump to employ his negotiating skills to secure their father's freedom.
Tags: News, Syria, Middle East, Donald Trump, Southern California, Trump


Senators urge Trump to put Islamic State prisoners in Gitmo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four U.S. senators are urging President Donald Trump to use the Guantanamo Bay detention center to hold fighters from the Islamic State group captured in Syria. The Republican lawmakers say Islamic State prisoners could escape or be released in Syria, and they would face “justice” at the detention center on the U.S. […]
Tags: News, Guantanamo Bay, Washington, Islamic State, Syria, Ap, Nation, Republican, Donald Trump, Gitmo, Trump


Family of doctor detained in Syria calls on Trump to broker deal for his release

Family members of a Southern California-raised psychotherapist arrested in Syria two years ago are asking President Donald Trump to employ his negotiating skills to secure their father's freedom.
Tags: Syria, Cnn, Donald Trump, Southern California, Trump


'At last, I can sleep': brothers kidnapped by Isis reunited with mother in Syria

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters lends private jet to get abandoned boys out of Syria after the Guardian revealed their plightThe children of an Islamic State fighter who were abandoned in Syria have been reunited with their mother, a month after the Guardian tracked down their family in Trinidad.Mahmud and Ayyub Ferreira, now aged 11 and seven, were abducted by their father and taken to Syria in 2014, where they spent several years living in the so-called caliphate before ending up in the hands of Kur...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, World news, Syria, Pink Floyd, Middle East and North Africa, Trinidad And Tobago, Ayyub Ferreira, Trinidad Mahmud, Democratic Forces Continue


Pompeo says US has 'defeated the ISIS caliphate,' but work remains

Less than a week after a deadly ISIS-claimed attack in Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touted the gains the US and its partners have made in the fight against the terrorist organization.
Tags: Isis, US, Syria, Cnn, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Davos 2019: Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro and US's Mike Pompeo speak - live!

Rolling coverage of the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, including appearances from Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, Prince William, Sir David Attenborough and New Zealand PM Jacinda ArdernLatest: Brazil’s president speaksPrince William interviews AttenboroughSir David: Humans must act before whole communities are exterminatedCiti boss hopes for reason to prevail on Brexit1,500 private jets expected 3.24pm GMT On geopolitics, Pompeo says “We face many new threats, some not so new”.He ...
Tags: Business, Isis, Iraq, US, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Stock Markets, Davos, New Zealand, Brazil, William, David Attenborough, World Economic Forum


Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia

A car bomb shook the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, state news agency SANA reported. According to SANA the bomb blast hit southern Damascus without causing any victims, but the Observatory reported it left a number of people dead and wounded.
Tags: News, Syria, Damascus, Latakia, Sana, Observatory


Kosovo man jailed for 5 years for joining IS in Syria

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A Kosovo court has convicted a man for participation in terror groups in Syria and jailed him for five years. The Pristina court on Tuesday said the man, identified only as M.D., went to Turkey together with his wife and son in March 2013 and later crossed into neighboring Syria to […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Syria, Nation, Kosovo, Tirana Albania, Pristina


German prosecutors press terror charges against Syrian man

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors say they’ve pressed charges against a 29-year-old Syrian man who allegedly was a member of a foreign terror group and violated the war weapons control law. The man, whose name was not given, allegedly joined the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham insurgent group in Syria from 2013 to 2014. Frankfurt prosecutors said Tuesday […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Syria, Ap, Frankfurt, Nation, Islamist Ahrar al Sham


Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptor

The Israeli and US defence ministries said Tuesday they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases. The tests came a day after the latest deadly exchange of fire between Israel and Iranian forces operating in Syria. The Arrow 3 interceptor system, designed to shoot down missiles above the atmosphere, was deployed at air force bases across Israel two years ago.
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‘No one can guarantee our safety’: Syrians stuck in squalid exile

Despite appalling conditions in Lebanese camps, most refugees say it is unsafe to go homeIn knee-deep snow and biting cold, 10-year-old Saleh Qarqour had almost finished shovelling a path to the tent that had been his family’s home for the past six years. Elders and children huddled around a heater inside. Chimney smoke wafted from the town of Arsal in the valley below.Over the ridge behind them was the Syrian frontier, from which the Qarqour family and nearly everyone else in this Lebanese bord...
Tags: World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Global development, Chimney, Lebanon, Arsal, Saleh Qarqour, Qarqour


Islamic State Suicide Bomber Targets U.S., Kurdish Forces in Syria Attack

Marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Onetime


Suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria 'kills 5'

A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of US troops and their allies in Syria on Monday, killing five members of a Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group, a monitor said. The assault, claimed by IS jihadists, came less than a week after another deadly attack on US forces in Syria, and a month after Washington announced a US troop pullout from the war-torn country. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces were k...
Tags: News, Washington, Islamic State, US, Syria, Britain, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Hasakeh


ISIS claims responsibility for suicide attack on US convoy in Syria

ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide attack targeting a joint US and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) armored convoy south of the city of Shaddadi, Syria, on Monday, the SITE Intelligence Group reported citing the ISIS-affiliated Amaq News agency.
Tags: Isis, US, Syria, Cnn, SITE Intelligence Group, Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, Shaddadi Syria


Former US envoy says 'ISIS is not defeated' days after Syria attack kills four Americans

The former US envoy for the anti-ISIS coalition said Monday that "ISIS is not defeated" nearly a month after President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing troops from Syria on the premise that the US had defeated the terrorist group.
Tags: Isis, News, US, Syria, Stories, Donald Trump


Israel Increasingly Goes Public With Airstrikes on Iranian Targets in Syria

'Whoever tries to harm us, we will harm them,' Netanyahu said
Tags: News, Israel, Uncategorized, Syria, Netanyahu, Onetime, Israel Increasingly Goes Public With Airstrikes


Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country.
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Syria


Iraqi Militias Attack Terrorists in Syria

Baghdad -- Iraq"s Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Shaabi, in Arabic) attacked terrorist Islamic State positions in Syria, causing numerous casualties, according to a report released today.
Tags: News, Syria, Baghdad Iraq


Under U.S. Pressure, Germany Bans Iranian Airline

Germany’s government banned an Iranian airline from operating in the country following U.S. allegations that its aircraft transported weapons and fighters to war-torn Syria. U.S. officials say the move against Mahan Air is a result of longstanding pressure from the Trump administration.
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Paid, Syria, Trump, Mahan Air, U S Pressure Germany Bans Iranian Airline


Former US anti-ISIS envoy says 'ISIS is not defeated' days after Syria attack kills four Americans

The former US envoy for the anti-ISIS coalition said Monday that "ISIS is not defeated" nearly a month after President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing troops from Syria on the premise that the US had defeated the terrorist group.
Tags: Isis, US, Syria, Cnn, Donald Trump


Don’t Count The Kurds Out Yet

Trump's Syria pullout endangers Kurds, Arabs and Christians who've fought ISIS, but their plans aren't all about the US.
Tags: Isis, News, Syria, Trump


Suicide bomber rams U.S.-backed forces at Syria checkpoint

A suicide bomber drove his car into a checkpoint in northeastern Syria on Monday, injuring several soldiers of Kurdish-led forces during a joint convoy with U.S. allies, locals said. The attack happened on the western edge of Shadadi town in Hasaka province near a route frequented by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State, residents and sources said. In a tweet, the coalition said a convoy with allied Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was involved in an attack, but there were n...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Syria, Hasaka, Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, Shadadi


Bombing in Syria Targets U.S.-Led Military Patrol

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion that injured members of a Kurdish-led force, days after an attack that killed four Americans.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Syria, Kurds, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, United States Army, Amaq News Agency, Donald J, Syrian Democratic Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Defense and Military Forces, Deaths (Fatalities, Syria Targets U S Led Military Patrol


US-Kurdish patrol attacked in Syria as Erdoğan offers to step in

Turkish president tells Donald Trump he is ready to send troops into US-overseen areasThe threat of a growing security vacuum in Syria as a result of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops has been underlined by an attack on a joint US-Kurdish patrol in Syria, which killed five people and injured at least two American soldiers.The attack on Monday, in which a suicide bomber drove a car into a checkpoint, emphasised the vulnerability of American troops since the US president declared he wa...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, US military, Kurds, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump Administration


Israel, Iran exchange fire as tensions soar

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military said, in response to an Iranian missile fired at the Golan Heights.
Tags: News, Israel, Syria, Middle East, Israel Iran


Israel Strikes Iranian Military Targets In Syria

The Israeli military is giving more information on its activities in Syria than it used to.
Tags: News, Israel, Syria


Israel Confirms Attacks on Iranian and Hezbollah Targets in Syria

After years of ambiguity, the Israel leadership has grown bolder about acknowledging strikes in Syria just after they occur, raising fears of prompting retaliation.
Tags: News, Israel, Syria, Hezbollah, Netanyahu, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Benjamin, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Defense and Military Forces, Damascus (Syria, Damascus International Airport (Syria


Israel PM says will block 'Iranian aggression' after Syria strikes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday Israel would not allow "Iranian aggression", after its military struck what it called Iranian targets in Syria in response to missile fire. "Yesterday evening, the air force struck a strong blow against Iranian targets in Syria after Iran fired a missile from there toward Israel," Netanyahu said at an inauguration ceremony for a new airport in southern Israel.
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu


EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is imposing sanctions on Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain and a Syrian research center as the bloc steps up its action against the use of chemical weapons. EU foreign ministers on Monday slapped travel bans and asset freezes on nine people and on Syria’s Scientific […]
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Damascus after missile fired at Golan Heights

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military said, in response to an Iranian missile fired at the Golan Heights.
Tags: Israel, Syria, Cnn, Damascus, Golan Heights



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