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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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Assad blocks access to Damascus for EU envoys: diplomats

Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, the EU has used the Lebanese capital, the nearest major city, for its diplomatic base while closing most embassies in Damascus in protest over what they describe as Assad's brutal assault on the opposition. The EU diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity said they believed it was an attempt to try to force European governments and the bloc to re-open embassies in Damascus, as the Syrian army, backed by Russian and Iranian forces, regains control o...
Tags: Science, Eu, Syria, Assad, Damascus


‘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


Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after US pressure

Germany has revoked the licence of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Berlin to act.
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The new, reconstituted ISIS seems very much alive

All but 1 percent of that territory is now gone, which has prompted the White House to describe ISIS as "wiped out," "absolutely obliterated" and "in its final throes." But to suggest that ISIS was defeated, as President Donald Trump did when he announced plans to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, is to ignore the lessons of recent history.
Tags: Isis, White House, Syria, Donald Trump


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


Islamic State group targets U.S. convoy in northeastern Syria

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the extremist group had been defeated. The attack happened on a checkpoint on the edge of the town of Shaddadeh in the Hassakeh province, on a road used by local Kurdish fighters and the...
Tags: Isis, News, Media, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Terrorism


We'll Likely See a Rise in Internet Blackouts in 2019

We'll likely see a rise in internet blackouts in 2019, for two reasons: countries deliberately "turning off" the internet within their borders, and hackers disrupting segments of the internet with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Above all, both will force policymakers everywhere to reckon with the fact that the internet itself is increasingly becoming centralized -- and therefore increasingly vulnerable to manipulation, making everyone less safe. From a report: The first method --...
Tags: Tech, Syria, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Libya, Mauritania, Hosni Mubarak


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
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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.
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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


Army Chief Confirms U.S. Will Hand off ISIS Fight in Syria

Gen. Mark Milley is the first senior military official to say the military is proceeding in Syria as Trump wishes.
Tags: Isis, Defense, Syria, Army, Trump, Mark Milley


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.
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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


Missile interception caught on snowboarder's camera in Golan Heights - video

An Israeli interception of a Syrian missile was caught on a snowboarder's camera from the snowy slopes of Mount Hermon on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Israel's military said its Iron Dome interceptor system shot down a rocket fired at the northern part of the occupied Golan Heights on the Syria frontier on Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Israel, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Golan Heights, Mount Hermon, Iron Dome, Golan Heights Israel


Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after U.S. pressure

Germany has revoked the licence of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Berlin to act.
Tags: Money, Germany, Berlin, Syria, businessNews, Middle East