Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad. A damaged…

Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV

Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Insurgents in the last area outside the Syrian government’s control near Damascus agreed to surrender on Friday, state media said, after a pounding bombardment overnight and through the morning. Smoke rises from Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria April…

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves. Smoke rises from Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria April 20, 2018….

Syrian army bombards Yarmouk camp, war monitor says

Syrian army bombards Yarmouk camp, war monitor says

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus overnight, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves. U.S., British and French air strikes on Saturday to punish Assad for suspected…

India's rape crisis deepens as young girl found dead after being sexually assaulted with sticks and another abducted from wedding

India's rape crisis deepens as young girl found dead after being sexually assaulted with sticks and another abducted from wedding

An 11-year-old girl was found lying face down in a cricket pitch in the city of Surat after she had been sexually assaulted with sticks. Further north, in the town of Etah, a seven-year-old girl was found in a dead in a…

Iraq coordinated with Syrian government on anti-IS air strikes…

Iraq coordinated with Syrian government on anti-IS air strikes…

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s air strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria on Thursday were carried out in coordination with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters. The Iraqi air force used F16 jets to cross into Syria…

Russia says Syrian rebels preventing inspectors from reaching…

Russia says Syrian rebels preventing inspectors from reaching…

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Thursday that Syrian rebels were preventing inspectors for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from reaching the town of Douma, the RIA news agency reported. Source: Read Full…

Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to retake the opposition’s last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. FILE PHOTO: A Syrian soldier loyal to President…

Despite strikes, Syria’s Assad can still wage chemical attacks:…

Despite strikes, Syria’s Assad can still wage chemical attacks:…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. assessments following the U.S., British and French missile strikes on Syria show they had only a limited impact on President Bashar al-Assad’s ability to carry out chemical weapons attacks, four U.S. officials told Reuters. The conclusion contrasts with…

Hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon

Hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon

SHEBAA, Lebanon (Reuters) – Several hundred Syrians who have lived for years as refugees in Lebanon left for their home country on Wednesday in a rare case of a mass return of those who left the country since the Syrian civil war…

Towie's Yazmin Oukhellou breaks down in tears on girls' day out in Brighton as romance with James Lock reaches crisis point

Towie's Yazmin Oukhellou breaks down in tears on girls' day out in Brighton as romance with James Lock reaches crisis point

The 24-year-old was shooting Towie scenes in Brighton, but it seemed her fun day out was quickly tarnished by her troubled romance. Seeking the advice of friends Chloe Lewis, Amber Turner and Georgia Kousoulou, it seemed their heart-to-heart overwhelmed Yazmin as she…

U.S., Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons…

U.S., Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons…

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States and Syria appeared to offer conflicting accounts on Tuesday of whether global chemical weapons inspectors had reached the Syrian town of Douma where a suspected poison gas attack took place and sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike….

Iran’s Rouhani, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss Syria on phone: IRNA

Iran’s Rouhani, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss Syria on phone: IRNA

LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Tuesday that all countries should be sensitive about any “illegal” intervention in region. “When nothing is proved and the chemical weapons inspectors have not…