Gulf Times - Syria
Russia says it will supply Syria with S-300 air defence system

Russia says it will supply Syria with S-300 air defence system

Russia will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria within two weeks, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, a week after Russia blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.

Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria

Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria

Turkey will take action east of the Euphrates river in Syria and impose secure zones as it has done in the northwest of the country, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments broadcast on Turkish media on Monday.

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

More than 3,000 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria since they began four years ago, a monitor said on Sunday.

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria 'kill 3,300 civilians'

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria 'kill 3,300 civilians'

The Washington-led alliance puts the toll at just over 1,000 civilians in both Syria and neighbouring Iraq, and says it does all it can to prevent civilian deaths.

Moscow says Israel misled Russian military in Syria plane downing

Moscow says Israel misled Russian military in Syria plane downing

The Russian Defence Ministry has doubled down on its claim that Israel was to blame for the downing of a Russian aircraft off the Syrian coast, saying that the incident had been caused by "misleading information."

Lebanon navy rescues dozens from sinking Cyprus-bound boat

Lebanon navy rescues dozens from sinking Cyprus-bound boat

Lebanon's navy rescued dozens of people, including Syrians, from a sinking boat off the country's northern coast on Saturday, the military and a security source said, adding one child had died.

Qatar calls for accountability and justice for Syria victims

Qatar calls for accountability and justice for Syria victims

The State of Qatar has underlined that failure to take appropriate measures to achieve criminal justice in Syria despite clear evidence of human rights violations

Iran hails Turkey-Russia deal on Syria's Idlib

Iran hails Turkey-Russia deal on Syria's Idlib

After negotiations in Sochi on Monday, Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised zone around the opposition bastion.

Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results, says Erdogan

Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results, says Erdogan

Turkey, which supports rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been holding talks with his allies Russia and Iran over the fate of Idlib.

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Voting began across government-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state news agency SANA said.

Turkish intelligence seizes bombing suspect inside Syria

Turkish intelligence seizes bombing suspect inside Syria

Anadolu said that during his questioning, Yusuf Nazik confessed to having received orders from Syrian intelligence to plan an attack in Turkey.

Qatar renews vow to back Palestinian, Syrian peoples

Qatar renews vow to back Palestinian, Syrian peoples

Qatar reiterated its rejection of all steps aimed at obstructing and weakening the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), reaffirming its commitment to stand by the Palestinian people and to provide for their basic needs.