Latest Syria News

UN expert advising IOC gives views on Russians at Olympics

Mar. 27, 2023 06:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes who have actively served in the military invasion of Ukraine should be allowed to return to international sports if they did not take part in war crimes, according to a United Nations expert advising the International Olympic Committee. The U.N....

Iran-backed fighters on alert in east Syria after US strikes

Mar. 25, 2023 14:24 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran-backed fighters were on alert in eastern Syria on Saturday, a day afte r U.S. forces launched retaliatory airstrikes on sites in the war-torn country, opposition activists said. The airstrikes came after a suspected Iran-made drone killed a U.S. contractor and wounded six other...

A look at the US military mission in Syria and its dangers

Mar. 24, 2023 19:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When an Iranian drone struck a U.S. base in northeastern Syria, killing a contractor and wounding several U.S. troops, it was just the latest in a growing number of attacks on American forces in Syria. But its lethality was rare. In most recent cases, no U.S. forces have been...

Biden: US will 'forcefully' protect personnel in Syria

Mar. 24, 2023 18:37 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that the U.S. would respond “forcefully” to protect its personnel after U.S. forces retaliated with airstrikes on sites in Syria used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard following a suspected Iranian-linked attack...

Reports: Islamic State kidnaps dozens in Syria, dead found

Mar. 24, 2023 17:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Members of the Islamic State group have kidnapped dozens of people in a central province and the bodies of some have been found with their throats slit, an opposition war monitor and pro-government media reported Friday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

Activist groups say US airstrikes targeting positions of Iranian-allied forces in Syria killed at least four people

Mar. 24, 2023 05:47 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Activist groups say US airstrikes targeting positions of Iranian-allied forces in Syria killed at least four people.

Saudi Arabia, Syria may restore ties as Mideast reshuffles

Mar. 24, 2023 05:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia is in talks with Syria to reopen its embassy in the war-torn nation for the first time in a decade, state television in the kingdom reported late Thursday, the latest diplomatic reshuffling in the region. The announcement on state TV comes after...

Judge allows anonymous jury for Trump rape lawsuit trial

Mar. 23, 2023 19:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors’ names will be kept secret at the upcoming civil trial in a writer’s rape lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, a judge ruled Thursday, citing “a very strong risk” they would otherwise face harassment and more. Anonymous juries are unusual,...

Syria says Israel attacked Aleppo airport, no casualties

Mar. 22, 2023 13:49 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli airstrike early Wednesday targeted the international airport in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, causing material damage and putting it out of service, Syria's state news agency reported. It was the second attack on the facility this month. ...

Holy month of Ramadan begins for Muslims across the world

Mar. 22, 2023 13:46 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sundown on Wednesday, as the faithful prepared for a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting intended to bring them closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate. For the next 30 days,...