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Aid groups warn of grave consequences if Syria mandate stops

Jun. 23, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unless the U.N. Security Council extends its approval of aid deliveries to rebel-held parts of northwest Syria next month, food supplies will be depleted by September in the region that is home to some 4 million people, aid agencies warned Thursday. Concerns have been...

Flights resume at Syrian capital airport after Israel strike

Jun. 23, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

DAMACUS, Syria (AP) — The international airport in Syria’s capital of Damascus resumed flights on Thursday after nearly two weeks following an Israeli airstrike that caused serious damage to the facility, a private company said. Cham Wings Airlines said it had four flights that...

Syria capital airport to resume flights after Israeli strike

Jun. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The international airport in Syria's capital will resume flights after nearly two weeks following an Israeli airstrike that caused serious damage to the facility, state TV reported Wednesday. The outlet quoted the Transportation Ministry as saying that...

Syrian plane lands in base after Damascus airport attack

Jun. 21, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A flight by private Syrian airline Cham Wings landed on Tuesday at an airport used by Russia’s military in the coastal province of Latakia in western Syria, the country's state news agency reported. The flight from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab...

Away from war, Syrians find their rhythm in ballroom dancing

Jun. 21, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — One, two, three, stop. Five, six, seven, stop: A group of young Syrian men and women step, sway and twirl to the backdrop of salsa music, dancing their worries away. For an hour a week in a Damascus studio, their instructor Adnan Mohammed, 42, teaches a...

Syrian leader receives credentials from Bahrain ambassador

Jun. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A new ambassador from Bahrain formally took up his post in Syria on Sunday, the country's first full diplomatic mission there in more than a decade as Damascus continues to improve its relations with Gulf Arab states. President Bashar Assad received the...

Syria: 'significant' damage to airport from Israeli strike

Jun. 11, 2022 03:54 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli airstrike that struck Damascus International Airport caused “significant” damage to infrastructure and rendered the main runway unserviceable until further notice, Syria said Saturday. The statement by the Transportation Ministry was the first...

Syria suspends Damascus airport flights after Israel strike

Jun. 10, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria has suspended all flights to and from Damascus International Airport after an Israeli airstrike on Friday hit an area close to the facility, a pro-government newspaper reported. Al-Watan said the strike left the runway damaged, without giving further...

Syrian and Russian air forces conduct joint drill over Syria

Jun. 07, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The air forces of Russia and Syria conducted a joint drill over the war-torn country Tuesday, the first since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began more than three months ago, Syria's Defense Ministry said. The ministry said two Russian SU-35 fighter jets and...

US-backed Syrian Kurds to turn to Damascus if Turkey attacks

Jun. 07, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria said Tuesday that they will turn to the government in Damascus for support should Turkey go ahead with its threat to launch a new incursion into the war-torn country. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces,...