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Syria’s key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria have agreed to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. Israel also said on Sunday that the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen on Monday to U.N. observers, four years after it … Continue reading Syria’s key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s state media says Israel has launched a missile attack on Damascus International Airport adding that air defenses shot down some of them. The Saturday night attack shook the capital Damascus as blasts were heard in the city. State media quoted an unnamed military official without giving further details. Rami Abdurrahman who … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian state media says the nation’s Exporters’ Union on Monday signed agreements with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, and Russian companies to export agricultural products to their markets. Syria’s government is looking for trade and investment partners through its annual Damascus International Fair to help rebuild its shattered economy. Western governments say they are unwilling … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

DAMASCUS, Syria | Iran FM says ‘terrorists must be purged’ from Syria’s Idlib

DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran’s foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus on Monday that “terrorists must be purged” from Syria’s Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments in Damascus were reported by Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency and came as Syrian forces and their … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Iran FM says ‘terrorists must be purged’ from Syria’s Idlib

DAMASCUS, Syria | Explosions shake Syrian capital after midnight

DAMASCUS, Syria — At least five explosions have been heard in the Syrian capital. The blasts in the early morning hours of Sunday shook buildings in Damascus. The Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV station, which is close to the Syrian government, reports that the blasts came from direction of the Mezzeh military airport, southwest of the capital. … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Explosions shake Syrian capital after midnight

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted

DAMASCUS, Syria  — Syrian government officials vowed Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees and urged Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said the refugees’ return is a top priority for Damascus, adding that “the Syrian government will facilitate their return by all means.” He added … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted