Syrian conflict

United States | Joint Statement on the Eighth Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict

United States (STL.News) – Eight years ago today, tens of thousands of Syrians took to the streets to claim the right to express themselves freely, call for reform, and demand justice. The Assad regime’s brutal response, and role in the conflict that followed, resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. We recognize … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on the Eighth Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict

BEIRUT | The Latest: Turkey brands al-Qaida group in Syria terrorists

BEIRUT — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Turkey has named an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria a terror organization to include the group’s rebranded name. The change comes amid discussions with Russia over how to treat the Levant Liberation Committee (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham), which controls most of Idlib, and other … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Turkey brands al-Qaida group in Syria terrorists

MOSCOW | The Latest: President says Turkey in talks on Idlib

MOSCOW  — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Turkey’s president says his country is engaged in talks with Iran and Russia to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Syria’s rebel-held region of Idlib similar to one that unfolded in Aleppo in 2016. Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke Thursday a day after meeting … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: President says Turkey in talks on Idlib

BEIRUT | The Latest: Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

BEIRUT  — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say a mysterious blast in the country’s north has killed at least 36 people, including children. The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, first responders also known as the White Helmets, said Sunday’s blast occurred in the village of Sarmada near … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

BEIRUT | The Latest: EU defends Iran nuclear deal; no new sanctions

BEIRUT  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The European Union has strongly defended the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and declined to impose new sanctions despite Tehran’s actions in Syria. EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said that “this was not foreseen to be … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: EU defends Iran nuclear deal; no new sanctions

BEIRUT | The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan discusses Syria with Putin

BEIRUT | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 6 p.m. Officials from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office say the Turkish leader and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have discussed the latest developments in Syria and agreed to keep in close contact. The officials said the two leaders held a telephone … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan discusses Syria with Putin

MOSCOW | The Latest: France to decide on Syria strike within days

MOSCOW| April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 11:50 a.m. France says it will decide in the coming days whether to launch a military strike over a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday that President Emmanuel Macron would decide whether to launch an … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: France to decide on Syria strike within days