MIDEAST

Syrian army resumes offensive in south Damascus: state TV

Syrian army resumes offensive in south Damascus: state TV

Published 21/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army resumed its offensive against Islamic State militants in south Damascus on Monday after a short ceasefire to allow women, [more…]

Pompeo says U.S. open to ‘two-party solution’ for…

Pompeo says U.S. open to ‘two-party solution’ for…

Published 30/04/2018

AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested on Monday he was open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, saying a [more…]

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Published 30/04/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army began an intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Homs on Monday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar [more…]

U.S. concerned by ‘destabilizing and malign activities’ of Iran:…

U.S. concerned by ‘destabilizing and malign activities’ of Iran:…

Published 29/04/2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by Iran’s “destabilizing and malign activities”, new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after meeting [more…]

Pompeo starts Mideast tour with call for new Iran sanctions

Pompeo starts Mideast tour with call for new Iran sanctions

Published 29/04/2018

RIYADH (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a hastily-arranged visit to the Middle East as the United [more…]

Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave

Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave

Published 23/04/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army bombarded a jihadist enclave in south Damascus on Monday, state television and a war monitor said, as President Bashar [more…]

Syrian opposition says U.S. cannot afford to leave Syria yet

Syrian opposition says U.S. cannot afford to leave Syria yet

Published 23/04/2018

RIYADH (Reuters) - Syria’s chief opposition negotiator said the United States cannot afford to leave Syria as it has yet to achieve any of its [more…]

Inspectors’ visit to suspected Syria gas attack site delayed

Inspectors’ visit to suspected Syria gas attack site delayed

Published 16/04/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A visit by chemical weapons inspectors to the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria was delayed on Monday, British and [more…]

Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, U.S. envoy says

Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, U.S. envoy says

Published 16/04/2018

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Western countries accused Moscow on Monday of preventing inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria [more…]

Threat of U.S.-Russia clash hangs over Syria

Threat of U.S.-Russia clash hangs over Syria

Published 13/04/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The prospect of Western military action in Syria that could lead to confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle East on Friday [more…]