MIDEAST

Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

Published 14/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Spotify, the world’s most popular paid music streaming service, officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday. The company [more…]

Syria’s national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

Syria’s national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

Published 28/10/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria’s National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced them [more…]

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria: U.N.

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria: U.N.

Published 18/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a [more…]

Syrian rebels to complete withdrawal of heavy weapons from Idlib…

Syrian rebels to complete withdrawal of heavy weapons from Idlib…

Published 08/10/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups will complete the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from a demilitarized zone agreed by Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria’s [more…]

Exiled Syrian artist draws torture to ‘continue the revolution’

Exiled Syrian artist draws torture to ‘continue the revolution’

Published 24/09/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - The characters drawn in black-and-white ball-pen by Najah al-Bukai look broken, left in pain and despair by the torture the exiled Syrian [more…]

Turkey’s Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope

Turkey’s Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope

Published 17/09/2018

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement due to be made after his meeting with Russian President [more…]

Driven from home, White Helmet rescuers start over in north Syria

Driven from home, White Helmet rescuers start over in north Syria

Published 27/08/2018

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian rescue worker Samir Salim found his mother’s body under their collapsed house, but there was no time for a funeral. [more…]

Israel launches U.S.-backed missile shield on Syria frontier,…

Israel launches U.S.-backed missile shield on Syria frontier,…

Published 23/07/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched its newest air defense system on Monday on the Syrian frontier, where Damascus’s Russian-backed forces have been routing rebels, as [more…]

Artist captures war as seen by children – toys included

Artist captures war as seen by children – toys included

Published 10/07/2018

BEIRUT/DEBAGA CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child. There [more…]

With Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed

With Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed

Published 06/07/2018

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - South Syrian rebels said on Friday they had agreed to cease fire and start handing over heavy weapons in a deal mediated [more…]