Syria

Iraq’s racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry – and draws censure

Iraq’s racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry – and draws censure

Published 25/05/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of [more…]

Syria’s lost heritage stands out in Aleppo’s broken minarets

Syria’s lost heritage stands out in Aleppo’s broken minarets

Published 01/05/2019

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - The pencil minaret of the Ottoman Adliyeh mosque in Syria’s Aleppo lists to one side and is scored by an ugly [more…]

Replica of part of destroyed Palmyra altar unveiled in Syria

Replica of part of destroyed Palmyra altar unveiled in Syria

Published 23/04/2019

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A Damascus museum on Tuesday unveiled a replica, built by Italian archaeologists, of part of a temple altar destroyed by Islamic State [more…]

Trade ties in focus as Iran’s Rouhani begins Iraq visit

Trade ties in focus as Iran’s Rouhani begins Iraq visit

Published 11/03/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sharply criticised U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit [more…]

Syrian president thanked Iran’s Foreign Ministry during visit to…

Syrian president thanked Iran’s Foreign Ministry during visit to…

Published 26/02/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked Iran’s Foreign Ministry during his visit to Tehran on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, [more…]

Contradicting Trump, Merkel says Islamic State not defeated

Contradicting Trump, Merkel says Islamic State not defeated

Published 08/02/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Islamic State is far from defeated, and instead is morphing into an asymmetrical warfare force after the militant group lost almost all [more…]

U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia’s…

U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia’s…

Published 28/01/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Sunday lifted sanctions on aluminum giant Rusal and other Russian firms linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, [more…]

Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts in Damascus museum

Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts in Damascus museum

Published 10/01/2019

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - In the National Museum of Damascus, archaeologist Muntajab Youssef works on an ancient stone bust from Palmyra, one of hundreds of artifacts [more…]

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies…

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies…

Published 08/01/2019

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centers on [more…]

Syrian army enters Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey

Syrian army enters Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey

Published 28/12/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said it entered Manbij on Friday for the first time in years, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus [more…]