Senior diplomat welcomes co-operation ‘opportunity’
Friday 21st Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
THE Chinese and Tunisian foreign ministers called for new efforts to restore peace in Libya yesterday, fearing the Middle Eastern country could become “the next Syria.”
China’s Wang Yi said Libya was attracting terrorists fleeing from Iraq and Syria, requiring...
Thursday 20th Jul 2017
UNPRECEDENTED infighting between Syria’s two largest opposition groups erupted yesterday in Idlib province, killing at least three civilians and 11 militants.
The fighting broke out between Hetesh, an alliance of factions led by a former alQaida affiliate, and their former allies...
THE European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian generals and scientists yesterday over an alleged but unproven chemical weapons attacks.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini named the eight generals, including Hasakeh provincial governor Major General Jayyiz al-Musa, and eight...
Wednesday 19th Jul 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
THE Syrian army pushed south of the Euphrates river along a 30-mile-wide front yesterday in a bid to outflank Isis.
Troops retook the Dayla oilfield, south-west of Raqqa, further cutting off the terrorists’ income stream.
On Sunday evening soldiers crossed the desert...
Tuesday 18th Jul 2017
French president hosts Trump for Bastille Day celebrations
Saturday 15th Jul 2017
US-BACKED Free Syrian Army insurgents have pleaded with the United Nations to save them from a Syrian army offensive.
The rebel forces issued a statement yesterday urging the UN to put pressure on Russia to stop supporting “Assad government militia.”
That came as a...
Wednesday 12th Jul 2017
A heightened US role in Syria is now just one of the many explosive dangers in the region, writes JOHN ELLISON
posted by Morning Star in Features
UNITED NATIONS envoy Staffan de Mistura opened a new round of indirect talks, the seventh so far, between Syrian government representatives and opposition leaders in Geneva yesterday.The new session coincided with the first full day of a ceasefire in southern Syria brokered last...
Tuesday 11th Jul 2017
THREE people were killed yesterday when a suicide bomber struck a bus station in the central Syrian city of Hama.
City governor Mohammad al-Hazzouri said two women and a man died and 11 people were injured in the attack.
Two more bombs were found in the building and diffused by...
Friday 7th Jul 2017