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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Russia, Turkey give more time for Idlib deal’

GENEVA: Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a "great relief" for 3 million civilians in the area, UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters on Thursday. But there were still "a million unanswered questions" about how the deal would work, and what would happen

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey’s own reputation for eroding press freedoms. Arabic-language journalists from countries who have found refuge in the city from authoritarian regimes or war say they have been rattled 1

October 9, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian rebels complete arms pullout from Idlib

ANKARA: Syrian rebels have completed the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline of the last opposition-held province of Idlib, Turkish state media reported on Monday. Citing their correspondent in Idlib, news agency Anadolu said the withdrawal was concluded under a deal reached last month between Syrian regime ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara

September 26, 2018 12:00 AM 50,000 Syrians return home from Lebanon

BEIRUT: Fifty thousand Syrians have returned home from Lebanon so far in 2018 and the number could reach 200,000 in a year’s time if it continues at this rate, a top Lebanese official said on Tuesday. Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon’s General Security directorate, told Reuters his security agency had organised the return of 25,000 Syrians

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Russia to give Syria S-300 air defence after accusations against Israel

Russia announced on Monday it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks against strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria. Last week’s crash, which killed 15 Russian service members, had forced Moscow to take "adequate retaliatory 1

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey-Russia discord over Idlib defers regime offensive

ISTANBUL: Disagreement between Turkey and Russia over how to tackle the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib seems to have deferred a looming regime offensive on the province, analysts say. Russia and Turkey are on opposite sides of the conflict, but key global allies. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian and Iranian leaders Vladimir Putin 2

September 9, 2018 12:00 AM US mly drawing up options should Syria use chemical weapons

NEW DELHI: America´s top general on Saturday said he was involved in "routine dialogue" with the White House about military options should Syria ignore US warnings against using chemical weapons in an expected assault on the enclave of Idlib. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decision had been made by the United

September 9, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian migrants allege illegal Greek pushback

ATHENS: Greek authorities in July illegally expelled a group of mainly Syrian refugees after burning their shoes, papers and other personal items, a report said on Saturday. Amir Mahmood, a 24-year-old Syrian, told Efimerida ton Syntakton daily that 14 refugees and migrants including small children were pushed back to Turkey on July 28. The group from Syria

August 29, 2018 12:00 AM UN invites US, allies for Syria talks next month

spokeswoman said on Tuesday, as the United Nations continues its push for a new Syrian constitution. He plans to meet senior representatives from the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany, France and Egypt on Sept. 14, two days after he meets officials from Russia, Turkey and Iran on Sept 11-12 for previously announced talks. "This is going 2

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish police detain two Brits over ‘terror propaganda’

ISTANBUL: Anti-terror police have detained two Britons of Iraqi origin at an airport in southwest Turkey on charges of spreading terror propaganda for outlawed Kurdish militants, media reported on Friday. Two brothers identified as Ayman Barzan and Hariam Barzan were held on Thursday at Dalaman airport after they were interviewed by anti-terror risk analysis 8