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    Russian envoy warns of ‘consequences’ after US-led strikes on Syria

    Washington: Syria ally Russia has warned of “consequences” following the launch of US-led strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack. “Again, we are being threatened,” Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said in a statement.

  • US condemns ‘brutal’ assault on Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

    Washington: The United States today condemned Syria’s “brutal” Russian-backed assault on the Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave that has reportedly left hundreds of civilians dead. “The United States condemns the ongoing military offensive that the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, is perpetrating against the people of Eastern Ghouta,” the White House said in a statement, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Syria Prez Assad has committed war crimes in Syria: US

    Washington : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has committed “war crimes” with Russian support against his own people, the US said on Friday, as it put the Assad regime as well as Russia “on notice” following massive civilian casualties in rebel strongholds of the strife-torn country. White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said the US is monitoring the situation in Syria, where more than 400 civilians were killed in the last five

  • Bashar al-Assad has committed war crimes in Syria: US

    Washington: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has committed “war crimes” with Russian support against his own people, the US said today, as it put the Assad regime as well as Russia “on notice” following massive civilian casualties in rebel strongholds of the strife-torn country. White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said the US is monitoring the situation in Syria, where more than 400 civilians were killed in the last five days in the regime-led

  • Qatar claims it is a victim of terror smear ‘campaign’

    Doha : Qatar said on Saturday it was the victim of an orchestrated smear campaign in sections of the media over its alleged “support” for terrorism, a claim Doha denounced as a “lie”.

  • No doubt Syria has retained chemical weapons: Mattis

    Tel Aviv : Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said during a visit to Israel on Friday that there can be “no doubt” that Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad’s regime not to use them.

  • UK lawmakers want Assad’s wife to revoke UK citizenship

    London : British MPs on Monday wrote to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, seeking revocation of the citizenship of Asma al-Assad, the UK-born wife of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, for her support to his regime on social media.

  • May, Trump agree to press Russia over Syria

    Washington/London : US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed that a “window of opportunity” exists to convince Russia to end its support for embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Chemical attack changed views on Assad: Trump

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has said the chemical attack against Syrian civilians that killed over 70 people “crossed a lot of lines for me” and changed the way he views Syria and President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Assad will be judged as a war criminal: France

    Paris : French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday that “a day will come when international justice will give its verdict on Bashar al-Assad who is massacring his people.”

  • EU sees no future for Assad in Syria: foreign ministers

    Luxembourg: President Bashar al-Assad has no future in post-conflict Syria but his fate is ultimately up to the Syrian people, EU foreign ministers said today in response to an apparent shift in US policy. The United States and the European Union have consistently demanded Assad stand down in any peace deal.

  • Terrorists hiding among Syrian refugees: Assad

    Washington : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said some of the millions of refugees who have fled his country’s conflict are “terrorists,” in an interview published on Friday.

  • Turkey and Russia agree to terms of Syria ceasefire

    Istanbul : Turkey and Russia have agreed a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, said the state-run Anadolu news agency, reports AFP.

  • UK made situation worse in Syria: Ex-envoy

    London:  A former British ambassador to Syria has accused the Foreign Office of lying over the country’s civil war and said the British policy there has “made the situation worse”. Peter Ford said the Whitehall department led by Boris Johnson and Philip Hammond before him had “gotten Syria wrong every step of the way”, reported the Independent on Friday, according to IANS.

  • Assad vows to continue offensive

    Moscow : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that government forces would continue with offensive against terrorists across the country after the city of Aleppo was liberated from militants.

  • France accuses Russia of ‘lying’ about Syria

    Brussels : France on Monday accused Russia of constantly lying over its role in Syria, saying it was claiming to battle IS group militants when it was only interested in backing Bashar al-Assad.

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