Amid the humanitarian pause in the conflict-torn territory of Eastern Ghouta, civilians continue to flee the area to escape the shellings and killings by militants.
Speaking about the success of Turkey's military operation in Syrian Kurdish-dominated Afrin, the country's deputy Prime Minister announced that Ankara had managed to reduce the significant threat on its border by capturing the city.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - EU foreign ministers will not discuss the introduction of new sanctions against Iran during the Monday session of the Foreign Affairs Council, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.
Syria's government forces have already liberated 70 percent of territory of the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, which has been under terrorists' control since 2012.
Jaysh Tahrir al-Sham rebels have shot down a regime warplane over the Eastern Qalamoon mountains after launching a new wave of attack, Free Syrian Army reported.
EASTERN GHOUTA (Sputnik) - Over 73,000 civilians have left Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta in Syria since the opening of humanitarian corridors, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian reconciliation said in a statement.
Israel's Channel 12 TV has informed the alleged attacker is in serious condition and that he was shot by Israeli security forces.
Archaeological excavations were conducted near the city of Nasiriyah, at a place called Abu-Tbeirah, which is located on the ancient shoreline of the Persian Gulf.
According to a report by the Syrian state news agency SANA, President Bashar al-Assad visited army positions in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus.
Israel has been pressuring the Czech Republic to follow the United States’ suit to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel’s Channel 10 reported.
In a month-long offensive on Eastern Ghouta, pro-government forces are seeking to liberate the last major terrorist stronghold, squeezing insurgents and opening humanitarian corridors in order to guarantee the safety of civilians.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani’s comments come a day after foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned the US against making the “painful mistake” of withdrawing from the nuclear agreement.
The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip in retaliation for attacks staged staged by Hamas militants.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The Turkish Army and the Free Syrian Army armed opposition group have seized control over the Kurdish-held northern Syrian city of Afrin.
Iranian security forces arrested former vice president of the Republic Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a close ally of ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, local media reported Saturday.
GENEVA (Sputnik) - Western countries know the truth about the voluntary nature of humanitarian evacuation from Syria's Eastern Ghouta, have access to information about the situation in the area, but still continue to circulate rumors about alleged violations of international law, a diplomatic source told Sputnik.
The Hollywood star and activist spoke at an event at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Provocations by US-trained militants groups using chemical weapons will serve as a pretext for the United States to attack Syria, and Moscow has seen corresponding preparatory moves, including the formation of naval strike groups, the Russian General Staff has said.
During an interview with the television and radio company of Kazakhstan's President, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has commented on a wide range of issues: from the situation in Syria to Skripal's poisoning and beyond.
Accusations by Western countries of Syrian government troops in the use of chemical weapons are aimed at stopping the successful advance of the counter-terrorist operation by Russian Aerospace Forces, Riyad Haddad, Syrian envoy to Russia, said.
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