Syria
Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space

According to the reports Israel’s attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC

UN human rights expert calls for withdrawal of US sanctions on Syria

Alena Douhan, the UN special rapporteur about the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on human rights, said the US sanctions violated the human rights of the Syrian people

10 Syrian Druze residents of Golan Heights injured in protest against wind turbines

Syrian Druze residents of the occupied Golan Heights are opposing Israeli plans to build a wind turbine to supply power to nearby illegal settlements. The Golan Heights has been under occupation since 1981

Following air strikes, Iran warns Israel against violating Syria’s sovereignty

Israel carried out airstrikes inside Syria on November 18 and again on November 21. At least three Syrian soldiers and close to 15 militiamen were killed in the airstrikes

Syria sanctions US announces fresh sanctions on war-ravaged Syria

The newly imposed unilateral sanctions by the US are likely to harm the Syrian government’s efforts to rejuvenate the economy. Already existing EU and US sanctions are seen as among the main hurdles to the reconstruction process in Syria

The verdict on Rafik Hariri’s assassination

The UN-backed International Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it found no evidence of Hezbollah or Syria’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri. However, this verdict may not mark the end of the issue

SDF-US oil fields deal Syria criticizes US deal with SDF over its oil fields

Syrian oil fields in the north-eastern part of the country have been under the control of the Kurdish-led rebel group, Syrian Democratic Forces, since the defeat of ISIS in 2017

Israeli attacks in Syria Israeli warplanes bomb targets in Syria

The official Syrian SANA news agency stated that the airstrikes caused significant material damage to Syrian government property, adding that no Syrians, civilian or military, were injured

Syrian elections Results of Syrian parliamentary elections to be out on Monday

The elections for the 250-seat People’s Assembly was held on Sunday. The rebuilding of infrastructure and the economy ravaged by the war and sanctions was among the key electoral issues

Fresh US sanctions on Syria US imposes new sanctions on Syria under Caesar Act

The Syrian government has denounced the US sanctions as illegal and an example of US’ “thuggish behaviour”

Israeli airstrike Syria Israeli airstrike kills three Syrian civilians near Damascus

According to Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the Syrian air defense intercepted several Israeli missiles fired from across the Lebanese border in the early morning hours of April 27, Monday

Syria COVID death War-ravaged Syria records its first COVID-19 death

Most of the medical facilities in the country have been affected due to the decade-long war. Conditions in areas controlled by anti-government forces and in the overcrowded refugee camps are especially bad

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