War in Syria
Syria-China ties Syrian president visits China, seeks to increase economic cooperation 

Syria is seeking Chinese support for the economic revival and reconstruction of the country, devastated by more than a decade of war and continuing US and Turkish occupation  

Clashes in northeast Syria Former US allies in Syria’s north-east clash over control of region’s oil resources

The presence of US troops in the country’s north-east has been termed as occupation by the Syrian government, which accuses them of stealing the region’s oil resources and backing anti-government forces to prolong the war in the country

Syria criticizes visit by US delgation Syria accuses Israel, US of trying to escalate war in the country 

A couple of delegations of US Congress persons and the US ambassador to Turkey paid illegal visits to areas held by anti-Assad forces on Sunday. Meanwhile, Israel conducted airstrikes inside Syria in recent days

Arab League on Syrian refugees Arab League reiterates its demand for withdrawal of all unauthorized foreign troops from Syria

In a statement issued after its contact group meeting in Cairo, the Arab League also underlined the need for better coordination among the host countries to facilitate return of Syrian refugees

Assad on Syrian refugees Destruction of Syrian economy by war and sanctions preventing return of refugees, claims Assad

Nearly half of Syria’s pre-war population of a little over 20 million was displaced due to the war which began in 2011. Almost six million of those displaced have become refugees, mostly in neighboring countries

Israeli airstrikes in Syria At least four killed and four injured in another Israeli missile attack in Syria 

The UN Security Council has so far failed to take any action on Syria’s repeated complaints about Israeli violations of its sovereignty which is endangering regional peace

Syria at UNSC Humanitarian situation will improve if all illegal sanctions and occupation are withdrawn, claims Syria

Syria has allowed the continuation of the cross-border aid program in the rebel-held areas in its north-east even though the UN Security Council had failed to adopt a resolution on its extension earlier this month

Syria aid UN resolution UN Security Council fails to agree on aid to rebel-held areas in Syria after Russia and West veto resolutions

Syria has long maintained that all aid to the country should flow through the government as the current mechanism violates its sovereignty and prolongs the war 

Syria cross border aid Ahead of vote on aid to Syria through Turkey, UN Secretary General seeks longer extension

The Syrian government has opposed the cross-border aid through the Turkish border claiming it violates its sovereignty and is used by anti-government forces to transfer arms. Instead, it wants the aid to flow through the government machinery

US forces kill in Syria At least one civilian killed and scores injured in firing by US and allies in Syria

The firing took place while the US forces were conducting an airdrop operation near the Iraq border. The Syrian government has termed the presence of US forces in the country as illegal, calling it an occupation and demanded their immediate withdrawal

UN aid syria (1) UN appeals for aid for war-torn Syria

Around 70% of Syria’s population—over 15 million people—depends on humanitarian aid for their survival, according to the UN. The country’s economy has been severely hurt due to a decade-long war and sanctions imposed by the US and its allies, with the situation worsening since the disastrous earthquake in February

Syria critcizes France France’s foreign policy towards the Arab world is colonial, backward, and detached from reality, says Syria 

Former colonial power France had supported the anti-Assad forces in Syria with the objective of regime change, which prolonged the war in the country. France also became part of the US-led illegal unilateral sanctions regime against Syria