- British 'Syria fighter' Josh Walker accused of terror offences
Josh Walker is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.
BBC News. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:56:32 GMT.
- PACE President Stripped Of Powers After Meeting Syria's Assad
The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has been stripped of his leadership powers after he joined Russian State Duma deputies on a trip to Syria to meet with President Bashar al-Assad.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:30:27 +0000.
- Russia-West, Syria Tensions Exposed at Moscow Security Conference
Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:21:00 -0400.
- Israel hints it was responsible for Damascus airport explosion
Israel's Intelligence Minister all but confirms the Israeli Air Force was behind suspected airstrikes near Damascus airport that are believed to have hit a weapons depot used by Iranian-backed militia.
Sophie Mcneill. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:12:12 +1000.
- Johnson: Difficult to say 'no' to Syria strike
Boris Johnson says it would be hard for the UK to refuse help but Jeremy Corbyn says he would ask the UN to step in.
BBC News. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:00:55 GMT.
- Russia Calls for Restraint in Syria After Israeli Airstrikes on Hezbollah Arms Hub
The Russian government has called on Israel and other countries to avoid any actions that may escalate tension in Syria, after Israel conducted airstrikes Thursday against an arms supply hub near Damascus International Airport. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:34:18 -0400.
- Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus
Israel strikes an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near the Damascus airport, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:27:28 EDT.
- Tillerson And Trump Hit The Pause Button On Russia Fight Over Syria
For some, going head-to-head with the Russians in Syria is a dream come true. They'll likely be disappointed in every way imaginable.
By Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:49:00 -0400.
- 40 killed in Damascus blasts targeting Iraqi Shiite visitors
At least 40 people were killed and 100 others wounded on Saturday when explosive devices ripped through busses carrying Shiite visitors close to the Shaghour area in the capital Damascus, a well-informed security source told Xinhua.
Facts About Syria
The Syrian Arab Republic
, located in southwest Asia, is governed by
a head of state and government plus one legislative house.
Its capital city is Damascus, and its currency is the Syrian Pound.
The primary language used in Syria is Arabic, and in 2007,
Syria's estimated population was 19,048,000. Approximately 75% of
Syrians are Arab, 7% are Bedouin Arab, 7% are Kurdish, and 11% are other ethnicities.
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