Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met representatives of Russia's foreign and defense ministries in Damascus on Friday, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Reuters. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:34:11 -0400.
United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura had an impossible task in bringing Syria's warring sides together, but critics say mistakes were made along the way
Richard Hall. The Independent. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:56:00 +0000.
A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:58:13 -0400.
The development of Russian-Italian cooperation, the situation in Syria and Libya will be in the focus of the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Giuseppe Conte, the Kremlin says
Tass. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:03:07 +0300.
AIN ISSA, SYRIA (AFP) - As dust whips up around them, families from Syria's Raqqa ready their tents for the coming winter, still homeless a year after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group was expelled from their city.
Straits Times. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:38:17 +0800.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Islamic State militants recently seized about 700 hostages in a part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces, and are carrying out executions -- a claim questioned by the Pentagon.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:24:40 +0000.
De Mistura told the U.N. Security Council he was leaving for "purely personal reasons." In his final month, he plans to make a major push to try to lay the groundwork for a new constitution in Syria.
Merrit Kennedy. NPR. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:53:59 -0400.
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, told the Security Council on Wednesday that he is stepping down at the end of next month, after four years and four months on the job
UN News Centre. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:04:40 -0400.
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.