- WWF calls on Russia to help Syria remove oil spill in Mediterranean Sea
The oil slick has covered a vast area along the coast of Syria and westward to Cyprus in a maximum area of up to 800 square kilometers and also polluted the coast of Latakia
Tass. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:13:51 +0300.
- Putin swipes at Biden and condemns 'illegitimate' US forces in Syria in meeting with Bashar al-Assad
Russia's Putin and Syria's Assad met in Moscow last night to discuss cooperation between their armies and how to continue operations to gain control of the last rebel-held areas in Syria.
Daily Mail. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:33:29 GMT.
- Putin, Assad Meet For First Time In Over A Year
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Moscow to discuss military cooperation against the remaining rebel-held areas in Syria, state media in Damascus reported.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:44:14 +0000.
- Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire
The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appears to have slowly returned to some sense of normalcy
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Sun, 12 Sep 2021 16:11:33 GMT.
- Iran training Middle East fighters to fly drones: Israel
Benny Gantz says Tehran is using an airbase to train 'operatives from Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon' to fly UAVs.
Al Jazeera. Sun, 12 Sep 2021 10:29:19 +0000.
- Amnesty: Syria Refugees Suffered Abuse, Torture Upon Return
The report strongly counters claims by a number of states that parts of Syria were now safe to return to.
Voice of America. Tue, 07 Sep 2021 04:53:22 -0400.
- Returning Syrian refugees face torture, rape: Amnesty
BEIRUT (AFP) - Dozens of Syrians who returned home from abroad have been subject to detention, disappearance and torture by security forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday (Sept 7), warning Syria is not yet safe for repatriation.
Straits Times. Tue, 07 Sep 2021 08:11:10 +0800.
- NZ terror suspect thought to have tried to travel to Syria four years ago
Seven people were stabbed by a man at a supermarket in an Auckland shopping centre on Friday.
Sky News. Sat, 04 Sep 2021 05:27:00 +0100.
- Rehabilitation Center in Northeast Syria Helps Children of Islamic State Fighters
A center run by U.S.-backed forces in northeast Syria is offering help to rehabilitate the children of Islamic State fighters, who are held in detention camps and prisons.
Voice of America. Fri, 27 Aug 2021 12:33:13 -0400.
- The separated refugees brought back together by judo
Sanda Aldass and Muna Dahouk have trained together since childhood but the war in Syria separated them.
BBC News. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:08:33 GMT.
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 2020,
Syria's estimated population was 17,500,658. Approximately 75% of
Syrians are Arab, 7% are Bedouin Arab, 7% are Kurdish, and 11% are other ethnicities.
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