Tag: Damascus

  • NATO allies US, Turkey Trying to mend fences but cracks remain

    NATO allies US, Turkey Trying to mend fences but cracks remain

    WASHINGTON – The United States and Turkey tried on Wednesday to iron out differences that have strained relations for years but failed to report progress in resolving differences over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and NATO expansion that have strained ties between the allies. At a meeting in Washington, Foreign Minister Antony Blinken and visiting Turkish […]

  • Xinhua World News Roundup at 0130 GMT, 11 December

    STOCKHOLM – The Nobel Prize ceremony was held last Saturday in the Swedish capital. This year’s award winners received their awards in the Concert Hall. This year’s laureates include: Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger (Physics); Carolyn R. Bertozzi, K. Barry Sharpless and Morten Meldal (Chemistry); Svante Paabo (physiology or medicine); Annie Ernaux […]

  • Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey is threatening to send group troops into northeastern Syria in retaliation for a deadly bomb in Istanbul on November 13 that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attributed to the Syrian Kurdish YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Unit). The group has firmly denied responsibility for the attack. But Erdogan now plans to escalate the offensive in the […]

  • Turkey signals a possible rapprochement with Syria

    Turkey signals a possible rapprochement with Syria

    Washington – Recently, there have been signs of reconciliation between Turkey and Syria, which have been at loggerheads for more than a decade as Ankara backed Syrian rebel forces fighting Damascus. The pro-government daily Hurriyet reported on September 16 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had expressed a desire to meet his Syrian counterpart, Bashar […]

  • Iran’s top diplomat in Syria criticizes Israel, Turkish threats

    Iran’s top diplomat in Syria criticizes Israel, Turkish threats

    DAMASCUS, Syria – Iran’s top diplomat on Saturday condemned Israel’s latest air strike on Syria and criticized recent threats from Turkey over another planned invasion of Ankara in northern Syria. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian’s statements came at the beginning of his visit to Syria, where he was expected to discuss mutual relations and regional affairs […]

  • Iran’s top diplomat in Syria, strikes against Israel and threatens Turkey

    Iran’s top diplomat in Syria, strikes against Israel and threatens Turkey

    DAMASCUS, Syria – Iran’s top diplomat on Saturday condemned Israel’s latest air strike on Syria and criticized recent threats from Turkey over another planned invasion of Ankara in northern Syria. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian’s statements came at the beginning of his visit to Syria, where he was expected to discuss mutual relations and regional affairs […]

  • ‘No problem’ for Russia if Finland, Sweden join NATO, says Putin

    ‘No problem’ for Russia if Finland, Sweden join NATO, says Putin

    Russia has “no problem” if Finland and Sweden join NATO, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. “We don’t have problems with Sweden and Finland like we do with Ukraine,” Putin told a news conference in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat. Finland and Sweden will be formally invited to join the alliance after Turkey dropped its […]

  • Turkey announces new military offensive

    Turkey announces new military offensive

    Ankara says they want a 30-kilometer safe zone? along the entire Syrian border Turkey will soon launch a new military operation in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Although he did not provide any details, the intrusion is likely to target areas held by US-backed Kurdish militias, as Turkey has already done […]

  • “Like nothing we’ve seen”: Syrians struggle to survive unprecedented economic crisis

    “Like nothing we’ve seen”: Syrians struggle to survive unprecedented economic crisis

    This has forced people to devise new coping strategies, such as eating less, selling fuel aid to buy food, burning old shoes to keep warm, and skipping urgent medical procedures. ‚ÄúVulnerable Syrians are still facing a decade of hardship, but suffering can be halted with international political will. While the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine still […]

  • Culture Round-Up: Exposure to Copenhagen’s multicolored cinema

    Culture Round-Up: Exposure to Copenhagen’s multicolored cinema

    Nordisk Film has reversed plans to demolish the iconic Palads cinema in Copenhagen and replace it with a multiplex in a proposed 18-storey building located at the nearby Vesterport Station, Berlingske informs. An upgrade insteadInstead, it will modernize the cinema, which is famous for a pastel-colored facade visible from many parts of the city center. […]

  • The Pentagon opens hotline with Russia

    The Pentagon opens hotline with Russia

    The United States and Russia have set up a “deconflict” hotline to avoid misunderstandings that could trigger escalation, the Pentagon said. US and Russian militaries have established a “deconline line” to prevent misunderstandings or accidents from escalating into a war between Moscow and NATO, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday. “The United States still has a […]