Shooting in Syria Could Mark New Phase in Israeli Campaign
JERUSALEM: The death of a former Syrian Druze lawmaker, allegedly by Israeli sniper fire, could mark a new phase in what Israel calls its war against Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria. Syria’s state-run news agency said that Midhat Saleh was fatally shot Saturday in Ein el-Tinneh, a village along... Read more
Turkey Says It Will Do ‘What is Necessary’ After Syria Attacks
ANKARA: Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey would “do what is necessary for its security” after what it said was a rise in cross-border attacks by Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that an attack that Ankara blamed on the US-backed YPG that... Read more
Jordan Fully Reopens Main Crossing With Syria
JABER CROSSING: Jordan fully reopened its main border crossing with Syria on Wednesday in a boost for their struggling economies following a push by Arab states to reintegrate a country they have shunned during its decade-long civil war. Syria, which blames Western sanctions for its economic woes, hopes wider... Read more
Syrian Parties to Return to Constitutional Talks in October
NEW YORK: Parties to the conflict in Syria will return to the negotiating table in October to discuss a new constitution, Geir Pederson, UN special envoy for the country, said on Tuesday. However, UN Security Council members have warned that obstacles remain to a political resolution to the conflict.... Read more