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Turkey’s Syria, Iraq air strikes conducted with knowledge of Russia, US, says academic

Turkey in no way can carry out air strikes in northern Iraq and Syria without the knowledge of Russia and the US, Arzu Yilmaz, a professor at the University of Kurdistan Hewler in northern Iraq, has told bianet. “Not even birds…
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Turkish jets hit targets in Syria, Iraq after Istanbul bomb blast

Turkish military planes have hit targets in northern Syria and Iraq, bombing bases Turkey’s defence ministry claimed were used by those behind an explosion in central Istanbul last weekend that killed six people and wounded more…
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Pentagon exploits post 9/11 laws to wage ‘secret wars’ worldwide: Report

A report released last week by the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice details how the US Department of Defense (DoD) has been allowed to covertly deploy troops and wage secret wars over the past two decades…
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Looting Syrian oil, US forces smuggle over 40 tankers into Iraq

The United States has stolen more than 40 Syrian oil tankers and smuggled a new batch of stolen Syrian oil into Iraq. “A convoy of the US occupation forces, consisting of 43 tankers loaded with stolen Syrian oil, left from the illegitimate…
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Syrian and Russian troops conduct joint drills in Syria

Syrian and Russian troops conducted joint military drills in Syria involving ground and air forces, Syrian state media reported Wednesday. Russian and Syrian troops simulated attacking enemy positions under the cover of artillery shelling…
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Lebanon, Syria discuss sea border after Beirut’s Israel deal

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday discussed delineating their countries’ shared maritime border, a Lebanese official said.A dispute over their shared sea boundary emerged last year after Syria granted…
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Hundreds linked to IS transferred from Syria to Iraq

Syria's autonomous Kurdish region has transferred over 600 relatives of suspected jihadists detained at the notorious Al-Hol camp to Iraq, a war monitor and a Kurdish security source said Tuesday. "The Iraqi government repatriated 161 families,…
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King Charles tells refugee he hopes to return to Afghanistan in ‘joyful moment’ during Scotland trip

The King has spent the day meeting refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine who have recently settled in Aberdeen. The city's council has worked with the UK and Scottish governments to provide accommodation and critical services such…
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US says failed rocket attack targeted troops in Syria

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Saturday that a rocket attack targeting its forces in northeast Syria failed, without resulting in any casualties or impacting the base.  “This evening at approximately 10:12 p.m. local time…
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Biden administration expands penalties for complying with Arab League boycott of Israel

The Biden administration will enhance penalties for compliance with the decades-old Arab League boycott of Israel, at a moment when some longtime participants have opted out and others are doubling down. Matthew Axelrod, the assistant commerce…