Iran, Russia, China begin joint naval drill

The "2022 Marine Security Belt" exercise will take place in the northern Indian Ocean, announced an Iranian armed forces official. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner Speaking to the semi-official…

Syria vows to seize Golan from Israel

Syria remains determined to reconquer the Golan Heights from Israel, as well as expelling United States and Turkish militaries from northern regions of its war-torn country. By Jonathan Hessen and…

Assad, Putin meet as Syria violence worsens

The United Nations deems Syria unsafe for the return of refugees just one day after the country’s President Bashar al-Assad met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. By Erin Viner…

UN: Syrian elections don’t meet int’l demands

Candidacy for Syria’s 26 May presidential elections has now been closed, with 51 competitors running for office. Syrian Minister of Information Imad Sarah told reporters that the country’s constitutional court…

Assad’s top diplomat dies in Syria

Syria announced that it’s long-time Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem passed away at dawn today, although declined to disclose the cause of death. The veteran diplomat, 79, had health-related issues for…

Syria blames Israel for attack on T4 base

Unidentified aircraft conducted a surprise bombardment on Syria’s T4 military airport in the eastern countryside of Homs Governorate about 10:20 PM last night. The barrage of sophisticated missiles were launched…

Syria denounces EU & renewed US sanctions

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem accused the European Union and the United States of imposing sanctions against his country as a blatant attempt to oust President Bashar al-Assad. While the…

EU extends sanctions on Syria

Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have separately condemned the European Union over its decision to extend sanctions against the “Syrian regime and its supporters” for one year over…