Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Syria

Syrian nurse recounts struggles of war-affected women

AZAZ: As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a nurse in Syria recalls the struggles women have been facing since the outbreak of the war in 2011. Elif, who did not give her last name due to security concerns, a pediatric nurse at a hospital in Syria’s Azaz province founded ...

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Spain dismisses US appeal for NATO personnel in Syria

MADRID: Two months ago, US President Donald Trump made a surprise decision to bring American troops back home from Syria, having declared victory over Daesh. Washington’s European allies, however, seem to disagree with the move. Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has dismissed a US appeal for NATO member-states to fill the void ...

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US court orders Syria to pay $302.5mn over death of reporter Colvin

WASHINGTON: A US court has found the Syrian government culpable in the 2012 death of journalist Marie Colvin, ordering a $302.5 million judgment for what it called an “unconscionable” attack that targeted journalists. Colvin – a renowned war correspondent whose harrowing career was celebrated in the recent Golden Globe-nominated film ...

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Syria, Iran agree to ditch dollar in bilateral transactions

TEHRAN/DOHA: Iran sealed economic and trade deals with Syria, as Damascus is looking to its allies to help with the reconstruction effort after its eight-year-long war. Iran and Syria have agreed on measures that will allow bank transactions in their local currencies and non-dollar foreign currencies as the two countries have decided to deepen ...

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18 including 4 US troops killed in Syria suicide attack

DAMASCUS: A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw. The bombing, claimed by the militant Islamic State group, comes after US President Donald Trump’s shock announcement last month that he was ...

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Pentagon opposes Trump’s troop withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defence has informed Congress that it wants to continue to apply direct and indirect military pressure on the Taliban, while supporting nascent efforts for peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The Pentagon’s strategy paper, submitted to Congress this week, clearly differs with President Donald Trump’s plan to ...

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United States plans complete withdrawal of troops from Syria

WASHINGTON: The IS has been “beaten” in Syria, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation. The momentous decision to withdraw, which runs counter to long-established US policy for Syria and the region, blindsided lawmakers, the Pentagon and ...

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