The Obama administration’s pact with Russia to strengthen military cooperation in Syria has prompted a widening rift between Secretary of State John Kerry and top Pentagon officials, who warn against sharing intelligence with Russian forces.
The besieged Syrian town of Madaya, located some 25 miles northwest of Damascus, is facing an uptick in child suicide attempts as the nation’s civil war ravages on, according to a human rights group.
An account connected to Syria’s Tourism Ministry has released a dozen promotional videos over the past three weeks showing scenic shots of its beaches and ancient sites in an effort to spur tourism in the war-torn country, the Washington Post reported Friday.
The United Nations gave government officials and charities linked to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a series of contracts worth tens of millions of dollars as part of a Syrian aid program, the Guardian reported Monday.
The U.S. is on track to reach the Obama administration’s target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees in a year-long resettlement program, the U.S. Ambassador to Jordan announced Sunday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday the United States needs to fulfill its commitment to separate moderate Syrian rebel forces from terrorist groups before condemning the Bashar al Assad regime over a new United Nations report finding Syria has continued chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said its inspectors found traces of deadly nerve agents in multiple locations across Syria despite the commitment by President Bashar al Assad’s regime to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal, according to a new report.
American fighter jets scrambled to protect U.S. advisers working alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday after they were nearly bombed by Syrian military aircraft, a Pentagon official said Friday.
More than 17,000 people held in Syrian prisons were killed under the regime of President Bashar al Assad during the past five years while countless others faced systematic torture, rape, and abuse, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International.