Home Topics Aleppo

Aleppo

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels.
A Syrian woman receives treatment

More than 100 hurt in suspected chemical attack on Aleppo

The Syrian regime and rebels have blamed each other for the attack, which left many suffering from breathing problems, eye inflammation and fainting.
A woman breathes through an oxygen mask after what Syrian state media said was a suspected gas attack in Aleppo [Sana-Reuters]

Syrian opposition denies launching poison gas attack on Aleppo

A leader in the National Liberation Front (NLF), an umbrella organisation of Turkey-backed rebels that includes the Free Syrian Army, has dismissed accusations they used poisonous gas to attack government-held Aleppo city.

Dozens of jihadists arrive in north Syria under evacuation deal

Dozens of jihadists arrived in northern Syria on Tuesday under a deal with the regime for them to leave their enclave in southern Damascus, an AFP correspondent said.

Russia registers 7 ceasefire violations in syria over past 24 hours

Russia has registered seven ceasefire violations in Syria, while Turkey has recorded two truce breaches over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

Turkey implicates Fethullah Gulen in 2016 Andrei Karlov murder

A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of the US-based Muslim religious leader Fethullah Gulen and seven others over the 2016 killing of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, according to state media reports.

Limited medical evacuations from Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

At least 150 civilians requiring urgent medical treatment have been evacuated from opposition-held Eastern Ghouta, the current major battleground in Syria's seven-year war.

Syria army cuts off main rebel town in Ghouta as death toll tops 1,000

Syrian regime forces continued their offensive against Eastern Ghouta Sunday, a day after they cut off the rebel-held enclave's largest town, pressing on with a 20-day assault that has left more than 1,000 civilians dead.

UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

The UN Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500.

Regime air raids kill 33 civilians in northwest Syria – monitor

Regime air strikes have killed 33 civilians in the past 24 hours in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib where government forces are fighting jihadists, a monitor said on Monday.

Bashar al-Assad regime invites tourists to Syria

Against the run of travel warning about war-torn Syria, President Bashar al-Assad regime is wooing international tourists, urging them to visit.

Regime forces advance against jihadists in northwest Syria

Syrian regime forces advanced against jihadists Saturday on the edge of the northwestern province of Idlib, the last outside government control, a monitor and the state news agency said.

Major powers scramble to agree on Syria peace plan

Key powerbrokers were scrambling Friday over plans to speed up a political settlement in Syria, with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura joining a second day of talks after negotiations in Moscow.

Turkey, Russia and Iran meet to discuss Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts at his official residence in the coastal city of Sochi to discuss the Syrian conflict.

Air raids kill 21 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

At least 21 civilians, including five children, were killed on Monday in air strikes on Syria’s northern Aleppo province, despite a “de-escalation zone” in place there, a monitor said.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan says Syria rebels in new Idlib operation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were staging a new military operation in Syria's jihadist-controlled Idlib province.

Moscow denies IS captives are Russian soldiers

Russia has said media reports claiming two Russian soldiers were captured by ISIL in Syria "are hardly official information".

After helping retake Aleppo, Russia seeks to rebuild it

Flicking through before-and-after photos of Aleppo's Umayyad mosque on his phone, the city's mufti Mahmoud Akkam said he initially wanted the celebrated landmark to be restored by fellow Syrians.

Recent Stories

Federal government to auction N70 billion bonds

The Debt Management Office says the Federal Government is to auction by subscription bonds worth N70 billion on December 19.
Dortmund’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund on December 8, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Borussia Dortmund hope to avoid Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund is hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.
Gina Haspel

CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Bayelsa government declares balance surplus of N18.564 billion for October

Gboribiogha Jonah, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, has disclosed that the state government recorded a balance surplus of N18.564billion as at October 31, 2018.

LASPOTECH shuns ASUP strike

The academic staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, have defiled the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic on Wednesday.