BEIRUT: Syria's civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head said. "Last year, we confirmed 68,000 without specifying the nature of their death and 32,000 this…
France and Russia dispatched a plane carrying humanitarian aid to the ravaged former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.
Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal.
Syria's army launched an assault on the flashpoint southern city of Daraa, after a week of deadly bombardment on the nearby countryside caused mass displacement.
Russia, backed by Iran and Syria, sought to head off a Western push to endow the world's global chemical watchdog with new powers to identify those behind toxic arms attacks.
NEW YORK: At the United Nations, Pakistan warned the international community that divergences between major regional powers and big power rivalries could push the Middle East into a wider conflict. Speaking in the Security Council debate…
WASHINGTON: The U.S. government said on Wednesday it would release in Syria an American citizen detained on suspicion of being an Islamic State member, a move the American Civil Liberties Union compared to dumping him on the road in a war…