18 February 2020


Syria Military Hails Advance Against Rebels in 'Record Time' (1)
By Associated Press February 17, 2020 06:28 AM DAMASCUS - Syria's military announced on Monday that its troops have regained control of territories in northwestern Syria "in record time," vowing to continue to chase armed groups "wherever they are." The announcement came hours after troops consolidated the government's hold over the key Aleppo province, capturing over 30 villages and hamlets in the
Larijani voices Iran's readiness for helping Lebanon (4)
Beirut, Feb 17, IRNA - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Monday called for promoting Tehran-Beirut relations and expressed his country's readiness for helping Lebanon in the economic, trade, industrial, pharmaceutical, scientific, cultural, agricultural and military arenas. In a press conference in Beirut late on Monday, he added that Iran and Lebanon have signed cultural and scientific agreements which should be implemented.
Russia, Assad regime kill 4 civilians in northern Syria (4)
Airstrikes conducted in Idlib de-escalation zone Mehmet Burak Karacaoglu and Esref Musa | 18.02.2020 IDLIB, Syria Russia and the Bashar al-Assad regime carried out airstrikes and ground attacks Monday in northern Syria, killing at least four civilians. Russian warplanes targeted residential neighborhoods in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo governorate, killing three civilians, said war monitor the
900,000 people displaced by fighting in northwest Syria since December: UN (2)
Last Updated On 18 February,2020 07:24 am A Russian-backed regime offensive in northwest Syria has displaced 900,000 people. UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - A Russian-backed regime offensive in northwest Syria has displaced 900,000 people since the start of December, and babies are dying of cold because aid camps are full, the UN said Monday. That figure is 100,000 more than the United Nations had previously recorded.
On Greek mainland, locals stonewall migrant relocations (3)
Makrygialos (Greece) (AFP) "We will not accept a single illegal coloniser," reads a banner in the small village of Makrygialos. The village is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants. Just months after the new conservative administration took over promising to get tough on migration, deadlock is rapidly emerging over where to
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