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200 US troops to remain in Syria after pullout

Move comes after criticism of troop withdrawal

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Islamic State leader reportedly escapes attempt on his life

The incident was believed to have taken place on January 10

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Erdogan in Moscow for talks with Putin on Syria safe zone

At the start of their meeting, Putin addressed Erdogan as “dear friend”

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‘Bomb blast’ rocks Syrian capital Damascus

There was no immediate claim of responsibility

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The US won’t be the world’s ‘policeman’: Trump

He defended his decision to pull troops out of Syria

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Order signed for US military’s controversial Syria exit

Around 2,000 US troops will leave war torn Syria, says Trump

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US ‘war on terror’ has killed 500,000 people: study

Nearly 7,000 US troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Pakistan affected by proxy wars in Syria, Yemen: FM Qureshi

Iran and Saudi Arabia are both important to Pakistan

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Armeena Rana Khan is helping Syrian refugees in Jordan

Over 1.7 million Syrian refugees fled to Jordan

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Jihadists pull heavy arms from parts of Syria buffer zone: monitor

The NLF pullout was confirmed by spokesman Naji Mustafa

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Putin wants all foreign forces to quit Syria

Putin said presence of US forces violated UN charter

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Iran fires missiles against ‘terrorist’ camp in Syria

ISIS, which is based in Syria, claimed responsibility for an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz

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Two arrested for trying to supply Islamic State with drones

The police didn’t reveal the names of suspects

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Trump criticises Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

Iran leaders sow chaos, death and destruction

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Iran’s economy in meltdown as sanctions loom

Inflation is 60% and 10m people out of jobs

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Russia says a military aircraft vanishes near Syria during Israeli, French strikes

US official says the aircraft was shot down by the Syrian government

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Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

“Still Recording” records what happened to two idealistic art students after they were swept up in the fervour of the Syrian revolution

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Bashar al-Assad’s wife diagnosed with breast cancer

The wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun treatment for early-stage breast cancer, the presidency said on Wednesday. “Asma al-Assad is beginning the first stage of treatment for a malignant tumour in the breast that was discovered at an early stage,” the presidency announced on its social media accounts. The announcement came with a…

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Islamic State kills 215 in southwest Syria attacks: local official

Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s deadliest attack in the country for years.

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France sends medical aid to Syria after deal with Russia

France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

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19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

At least 19 drowned and between 25 and 30 were still missing, the Turkish Cypriot security forces said in a statement

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