Latest in Highlight
“LNA military attack on Tripoli constitutes threat to international peace, security,” EU says
Thousands of Palestinians took part in Friday demonstrations
Al-Sarraj calls Trump to stop foreign support to LNA
After a surge in cross-border violence, Palestinian factions reportedly agreed on Saturday night to a truce of ceasefire with Israel
Last week, UN Security Council announced 30-day ceasefire in Syria
Civilians may now exit one of Syria’s last rebel strongholds under a temporary ceasefire ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The United Nations has urged warring parties to allow aid into devastated areas. Eastern Ghouta near Damascus was relatively calm on Tuesday morning after a Russian-backed ceasefire entered into force at 9:00 am local time. …
Resolution was drafted by Sweden, Kuwait; approved unanimously
Egypt expressed support of the announced ceasefire by the Syrian Army
2016 was not a good year for Saudi Arabia. Sharply lowered oil prices sparked a domestic financial crisis that is forcing the country to restructure its economy. Saud Arabia’s bitter struggle with Iran for regional hegemony has embroiled it in wars and political conflicts which it has been unable to win, leaving Saudi Arabia no …
A UN-brokered 72-hour truce came into effect for humanitarian aid access
The ceasefire in Syria remains shaky as the delivery of humanitarian aid appears to be held up by bureaucracy. UN Syrian envoy Staffan de Mistura blamed the government for sabotaging the shaky truce.
UN Special Envoy for Syria informs Shoukry about details of ceasefire
Hours after the announcement of a US-Russia brokered ceasefire deal aimed at ending the five-year conflict in Syria, fighting has escalated. Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in airstrikes.
Turkey has yet to confirm the truce after launching an offensive against the “Islamic State” and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. But Kurdish-backed militas said they would continue to negotiate with Turkish forces.
Damascus has extended a ceasefire for 72 hours, marking the second of its kind since the end of Ramadan. The US’ top diplomat is expected in Moscow as the international community pushes to revive stalled peace talks.
The Azeri town Tartar is on the border of the Nagorno-Karabagh region. Locals have witnessed decades of clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Many have been forced to flee. DW’s Seda Serdar went to learn more.
The Syrian regime troops have announced a unilateral three-day ceasefire coinciding with the end of Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The truce applies to the whole country, according to the army’s statement.
Russia has called for a renewed end to fighting in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. The announcement came the same day a human rights group criticized the UN for favoring the Syrian government.
Russian defence ministry announced Saturday that a truce in Aleppo and Latakia will be extended for three days
US officials have announced the extension of a truce to Syria’s war-torn northern city. Officials at the United Nations, meanwhile, have accused the Assad regime of war crimes.
Ongoing peace talks in Geneva turn to the fate of Bashar Al-Assad as opposition insists upon his departure
Saudi forces can still strike against IS from Turkish base of Incirlik, to which four Saudi Air jets arrived last week, said Asseri
Moscow blamed the violations on moderate rebels and “terrorist organizations” including an attack on the Turkish border. Saudi Arabia says Syrian or Russian warplanes have been active in Aleppo and Hama provinces.
It remains unclear whether both sides will abide by truce after fierce air and artillery strikes earlier in day
Egypt should take action “to stop the occupation’s violations” as peace agreement sponsor, says Haniyeh
First exchange of fire since August truce
After war and donor conferences, humanitarian catastrophe looms in heavily populated strip
Egypt transferred food supplies, while Israel transferred construction material