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ISIS kills 9 civilians in Syria's Hama

Damascus/Xinhua: Nine civilians were killed on Tuesday by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria's central province of Hama, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

New ‘COVID-19 reality’ should compel some to put aside narrow interests and seek multilateral solutions, Syrian Minister says

New York: As some States continue to pursue their own narrow agendas above all else, the world is straying further from the principles that underpin international norms and the work of the United Nations, the Foreign Minister of Syria told the high-level General Assembly plenary on Saturday.

‘Substantive’ talks on new constitution bring hope of forging path out of Syria’s near decade-long conflict

New York: While deep distrust persists among warring parties in Syria, a “faint but real ray of hope” emerged with the convening in Geneva of the Constitutional Committee after a nine-month hiatus, the top UN envoy helping chart a path out of the near decade-long conflict, told the Security Council on Friday.

UN rights chief calls for Turkey to probe violations in northern Syria

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged Turkey to launch an immediate independent investigation into violations and abuses committed in parts of north, northwest and northeast Syria, which are under the control of its forces and affiliated armed groups.

Syria: Bombshell report reveals ‘no clean hands’ as horrific rights violations continue

New York: Despite a reduction in largescale hostilities since a ceasefire in March, the UN Syrian Commission of Inquiry reported on Monday that armed actors continue to subject civilians to horrific and increasingly targeted abuse.

Turkish forces neutralize 11 members of Kurdish units in Syria: Defence Ministry

Ankara/Sputnik: The Turkish special forces have killed 11 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (PKK/YPG) in northern Syria, the defense ministry said on Tuesday.

Russia registers 5 ceasefire violations in Syria, Turkey records no breaches: Ministry

Moscow/Sputnik: The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered five ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side did not record any truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily bulletin on Sunday.

Issues surrounding Syria’s chemical weapons programme must be resolved, to restore global confidence 

New York: Until outstanding issues related to Syria’s initial declaration of its chemical weapons stockpile and programme are resolved, the international community cannot have full confidence that its activities have ended, the UN’s top disarmament expert told the Security Council on Thursday.

2 Turkish soldiers wounded in shooting in north Syria

Damascus/Xinhua: Unknown armed men opened fire on Turkish soldiers in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday, wounding two soldiers, a war monitor reported.

US to probe Pakistan’s ISIS terrorists in Syria

Islamabad: Making the situation tough for PM Imran Khan, United States has started an investigation into the role of Pakistanis in the Islamic State movement in Syria, media reports said.

Syria constitutional reform talks, hold promise for new social contract

New York: Constitutional reform talks between Syria’s Government and opposition leaders next week in Geneva, offer an opportunity to reconcile differences and establish a social contract with people across the country, who are desperate for progress after more than nine years of war, the Special Envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Explosion kills Russian officer in Syria

Damascus/Xinhua: A Russian officer was killed and two soldiers were wounded on Tuesday by an explosion in eastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

Landmine explosion kills 4 in Syria's Idlib

Damascus/Xinhua: Four civilians were killed and five others wounded on Saturday when a landmine exploded in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, state news agency SANA reported.

Deaths of children in northeast Syria ‘could have been averted’: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed “deep alarm” over reports that eight children – all under the age of five – have died in Syria’s Al Hol camp, where several thousand children are languishing in dire conditions.

‘Heed the calls’ for ceasefire in north-western Syria – UN

New York: The United Nations expressed concern on Tuesday for the safety and protection of more than four million civilians in north-western Syria, which has been hit with aerial bombardments over the past few days.