Turkey talking to all sides in Syria conflict for Idlib ceasefire -minister

By Humeyra Pamuk and Tom Perry ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Sept 14 : Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish leaders, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the rebel-held region. Ankara failed last week […]

Protesters arrive at Bedouin village as Israeli demolition looms

By Ali Sawafta KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank, Sept 11 : When the residents of Khan al-Ahmar awoke on Tuesday morning, they were greeted by the sight of five brand new shacks on the outskirts of their village, a cluster of tumbledown huts on a desert hillside in the occupied West Bank. The structures are the […]

Germany says in talks about possible military role in Syria

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN, Sept 10 : The German government said on Monday it was in talks with its allies about a possible military deployment in Syria, prompting a sharp rebuke from the Social Democrats (SPD) and setting up a fresh conflict in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s loveless coalition. Overseas military action remains a sensitive and […]

Turkey calls for ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, Russia opposes

By Babak Dehghanpisheh Undated Sept 7 : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a ceasefire in the rebel-held region of Idlib in northwest Syria on Friday and said an anticipated government assault on insurgents there could result in a massacre. But Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Moscow opposed a truce, and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani […]