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US to impose sanctions aimed at blocking Syria military victory

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The United States will impose sanctions on Wednesday aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government in a bid to...

Russia sends second batch of fighter jets to Syria: embassy

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Russia flew a batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, Moscow’s embassy in Damascus said, with Syrian pilots already using the planes to...

Russian, Syrian co-operating moving militia to Libya – claim

The US does not support the offensive byLibya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar...

Bomb explodes in Syrian town

At least 40 civilians, including 11 children, died when a bomb detonated in northern Syrian town Afrin, the Turkish Defence Ministry said blaming the...

Syria ceasefire critical to combating coronavirus

An immediate nationwide ceasefire is needed in Syria to enable an “all-out-effort” to stamp out the coronavirus and prevent it ravaging a beleaguered population,...

Joint Russo/Turkish patrol blocked in Syria

Russia and Turkey cut short a first joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib  after rebels and civilians opposed to a ceasefire agreement cut off a...

Turkish backed Syrian rebels seize Idlib town

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have seized Nairab town in northwest Syria’s Idlib province, Turkish and rebel officials said, the first area...

Most of Aleppo now under Syrian control

Syrian government forces made significant advances in north-western Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before new talks...

Displacement in Syria reaches record numbers

More people fled fighting in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the nine-year-old conflict and Idlib, where many...

SA media man home after kidnapping

A South African photojournalist kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State three years ago returned home on Thursday with the help of Turkey’s intelligence agency,...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...