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12 January, 2019 4:25 AM Israel fires missiles over Damascus: Syria

The Syrian state news agency SANA as stating that one of the airport warehouses was hit during the attack. Damascus: Syria on Friday claimed that Israel has filed multiple missiles towards Damascus which triggered Syrian air defences that shot down most of them. Al Arabiya quoted the Syrian state news agency SANA as stating that one of the airport warehouses 147

11 January, 2019 5:31 PM US Has Begun Pulling Equipment, Not Troops From Syria: Official

The US military has started moving non-essential equipment out of Syria but it is not withdrawing troops for now, a defense official said Friday as the Pentagon sought to clarify an earlier statement. "We are not withdrawing troops at this stage," the official said on condition of anonymity. Earlier, US military spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan had said the US had begun 158

11 January, 2019 6:28 AM US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

United states National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday contradicted Trump's decision, saying that Americans troops would remain in Syria until the last remmants of the Islamic State were defeated. Washington: The first US military ground equipment has been withdrawn from Syria, signaling the beginning of the drawdown ordered by President Donald 236

10 January, 2019 2:41 PM US Troop Withdrawal From Syria Will Happen, Says Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that a full US troop withdrawal from Syria announced by President Donald Trump last month will go ahead despite widespread criticism. The US top diplomat made his remarks while on a whistlestop tour of the Middle East to address the concerns of regional allies about the surprise pullout plan. "President Trump's 198

9 January, 2019 11:19 AM U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

Bagdhad: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Speaker`s office. Pompeo is on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on reports of Pompeo`s visit to Iraq. Asked on Tuesday about a possible 192

8 January, 2019 8:24 AM Donald Trump discusses Syria, economic issues with foreign leaders

President Donald Trump discussed the US strategy in Syria and the defeat of the ISIS with French President Emmanuel Macron, the White House said, amid global concern over America's early exit from the war-torn country. Trump's surprise announcement in December that appeared to signal a rapid withdrawal of the American forces from war-torn Syria, where 165

7 January, 2019 3:35 PM US Pullout From Syria To Be Done In Prudent Way, Says Donald Trump

We will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS, the US president said. US President Donald Trump on Monday sought to end fears of an abrupt US pullout from Syria, saying the fight against the ISIS was not over and that withdrawal would be done in a "prudent" manner. "We will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing 145

29 December, 2018 2:56 AM US commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

US President Donald Trump last week abruptly ordered a complete withdrawal of US troops from Syria. US commanders planning for the withdrawal of US troops from Syria are recommending that Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep US-supplied weapons, four US officials said, a move that would likely anger NATO ally Turkey. Three of the officials 5553

24 December, 2018 6:46 AM Turkey's Erdogan Assured He Will Eradicate ISIS Left In Syria, Says Trump

US President Donald Trump added that President Erdogan "is a man who can do it." US President Donald Trump on Sunday said his Turkish counterpart assured him that any remaining Islamic State group fighters in Syria will be eliminated, after Trump abruptly ordered US troops in Syria to leave. "President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey has very strongly informed 188

24 December, 2018 12:58 AM Ally France slams Donald Trump for decision to pull troops out of Syria

"An ally must be dependable. To be allies is to fight shoulder to shoulder." N'Djamena: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he deeply regretted US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 US troops in Syria 166