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UN envoy: No party seeks regime change in Syria

The United Nations’ special envoy for Syria says the developments in Syria have convinced involved parties that no regime change would be necessary in the Arab country.

Rockets target US military base in eastern Syria

Several rockets have reportedly hit a military facility housing US troops in Syria’s oil-producing eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Iran reaffirms support for UN efforts to preserve Syria sovereignty

The Iranian foreign minister’s senior advisor for special political affairs has reaffirmed Iran’s support for the UN’s efforts to preserve Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the world body’s encouragement of dialog between Syrian factions.

Syria joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Syria has joined China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which officials say will help Damascus open broad horizons of cooperation with Beijing and others.

SANA: US building Syria refinery to increase oil theft

Official sources say the United States and Kurdish forces have launched the construction of an oil refinery in Hasaka Province in northeastern Syria to smuggle crude oil from the energy-rich region to the Iraqi territory.

US military facility in Syria under rocket attack

A military facility housing American troops in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr has come under attack with rockets fired from nearby areas. Earlier, several rockets had hit an Iraqi military base housing American troops near Baghdad International Airport.

5 Syrian soldiers killed, 20 wounded in Daesh attack

Five Syrian army personnel have been killed and 20 others injured in a rocket attack on a military transport bus in the east of the war-ravaged country.

Iran envoy: US troops should withdraw from Syria

Iran’s ambassador to Syria has called for the withdrawal of the US military forces from the war-torn country. Syria has repeatedly condemned the US military presence in the country, describing such a deployment as an act of aggression since it does not have any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

US military bases in Syria under rocket attacks

Several Katyusha rockets have separately hit military facilities housing US troops in Syria’s oil-producing provinces of Dayr al-Zawr and Hasakah on Friday.

Iran slams Israel’s move to hold cabinet session in Golan

Iran strongly condemns the Zionist regime’s move to hold its cabinet meeting in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights.

Syria says Israel attack caused ‘significant material damage’

An Israeli airstrike hit the Syrian port of Latakia on Tuesday, the second such attack in December, according to Syrian state media. The assault has caused extensive material damage, and fires erupted in the port's container storage area.

Russia: US realizes pressure on Syria not working

The United States has realized that the policy of rising pressure on Syria is not working, rather the situation in the war-ravaged country can be stabilized by providing humanitarian assistance, a Kremlin envoy told TASS.

Kurds say arrested ‘dangerous Daesh leader’ in Syria

Kurdish troops have arrested one of the most "dangerous" Daesh emirs who had participated in the 2014 attack on the Kurdish-held city of Kobane, Farhad Shami, the head of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) media center, says.

Dozens killed in refugee camp on US-controlled territory in Syria

At least 84 murders and 23 attempted murders have been registered in Al-Hawl refugee camp on the US-controlled Syrian territory in just one year, the head of the Russian-Syrian coordination center for the return of refugees says.

“Russia, Iran, Turkey see no alternative to Syrian Constitutional Committee”

The guarantors of the Astana process (Moscow, Tehran and Ankara) see no alternatives to the Syrian Constitutional Committee and are determined to furnish all-round support for its activities, a Russian diplomat said after consultations with Iranian and Turkish delegations.

Civilians killed and kidnapped in US Syria operation

US servicemen kidnapped several civilians in Syria in the course of a "large operation" carried out early on Monday in the province of Deir ez-Zor, the local news agency, SANA, has reported, citing local sources

Russia slams US-led military presence in Syria

Chief of the General Staff of Russia’s armed forces Valery Gerasimov lashed out at the US-led illegal military presence in Syria on Thursday during a briefing with the military attaches of foreign states.

Iranian Leader advisor: Syria to continue path of resistance

The path of resistance against enemies will be continued in Syria, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei told the visiting Syrian foreign minister in Tehran.

Iran security chief: U.S. seeks to create new regional crises

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has discussed the latest regional developments and bilateral ties with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad who is in Tehran on an official visit.

Syria: Family of six seriously wounded in US strike

A Syrian man and his family members were among the civilians injured in the recent US drone attack in Idlib province. Doctors say the 10-year-old son of the six-member family may never fully recover from the wounds caused by the air raid.

Explosions heard inside US military base in Syria

Multiple blasts could be heard inside the US military base in the At-Tanf area, located in Homs Province, near the Iraqi border, Syrian state TV reported on Sunday.

Report: US military base in Syria hit by rocket attack

A facility housing US troops in eastern Syria came under attack late Saturday when rockets were fired from nearby areas, state media, and a spokesman for US-backed militants said.

Pentagon to review deadly 2019 US bombings in Syria

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review into US military bombings in Syria in March 2019 that reportedly killed dozens of civilians during the ‘battle for the final stronghold of ISIL (ISIS).’

Report: US sends two military convoys to Syria

The US military has sent in more than one hundred vehicles from Iraqi territory in two columns moving towards the province of Hasaka, the SANA news agency reported, citing accounts of local sources from the al-Yaroubiya region.

Hezbollah chief says new Iranian oil tanker in Syria within days

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced on Friday a new Iranian oil vessel will reach Syria in the upcoming few days.

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