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‘France will strike’ if proven chemical bombs used in Syria – Macron

‘France will strike’ if proven chemical bombs used in Syria – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict but that he had not yet seen any evidence that this was the case. “On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters. “Today, our […]

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‘Russia slams ‘criminal’ US-led strikes in Syria

‘Russia slams ‘criminal’ US-led strikes in Syria

New York – Russia’s UN ambassador yesterday slammed as “criminal” the US-led coalition strikes against pro-regime forces in Syria that left more than 100 dead. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters that he protested the assault in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor during a closed-door Security Council meeting. “It was inadmissible for whatever reasons it […]

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US-led coalition launches defensive strike in Syria

US-led coalition launches defensive strike in Syria

The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group announced yesterday it had carried out defensive strikes in the eastern Deir Ezzor region against Syrian pro-regime forces. “Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters” yesterday, CENTCOM said in a statement. “Coalition service members in an advise, assist, and accompany capacity […]

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Dozens dead in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Dozens dead in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Saqba – Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed 78 civilians yesterday despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The bloodshed came a day after another 31 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta and as the United Nations pleaded for a truce in the seven-year-old war to allow for […]

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German IS rapper killed in airstrike in Syria

German IS rapper killed in airstrike in Syria

Hong Kong – A German rapper turned Islamic State fighter who reportedly married the FBI translator hired to spy on him has been killed in an airstrike in Syria, a US-based monitoring group has said. Denis Cuspert, who performed under the stage name Deso Dogg, became one of the extremist group’s most famous Western fighters, […]

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Trump, Putin agree ‘no military solution’ in Syria

Trump, Putin agree ‘no military solution’ in Syria

Vietnam – The United States and Russia issued a presidential joint statement saying there was “no military solution” to the war in Syria after their leaders met briefly on the sidelines of a regional summit in Vietnam. There had been mixed messages for days from both Moscow and the White House on whether President Donald […]

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Syria to host World Cup playoff in Malaysia

Syria to host World Cup playoff in Malaysia

Sydney – Syria will host the first leg of the Asian World Cup playoff against Australia on Oct. 5 in the Malaysian city of Melaka, Football Federation Australia said on Thursday. The Syrians, who have never qualified for the World Cup finals, have played all their “home” qualifiers in Malaysia since FIFA banned them from […]

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French minister says Manchester attack suspect probably travelled to Syria

French minister says Manchester attack suspect probably travelled to Syria

Paris – British investigators told French authorities that the suspect in the Manchester bombing had probably travelled to Syria, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Wednesday. British police said on Tuesday they believed British-born Salman Abedi, 22, carried out a suicide bombing at a concert hall that killed 22 people, including children. “Today we […]

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Muhammad Wanndy confirmed killed in attack in Syria

Muhammad Wanndy confirmed killed in attack in Syria

Kuala Lumpur – Islamic State (IS) militant Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi has indeed been killed in Syria, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. The Inspector-General of Police confirmed that the militant was killed in Raqqa on April 29. This came after over a week of unconfirmed reports that the country’s most wanted terrorist had been killed […]

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Muhammad Wanndy disahkan maut dalam serangan di Syria

Muhammad Wanndy disahkan maut dalam serangan di Syria

Kuala Lumpur – Ketua militan Daesh Asia Tenggara, Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi hari ini disahkan terbunuh dalam satu serangan di Raqqa, Syria pada 29 April lepas. Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar mengesahkan perkara itu di laman rasmi Twitter beliau sebentar tadi selepas membuat penelitian terhadap maklumat yang diperoleh. “Selepas meneliti inteligen yang […]

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