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Damascus Turned Down Invitation to Arab League Summit in Beirut - Ambassador


RIA Nov. - Published

Iran's Syria war blockbuster: cinema in the service of politics

Can pop culture move politics? The war movie ‘Damascus Time’ represents the fruit of a long effort by Iranian conservatives to gain supportive voices in the arts. But its impact may be limited.
Christian Science Monitor - Published

Videos for Damascus

Netanyahu: Israel Struck Iran Weapons In Damascus [Video]Netanyahu: Israel Struck Iran Weapons In Damascus  00:42

CNN reports, In a rare acknowledgment of Israeli operations in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country's air force struck Syria over the weekend. Speaking at Sunday's weekly Cabinet..

Wochit - Published

Syria says Israeli rockets fired at Damascus [Video]Syria says Israeli rockets fired at Damascus  00:54

Syrian state media report that Israeli rockets were fired close to the airport near Damascus overnight.

Rumble - Published

Syrian air defence fires on hostile targets above Damascus - state news agency [Video]Syrian air defence fires on hostile targets above Damascus - state news agency  00:47

Syrian air defence units fired on enemy targets above Damascus and destroyed several, state news agency SANA said late on Friday. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Rumble - Published

Democrat Gabbard says she will run for U.S. president [Video]Democrat Gabbard says she will run for U.S. president  01:35

Democratic U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii told CNN she will join the 2020 race for the White House. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Reuters Studio - Published

Exclusive: Links found between Huawei and Iran, Syria [Video]Exclusive: Links found between Huawei and Iran, Syria  02:01

New documents link Chinese telecom giant Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Reuters Studio - Published

Syrian female soccer coach hopes to win big with men's team [Video]Syrian female soccer coach hopes to win big with men's team  01:06

Maha Jannoud, a former Syrian national women's team player, believes she is the first woman in the Middle East to coach a professional men's side.

Reuters Studio - Published

Syrian refugees immigrate to Milwaukee and open restaurant [Video]Syrian refugees immigrate to Milwaukee and open restaurant  01:28

Syrian refugees immigrate to Milwaukee and open restaurant

TODAY’S TMJ4 - Published

After U.S Withdrawal, Iraq Wants Bigger Role In Syria [Video]After U.S Withdrawal, Iraq Wants Bigger Role In Syria  00:52

Reuters reports Iraq’s prime minister said on Sunday that top security officials from Baghdad had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, and hinted at a bigger Iraqi role fighting Islamic..

Wochit - Published

Syrian Army Deploys To Manbij After YPG Militia Asks Damascus For Protection [Video]Syrian Army Deploys To Manbij After YPG Militia Asks Damascus For Protection  00:41

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the Syrian army deployed forces near Manbij in northern Syria, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town, where US forces operate,..

Wochit News - Published

Syrian Army Deploys to Manbij After Kurdish Calls to Deter Turkey [Video]Syrian Army Deploys to Manbij After Kurdish Calls to Deter Turkey  00:31

According to Reuters, the Syrian army said it had deployed forces to Manbij in northern Syria on Friday after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town, where U.S. forces operate. The..

Wochit - Published

US condemns Russia's arming of Syria | FT World [Video]US condemns Russia's arming of Syria | FT World  00:56

► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Patrick Ventrell, US state department spokesman, supports the EU's decision to not renew the arms embargo on Syria and..

Financial Times - Published

UAE reopens Damascus embassy in boost for Assad and signal that Syria is open for business [Video]UAE reopens Damascus embassy in boost for Assad and signal that Syria is open for business  00:54

UAE reopens Damascus embassy in boost for Assad and signal that Syria is open for business

euronews (in English) - Published

UAE Reopens Syria Embassy [Video]UAE Reopens Syria Embassy  00:39

According to Reuters, the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus on Thursday, marking a diplomatic boost for President Bashar al-Assad from a U.S.-allied Arab state that once backed..

Wochit - Published

UAE reopens Damascus embassy in boost for Assad [Video]UAE reopens Damascus embassy in boost for Assad  01:19

The United Arab Emirates has reopened its embassy in Damascus, a sign Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is returning to the Arab fold. The UAE once funded rebels opposed to Assad, who has reestablished..

Rumble - Published

UAE Reopens Syrian Embassy After 7 Years [Video]UAE Reopens Syrian Embassy After 7 Years  00:39

​The UAE closed its embassy in 2011 around the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

Newsy Studio - Published

Let Down By U.S., Syrian Kurdish Leaders Look to Russia And Assad [Video]Let Down By U.S., Syrian Kurdish Leaders Look to Russia And Assad  00:32

According to Reuters, Kurdish leaders who run much of northern Syria are urging Russia and its ally Damascus to send forces to shield the border from the threat of a Turkish offensive. Their call for a..

Wochit - Published

United Arab Emirates Will Reopen Syrian Embassy [Video]United Arab Emirates Will Reopen Syrian Embassy  00:36

The United Arab Emirates has announced it will reopen its embassy in Damascus, the Syrian capital. CNN reports the UAE is set to reopen the embassy seven years after withdrawing its diplomatic..

Wochit - Published

Israel Condemned For Strikes On Syrian Weapons Depot [Video]Israel Condemned For Strikes On Syrian Weapons Depot  00:39

Lebanon's Foreign Ministry Wednesday condemned Israel's airstrikes against Syria, saying it has filed a U.N. complaint, accusing Israel of threatening the stability of the region. Russia's Defense..

Wochit - Published

Syria Intercepts 'Hostile Targets' Over Damascus [Video]Syria Intercepts 'Hostile Targets' Over Damascus  00:49

Syria's state news agency reports the missiles were launched by Israeli warplanes.

Rumble - Published

Syria Intercepts 'Hostile Targets' Over Damascus [Video]Syria Intercepts 'Hostile Targets' Over Damascus  00:48

Syria's state news agency reports the missiles were launched by Israeli warplanes.

Newsy Studio - Published

Israel seen behind Damascus air strikes [Video]Israel seen behind Damascus air strikes  00:45

Syria says Israeli jets attacked targets on the outskirts of Damascus on Tuesday night. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Rumble - Published

Syrian Air Defenses Intercept Israeli Missiles [Video]Syrian Air Defenses Intercept Israeli Missiles  00:33

Reuters reports that Syrian air defenses on Tuesday confronted Israeli missiles above Damascus. Syria downed most of the Israeli crafts before they reached their intended targets. A Syrian military..

Wochit - Published

Israeli Planes Attack Damascus [Video]Israeli Planes Attack Damascus  00:43

According to Reuters, Israeli warplanes attacked the Syrian capital of Damascus with missiles on Tuesday. An arms depot was hit in the attack injuring three Syrian soldiers. A Syrian military official..

Wochit - Published

Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire [Video]Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire  00:52

Residents of Damascus prepare for the first Christmas celebrations since government forces recovered full control of the city and its outskirts. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Rumble - Published

Syria pharma industry on the mend despite seven years of ciivl war [Video]Syria pharma industry on the mend despite seven years of ciivl war  01:40

Nearly 90 drug factories are currently operating in Syria with further expansions expected, after the government provided support for the domestic production of pharmaceuticals in the war-torn country...

Reuters Studio - Published

 

New UN envoy makes first visit to Syria since appointment

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations’ new special envoy for Syria says he hopes to have constructive talks in Damascus. Geir Pedersen spoke briefly to reporters upon his arrival in the Syrian..
Seattle Times - Published

Syria says Israeli warplanes hit Damascus airport warehouse

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Missiles fired by Israeli warplanes struck a warehouse at Damascus International Airport late Friday, causing damage but no casualties, a Syrian military official said. The..
Seattle Times - Published

Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawal

A Syrian Kurdish official says negotiations are ongoing between the government in Damascus and Kurdish officials on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Legendary Chocolatiers Leave War-Torn Syria For Hungary

The Ghraoui chocolate shop in Damascus was a place fit for queens — literally. But in 2015, the family that owned it moved from war-torn Syria to Hungary, which isn't known for welcoming refugees.
NPR - Published

Christ is 'the King who seeks not war,' Syrian patriarch preaches during Christmas liturgy (Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch)

The Syriac Orthodox Church is among the Oriental Orthodox churches that ceased to be in full communion with the Holy See following the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon (451). Born in 1965, Patriarch..
Catholic Culture - Published

Syria's Assad authorizes Iraqi forces to strike IS in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad authorized Sunday Iraqi forces to attack the Islamic State group inside Syria without waiting for permission from authorities in Damascus, state news agency SANA said, as..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Syrian Kurds appeal for Damascus’s protection

Planned withdrawal of US troops from war-torn country seen as strengthening Turkey’s grip
FT.com - Published

Iran History Book Author Provides Analysis for Impact of America's Syria Withdrawal

The sudden news of the United States withdrawing all troops from Syria leaves much open to interpretation. Fazle Chowdhury, author of Promises of Betrayals, provides historical & modern context for the..
PRWeb - Published

Bahrain to resume work at embassy in Syria after UAE move

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain says it will resume operations at its embassy in Syria some seven years after it shuttered its embassy in Damascus in the early days of the civil war. The..
Seattle Times - Published

Syria says UAE will reopen Damascus embassy closed in 2011

Syria said the United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus on Thursday for the first time in seven years, a reflection of improved relations between President Bashar Assad and some of his..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Russia: Israeli strike on Syria threatened civilian flights

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military says an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital has endangered civilian flights. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Wednesday that..
Seattle Times - Published

Report: Israeli attack near Syrian capital wounds 3 soldiers

BEIRUT -- Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers, Syrian state media..
Newsday - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.com

Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

Warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday and some of the missiles were shot down by air defense units, Syrian state TV said.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

2018 in Russian Disinformation Themes

In 2018, the Russian government and state-controlled media pushed classic narratives on topics like Syria and Ukraine. But the year’s events forced them to come up with new twists on those old..
Polygraph.info - Published

After 8 years of war, Catholics in Damascus celebrate a festive Christmas (AsiaNews)

“Celebrating Christmas after eight years of war without fear is a great achievement,” said Father Amer Kassar, a Syriac Catholic priest. “For a long time, the faithful had had to give up..
Catholic Culture - Published

Report: Syria’s national security chief in Egypt

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s state news agency is reporting that a top aide to President Bashar Assad has visited Egypt to discuss political and security issues, including efforts to combat..
Seattle Times - Published

Accused War Criminals Meet in Damascus as Arab Bloc Moves Away From Snubbing Assad

The visit may mark a grudging acknowledgment by Arab states that it’s time to resume business with Bashar al-Assad. -- *Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the..
CNSNews.com - Published

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan’s president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport..
Seattle Times - Published

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Helps Salvation Army Fill its Red Kettles

Brokers from Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate brought a lot of unexpected attention to the Salvation Army as they volunteered for bell-ringing duties at the Happy Valley Fred Meyer. HAPPY VALLEY,..
PRWeb - Published

North Korea FM says his country and Syria face same ‘enemy’

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — North Korea’s Foreign Minister says his country and Syria face the same “enemy” and called for increased cooperation between them. Syria’s President Bashar Assad..
Seattle Times - Published

Syria says US-led coalition fired missiles on its positions

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s state news agency says the U.S.-led coalition has fired several missiles at Syrian army positions in the country’s east, causing material damage. The SANA report..
Seattle Times - Published

Pope Francis lights candle for children in Syria

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2018 / 05:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Sunday lit a candle, a symbol of hope, to pray for the children affected by violence and war in Syria and across the Middle..
CNA - Published

Syria sends UN complaints over Israeli, US-led airstrikes

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria has sent the U.N. Security Council complaints over the latest Israeli airstrikes that targeted an area home to military bases south of Damascus, saying such..
Seattle Times - Published

Syria state TV says air defenses repelled missile attack

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s air defenses confronted an aerial “aggression” over the country’s south late Thursday, shooting down several targets and preventing them from carrying out their..
Seattle Times - Published

Damascus archbishop describes Syrian Catholics' plight (Catholic Spirit (St. Paul-Minneapolis))

“Syria’s government took over Catholic schools in 1968 and designated them as public schools,” according to the report. “Catholic children learn Islam in school ... children don’t stay..
Catholic Culture - Published

Football players face life in high school locker-room attack

DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland 15-year-olds are out on bail but face life in prison after being charged as adults with first-degree rape in a locker room attack. WTOP-FM reports Jean Claude..
Seattle Times - Published

Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for what..
Newsday - Published

Syrian officials: More than 100 wounded in chemical attack

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official and the state news agency say more than 100 people have been treated at hospitals after a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of..
Seattle Times - Published

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