IndexMundi Home

Syria News Headlines

Syria backs global fight against Islamic State, minister tells U.N.
By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria stands with a worldwide effort to combat Islamic State, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday, in a statement to the United Nations that appeared to give tacit approval of U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria targeting the militants. Moualem told the United Nations General Assembly that military action to tackle ...(9/29/2014 4:27:01 PM)
AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy.(9/29/2014 7:11:56 PM)
Syria: US dual policy is recipe for more violence
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister on Monday blasted the United States' "dual policy" of striking at some militants in Syria while providing money, weapons and training to others, calling it a recipe for more violence and terrorism.(9/29/2014 11:53:02 AM)
Syria's Qaeda chief warns West against continued strikes
Beirut (AFP) - The head of Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate warned on Sunday that failure to stop US-led air strikes on jihadist positions in Syria would "transfer the battle" to Western countries.(9/28/2014 3:09:10 PM)
Syria raids show Saudi, UAE ambition to extend regional authority
By William Maclean and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - The decision by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join air strikes in Syria reflects an increasingly muscular foreign policy by the Gulf Arab heavyweights that has already started to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East. With Egypt, Syria and Iraq - where the Arab world's armed might has usually rested ...(9/30/2014 8:13:58 AM)
Syria: U.S. "dual policy" is recipe for more violence
At U.N. General Assembly, Syria's foreign minister tries to position his country on the same side of the coalition fighting ISIS(9/29/2014 1:57:01 PM)
At UN, Syria closes the door on peace talks
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Syria will not begin talks to end the three-and-a-half-year war while Islamist militants are rampaging through the country, the foreign minister told the United Nations on Monday.(9/29/2014 1:37:29 PM)
Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.(9/28/2014 9:49:00 PM)
Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria
ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists.(9/29/2014 4:23:37 PM)
U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
By Mariam Karouny and Jonny Hogg BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain storage areas in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, in an area controlled by ...(9/29/2014 4:44:41 PM)
Source: Yahoo