Damascus

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Syria bomb explosions death toll rises to 140

Bomb blasts in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have left at least 140 people dead, monitors and state media say.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

Syria crisis: Aid arrives in besieged Muadhamiya

The first of several convoys carrying badly-needed aid to besieged areas of Syria has arrived at its destination.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

IS bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 50

Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group kill more than 50 people and wound dozens near a revered Shiite shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus.

December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

Syria rebel chief Zahran Alloush killed

Zahran Alloush, head of the powerful Jaish al-Islam Syrian rebel group, is killed east of Damascus, a monitoring group and Syria's opposition say.

December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

45 civilians killed in Syrian rebel bastion: monitor

At least 45 civilians are killed Sunday in heavy bombardment of a besieged Syrian rebel stronghold east of Damascus that also struck a school, a monitoring group said.

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow on his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in his country in 2011.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Dhaka vs Kolkata

But it does not need Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking for anybody to know that Dhaka has been rotting, stinking and becoming more terrible to live in every year.

August 16, 2015
August 16, 2015

Air strikes on Syria marketplace kill 80

At least 80 people are killed Sunday in a string of Syrian government air strikes on a marketplace in Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus

July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015

IS used chemical weapons against Syria, Iraq Kurds: Experts

The Islamic State group fired chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq last month, Kurdish fighters and weapons experts have said reports The Economic Times.

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

Syrian Islamists ‘seize Idlib city’

An Islamist coalition that includes Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front takes over one of the last government strongholds in western Idlib province, activists say.