Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

by WorldTribune Staff, October 15, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump, in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence said Trump had been stern with Erdogan on the phone and the vice president said he would soon travel to the region in an […]

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 As Turkey launched a long-awaited military offensive into northern Syria, Iran announced it was holding military exercises near its own border with Turkey. According to an Oct. 9 report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency, Iran’s military is holding war games in Western Azerbaijan Province which include rapid reaction […]

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2019 Saying that it was “time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” President Donald Trump on Oct. 7 said the United States will withdraw its forces from northern Syria near the Turkish border. The move, which followed an Oct. 6 phone call between Trump and Turkish […]

Syria demands UN Security Council emergency meeting over U.S. Golan resolution

Syria demands UN Security Council emergency meeting over U.S. Golan resolution

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2019 Syria is demanding that the UN Security Council call an emergency meeting to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. Iran, Russia and the Gulf Arab state are of one accord with Syria in their opposition to Trump’s surprise action which was […]

In message to Russia, U.S. Marines carry out live fire exercise in Syrian desert

In message to Russia, U.S. Marines carry out live fire exercise in Syrian desert

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2018 U.S. Marines conducted a live fire exercise in the southern Syrian desert after Russia said it intended to enter the deconfliction zone near an American base in the area. More than 100 U.S. Marines, backed by artillery fire, took part in the exercise to send a “strong message” to […]

Mattis issues warning to Iran: ‘What are they doing in Syria in the first place?’

Mattis issues warning to Iran: ‘What are they doing in Syria in the first place?’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2018 Iran has been “put on notice” that its “continued mischief” in the Mideast will not be tolerated by President Donald Trump, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Aug. 28. Speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph […]

New York Times faults Israel’s assist for Syrian relief workers

New York Times faults Israel’s assist for Syrian relief workers

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2018 The New York Times has criticized Israel for its rescuing of hundreds of Syrian civilians because the Jewish state’s humanitarian actions are “creating friction” with Syrian President Bashar Assad, a columnist noted. “Even in a world where Israel is routinely blamed for a remarkable variety of problems, this one is […]

Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 Israel on July 22 rejected Russia’s offer of a buffer zone that would keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the Golan Heights ceasefire line. Meanwhile, Israel on July 24 said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the occupied Golan Heights. Israel’s military said it fired […]

Report: Trump to demand Iran ‘exits all of Syria’

Report: Trump to demand Iran ‘exits all of Syria’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump will push for Iran to withdraw completely from Syria, a report said. Trump will place the demand during his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin set for July 16 in Helsinki, reported London-based newspaper Al-Hayat. The report further suggests that Trump’s premise is that […]

Strategic ally Bashar Assad wants to visit ‘HE Kim Jong-Un’

Strategic ally Bashar Assad wants to visit ‘HE Kim Jong-Un’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2018 Syrian President Bashar Assad has expressed interest in traveling to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-Un, according to state-run media in North Korea. “I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong-Un,” Assad was quoted as saying by KCNA. KCNA said Assad made the comments on […]

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