yria's U.N. ambassador on Thursday urged Western powers to lift crippling economic sanctions against the war-torn country if they are serious about helping millions of Syrian refugees to return to their homeland.
By Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
Placement on the list prohibits American entities or citizens from dealing with the companies and blocks any of the companies' U.S. assets. In Moscow, officials dismissed the sanctions as illegal.
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
More than six years after it was shut down as the country’s civil war encroached, Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus reopened on Sunday.
By Albert Aji, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, rebels pulled back from a demilitarized zone that was established in a deal that prevented a Syrian government offensive against Idlib province. Meanwhile, the country’s primary checkpoint with Jordan opened for the first time in…
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, special correspondent
My eyes welled up when a smiling and confident Batoul stepped out from behind the curtains of the blue tarp she and her family call home.
After warning for months that he could pull U.S. troops from Syria, President Trump is making a renewed push to find a political solution to the country’s ongoing civil war. Foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin sits down with Ambassador James…
By Amna Nawaz, Larisa Epatko
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the United States on Wednesday for supplying weapons in the Syria conflict to offshoots of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which he considers terrorist organizations. In an interview with Amna Nawaz, the Turkish president said…
In our news wrap Monday, the United States formally imposed 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing accused the U.S. of “trade bully-ism” and imposed levies of five to 10 percent on $60 billion worth of…
By Associated Press
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that some 7,000 people have returned to their towns and villages since Monday when Russia and Turkey announced the deal.
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