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Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, urge gunmen to give up

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
GENEVA - Syrian government forces on Tuesday called on opposition fighters in Aleppo to drop their weapons and surrender to authorities as they captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the ...
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Air strikes pound Aleppo as UN eyes new Syria talks - ‎1 hour ago‎
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that Syrian government helicopters targeted the al-Mashhad neighbourhood in the rebel-held half of the city, killing at least 18 people.
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Turkey's Erdogan criticises EU over Syria refugee deal

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the EU has not been "sincere" over an aid deal with Turkey to contain the influx of refugees from Syria. There has been concern about the EU-Turkey deal, clinched in March, since Turkey was thrown into ...
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ISIS video shows Ansbach suicide bomber from Syria threatening the West

Daily Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
ISIS has released a video showing German suicide bomber Mohammad Daleel issuing a chilling warning that Islamists will wreak havoc across Europe with car bombs.
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UN's Syria envoy aims for next peace talks before end of August

Al-Arabiya - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The UN's special envoy to Syria said Tuesday he aims to start the next round of intra-Syrian talks before the end of August, after a closed-door meeting with senior US and Russian officials.
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Israel says aircraft strikes in Syria after errant Syrian fire

Reuters - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Syrian fire had hit an open area near the border causing no injuries, and in retaliation the air force "successfully targeted the source of the fire in Syria", said an army spokeswoman. The Syrian army said two missiles from Israeli reconnaissance ...
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Jordan deal with donors means legal work for Syria refugees - ‎2 hours ago‎
In this Saturday, July 16, 2016 photo, Syrian refugee Fawaz al-Jasem pulls weeds on a tomato farm in Ramtha, Jordan. He's among thousands of displaced Syrians who recently obtained work permits as part of Jordan's promise to the international community ...

SitRep: Pentagon Wary of Dealing With Moscow in Syria; The Next War in Iraq

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
How much do Pentagon leaders trust Russia to keep its word when it comes to the proposed new intel sharing agreement being negotiated over operations in Syria? Not a whole lot. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters Monday ...

Can Syria's Kurds realise territorial ambitions? - BBC News

BBC News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Syria's Kurds have come a long way since declaring self-rule in 2013, but territorial expansion is creating its own problems, writes the BBC's Lina Sinjab.

US silence over coalition's reported deadly bombing in Manbij, Syria ...

RT - ‎15 hours ago‎
The US-led anti-terror coalition in Syria has been “astonishingly” silent about recent reports claiming dozens of civilian casualties in Manbij were caused by its ...
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British National Dubbed 'Jihadi Jack' Denies Fighting For ISIS in Syria

Newsweek - ‎9 hours ago‎
A British national dubbed by the country's media as 'Jihadi Jack' after he left the greenery of Oxfordshire for war-torn Syria has denied fighting for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in a new interview released Monday. The 20-year-old, real ...
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Powerful blast hits Damascus ahead of new Syria talks

Deutsche Welle - ‎18 hours ago‎
The bomb left "several wounded" and caused extensive damage, the Syrian state news agency SANA said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast happened near an Iranian school, describing deaths among the casualties.
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Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya top Arab League summit agenda - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Chaired by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the two-day conference opened on Monday inside a large tent in Nouakchott, with the crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya the main focus of talks. Sherif Ismail, Egypt's prime minister, was one ...

US, Russia still at odds over Syria, Carter says

Press TV - ‎16 hours ago‎
United States Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says his country's stance on Syria is still far from that of Russia. Carter made the remarks on Monday amid ongoing discussions led by US Secretary of State John Kerry over a military agreement between ...

Salam Calls on Creating Accommodation Zones in Syria for Refugees

Al-Manar TV - ‎9 hours ago‎
Salam Lebanese Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, suggested the formation of an Arab committee designed to crystallize the notion of creating accommodation zones for displaced people inside the Syrian territories, as he said, 'tending care to Syrian ...

Debating the US Role in Syria

New York Times - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Jonathan Stevenson and Steven Simon question the reasoning of 51 State Department officials in a leaked memo seeking greater intervention in Syria. Interventionists can be wrong and still send the right message; non-interventionists can be right and ...
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U.S.-backed Fighters Renew Offer for ISIS to Leave Besieged Syrian ...

Haaretz - ‎5 hours ago‎
Members of the predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been on the offensive in Manbij since late May, backed by U.S.
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US General: Cooperation with Russia in Syria would not be based on trust

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎21 hours ago‎
The proposal, which Kerry hopes to conclude within weeks, envisions ways in which Washington and Moscow would share intelligence to coordinate air strikes against the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and prohibit the Syrian air force from attacking ...
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Syria: Mortar bomb hits Damascus cafe, several killed - News from ... - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Monitor says dozens were wounded in attack while witness claims at least six died in rare blast in government-held area.