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Orient Net18-8-2018

Washington: Manbij roadmap unaffected by row with Turkey

An ongoing row between Turkey and the US has not affected a bilateral agreement about the northern Syrian city of Manbij, the State Department’s acting Middle East chief said Friday ..
Orient Net18-8-2018

Georgia police use taser on 87-year-old Syrian woman

An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a ..
Orient Net18-8-2018

James Jeffrey appointed as US special Syria envoy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appointed James Jeffrey, a lifelong service member and diplomat, as special envoy for Syria diplomacy on Friday (August 18). Jeffrey will be "coordinating policy on ..
Orient Net18-8-2018

Putin and Merkel to talk about Syria and Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday (August 18) for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. Merkel warned on Friday against expecting too much ..
Orient Net18-8-2018

US: No Syria rebuilding before UN-backed political process

Acting US Assistant Secretary David Satterfield said on Friday (August 17) the United States and other countries would not contribute to Syria’s full reconstruction until there was a “credible and ..
Orient Net - Agencies17-8-2018

US pulls $200 million funding for Syrian stabilization

The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the US from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-ISIS coalition partners. US officials said the ..
Orient Net17-8-2018

Turkish defense minister discusses Syria in Moscow

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, accompanied by National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, visited Moscow Friday (August 17) to discuss Syria and other cooperation issues in a meeting with ..
Orient Net17-8-2018

UK is “extremely concerned” about military action in Idlib

UK will help protect and assist civilians in north west Syria amid warnings that more than 2.9 million people in Idlib and surrounding areas are at risk of deadly attacks ..
Orient Net17-8-2018

HTS executes six ISIS members in Idlib countryside

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has executed six persons, claiming that they are affiliated with ISIS in Idlib countryside. Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham’s Ibaa agency published on Friday (August 17), photos showing the ..
Orient Net17-8-2018

US welcomes Saudi contribution for stabilization in Syria

The United States on Thursday (August 16) welcomed Saudi Arabia’s contribution of $100 million to help stabilize parts of Syria no longer held by ISIS, which comes as the Trump ..