UN: As many as 50,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa
Orient Net - Agencies
Over 200,000 civilians have fled their homes around ISIS’ de facto capital of Raqqa since April 1, the United Nations said on Thursday (July 27), stressing that almost 50,000 people remain ..
US-led coalition kills 18 civilians in Deir ez-Zoor
Orient Net - Ahmad al-Shehabi
A US-led coalition airstrike killed at least 18 and injured tens in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, local sources said.  The airstrike took place in the city of Tayba near Mayadin in Deir ez-Zoor. ..
Assad regime and PKK/PYD share oil revenues in al-Hasaka
Orient Net - MEM
Assad’s regime and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian offshoot of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), have agreed to share the revenues of the oil extracted from the areas controlled by ..
Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia’s presence there for 50 years
Orient Net
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with Assad regime allowing Russia to keep its airbase in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show. The original deal, ..
Animals of war-torn Aleppo Zoo sent to Turkey for protection
Orient Net - Agencies
A group of animals from Aleppo Zoo in war-torn Syria, which was heavily damaged during the clashes in the city, have been sent to Turkey and taken under protection. Primarily, wild animals ..
Israel injures 56 worshippers at al-Aqsa Mosque
Orient Net
Some 56 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli occupying forces as they re-enter al-Aqsa Mosque for the first time in two weeks, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. Following the removal ..