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Orient Net16-2-2018

Turkey creates new observation point in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey announced on Thursday (Feb 15) that it formed a new observation point in Syria’s Idlib province based on the de-escalation agreement with Russia and Iran in Astana, according to ..
Orient Net16-2-2018

Tillerson says Hezbollah forms a threat to Lebanon

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Lebanon on Thursday that the Iran-backed Hezbollah group’s growing arsenal and involvement in regional conflicts threatened Lebanon’s security. “Hezbollah is not just a concern ..
Orient Net16-2-2018

Washington, Ankara reach “an understanding” to normalize relations

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, Washington and Ankara had "reached an understanding" to normalize bilateral relations which have strained over the United States support for the YPG ..
Orient Net16-2-2018

Moscow admits 5 Russian nationals killed in Syria US strike

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Feb. 15, five Russian nationals ‘could have been killed’ in the US-led coalition’s strike in Syria’s Deir Ezzor, but their citizenship has yet to ..
Orient Net15-2-2018

Eastern Ghouta: children killed in regime bombardment

Eight civilians, mostly children, were killed as regime helicopters and artillery targeted residential areas in Eastern Ghouta Douma city on Thursday, according to Orient News correspondent. Our correspondent in Rural Damascus ..
Orient Net15-2-2018

FSA, Turkish forces capture new locations in Syria’s Afrin

Turkish and Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces captured on Thursday new towns and villages in northern Afrin area, during Operation Olive Branch, according to Anadolu Agency.   Olive Branch Operation official Twitter ..
Orient Net15-2-2018

Mattis: US, Turkey finding ’common ground’ on Syria

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday the United States and Turkey are having an open dialogue about their growing differences over the fight in Syria and are "finding ..
Orient Net15-2-2018

Russian air strikes destroy rural Idlib’s last operating hospital

Russian aircraft, backing Assad regime in its assault against rebel-held Idlib enclave, targeted on Wednesday the ‘Sham’ makeshift hospital in southern Idlib countryside’s Has village, taking the hospital completely out ..
Orient Net15-2-2018

US blames Russia, regime, Iran’s Hezbollah for ongoing Syria conflict

The US Permanent Representative to the UN on Wednesday said it is time for Russia to use its influence over the Syrian regime for peace in Syria. Haley told the Security ..
Orient Net15-2-2018

UN peace mediator warns of further escalation in Syria

The UN special envoy to Syria crisis warned on Wednesday that a recent increase in violence has created one of the most dangerous moments in years of Syria war, as ..