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Syrian archives images of Damascus homes to preserve them(Instagram/raniakataf)

Inspired by World War II photographers, Syrian archives pictures of Damascus homes to preserve them

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Damascus
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 02:07 PM IST
35-year-old Rania Kataf creates a digital archive of the buildings of Old Damascus, Syria’s war-torn capital, after being ‘inspired by European photographers who tried to document buildings in their cities during the Second World War so architects could later rebuild part of them’
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Russian President Vladimir Putin during his meeting with Alexei Tsydenov, the governor of Buryatia, via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin during his meeting with Alexei Tsydenov, the governor of Buryatia, via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.(AP)

Russia, Syria under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai | The Hague
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Moscow was urged by Western nations to “transparently” reveal the circumstances of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
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In this file photo taken on March 30, 2018 Civilians walk along a destroyed street in the former rebel-held town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, a week after regime forces retook the town from the rebels.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on March 30, 2018 Civilians walk along a destroyed street in the former rebel-held town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, a week after regime forces retook the town from the rebels.(AFP)

In Damascus, war-scarred Syrians weary as conflict enters tenth year

By Agence France-Presse | Damascus
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 01:13 PM IST
Syria’s war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions at home and abroad since it started on March 15, 2011 with anti-government protests.
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a paramedic treats an injured woman wounded by Israeli missile strikes at a hospital in Damascus, Syria on Wednesday.(AP)
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a paramedic treats an injured woman wounded by Israeli missile strikes at a hospital in Damascus, Syria on Wednesday.(AP)

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed

By Associated Press | Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 03:40 PM IST
A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed 11 people, including seven non-Syrians who are most likely Iranians. Syrian state media only reported that two civilians were killed.
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Today’s Kurdish tragedy can be expected to be reprised in the coming years(AP)
Today’s Kurdish tragedy can be expected to be reprised in the coming years(AP)

Structural shifts in West Asia | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 07:47 PM IST
The fate of the Kurds is a reflection of major changes in the region
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(AP/Representative Image)
(AP/Representative Image)

Explosion in Syrian capital Damascus causes fatalities: Monitor

By Agence France-Presse | Damascus
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 11:54 PM IST
An explosion was heard Sunday in the south of the Syrian capital Damascus, with preliminary reports suggesting it was a “terrorist act”, state television said.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows Syria players celebrating after scoring a goal during the men's football round of 16 match between Palestine and Syria at the 2018 Asian Games in Bekasi(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows Syria players celebrating after scoring a goal during the men's football round of 16 match between Palestine and Syria at the 2018 Asian Games in Bekasi(AFP)

Syria take field in Asian Cup with fans divided by war

By AFP | Damascus
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Maria Barud, 29, who works at a clothes store in Damascus, said she and others were in desperate need of some joy after gruelling years of war.
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Syrian rescuers and civilians recover bodies in Zardana, in the mostly rebel-held northern Syrian Idlib province, in the aftermath of air strikes in the area, on June 8.(AFP Photo)
Syrian rescuers and civilians recover bodies in Zardana, in the mostly rebel-held northern Syrian Idlib province, in the aftermath of air strikes in the area, on June 8.(AFP Photo)

Suspected Russian air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria’s Idlib: Monitor

By Reuters | Reuters, Beirut
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The northwestern Idlib region remains the largest populated area of Syria in the hands of insurgents fighting the Damascus government.
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A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on May 10, 2018 shows a Syrian army tank advancing through a street in al-Hajar al-Aswad as they push against the Islamic State (IS) group in the area on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus.(AFP)
A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on May 10, 2018 shows a Syrian army tank advancing through a street in al-Hajar al-Aswad as they push against the Islamic State (IS) group in the area on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus.(AFP)

Islamic State fighters leave last Damascus enclave: Syrian Observatory

By Reuters | Reuters, Beirut
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:59 PM IST
Syrian state media made no mention of a deal to allow the militants to leave the enclave centred around the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp.
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Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria.(REUTERS)
Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria.(REUTERS)

Syria rebels exit towns near Damascus

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Beirut, Beirut
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2018 10:03 AM IST
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said that 15 buses carrying hundreds of fighters and their relatives left the towns and were heading towards opposition territory in northern Syria.
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Fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and members of their families arrive in a rebel-held area of the Al-Eis crossing in Syria.(AFP File Photo)
Fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and members of their families arrive in a rebel-held area of the Al-Eis crossing in Syria.(AFP File Photo)

Syria rebels exit towns near Damascus

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Damascus
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 10:04 AM IST
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor told AFP that 15 buses carrying hundreds of fighters and their relatives left the towns and were heading towards opposition territory in northern Syria.
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Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018.(REUTERS)
Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018.(REUTERS)

Explosions heard in Damascus, planes overhead

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Damascus
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Explosions were heard in Damascus early Thursday as planes flew overhead. Earlier today, Syrian anti-aircraft defences intercepted Israeli missiles.
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Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria. Syrian state media said dozens of Israeli missile strikes hit a radar station, Syrian air defence positions and an ammunition dump, underscoring the risks of a wider escalation involving Iran and its regional allies.(Reuters Photo)
Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria. Syrian state media said dozens of Israeli missile strikes hit a radar station, Syrian air defence positions and an ammunition dump, underscoring the risks of a wider escalation involving Iran and its regional allies.(Reuters Photo)

Iran targets Israeli bases across Syrian frontier, Israel pounds Syria

By Reuters | Reuters, Jerusalem/Beirut
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 08:06 PM IST
The scale of Israeli rocket fire appeared to be far higher than in previous incidents and Damascus residents described seeing explosions above the city from air defence systems.
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A demonstrator carries a placard reading: "don't bomb Syria" during the "Revolutionary 1st of May Demonstration" on May 1, 2018 in Berlin.(AFP)
A demonstrator carries a placard reading: "don't bomb Syria" during the "Revolutionary 1st of May Demonstration" on May 1, 2018 in Berlin.(AFP)

Iran will respond to ‘Israeli aggression’, MP says after Syria attacks

By Reuters | Reuters, Damascus
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 09:09 AM IST
A British-based war monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, has said that at least 26 people were killed in Sunday’s strikes and that most of them were Iranians or members of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia.
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Destroyed tanks and armoured personnel carriers are pictured on a road in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on April 20, 2018, during an army-organised media tour.(AFP Photo)
Destroyed tanks and armoured personnel carriers are pictured on a road in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on April 20, 2018, during an army-organised media tour.(AFP Photo)

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Beirut
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:42 PM IST
The capitulation followed a week of escalations by pro-government forces against the IS-held Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus.
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A boy sits on a chair along a damaged street at the city of Douma in Damascus, Syria April 16, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)
A boy sits on a chair along a damaged street at the city of Douma in Damascus, Syria April 16, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Beirut
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 06:53 PM IST
Dumayr, in the Qalamoun mountains, is a minutes’ drive away from the eastern Ghouta region, a former rebel enclave that came under full government control last week after a driving offensive that culminated in a suspected chemical weapons attack.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, leads a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.(AP Photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, leads a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.(AP Photo)

Russia clashes again with US and allies over Syria attacks

By Associated Press | Associated Press, United Nations
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 11:47 AM IST
Russia and close ally Syria deny responsibility for a suspected poison gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7.
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Syrian police units wave and give the victory sign as they patrol in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus.(AP)
Syrian police units wave and give the victory sign as they patrol in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus.(AP)

Likely that proof of gas attack in Syria disappears before experts arrive: France

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 06:32 PM IST
French foreign ministry has accused Russia and Syria of denying access to experts dispatched to investigate the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7.
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(Reuters)
(Reuters)

Syrian air defences shoot down missiles over two air bases: state TV, Hezbollah

By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Amman
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Attack comes days after a US, British and French attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on rebel-held Douma on the outskirts of Damascus.
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Rubble fills a street in Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma, the BBC reported.(AP)
Rubble fills a street in Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma, the BBC reported.(AP)

Investigators allowed to visit Syria chemical attack site: Russia

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Damascus
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Syria and its ally Russia deny any chemical attack took place - with Russia calling it a “staged thing”.
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, protesters wave flags and portraits of President Bashar Assad, as they march during a demonstration to show solidarity with the Syrian armed forces, at Omayyad Square, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018.(AP)
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, protesters wave flags and portraits of President Bashar Assad, as they march during a demonstration to show solidarity with the Syrian armed forces, at Omayyad Square, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018.(AP)

After airstrikes, Syrians rally in Damascus in support of Assad’s military

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Damascus
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Protesters waved Syrian flags at the demonstration, dubbed a “salute to the achievements of the Arab Syrian Army,” set off fireworks and unleashed celebratory gunfire.
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US President Donald Trump announces military strikes on Syria while delivering a statement from the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump announces military strikes on Syria while delivering a statement from the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)

Syria air strikes: Trump defends ‘Mission Accomplished’ tweet amid backlash

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 09:27 PM IST
The phrase immediately evoked former president George W. Bush’s premature Iraq victory speech on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003
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Damascus skies are alight as the US launches an attack on Syria, targeting different parts of the capital Damascus.(Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)
Damascus skies are alight as the US launches an attack on Syria, targeting different parts of the capital Damascus.(Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)

Before dawn there was a streak of missile across Syrian sky, a photographer recalls US air strikes

By HT Correspondent | AP, Damascus
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Straight in front of us was the orange glow from fires on the city outskirts where the airstrikes carried out by the United States, Britain and France had hit, writes a photographer who captured images of the US air strikes in Damascus.
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United Nations vehicles carry the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrive at hotel hours after the US, France and Britian launched an attack on Syrian facilities to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria,(AP)
United Nations vehicles carry the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrive at hotel hours after the US, France and Britian launched an attack on Syrian facilities to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria,(AP)

Chemical inspectors to begin work in Syria’s Douma

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Damascus
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 02:33 PM IST
A delegation of experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is tasked with investigating an April 7 attack on Douma,
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Displaced Syrian families arrive at a checkpoint manned by Syrian soldiers and Russian forces allied with the Syrian regime at the Abu al-Duhur crossing, as they return from rebel-held areas in Syria's northern Idlib province to their villages in government controlled territory in Idlib on April 4, 2018.(AFP)
Displaced Syrian families arrive at a checkpoint manned by Syrian soldiers and Russian forces allied with the Syrian regime at the Abu al-Duhur crossing, as they return from rebel-held areas in Syria's northern Idlib province to their villages in government controlled territory in Idlib on April 4, 2018.(AFP)

France warns of humanitarian disaster in Syria’s Idlib

By Reuters | Reuters, Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 10:01 AM IST
Idlib region remains the largest populated area of Syria in the hands of insurgents fighting the Damascus government.
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Syrian police units wave their national flag as they enter the town of Douma, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack and the last rebel town in the eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, on Saturday.(AP)
Syrian police units wave their national flag as they enter the town of Douma, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack and the last rebel town in the eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, on Saturday.(AP)

Syrian army declares full control of Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Damascus
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 07:52 AM IST
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, at least 1,700 civilians have been killed in bombardment on the enclave in eight weeks
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin is pictured during his meeting with Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in Moscow on April 14, 2018.(AFP)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is pictured during his meeting with Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in Moscow on April 14, 2018.(AFP)

Putin slams US, allies for ‘exacerbating humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Moscow,/Washington
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 05:56 PM IST
The latest US air strikes targeted three facilities associated with Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, including a scientific research facility around Damascus
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This image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria.(AP)
This image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria.(AP)

Hours after US air strikes in Syria, OPCW continuing mission into alleged Douma gas attack

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, The Hague
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 05:12 PM IST
The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of strikes against the Syrian regime on Saturday a week after the suspected deadly gas attack on the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma, in which 40 people were said to have been killed.
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Syrians wave Iranian, Russian and Syrian flags during a protest against U.S.-led air strikes in Damascus,Syria April 14,2018.(REUTERS)
Syrians wave Iranian, Russian and Syrian flags during a protest against U.S.-led air strikes in Damascus,Syria April 14,2018.(REUTERS)

Syrians defy strikes, gather in Damascus squares holding flags of Iran, Russia

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Damascus
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 06:10 PM IST
US President Donald Trump announced Friday night that the three allies had launched military strikes to punish Syria’s Assad for alleged chemical weapons use and to prevent him from doing it again
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Damascus skies erupt with service to air missile fire as the US launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital city on Saturday.(AP Photo)
Damascus skies erupt with service to air missile fire as the US launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital city on Saturday.(AP Photo)

How the world reacted to US-led airstrikes on Syria

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 03:25 PM IST
Western powers said the strikes were necessary to halt the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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