Syria (i/ˈsɪ.rɪə/; Arabic:سوريا or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. De jure Syrian territory borders Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest, but the government's control now extends to approximately 30–40% of the de jure state area and less than 60% of the population.
The governor of Syria retained the civil administration of the whole large province undiminished, and held for long alone in all Asia a command of the first rank. It was only in the course of the second century that a diminution of his prerogatives occurred, when Hadrian took one of the four legions from the governor of Syria and handed it over to the governor of Palestine. It was Severus who at length withdrew the first place in the Roman military hierarchy from the Syrian governor. After having subdued the province (which had wished at that time to make Niger emperor, as it had formerly done with its governor Vespasian) amidst resistance from the capital Antioch in particular, he ordained its partition into a northern and a southern half, and gave to the governor of the former, which was called Coele-Syria, two legions, to the governor of the latter, the province of Syro-Phoenicia, one legion.
According to some reports, in 2004, the IDF and its intelligence unit were active in the Kurdish areas of Iraq, Iran and Syria, where they provided support and training to these units and conducted covert operations. ...Having strong relations with the Kurds is also an asset for Israel, as it will provide Israel with more power in the region.
Eventually more than 5,000 people from various European states would join ISIS, many of them collaborating in the worst crimes in Iraq and Syria... But the horrors that began on June 12 continue to haunt Iraq and Syria. The militias called up by Sistani have grown more powerful and Iran’s role in Iraq has grown.
At the same time, though, Raqqa’s innovative use of solar power can serve as a model for other cities recovering from conflict, whether elsewhere in Syria or across the Arab world... For that reason, the employment of solar power has soared in countries that otherwise have few ...
The recent regime-orchestrated election that saw Bashar al-Assad reanointed as Syria's president was seen by many as nothing more than a farce ...Instead, its main function was to pave one more step on the path to full rehabilitation for Assad among Arab powers. Syria was officially suspended from the Arab League in 2011.
Failing to renew the resolution would also pause the UN-led Covid-19 vaccination campaign for people living in northwest Syria... Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war, mostly by the regime and its powerful allies, while millions have been displaced both inside and outside of Syria.
The 15-nation council has 10 seats for temporary members but is dominated by its five, permanent members, Russia, China, the US, Britain and France, which have the power of veto ... The council is often deadlocked on issues where powers disagree, such as in Syria, Myanmar and Ukraine.
Populations have been riven by sectarian civil war in what remains of the former states of Iraq, Syria, Libya and Mali, across to Afghanistan and down into the Arabian Peninsula... Meanwhile, American strategy and tactics against al Qaeda-loyal forces have only been counterproductive, increasing the power and influence of the targeted groups.
The reason he is known as ‘as-Saffah’ (Shedder of blood), is because of his ruthless massacre of the Omayyads, whose male members he exterminated, almost to the last single person, except for a youth called Abdur-Rahman, who managed to flee Syria to Spain, where he seized power and set up a dynasty that ruled for a century.
Western powers, Britain and America in particular, are bitter because they failed in their 10-year long campaign to change the government in Syria, and therefore very bitterly disappointed because the recent election underlined their failure, and (managed) to cement the position of president Assad in power ... Syria.