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.
“We support any Iranian dialogue with international, regional or Arab powers,” Nasrallah said in the hour-long speech ... with world powers ... Riyadh, along with other regional powers such as Turkey, had supported Syria’s opposition since the start of the civil war in 2011.
... as nuclear power (for about 25 years) and Bashar al-Assad as the only reason behind the violence in Syria – namely as psycho-political warfare, opinion deceptions, or lies, serving the purpose of Cold War politics, military intervention, resource grabbing or destructive wars.
It ends in southern Iraq, flowing through war-torn Syria, which relies heavily on this supply of water for irrigation in its northeast. Residents of north-eastern Syria began noticing a decrease in the water levels since earlier last year ...Less than 200 cubic meters of water now reach Syria, according to the SOHR.
The absence of most Arab countries from Syria’s conflict has created a vacuum and allowed other global and regional powers to establish a foothold in Syria ...Ten years after the conflict in Syria erupted, it does not look like Assad is going to relinquish power, and with the ...
Long caught in the middle of conflicts between global and regional powers, and still rebuilding from the invasions of the US and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iraq hopes to ratchet down tensions that affect it directly ... He said he saw signs of a "diffusion" of tensions between regional powers including Iran, Turkey and Arab countries.
The İncirlik Air Base, in Adana, is not far from Turkey’s border with Syria... Neither country had, or now has, any right to station troops in the sovereign nation of Syria ... We have a great air base there, a very powerful air base.” – but didn’t deny the assertion.
When Rep ... troops from Syria... Stefanik has established she’s more of an ambitious, power-hungry opportunist than a moderate, by propagating Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ that the 2020 election was stolen and going on Steve Bannon’s podcast to endorse the sham, discredited, illegitimate and unsecure Arizona recount-recount audit led by a conspiracy charlatan ... .
Ahmedinejad stated that the Astana process carried out by Turkey, Iran and Russia regarding the Syrian crisis is also necessary for this context, and they can help establish peace in Syria... According to the former president, a great power in the region will arise if the peoples and countries resolved the issues among them.
He alienated powerful princes, businessmen and officials with an anti-corruption campaign ... The Saudis also sponsored the expatriate opposition SyrianNational Coalition, which lacked support inside Syria although the group has been backed by western powers and participates in UN-sponsored negotiations.
He says Iran “is facing a new political phenomenon in the world and the region," adding that we are now seeing a “gradual political decline of the great powers outside the region and inside the region.” ... "There is a political balance in Syria and it is moving towards an election,” Salami said.
... strangely at odds with his reedy voice, urged folks to “immigrate” to the “Islamic state” and “join the fight” in Iraq and Syria ... That year, keep in mind, Daesh was a movement at the peak of its power, holding under its control about a third of Syria and 40 per cent of Iraq.
1222 lunar years ago, on this day in 220 AH, founder of the short-lived Tulunid Dynasty of Egypt and later Syria, Ahmad Ibn Tulun, was born in Baghdad... Ibn Tulun soon asserted his independence from the Baghdad caliphate by minting coins in his name and seizing control of large parts of Syria.
As more countries are involved in Syria’s normalisation, the wider will be Mr Al Assad’s latitude to claw back some power from the Iranians – in Syria and even Lebanon... What is to be expected is a situation in which Iran may have to share more power in the Levant with the Arab ...