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.
The moment you mentioned Iran, all of these senators started thinking about Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria—that’s their context ...The people in Iran aren’t asking for any foreign powers to invade the country, to come and do the job.
As Vladimir Putin announced the first general mobilisation in Russia since the Second World War, Moscow's air force pounded villages in northern Syria. The timing of the bombing - coinciding with a return to schools - appeared manufactured to announce that despite Russia's devastating losses in Ukraine, its forces in Syria are going nowhere.
Turkey's ErdoganEyesReset With Syria... Tol said that since Erdogan started aligning his party with the nationalists to consolidate power, his top priority has shifted from toppling the Assad regime to curbing Kurdish advances in northern Syria ... Damascus considers Turkey an occupying power and calls for its unconditional withdrawal from Syria.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat demanded Monday that a U.S.-led military coalition get out of his country and told the U.N ... troops are stationed in eastern Syria to help the Kurdish-led SyrianDemocratic Forces fight the Islamic State militant group ... Syria's Mekdad, ...
The push for an Arab initiative to end the 11-year-old conflict comes as the US dials back its condemnation of governments normalising relations with Syrian PresidentBashar Al Assad, whose grip on power was cemented by Russia’s military intervention, and as Syria’s neighbours engage with Damascus on the issue of sending refugees home.
In turn, this has highlighted the contrasting treatment of women in other areas of the Middle East in which Kurds make up a majority of the local population — in northern Iraq, southeast Turkey and northern Syria — where women are prominent in both civic and military life.
...Syria from north to east ... Hundreds of thousands of people have died and millions have been made homeless since protests against PresidentBashar al-Assad in 2011 escalated into a civil war that drew in foreign powers and left Syria carved into zones controlled by rival parties.
General Assembly meeting of world leaders, as Syria and North Korea accused the U.S ... Syria’s top diplomat called for a U.S.-led military coalition to get out of his country, North Korea's U.N ... He said his country has been “economically besieged” by powers bent on getting their way and retaining their wealth ... To Syria's frustration, hundreds of U.S.
Its presence has been reported in conflict zones including Syria, Mali, Ukraine and the Central African Republic, where it has been accused of abuses and capturing state power ...Utkin was received at the Kremlin in 2016 for a ceremony paying tribute to “heroes” who served in Syria and has been photographed with Putin.
"But being a democrat doesn't mean that someone has to be a pacificist, so in the context of a civil war like Libya and Syria, he could hold those positions while similarly saying that Gaddafi is a tyrant who should be killed," he said ... On that occasion, Qaradawi suggested foreign powers were God's instrument for vengeance.
“But being a democrat doesn’t mean that someone has to be a pacifistic, so in the context of a civil war like Libya and Syria, he could hold those positions while similarly saying that Gaddafi is a tyrant who should be killed,” he said ... On that occasion, Qaradawi suggested foreign powers were God’s instrument for vengeance.
action in Syria in 2013 when Washington considered – but never carried out – strikes on the Syrian government over the use of chemical weapons. On that occasion, Qaradawi suggested foreign powers were God’s instrument for vengeance. The war in Syria, where Sunni rebels battled the ...