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No more working hospitals in Aleppo: UN

No more working hospitals in Aleppo: UN

TRANS ASIA NEWS GENEVA: There are no more functioning hospitals in the rebel-held eastern part of Syria’s Aleppo, where more than 250,000 people are living under siege and many need urgent medical care, the UN has said.

22-11-2016 Syria

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US suspected airstrike kills 15 in Syria

US suspected airstrike kills 15 in Syria

TRANS ASIA NEWSDAMASCUS: At least 15 people were killed by a suspected US-led air strike on al-Raqqa, a monitor group reported.

15-10-2016 Syria

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Militant firing on Syrian school kills at least five childre…

Militant firing on Syrian school kills at least five children

TRANS ASIA NEWSDAMASCUS: At least five children were killed in firing on a school in the southern Syrian city of Daraa on Tuesday, state media said. “Five children were killed and 15 wounded in terrorist shelling of a primary school in the Al-Sahary neighbourhood of Daraa,” state news agency SANA reported.

12-10-2016 Syria

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Syrian army ceasefire expires, no statement of extension

Syrian army ceasefire expires, no statement of extension

TRANS ASIA NEWSBEARUT:- A seven-day ceasefire declared by the Syrian army expired at midnight, with no immediate announcement of its extension on Monday. The "regime of calm" was announced on Sept. 12 following a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia.

19-09-2016 Syria

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62 Syrian troops killed in US-led strikes:Russia

62 Syrian troops killed in US-led strikes:Russia

TRANS ASIA NEWSMASCOW:- More than 60 Syrian government soldiers were killed and dozens of others injured Saturday in US-led coalition air strikes on an air base in the east of the war-torn country, the Russian army said.“Warplanes from the international anti-militant coalition carried out four air strikes today against Syrian...

18-09-2016 Syria

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Free Syrian Army liberated 10 more villages in Jarablus

Free Syrian Army liberated 10 more villages in Jarablus

TRANS ASIA NEWSJarablus :- Free Syrian Army (FSA) liberated 10 more villages in Jarablus Sunday from the armed wing of the PYD, Anadolu reported.The FSA field commander said eight villages within a 20 kilometer (12 mile) radius of the city, which lies on the western bank of the Euphrates River,...

29-08-2016 Syria

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Syria's Assad names new prime minister

Syria's Assad names new prime minister

TRANS ASIA NEWSDAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country.Assad tasked Khamis with forming a new government, the official news agency SANA reported.He is to submit his proposal for new ministerial appointments in the coming days.

23-06-2016 Syria

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After years of siege, first food aid reaches Syria’s Daraya

After years of siege, first food aid reaches Syria’s Daraya

TRANS ASIA NEWS Beirut :- The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations have delivered food aid to the Damascus suburb of Daraya for the first time since it came under siege in 2012, hours after the UN said the Syrian government had approved access to 15 of the 19...

10-06-2016 Syria

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'Syrian rebels may be guilty of war crimes'

'Syrian rebels may be guilty of war crimes'

TRANS ASIA NEWS BEIRUT : - Amnesty International says militants may have committed war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo through indiscriminate attacks, including with chemical weapons.The Britain-based rights group said in a statement on Friday that it had collected evidence of the killing of dozens of civilians by indiscriminate...

13-05-2016 Syria

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Obama rules out U.S. ground troops in Syria

Obama rules out U.S. ground troops in Syria

TRANS ASIA NEWS WASHINGTON:- U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday ruled out any plans to send American ground troops in strife-torn Syria, saying it would be a “mistake” to deploy American or British soldiers to overthrow the Bashar al-Assad regime.

25-04-2016 Syria

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Russia spent $480mn on Syria operation: Putin

Russia spent $480mn on Syria operation: Putin

TRANS ASIA NEWS Moscow:- Putin's remarks came on Thursday at the Kremlin during a ceremony for Russian military who served in Syria."The military operation in Syria, of course, required certain spending but the main part was from defense ministry’s resources – around 33 billion rubles. [This sum] was included in the...

18-03-2016 Syria

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Russia begins withdrawal from Syria as peace talks enter sec…

Russia begins withdrawal from Syria as peace talks enter second day

TRANS ASIA NEWS MOSCOW: The first Russian planes flew out of Syria on Tuesday, at the start of a surprise withdrawal that diplomats hope will boost a new round of UN-backed peace talks. UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura described the Russian pullout as a “significant development” for the talks that began...

16-03-2016 Syria

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Bashar Assad’s mother dies at 86

Bashar Assad’s mother dies at 86

TRANS ASIA NEWS Damascus:-Anisa Ahmed Makhlouf, the mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has passed away at the age of 86.Makhlouf, the wife of late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, died after years of illness at a hospital in the capital Damascus on Saturday.She was born in the western Syrian city of...

07-02-2016 Syria

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Starving Syria village set to get aid

Starving Syria village set to get aid

TRANS ASIA NEWS Aid could reach a besieged Syrian village as early as Sunday morning, the World Food Programme said.A convoy will carry one month's worth of food and medicine for the 40,000 people trapped in Madaya, a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border.People there are reported to have been starving...

09-01-2016 Syria

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ISIS member executes his mother in Syria: monitor

ISIS member executes his mother in Syria: monitor

TRANS ASIA NEWSBEIRUT: An Islamic State militant executed his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she had encouraged him to leave the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday.

08-01-2016 Syria

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16 dead, 30 wounded in three blasts in northeast Syria

16 dead, 30 wounded in three blasts in northeast Syria

TRANS ASIA NEWSQAMISHLI:- At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded by explosions in three restaurants in the northeast of Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group said, in attacks claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group.At least one of the blasts in the city of Qamishli was caused...

31-12-2015 Syria

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Bombs in Syria's Homs kill 32, wound 90

Bombs in Syria's Homs kill 32, wound 90

TRANS ASIA NEWS Homs :-At least 32 people were killed and 90 wounded in two bomb explosions in the Syrian city of Homs on Monday, monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

28-12-2015 Syria

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UN sets Syria peace talks target date

UN sets Syria peace talks target date

Talks in Geneva aim to bring together Syrian regime and 'broadest possible spectrum of Syrian opposition', says UN TRANS ASIA NEWSGeneva :-The United Nations' special envoy for Syria said Saturday he aims to bring together the country's warring factions on Jan. 25 to begin peace talks to end the five-year-old conflict.Staffan...

28-12-2015 Syria

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'Syria refugees face disaster in Jordan'

'Syria refugees face disaster in Jordan'

TRANS ASIA NEWS Amnesty International has called on Jordan to open its border to some 12,000 Syrian refugees stranded along the country’s border with Syria, warning of a worsening humanitarian situation.The rights group urged Amman to “take immediate action” in order to help the thousands of refugees, including pregnant women,...

10-12-2015 Syria

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3 Syrian Soldiers Killed in US Airstrikes

3 Syrian Soldiers Killed in US Airstrikes

TRANS ASIA NEWS BEIRUT: The Syrian government says three of its soldiers have been killed in airstrikes by the US-led coalition.In a statement on Monday, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said 13 soldiers were also injured when four US-led coalition warplanes fired nine missiles at one of the Syrian army’s...

07-12-2015 Syria

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'UK,France airstrikes in Syria will fail'

'UK,France airstrikes in Syria will fail'

TRANS ASIA NEWS Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says airstrikes launched by the UK and France against purported positions of the Daesh Takfiri militants in the Arab country will be futile as the two states lack the will as well as the vision on how to defeat terrorism.

06-12-2015 Syria

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185 refugee kids die in Aegean Sea in 2015

185 refugee kids die in Aegean Sea in 2015

TRANS ASIA NEWSGENEVA:- Some 185 refugee children have died in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece in 2015 so far UNICEF has said."In the Aegean (Eastern Med), about 30 percent of the deaths this year have been of children. This is currently 185 children out of a total of...

02-12-2015 Syria

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Russia should focus on war against IS not on Assad:Obama

Russia should focus on war against IS not on Assad:Obama

TRANS ASIA NEWS U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Russia had to shift its focus from propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and concentrate on the war against Islamic State.

18-11-2015 Syria

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'All relevent actors' gather for Syria talks

TRANS ASIA NEWSVienna:- A fresh round of international talks aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis in Syria has started in the Austrian capital city of Vienna.The multinational meeting in Vienna between “all relevant actors,” according to the EU’s foreign policy chief, is an important step in defining a “common space”...

30-10-2015 Syria

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