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US strikes weapon storage facility in eastern Syria

Washington, US | Xinhua | U.S. military on Wednesday struck a weapon storage facility in eastern Syria it believed was used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a statement. Austin called the operation a “precision self-defense strike,” saying …

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Xi meets Syrian president

Hangzhou, China | Xinhua | Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Hangzhou, capital city of east China’s Zhejiang Province. The Syrian president is in Hangzhou to attend the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games scheduled for Saturday. “Today, we will jointly announce …

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Syrian president in Saudi Arabia for Arab summit

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Xinhua | Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Thursday to attend the Arab League’s 32nd Summit on Friday. Upon his arrival, Assad was greeted by Prince Badr bin Sultan, deputy governor of Mecca, along with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed …

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Earthquake kills over 4,000 in Türkiye, Syria

Ankara, Türkiye | Xinhua | More than 4,000 people were killed and tens of thousands injured after strong earthquakes jolted parts of Türkiye and neighboring Syria early Monday, as rescue teams are battling harsh winter conditions to search for survivors. In Türkiye, at least 2,921 people were killed and 15,834 others were …

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Erdogan, Putin discuss grain deal, Syrian security

Ankara, Türkiye | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Sunday discussed Türkiye-Russia relations, including the exports through the Black Sea grain corridor and the fight against terrorism along the Turkish-Syrian border, Türkiye’s presidency said in a statement. Erdogan told Putin in a phone call that …

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Syria welcomes Iran effort to help ease tension with Turkey

Damascus, Syria | Xinhua | Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has said his country welcomes any role played by Iran in easing the tension between Syria and Turkey and achieving political progress. The tension has been brewing for weeks after Ankara declared a plan to impose a buffer zone in …

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