Syrian govt ‘to attend UN-backed talks in Vienna’

Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, left, pictured at a news conference ahead of Syria talks at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2017. (Reuters)
Updated 18 January 2018
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Syrian govt ‘to attend UN-backed talks in Vienna’

BEIRUT: The Syrian government will attend UN-sponsored peace talks set to take place in Vienna next week, the UN deputy Syria envoy said on Thursday.
At a press conference in Damascus, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy said Syria's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Meqdad, had informed him of the government's plans to attend. The UN has invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting next week in Vienna, Austria. 


Iraq launches air strikes against Daesh in Syria

Updated 20 November 2018
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Iraq launches air strikes against Daesh in Syria

  • F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where members of the ultra-hard-line Sunni militant group were storing weapons, killing 10 of them

BAGHDAD: Iraq launched an air strike on an Daesh target inside neighboring Syria on Tuesday, its military said on Monday.
F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where members of the ultra-hard-line Sunni militant group were storing weapons, killing 10 of them, the Iraqi military said in a statement.
A second air strike destroyed a building housing 30 Daesh fighters, the statement said.