2019: Syria

  1. Mattis departs as defense secretary as the Pentagon faces period of uncertainty (Washington Post)2019-01-01
  2. Graham’s description of Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan sounds like a plan to stay in Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-01
  3. What will the Middle East look like in 2019? (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-01
  4. Fighting erupts between rival insurgent groups in Syria (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-01
  5. Fighting erupts between rival insurgent groups in Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-01
  6. Trump gives four months for Syria troop pull-out: NYT (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-01
  7. Syria's Idlib braces for government offensive (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-01
  8. Mali attack: 37 civilians killed in armed raid on village (The Guardian)2019-01-01
  9. Assad's wealthy aunt secretly allowed to live in UK (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-02
  10. Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens (Washington Post)2019-01-02
  11. Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-02
  12. Trump gives no timetable for Syria troop withdrawal (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-02
  13. 'Sand and death': Donald Trump summarises Syria (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-02
  14. CAR rebels buy weapons from Sudan traffickers: UN report (Daily Nation)2019-01-03
  15. Croatia gives Israel deadline on F-16 jets delivery (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-03
  16. Croatia gives Israel deadline on F-16 jets delivery (Washington Post)2019-01-03
  17. Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller among Golden Globe presenters (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-03
  18. Assad will remain in power 'for a while', says Jeremy Hunt (The Guardian)2019-01-03
  19. US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-03
  20. Syria: North sees deadliest fighting in months (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-03
  21. Is this the Islamic State group's last stand in Syria? (BBC)2019-01-03
  22. Iran ‘can do what they want’ in Syria: Trump’s comments defy the position of his top aides (Washington Post)2019-01-04
  23. Sudan protests biggest threat yet to Bashir: analysts (Daily Nation)2019-01-04
  24. Kidnapped, threatened and ransomed: one man's disastrous return to Syria (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-04
  25. The world doesn't want them, so what will Syria's refugees do now? (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-04
  26. Pompeo's Mideast trip comes on heels of Trump Syria decision (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-04
  27. Turkey slams Pompeo comments on ‘slaughtering’ Kurds (Washington Post)2019-01-04
  28. Airstrike on IS-held village in eastern Syria kills 10 (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-04
  29. Airstrike on IS-held village in eastern Syria kills 10 (Washington Post)2019-01-04
  30. Legal experts are split on whether Trump must name a new permanent Pentagon chief (Washington Post)2019-01-04
  31. The world doesn't want them, so what will Syria's refugees do now? (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-04
  32. John Bolton to meet with Turks to discuss announced U.S. withdrawal from Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-05
  33. US fudges on timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-05
  34. Manbij residents in limbo amid US withdrawal uncertainty (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-05
  35. Turkey seeks 'major' US military assistance in Syria: WSJ (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-05
  36. How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-05
  37. Kidnapped, threatened and ransomed: one man's disastrous return to Syria (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-05
  38. Bolton warns Syria: US military pullout no green light to use chemical weapons (The Guardian)2019-01-05
  39. Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawal (Washington Post)2019-01-05
  40. Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawal (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-05
  41. 'Existential threat': Yazidis urge US to keep troops in Syria (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-05
  42. US warns Syria against use of chemical weapons (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-05
  43. Two British soldiers injured in Syria (BBC)2019-01-05
  44. How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-05
  45. Two British special forces soldiers injured by Isis in Syria (The Guardian)2019-01-05
  46. With US leaving, rival powers seek to move into Syria's east (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-06
  47. British soldiers wounded in Syria ISIL attack (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-06
  48. With US leaving, rival powers seek to move into Syria’s east (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  49. ‘Bashir will not budge:’ Nationwide protests in Sudan take aim at the president (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  50. Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  51. Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in Syria (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-06
  52. Trump aide: Syria withdrawal waiting on ‘conditions’ (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  53. Trump adviser: US Syria withdrawal conditioned on defeat of Islamic State, Turkey assuring safety of Kurdish fighters (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  54. Trump adviser: US Syria withdrawal conditioned on defeat of Islamic State, Turkey assuring safety of Kurdish fighters (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-06
  55. Trump aide: Syria withdrawal waiting on 'conditions' (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-06
  56. The Latest: US adviser Bolton tours Western Wall tunnels (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  57. The Latest: US adviser Bolton tours Western Wall tunnels (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-06
  58. Syria conflict: Bolton says US withdrawal is conditional (BBC)2019-01-06
  59. Trump adviser outlines conditions for US pullout from Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  60. No timetable for Syria withdrawal: Bolton casts doubt on Trump's plans (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-06
  61. Bolton promises no troop withdrawal from Syria until ISIS contained, Kurds’ safety guaranteed (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  62. Pending disaster of US Syria withdrawal | Letters (The Guardian)2019-01-06
  63. Bolton and Trump struggle to stay on same page over US troops in Syria (The Guardian)2019-01-06
  64. No quick withdrawal: US tries to restore order to Syria policy (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-06
  65. Bolton Puts Conditions on Syria Withdrawal, Suggesting a Delay of Months or Years (New York Times)2019-01-06
  66. The Latest: US outlines terms keeping US troops in Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  67. US will 'assure' Israel's security before Syria pullout (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-06
  68. 2 Americans accused of fighting for ISIS are captured by Kurds in Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-06
  69. War-weary Syrians in Kurdish-held Manbij wait to learn fate (BBC)2019-01-07
  70. Egypt's Sisi inaugurates Coptic cathedral after bomb blast (Daily Nation)2019-01-07
  71. Bolton counters Trump on fast US troops pullout from Syria (The Sydney Morning Herald)2019-01-07
  72. Trump adviser: US to leave Syria once IS beaten, Kurds safe (Washington Post)2019-01-07
  73. What happened to Trump’s Syria withdrawal? (Washington Post)2019-01-07
  74. Bolton heads to Turkey to hammer out a deal for Syria's Kurds (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-07
  75. Monday US briefing: Trump threatens national emergency over wall (The Guardian)2019-01-07
  76. Kurdish official asks for US clarifications over withdrawal (Washington Post)2019-01-07
  77. Kurdish official asks for US clarifications over withdrawal (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-07
  78. US, Turkey set for negotiations on fate of Kurds (Washington Post)2019-01-07
  79. The Latest: Islamic State fighters hit US-aided Syrian force (Washington Post)2019-01-07
  80. ‘No different from my original statements’: Trump denies changes to Syria exit plan (Washington Post)2019-01-07
  81. John Bolton arrives in Turkey for tense talks over Syria policy (The Guardian)2019-01-07
  82. Trump’s Syria withdrawal (if there is one), explained (Washington Post)2019-01-07
  83. Q&A: The questions being asked about Trump's plan for Syria (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-07
  84. Trump’s Syria withdrawal (if there is one), explained (Washington Post)2019-01-08
  85. Trump’s shift on Syria leaves allies scrambling (Washington Post)2019-01-08
  86. Yet again, Trump targets Obama’s Middle East legacy (Washington Post)2019-01-08
  87. Pompeo starts Middle East visit to ramp up pressure on Iran (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-08
  88. US-led coalition pounds IS-held village in eastern Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-08
  89. US-led coalition pounds IS-held village in eastern Syria (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-08
  90. Amid US diplomatic push, Turkey’s Erdogan says preparations almost done for operation against terror groups in Syria (Washington Post)2019-01-08
  91. Erdogan: US 'seriously mistaken' on Syrian Kurd fighters' safety (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-08
  92. The Latest: Erdogan not to meet Trump aide in apparent snub (Washington Post)2019-01-08
  93. Cyprus: 31 Syrians who arrived by boat to seek asylum (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-08
  94. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo starts Middle East visit in Jordan (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-08
  95. Erdoğan chides Bolton and calls on US to hand over Syria bases (The Guardian)2019-01-08
  96. Children 'still being tortured to confess to Isis links' by Kurdish security forces (The Guardian)2019-01-08
  97. Erdogan says asking Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters is a 'serious mistake' (CNN)2019-01-08
  98. Why did the UAE and Bahrain re-open their embassies in Syria? (Al-Jazeera)2019-01-08
  99. Erdogan Snubs Bolton Over Comments That Turkey Must Protect Kurds (New York Times)2019-01-08
  100. Storm packing snow and rain paralyzes parts of Lebanon (The New Zealand Herald)2019-01-08

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