Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Syria

Saudi crown prince consolidates power, top 100 companies during pandemic & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

ISIS will hit back, and the world distracted by Covid is not paying attention

There are striking similarities between current ISIS attacks and developments and events that happened in 2013-14 when it seized territories in Iraq and Syria.

Coronavirus hasn’t made much of a difference to these conflict hotspots of the world

Some leaders are looking to exploit the virus as a distraction that allows them to advance goals like cracking down on dissent.

100 Pakistan mercenaries in Syria to fight on behalf of Turkey, says US journalist

Pakistani Shia mercenaries Pakistan have earlier fought in Syria on behalf of Iran, but this will be the first time its nationals collaborate with Turkey in the war-torn country.

Donald Trump is only left with a weak hand against a new Iranian threat

Iran will buy advanced conventional weapons toward 2020 end, when a UN embargo ends, warns Pentagon. But US doesn't have too many options to deal with this.

End of the Caliph: What does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death mean for ISIS

In its version of open-source jihad, Baghdadi has already done the biggest damage, leaving behind a jihad strategy that will not end with him.

ISIS chief al-Baghdadi targeted in US military raid in Syria

Capture or killing of al-Baghdadi would be a boost to Donald Trump, who has faced relentless criticism after he said he would pull US forces back from northern Syria.

US-Turkey agree to a ceasefire in Syria, Kurdish forces asked to withdraw

The ceasefire was announced after US Vice President Mike Pence travelled to Ankara to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Trump’s letter to Erdogan: are strongmen politicians redefining global diplomacy?

President Trump, in a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has threatened to ‘destroy’ Turkey’s economy if the invasion into northern Syria doesn’t stop.

Turkey’s military assault in Syria continues, thousands flee to escape violence

The Turkish offensive began after US President Trump ordered the removal of American forces from the Syrian-Turkey border Sunday.

On Camera


Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.