http://syriadirect.org/uploads/editor/source/May%202018/0521yarmouk1.png

Sport

In an army statement broadcast on Syrian TV Monday, Gen. Ali Mayhoub says the army captured the former IS strongholds in the Palestinian Yarmouk camp and Hajar al-Aswad after a monthlong campaign. The following month, Assad's forces began the assault specifically targeting IS. Iranian-backed militias, including the Lebanese group Hezbollah, have been instrumental in helping Assad's overstretched forces recapture areas around Damascush.
  • France's Payet misses out on World Cup, Lacazette omitted

    France's Payet misses out on World Cup, Lacazette omitted

    Sport

    Yesterday evening, Didier Deschamps released a list of 23 players he will be taking with him to Russian Federation, with 11 others being held on a standby as back-up options if an injury occurs. Man City left back Benjamin Mendy recovered in time from a long-term knee injury to make the squad , but club teammate Aymeric Laporte was among the talented players who will not be making the trip to Russian Federation.
  • Newcastle United's Rafa Benitez targeted by West Ham

    Newcastle United's Rafa Benitez targeted by West Ham

    Sport

    Although he is resisting the temptation to leave, Benitez would be intrigued by the West Ham job if he can not reach a satisfactory agreement with Newcastle. The other day a journalist Kostyantyn andriyuk, citing its sources reported that Paulo Fonseca will leave the club this summer. Co-owner David Sullivan said: "We are preparing to appoint a manager who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game".
  • Wenger: Arteta has qualities for Arsenal job

    Wenger: Arteta has qualities for Arsenal job

    Sport

    Although he has gained crucial experience working closely with Guardiola , the Spaniard has yet to test himself in a top job and with Arsenal now on the slide and missing out on the top four again this past season, it's a risky strategy to go with an untested manager.
  • Suns already know three great candidates for No. 1 pick

    Suns already know three great candidates for No. 1 pick

    Sport

    You don't need to follow the NBA closely to know that Sacramento is basketball Siberia, a franchise with an owner who has made many silly decisions in recent years, and a front office that appears clueless. Essentially, the idea of the lottery is each team is given certain odds based on their regular season schedule. Josh Jackson was the team's first-round pick previous year and is expected to develop, but outside of those two players, there are a whole lot of question marks.
  • Sergio Ramos targets

    Sergio Ramos targets "dream" Champions League final victory over Liverpool

    Sport

    Real Madrid will trying to win their 13th European Cup when the teams meet on 26 May, while it will be the Reds' first appearance in the final since 2008. I like giving them as much time as possible with their global squads. 'For Gareth, to win it four times...forgetting about the Liverpool aspect. Salah this week admitted he always had a drive to return to the Premier League to prove his critics wrong and now hopes the season will have a special end to it.
  • Rafael Nadal reacts to getting back to winning ways in Rome

    Rafael Nadal reacts to getting back to winning ways in Rome

    Sport

    Fognini had his home-country crowd behind him, and when he went three set-points up against Thiem, it was clearly too much for the Austrian to take. "And that's what I did today", said Nadal, who is targeting an eighth Rome title and first since 2013.
  • Ramos reveals his ambition to win UCL three times in a row

    Ramos reveals his ambition to win UCL three times in a row

    Sport

    Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah have undoubtedly been the best finishers in the Premier League this season, but it's hard to argue against Henry's assertion that Firmino is the most complete. Upcoming events in Kiev were, understandably, on everybody's minds at Anfield, but a victory over Brighton was the immediate priority before focusing on the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26.
  • What time does Preakness start? Updated odds

    What time does Preakness start? Updated odds

    Sport

    Justify was installed as the 1-2 morning-line favorite for the second leg of the Triple Crown after drawing the same post he did in the Derby at the Stronach Group chalet in the Pimlico infield. While Justify will have to face off against a few fresh horses that made a decision to skip the Kentucky Derby , he still has never lost a race and knows how to navigate a messy track.
  • Yates wins Stage 11 to extend Giro lead

    Yates wins Stage 11 to extend Giro lead

    Sport

    Going into Tuesday's stage they were in the enviable position of occupying the top two positions in the overall standings, meaning tactically they would be able to play two cards in the pink jersey race and increase the pressure on their rivals.
  • Second consecutive win shows Hamilton is on track finally

    Second consecutive win shows Hamilton is on track finally

    Sport

    We weren't happy with our cars' performance and we needed to sort it out. In China, he couldn't manage more than eighth place after an ill-timed safety auto and a subsequent collision caused by Max Verstappen . Despite feeling unwell in the morning with an upset stomach, Giovinazzi notched up 148 laps by the end of the day - the most of any driver taking part in Wednesday's test.
  • 25-year-old enrolled, played basketball at Dallas ISD's Hillcrest High School

    25-year-old enrolled, played basketball at Dallas ISD's Hillcrest High School

    Sport

    I don't know how a 25-year-old playing high school basketball doesn't look like LeBron. "We have some liberal policies for homeless students, but he knew that". So much for that. While on the basketball team Gilstrap-Portley received praise, as Rashun Richardson . But it was the first day of the second semester that stands out, especially for Issomala Dosso who was asked to give Gilstrap-Portley a tour of the school.
  • Vegas G Fleury tickles Jets F Wheeler

    Vegas G Fleury tickles Jets F Wheeler

    Sport

    But none of them could hold a candle in the desert wind to Marc-Andre Fleury's show-stopping performance in goal for the Golden Knights. So it takes near flawless hockey to beat a team as good as the Golden Knights, with a level of play as high as we are seeing in this Round 3 series.
  • Saturday will be my last game for Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon

    Saturday will be my last game for Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon

    Sport

    It seems an appropriate time for Buffon to retire, having previously stated he would walk away at the end of the season unless Juventus won the Champions League - a dream that was crushed in dramatic fashion at the quarter-final stage after he was sent off for a foul in the area and Real Madrid converted the resulting last-gasp penalty.
  • Jobs under threat as Mothercare set to close stores across the UK

    Jobs under threat as Mothercare set to close stores across the UK

    Sport

    Mark Newton-Jones will return to the retailer, less than two months after he was forced out with just a few minutes' notice , Sky News reported. Commenting on the plan Jonathan Ward, Managing Director of Mothercare Ireland said in a statement: " Mothercare UK have this morning released their refinancing and UK store restructuring plan".
  • Torres fulfils childhood dream in Europa League final

    Torres fulfils childhood dream in Europa League final

    Sport

    Regardless of being 3-Zero all the way down to AC Milan at half-time in that Champions League ultimate, Liverpool mounted a second-half comeback to ultimately win the sport on penalties. "Even without him we'll continue to grow". It is Griezmann's first major title with Atletico, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season's end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.