Russia and Syria

Three phases of Syrian confrontation

Three phases of Syrian confrontation

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Astana Process guarantor states reaffirm commitment to strengthening Syria ceasefire

Astana Process guarantor states reaffirm commitment to strengthening Syria ceasefire

The previous rounds of talks resulted in measures to help in achieving a political solution to the Syrian crisis and end hostilities on the ground

Russian, Iranian, Turkish military experts to hold meeting on Syria in Tehran

Russian, Iranian, Turkish military experts to hold meeting on Syria in Tehran

A meeting between military experts on Syria will take place in Tehran, a source familiar with the negotiation process said. "Participants of the meeting in Tehran confirmed their participation in the consultations on April 18-19. …

Russian parliamentarians to visit Syria next week

Russian parliamentarians to visit Syria next week

The representatives of all factions of the Russian State Duma are planning to visit Syria next week, the deputy chairman of the State Duma, the head of the United Russia faction, Vladimir Vasiliev, said at the Viasna concert at the Vorobyovy Gory …

German Foreign Ministry: Russia plays key role in Syria

German Foreign Ministry: Russia plays key role in Syria

Russia plays a key role in the Syrian settlement, the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. "We place emphasis on the fact that Moscow is using its great influence on the Assad regime so that the …

Syria intends to cooperate with Dagestan in fighting ideology of terrorism

Syria intends to cooperate with Dagestan in fighting ideology of terrorism

Syrian Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed and the Dagestani Prime Minister Abdussamad Gamidov discussed means to confront Takfiri terrorist ideology. During the …

Amnestied militants join Syrian government forces

Amnestied militants join Syrian government forces

Amnestied militants in Aleppo are siding with the Syrian army en masse, while others are returning to civilian life. "They (terrorists) promised us to build a just future, but are only bringing death and atrocities. These are crazy …

Russia-backed Syrian army completely liberates Palmyra from Daesh

Russia-backed Syrian army completely liberates Palmyra from Daesh

The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, has completed the operation to liberate the historic city of Palmyra from Daesh terrorists, according to the Kremlin spokesman citing Russian Defense Minister Sergei …

Russia and Turkey agree on conflict prevention in Syria

Russia and Turkey agree on conflict prevention in Syria

Turkey and Russia agreed on the prevention of clashes between Turkey-backed opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) and government forces, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. "We have agreed with Russia …

Turkey warns US against partnering with PYD

Turkey warns US against partnering with PYD

Turkey is continuing discussions with the U.S.-led coalition and Russia over possible scenarios on liberating Raqqa from Daesh

Alexander Yushchenko: thanks to Russia Syria coming back to life

Alexander Yushchenko: thanks to Russia Syria coming back to life

Syria is coming back to normal life thanks to Russia's peacekeeping efforts, the Deputy Chairman of of the State Duma Committee for Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communication, Alexander …

Russia condemns terrorist attack in Syrian Homs

Russia condemns terrorist attack in Syrian Homs

Russia condemns strongly the terrorist attacks in Syria’s Homs on February 25, where at least 34 were killed and several dozen got hurt, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a comment published on the ministry’s website on Sunday, …

Moscow platform ready for talks with SSCN, Qadri Jamil says

Moscow platform ready for talks with SSCN, Qadri Jamil says

The Moscow platform is ready to begin negotiations with a delegation of Syria’s Supreme Committee for Negotiations (SSCN) about a possible association, the foundation for this can be laid during the current round, the leader of the group, …

 Russia urges Syria to halt military for duration of peace talks in Geneva

Russia urges Syria to halt military for duration of peace talks in Geneva

Russia has formally asked the Syrian government to temporarily halt military operations in areas of the country included in the ceasefire for the duration of the UN-backed peace negotiations, the UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de …

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Russian military's performance prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, and a civil war has been practically stopped, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today in the State Duma. "The …

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Russian military's performance in Syria prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today. "The breakup of the Syrian state has been prevented, a civil war has been practically …

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has provided 5.2 tonnes of humanitarian aid to over 5,600 Syrian citizens in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The center reported that …

Russia delivers aid to over 3,500 Syrian residents in 24 hours

Russia delivers aid to over 3,500 Syrian residents in 24 hours

Russian servicemen have delivered humanitarian aid to more than 3,500 civilians in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation informs in a daily bulletin, Sputnik reports. …

Erdogan: Turkey, Russia and Iran need peaceful Syria

Erdogan: Turkey, Russia and Iran need peaceful Syria

Peaceful Syria is of historical significance for the inhabitants of the country itself as well as Turkey, Russia and Iran, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. According to him, these three countries will play an important …

De Mistura names #039worst scenario#039 for Syria

De Mistura names 'worst scenario' for Syria

The division of Syria on zones of influence is the worst potential scenario for the war-torn country, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said. "The possible division of Syria on zones of influence would …

When Will ISIS End?

When Will ISIS End?

yrian Army, Russia Bomb Islamic State In Aleppo As Iraqi Troops Battle For Mosul

 Turkish and Russian lawmakers to jointly visit Syria

Turkish and Russian lawmakers to jointly visit Syria

Several representatives of largest Turkish political parties said they welcome a Russian proposal to visit Syria together with Russian lawmakers. The proposal has been put forward by the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of …

Lavrov: we not imposing Syria’s draft Constitution on anyone

Lavrov: we not imposing Syria’s draft Constitution on anyone

Russia’s draft of Syria’s Constitution generalizes the proposals of the Syrian government and opposition groups over the past years, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "The draft …

Trump promises safe zones for Syria, Russia warns of #039consequences#039

Trump promises safe zones for Syria, Russia warns of 'consequences'

The new president hopes the creation of safe zones inside Syria will stop the flow of refugees to the US

Russia ready to contribute to Syrian economy restoration

Russia ready to contribute to Syrian economy restoration

Russia is ready to participate in the process of restoration of infrastructure and economy in the crisis-torn Syria, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian upper house of parliament, Konstantin …

Astana Talks to contribute to cease-fire

Astana Talks to contribute to cease-fire

The Syrian opposition is "waiting for something more than statements"

Russia, Iran and Turkey to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to set up ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Syria, says a joint statement made by the three countries following talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana. The document was read out by Kazakhstan’s Foreign …

 Talks on Syria#039s Civil War off to a Rocky Start

Talks on Syria's Civil War off to a Rocky Start

The negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital continue today

Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air attacks in Syria#039s al-Bab

Russia and Turkey carry out first joint air attacks in Syria's al-Bab

Moscow says nine of its jets joined Turkish air force in 'highly effective' bombing of Islamic State targets

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US Republican Senator John McCain has conceded Russia is a key player in the Middle East due to efforts of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. “He’s played a very weak hand in the most …