Russia and Syria

 Moscow saved from transport terror attack

Moscow saved from transport terror attack

Russia’s federal security service FSB has detained four members of the outlawed terrorist organization ISIS in Moscow for plotting terrorist attacks at transport facilities. The FSB’s public relations center said that on May …

Moscow, Tehran and Ankara to discuss Syrian settlement in Astana

Moscow, Tehran and Ankara to discuss Syrian settlement in Astana

Tonight, the delegations of Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold talks on the Syrian issue in Astana. "There will be a trilateral meeting of the countries acting as the guarantors of the ceasefire. The work is underway, there is much …

Putin: Russia#039s task in Syria is to create conditions to unite people and end hostilities

Putin: Russia's task in Syria is to create conditions to unite people and end hostilities

During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking about the conflict in Syria, noted that Russia is planning to remain in contact with …

Russia brings almost 7 tonnes of relief aid to Syria’s Aleppo, Latakia, Daraa

Russia brings almost 7 tonnes of relief aid to Syria’s Aleppo, Latakia, Daraa

Over 3,000 Syrian civilians received humanitarian aid from the Russian military, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. Russia’s military has delivered almost 7 tonnes of relief aid to Aleppo, Latakia, and Daraa over one day, …

Paolo Gentiloni: Russia strengthened Assad#039s positions

Paolo Gentiloni: Russia strengthened Assad's positions

Thanks to Russia's support, Syrian President Bashar Assad's positions are stronger than two years ago, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni believes. "Assad is stronger than two years ago …

Kosachev: US moves well beyond limits of international law

Kosachev: "US moves well beyond limits of international law"

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A broad coalition would be an ideal solution, if there was no flagman represented by one country - Jabarov

Ambassador: Russian become second spoken language in Syria

Ambassador: Russian become second spoken language in Syria

Many Syrian families name their sons after Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad said, speaking at the Russian Federation Council. "When Syrian President …

Putin congratulates Assad on anniversary of Syria’s independence

Putin congratulates Assad on anniversary of Syria’s independence

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has received congratulations from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the 71st anniversary of Syria’s independence. "In a telegram to President Assad, …

Moscow, Tehran and Damascus condemn US actions

Moscow, Tehran and Damascus condemn US actions

Moscow, Damascus and Tehran agree that the US strike on Syria was an act of aggression, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Syrian and Iranian counterparts. "We held important …

 Russia blocks UN Security Council resolution chemical attack in Syria

Russia blocks UN Security Council resolution chemical attack in Syria

Russia blocked the resolution condemning the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan-Sheikhoun and demanding from Damascus to present information on its sorties on that day.  Drafted by the US, UK and France, the …

Cavusoglu: Syrian government has chemical weapons capacity

Cavusoglu: Syrian government has chemical weapons capacity

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that findings indicated that the Syrian government still possessed chemical weapons capacity. He urged for measures to prevent its potential usage. Speaking …

Russia says its support for Syria#039s Bashar al Assad is #039not unconditional#039

Russia says its support for Syria's Bashar al Assad is 'not unconditional'

Russia has said its support for Syrian president Bashar al Assad is "not unconditional", President Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Sky News reported. In addition, he stressed that …

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. …