Russia and Syria

Militants in Eastern Ghouta start open confrontation

Groups of militants in Eastern Ghouta started an open confrontation after demanding that the opposition group Faylaq al-Rahman break ties with the internationally-condemned terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra, a representative of the Russian …

Russia's An-26 plane crashes in Syria

Russian transport plane Antonov-26 has crashed in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The plane crashed near Syrian Hmeymim base at 3:00 pm when landing. All people on board of the aircraft, including 26 passengers and six …

Putin and Erdogan discuss situation in Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria’s Afrin and Idlib with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone, the Kremlin said in a statement. Erdogan …

Russian trade mission building in Damascus bombed

The building of the Russian trade mission in Syria's capital Damascus was bombed yesterday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "We resolutely condemn this attack, yet another by terrorists, against a Russian …

Moscow and Damascus ink energy cooperation agreement

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli signed a 'road map' agreement for cooperation in the energy sector, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement posted …

Syrian National Dialogue Congress starts in Sochi

The Syrian National Dialogue Congress is starting in Russia's Sochi today. The first delegates, including from the Ba’ath Party, internal opposition members from Damascus, have already arrived in Sochi. Other participants will …