Syria

Alexander Rahr: ‘’While the West is struggling to create a monopolar world, there will be no fight against terror

Alexander Rahr: ‘’While the West is struggling to create a monopolar world, there will be no fight against terror"

The German political scientist on the possibilities of cooperation between Russia and the West in the sphere of ensuring the global security

Zakharova: US strikes on Syria make no sense and violate international law

Zakharova: US strikes on Syria make no sense and violate international law

US strikes on the Syrian air base violated international law and made neither military nor political sense, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. "That was something really unacceptable …

Huge explosion rocks Damascus airport

Huge explosion rocks Damascus airport

A large explosion has hit an area near the international airport which lies about 25 km south-east of Damascus, a monitoring group says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," the head of the UK-based …

Kurds call on to set up no-fly zone after Turkish attacks

Kurds call on to set up no-fly zone after Turkish attacks

Syrian Kurdish forces called for a no-fly zone across the country's north in response to deadly Turkish air strikes the previous day, the media reported. "Only (by) declaring north Syria as a no-fly zone can YPG defend the …

Richard Weitz: It is important for the West to talk with Moscow directly

Richard Weitz: "It is important for the West to talk with Moscow directly"

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute (USA) on the prospects of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the West in ensuring international security

Erdogan: no solution in Syria with Assad

Erdogan: no solution in Syria with Assad

There could be no solution to Syria's conflict while President Bashar al-Assad remains in power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "Assad is not the address for a prospective solution in Syria," …

 PYD: US coalition approves Turkish air strike on Kurds

PYD: US coalition approves Turkish air strike on Kurds

Turkish Air Forces could not have struck the positions of Kurdish militias in northern Syria and Iraq without receiving approval from the US-led coalition in the first place, the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih …

Turkish Deputy PM: global community should act in Syria in accordance with promises

Turkish Deputy PM: global community should act in Syria in accordance with promises

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak gave a speech at the UN conference in Geneva about the humanitarian crisis developing in Yemen, calling the global community to attention and urging them to assist people in Yemen. …

Where do terrorists in Syria get sarin

Where do terrorists in Syria get sarin

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Three versions of the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in northeast Syria

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in northeast Syria

Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said. A Syrian Kurdish militia force said the strikes hit a media center, a local …

US sanctions Syrian scientists after chemical attack

US sanctions Syrian scientists after chemical attack

The US Treasury has announced sanctions against 271 employees of the Syrian government agency that the United States believes is responsible for developing chemical weapons like those used in an attack on dozens of civilians in the country …

Iran considers Syria #039chemical attack#039 provocation of Turkey and terrorists

Iran considers Syria 'chemical attack' provocation of Turkey and terrorists

Iran considers that the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province on April 4 was a provocation staged by Turkey and Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), a diplomatic source from the Iranian delegation, which is …

CHINESE JIHADIS#039 RISE IN SYRIA

CHINESE JIHADIS' RISE IN SYRIA

Thousands of Chinese jihadis have come to Syria to fight against government forces and their allies

UN Secretary General congratulated Assad on Syrian Independence Day

UN Secretary General congratulated Assad on Syrian Independence Day

Syrian President Bashar Assad received positive words from the UN Secretary General this week. Official Syrian media outlets reported that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sent a congratulatory message …

ISIS moves its capital in Syria

ISIS moves its capital in Syria

In the wake of increased airstrikes and pressure applied from three directions by U.S.-backed Syrian forces, the Islamic State has essentially moved its so-called capital in Syria, U.S. defense officials told Fox News. ISIS is now centered …

Making U.S.-Turkey relations great again?

Making U.S.-Turkey relations great again?

Relations between Turkey and the United States have always been dynamic and reflective of the historical moment in time

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 …

 US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

United States believes Syria has retained some chemical weapons, the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a press conference alongside his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. …

Diplomat: OPCW voting proves West not interested in finding truth about incident in Syria

Diplomat: OPCW voting proves West not interested in finding truth about incident in Syria

Today’s voting at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has demonstrated that the Western group of countries is not interested in finding the truth about presumable use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Khan …

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of a Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, TASS reports. "A Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, has died as a result of an attack by militants on …

Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi discuss Syrian conflict settlement

Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi discuss Syrian conflict settlement

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan met in Moscow on Thursday. …

 VCIOM: Russians consider US attack on Syrian airfield as provocation

VCIOM: Russians consider US attack on Syrian airfield as provocation

An 82% majority of Russian nationals consider the recent US missile attack on the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat to be a provocation aimed at destabilizing the situation in the war-torn country, a new survey conducted by the …

Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack

Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack

Sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in an attack in Syria's Idlib province on April 4 that killed nearly 90 people, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The finding supported earlier testing …

Russia is not our enemy

Russia is not our enemy

The media has become a War Cheer Squad

Ankara may get long-term instruments of influence on Damascus

Ankara may get long-term instruments of influence on Damascus

Turkey is able to play a smart game precisely under Erdogan's leadership, the expert says

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

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Russia is the only country which is currently interested in strong Turkey, a political scientist

Mogherini: EU ready to help in solving Korean issue

Mogherini: EU ready to help in solving Korean issue

The European Union intends to help resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula, the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said at a joint press conference with the Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. …

German Foreign Ministry: Russia, Iran and Turkey unlikely to resolve Syrian crisis without West

German Foreign Ministry: Russia, Iran and Turkey unlikely to resolve Syrian crisis without West

The official representative of the German Foreign Ministry, Martin Schaefer, commented on the settlement of the Syrian crisis.  He said Germany is convinced that Russia, Iran and Turkey will not be able to resolve …

Medvedev: US gives ISIS free rein

Medvedev: US gives ISIS free rein

The US missile strike against Syria gave a free rein to ISIS (the terrorist group banned in Russia), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. According to him, Washington has been fighting against the Syrian government …