Syria

US State Department reveals topic of Tillerson#039s briefing in Ankara

US State Department reveals topic of Tillerson's briefing in Ankara

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will discuss the upcoming operation in Syria, and stabilization efforts in already seized areas in his visit to Ankara on March 30, senior US officials said Monday. Tillerson, who is …

Syrians in Turkish province attacked after false rumors of fight with police

Syrians in Turkish province attacked after false rumors of fight with police

Businesses belonging to Syrians were attacked by Turkish citizens after false rumors of a fight with police officers in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.  A group of around 150 people attacked businesses after hearing that a …

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Allegations that militants downed a Russian helicopter in Syria’s Latakia are not true, a spokesman of the Russian reconciliation center said. "All aerial devices of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria are either at …

Syria#039s dam partially collapses due to clashes near Raqqa

Syria's dam partially collapses due to clashes near Raqqa

Syria’s largest Tabqa Dam located on the Euphrates river partially has collapsed on Sunday as a result of the fighting between armed units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and militants of ISIL near the city of Raqqa. Tabqa …

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track, Reuters reported. "Growing violations in recent …

Syrian army retakes parts of east Damascus

Syrian army retakes parts of east Damascus

The Syrian army said that its units had managed to retake all positions in eastern Damascus that had been infiltrated by opposition fighters earlier this week, lse.co.uk reports. In a statement, the army said its troops had …

Russia, US confirm absence of major incidents in Syrian skies

Russia, US confirm absence of major incidents in Syrian skies

During a regular video conference of the Russia-US working group on implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on prevention of flight incidents in Syrian skies, Russia and the United States have …

Turkey warns Russia following sniper fire from Syria

Turkey warns Russia following sniper fire from Syria

A senior Turkish official says his country has warned Russia that Ankara will retaliate against any new cross-border attack on Turkish troops from Syrian Kurdish-held areas in Syria, Fox News reported. Foreign Ministry Spokesman …

Moscow#039s proposals on Syria#039s constitution may be taken into account at Geneva talks

Moscow's proposals on Syria's constitution may be taken into account at Geneva talks

Moscow does not rule out that some Russian proposals will be taken into consideration while discussing the new Syrian constitution in Geneva, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told a press briefing on …

America#039s REAL target in Middle East is Iran

America's REAL target in Middle East is Iran

The US should back Khalifa Haftar, an expert says

Russian and French senators hold similar positions on Syria

Russian and French senators hold similar positions on Syria

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Dialogue between Russia and France will contribute to preserving the unity of Syria and the peaceful settlement of the military conflict

 Lavrov: increased militants’ activity in Syria aimed at disrupting Geneva talks

Lavrov: increased militants’ activity in Syria aimed at disrupting Geneva talks

Increased activity of Syrian militants is aimed at disrupting Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "Concerning the militants’ attempts to fuel tensions in …

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

Syrian army repels militant attack in eastern Damascus

The Syrian army repelled an attack launched by rebels from the Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, in the al-Maamel area in eastern outskirts of Damascus, SANA reported. Syrian government forces have …

 Russia ready to assist UN in implementing #039four baskets#039 on Syria

Russia ready to assist UN in implementing 'four baskets' on Syria

Russia is ready to assist the political settlement in Syria and help the United Nations in implementing the so-called "four baskets" or core issues of debate, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the talks …

Three phases of Syrian confrontation

Three phases of Syrian confrontation

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In terms of its role in international relations

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

Russia worried over Israel#039s strikes in Syria

Russia worried over Israel's strikes in Syria

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel's Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren to protest an Israeli military strike near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov …

Staffan de Mistura to arrive in Moscow soon

Staffan de Mistura to arrive in Moscow soon

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is expected to travel to Moscow ahead of March 23 intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. "De …

Damascus clashes damaged Russia#039s embassy building

Damascus clashes damaged Russia's embassy building

One of the Russian embassy’s buildings in Damascus had been damaged in clashes between government and opposition forces, Russia’s Ambassador to Syria, Alexander Kinshchak said. “We have a building that …

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. …

Bannon’s war in the Middle East?

Bannon’s war in the Middle East?

For the first time, migration policy is used as an instrument of foreign policy

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 …

Almost 4,000 Syrians receive Russian humanitarian aid in 24 hours

Almost 4,000 Syrians receive Russian humanitarian aid in 24 hours

Russian servicemen have delivered humanitarian aid to almost 4,000 Syrians in the past 24 hours, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation informs. A total of 6.8 tonnes (metric tons) of aid were delivered to 3,950 …

Russian sappers discover over 120 explosive devices in Syria’s Palmyra

Russian sappers discover over 120 explosive devices in Syria’s Palmyra

Russian sappers began demining the historical part and residential quarters in Syria’s Palmyra. Within the first day of their work they found more than 120 explosive devices and two ammunition depots, Colonel Valery …

External forces were the main factor of Syrian and Libyan conflicts

External forces were the main factor of Syrian and Libyan conflicts

There was no social, political, or socio-economic crisis by the beginning of armed conflict in Syria

Iran blasts Saudi Arabia for continuing war on Yemen

Iran blasts Saudi Arabia for continuing war on Yemen

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly blasted the Riyadh government for continuing attacks on Yemeni civilians, Al-Manar TV reports. “Saudi Arabia has fueled the flames of regional …

Israeli aircraft shot down in Syria - army

Israeli aircraft shot down in Syria - army

The Syrian army says that its air defense shot down one of the Israeli aircraft. Four Israeli warplanes "penetrated our airspace at 2:40 a.m. (0040 GMT) via Lebanese territory and hit a military target on the way to Palmyra," …

Amr Moussa: Arab countries to contribute to Syrian settlement

Amr Moussa: Arab countries to contribute to Syrian settlement

The Arab states will be actively involved in the settlement of the Syrian crisis in the near future, as it will help to bring peace closer to the Middle East, the former Secretary-General of the Arab League, the Egyptian diplomat Amr …

Missiles fired from Syria at Israeli jets after airstrikes

Missiles fired from Syria at Israeli jets after airstrikes

The Israeli military has said it struck several targets inside Syria early Friday morning, an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) statement said. Several anti-aircraft missiles were fired at the Israeli jets, the IDF said, including one …

Following Russia’s Lead is the Smart Move for Turkey and Israel

Following Russia’s Lead is the Smart Move for Turkey and Israel

Israel and Russia need to keep on good terms to make certain the region does not spiral into crisis