Syria

Pentagon promises Turkey to take back weapons from Kurds after defeat of ISIS

Pentagon promises Turkey to take back weapons from Kurds after defeat of ISIS

The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of ISIS, Turkish defense ministry sources said. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also …

Sergei Masaulov: ISIS to reborn, not die

Sergei Masaulov: ISIS to reborn, not die

ISIS terrorist group, which is banned in Russia, is losing its forces and territories, but even its disappearance will not be a definitive victory, since the creators of ISIS are still interested in the functioning of a large-scale terrorist …

US shoots down drone in Syria - media

US shoots down drone in Syria - media

US fighter jets have shot down an Iran-made Syrian drone after it came within firing range of US troops, US reports claim. An F-15 jet downed a pro-regime armed drone today, claiming it was in a threatening position, CNN reported. …

China’s Plan for the Middle East

China’s Plan for the Middle East

China may be on the way to taking over America’s role as the key regional player in the Middle East

Tillerson has secret plan for dealing with Russia - media

Tillerson has secret plan for dealing with Russia - media

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken it upon himself to guide the Trump administration’s thinking on dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson has crafted a three-point framework for future …

Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

The foreign minister of Russia has announced that the next round of Syria talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be held on July 10, Al Jazeera reports. The meeting is set to coincide with a fresh round of …

Turkey to build 80 mosques in four Syrian cities

Turkey to build 80 mosques in four Syrian cities

President of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez said that the religious foundation of the country will build 80 mosques in four Syrian cities. According to him, the mosques will be built in Azaz, …

Next Syria peace talks in Astana to be held on July 10

Next Syria peace talks in Astana to be held on July 10

The next meeting in Astana on resolving the Syrian crisis will take place on July 10, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will take part in it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey …

US-led coalition’s jet downs Syrian warplane

US-led coalition’s jet downs Syrian warplane

A US Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after the Syrian jet dropped bombs near Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) fighters on Sunday, the US military said in a statement.

US must avoid a war with Iran in eastern Syria

US must avoid a war with Iran in eastern Syria

Some in Washington hope the US can cut off Iran’s regional influence in eastern Syria, but that’s a recipe for endless war.

Two ISIL commanders killed in Syria

Two ISIL commanders killed in Syria

On June 6 and 8, the Russian aviation carried out the airstrikes at the facilities of the ISIL …

The EU and the migrants: morals and logic

The EU and the migrants: morals and logic

The more migrants who are given homes in Europe, the more will be encouraged to come

 ISIS hydra beheaded - what#039s next?

ISIS hydra beheaded - what's next?

The destruction of the ISIS terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was an obvious success and will serve as another factor in squeezing the territory occupied by the group, but still it will not lead to its disintegration and automatic destruction, the experts said. speaking to Vestnik Kavkaza.

 ISIS leader may be killed by Russian airstrike

ISIS leader may be killed by Russian airstrike

Russia’s Defense Ministry has said it is verifying reports whether the ISIS terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by a Russian airstrike on the southern outskirts of Syria’s Raqqa. …

Where are ISIS commanders hiding?

Where are ISIS commanders hiding?

Many ISIS commanders have fled the besieged cities of Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, in recent months for Mayadeen, US officials and Syrian activists say. Although the US-led coalition is aware of the migration and has launched …

 Turkey builds wall on Syrian border

Turkey builds wall on Syrian border

Turkey has finished the construction of a 700-kilometer wall along its border with Syria to block terrorist infiltration into the country, Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Işık said, adding a similar wall would be built on the …

How Iran fights the Islamic State

How Iran fights the Islamic State

Consequences of terrorist attacks in Tehran

Russian Defense Ministry: Aleppo peace threatened by terrorists

Russian Defense Ministry: Aleppo peace threatened by terrorists

The fragile peace in Syria's Aleppo is exacerbated by the high concentration of terrorists to the west and north of the city, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman for ceasefire and humanitarian issues in Geneva, Col. Alexander …

On Syria fronts, U.S.-backed forces probe Raqqa defenses

On Syria fronts, U.S.-backed forces probe Raqqa defenses

as Iran-allied fighters gain key foothold

Will Iran Descend Into Chaos?

Will Iran Descend Into Chaos?

Reformists have already criticized Iran’s support for the secular tyrant in Syria

Conflicting strategies on the way to Raqqa

Conflicting strategies on the way to Raqqa

United States preparing to overrun what remains of the 599km Syrian-Iraqi border, with the help of troops from Great Britain and Jordan.

Syrian soldiers push through Daesh, reach Iraqi border

Syrian soldiers push through Daesh, reach Iraqi border

Syrian troops and allied forces fighting Daesh have reached the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015, advancing close to a strategic area that has been at the centre of tensions between Damascus and Washington, Al Jazeera reports. …

Kazakhstan and Iran discuss Syria settlement efforts

Kazakhstan and Iran discuss Syria settlement efforts

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting and discussed the efforts of the two states aimed at settlement of the crisis in Syria, according to the …

US strikes pro-govt forces in Syria, shoots down drone

US strikes pro-govt forces in Syria, shoots down drone

The US-led coalition has struck Syrian pro-government forces near its training base of At Tanf, and shot down an armed drone outside its deconfliction zone, RT reports. “U.S. conducted strikes against two technical vehicles that …

Govhar Bakhshaliyeva: #039Arab Spring#039 turned into #039Arab Winter#039

Govhar Bakhshaliyeva: 'Arab Spring' turned into 'Arab Winter'

"The Arab Spring" has been replaced by the "Arab Winter" over the past years, director of the Oriental Studies Institute of Azerbaijan's National Academy of Sciences, Govhar Bakhshaliyeva, said in an …

 De Mistura praises Russia’s moves to ensure Syria ceasefire

De Mistura praises Russia’s moves to ensure Syria ceasefire

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met in Moscow today. "The special envoy gave high marks to Russia’s actions towards ensuring …

Shamil Sultanov: If you want to cope with terrorists, look for special services behind them

Shamil Sultanov: "If you want to cope with terrorists, look for special services behind them"

President of the Center for Strategic Studies 'Russia-the Islamic World' on the reasons for the upsurge in terrorist activity

Qatar Issue: Two Important Trends in World Policy

Qatar Issue: Two Important Trends in World Policy

Supporting a blockade of a country that holds one of your crucial military bases is a novel diplomatic strategy

Iran Attacked After Qatar#039s Blockade

Iran Attacked After Qatar's Blockade

Iran’s increasingly muscular role in the region has stirred fury among its Arab rivals

Shift in leadership in the South Caucasus from the United States and NATO to the EU

Shift in leadership in the South Caucasus from the United States and NATO to the EU

The challenge for three states remains their relationship with Russia and the task of balancing it with their ties to the West