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 EU foreign ministers to discuss situation in Syria

EU foreign ministers to discuss situation in Syria

EU foreign ministers are set to discuss the Syrian settlement, as well as the conclusions of Sunday's Paris conference on peace in the Middle East on Monday, European Union sources said. It was uncertain whether they would …

Russia invites United States to Astana

Russia invites United States to Astana

An invite to Syria talks is first sign of enhanced US-Russia relations under Trump

Syria negotiations chief assassinated in Wadi Barada

Syria negotiations chief assassinated in Wadi Barada

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said unknown gunmen assassinated retired major general Ahmad Ghadban on Saturday, just 24 hours after he was assigned by the Syrian regime to manage the affairs of the towns of Wadi …

Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks

Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks

Russia has invited the incoming Trump administration to Syrian peace talks it is sponsoring this month with Turkey and Iran, part of a process from which President Barack Obama's administration has been excluded. U.S. participation, …

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

Turkey last year erected 330 kilometers (205 miles) of walls along its borders with Syria and Iraq to fight illegal crossings, the Turkish military said Saturday. According to a Turkish General Staff press statement on border incidents …

Russian senators to visit Syria and Iran

Russian senators to visit Syria and Iran

Head of the Russia Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Ozerov said that Russian delegation is going to visit Syria in the framework of spring session. "We plan to visit Syria. We …

82% of Americans consider Russia a threat

82% of Americans consider Russia a threat

Americans are more concerned than they were before the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign began about the potential threat Russia poses to the country, Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday says. The Jan. 9-12 survey found that 82 percent …

Turkey neutralizes over 2,000 terrorists in Syria

Turkey neutralizes over 2,000 terrorists in Syria

The Turkish Armed Forces have neutralized 2,085 terrorists in northern Syria since the start of the “Euphrates Shield” operation, says a message on the website of the Turkish General Staff, Trend reports. Of them, 1,775 were …

Iran unhappy over Russia#039s and Turkey#039s rapprochement on Syria

Iran unhappy over Russia's and Turkey's rapprochement on Syria

Iran is concerned about Russia's and Turkey's rapprochement on the Syrian issue, a source in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs who wished to remain anonymous said. According to him, after the crisis with Russian Su-24 was …

Andrei Baklanov: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana is new chance for peace in Syria

Andrei Baklanov: "Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana is new chance for peace in Syria"

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called the preparing meeting on the Inter-Syrian settlement between Damascus and the opposition in Astana "a new milestone on the way towards peace in Syria"

Erdogan and Rouhani discuss regional issues

Erdogan and Rouhani discuss regional issues

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in Syria and the demise of the former Iranian president …

Turkey kills 41 ISIS militants in northern Syria

Turkey kills 41 ISIS militants in northern Syria

Forty-one ISIS terrorists have been killed by Turkish airstrikes and shelling as part of the operation to liberate northern Syrian town of al-Bab from the terrorists, the military said. A total of 177 terrorist targets have been shelled …

 Israel fires rockets at military airport west of Damascus

Israel fires rockets at military airport west of Damascus

Syria accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate for what it called a "blatant" …

Massive explosion rips through Damascus, several killed

Massive explosion rips through Damascus, several killed

A massive explosion rocked the capital city of Damascus, killing and wounding scores of civilians in the Kafr Sousah area, Al-Masdar reports. According to preliminary reports from Damascus, the blast took place inside a crowded …

Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate airstrikes against terrorists in Syria

Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate airstrikes against terrorists in Syria

Russian and Turkish military officials on Thursday agreed to coordinate airstrikes against terrorist targets in Syria and signed a memorandum on combat flight safety during missions in Syrian airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry said, Sputnik …

US imposes sanctions on Syrian army, navy, air force, republican guard

US imposes sanctions on Syrian army, navy, air force, republican guard

The United States has imposed sanctions on Syrian military branches and the country’s Republican National Guard, the US Department of the Treasury said on Thursday, Sputnik reports. The Treasury Department's Office …

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

The Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana on Syria scheduled for January 23 should become a new milestone on the way towards peace in that country, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on …

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. The sides …

Syrian officials reach agreement to fix damaged water source

Syrian officials reach agreement to fix damaged water source

The Syrian government had agreed with rebels in the Wadi Barada area for technicians to enter a damaged spring facility that supplies water to the capital, the governor of Syria's Damascus Countryside province Alaa Munir …

The U.S. Should Back Russia’s Syria Ceasefire

The U.S. Should Back Russia’s Syria Ceasefire

Obama's improvisation strategy in Syria has always used suddenly appeared possibilities

Sergey Shoigu: Russian aerospace forces accomplished tasks in Syria

Sergey Shoigu: Russian aerospace forces accomplished tasks in Syria

Russian aerospace forces have accomplished the task set by the Russian President, the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at a meeting with top Defense Ministry officials on Tuesday. "We have coped with the …

 Assad: victory in sight after Aleppo #039tipping point#039

Assad: victory in sight after Aleppo 'tipping point'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with French media that his forces are on the road to victory after recapturing the key city of Aleppo last month. "We don't consider it (retaking Aleppo …

Russia defeated United States in Syria

Russia defeated United States in Syria

In the process of the Syrian conflict settlement America has lost leadership and turned into observer, Moscow currently has the leading role. "The United States are bitter about the fact that bloodshed in Syria lasts for several …

Russia and Turkey’s Iran problem in Syria

Russia and Turkey’s Iran problem in Syria

Iran bristles at the burgeoning Russia-Turkish alliance suspicious of being squeezed out of its winnings in Syria

Why does Obama administration continue to play Russian hackers card

Why does Obama administration continue to play Russian hackers card

Top 5 ways Obama sanctions on Russia work for democrats

Turkish military kills 38 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish military kills 38 ISIS militants in Syria

At least 38 ISIS terrorists, including a so-called commander were killed in northern Syria in the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to a Turkish General Staff statement …

UN concerned about humanitarian crisis in Mosul

UN concerned about humanitarian crisis in Mosul

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien, expressed concern over the suffering of the people who are living in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the army is trying to drive out ISIS …

Turkish foreign minister reveals date of Syria talks in Astana

Turkish foreign minister reveals date of Syria talks in Astana

The talks on the settlement of the Syrian armed conflict will begin in Astana, Kazakhstan, on January 23, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with the Anadolu news agency broadcast. "The …

Turkey#039s economic results of 2016

Turkey's economic results of 2016

Turkey’s exports decreased to $142.6 bln in 2016

Pentagon of Russian-Turkish alliance in Syria: no comments

Pentagon of Russian-Turkish alliance in Syria: no comments

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook declined to comment on the coordination between Russia and Turkey in the fight against ISIS in Syria. "I'm not aware of specific Turkish-Russian cooperation in al-Bab and …