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Pentagon deploys troops to Turkey#039s border wiith Syria

Pentagon deploys troops to Turkey's border wiith Syria

The United States has deployed service personnel to Turkey's border with Syria to serve as a buffer between Ankara-led forces and Kurdish fighters, a source with the People's Protection Units (YPG) told Sputnik Turkey, speaking on …

Russia#039s Lavrov says ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria

Russia's Lavrov says ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria

Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, Reuters reported citing Russian news agencies. Lavrov's deputy …

Russia brings almost 7 tonnes of relief aid to Syria’s Aleppo, Latakia, Daraa

Russia brings almost 7 tonnes of relief aid to Syria’s Aleppo, Latakia, Daraa

Over 3,000 Syrian civilians received humanitarian aid from the Russian military, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. Russia’s military has delivered almost 7 tonnes of relief aid to Aleppo, Latakia, and Daraa over one day, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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

 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 …

 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 …

Russia to submit its proposal on Idlib incident to OPCW today

Russia to submit its proposal on Idlib incident to OPCW today

Russia will submit its proposal over the situation in Syrian city of Idlib to the Executive Council of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on April 20, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander …

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 …

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 …

Ryabkov: experts should visit Khan Shaykhun and Shayral airbase as soon as possible

Ryabkov: experts should visit Khan Shaykhun and Shayral airbase as soon as possible

The situation surrounding the alleged chemical weapons incident in Syria requires international experts to make a prompt visit to the town of Khan Shaykhun and the Shayral airbase, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei …

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: number of Astana process observers should be increased

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: number of Astana process observers should be increased

It is critically important for Kazakhstan to increase the number of observers of Astana process on Syrian reconciliation with the issue being actively discussed with guarantor states, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov …

Lavrov: US strike on Syria aimed at destroying settlement, changing regime

Lavrov: US strike on Syria aimed at destroying settlement, changing regime

Russia accused the United States of seeking to “destroy the political settlement in the Syrian crisis” in wake of its strike on a Syrian airbase last week, Asharq Al-awsat reports. Lavrov expressed skepticism about a …

Peskov: we don#039t call for taking Syria#039s point of view on trust

Peskov: we don't call for taking Syria's point of view on trust

Moscow has information of Syrian military on the chemical attack on Syria's Idlib, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. He stressed that the Russian side calls for a thorough investigation, not for …

Moscow, Tehran and Damascus condemn US actions

Moscow, Tehran and Damascus condemn US actions

Moscow, Damascus and Tehran agree that the US strike on Syria was an act of aggression, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Syrian and Iranian counterparts. "We held important …

Why Russia and the US struggle to understand each other’s behaviour

Why Russia and the US struggle to understand each other’s behaviour

Russia is far from abandoning Assad, Trump is assuming the role of the anti-Obama

 Kazakhstan abstains from voting on Syria for sake of impartiality

Kazakhstan abstains from voting on Syria for sake of impartiality

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov has explained Kazakhstan's stand on the UN Security Council resolution regarding the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in a phone call with British Secretary of State Boris …

Putin and Erdogan hold telephone conversation

Putin and Erdogan hold telephone conversation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the latest developments in Syria by phone, the Kremlin said. During the conversation, …

Assad: Syria knew about planned US missile strike

Assad: Syria knew about planned US missile strike

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the country had information about the planned American missile strike, so it was able to take certain measures. At the same time, the Syrian leader admitted that the United States …

Kremlin responds to China#039s position on Syria

Kremlin responds to China's position on Syria

China's decision to abstain in the voting on the UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria is a sovereign position of the state, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. "In this case, we have no right …

Russian Defense Ministry has no data on fatalities in coalition strike on Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has no data on fatalities in coalition strike on Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has no information on fatalities as a result of an air strike by planes of the US-led international coalition in the Syrian city Deir ez-Zor, the ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov …

Lavrov: results of talks with Tillerson may manifest themselves after a while

Lavrov: results of talks with Tillerson may manifest themselves after a while

The results of Wednesday’s negotiations with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may manifest themselves after a while, but a number of issues will be addressed in a day-to-day mode, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey …