Syria

What's next for Syrian-Israeli relations?

This week's Russian-brokered prisoner exchange between hated rivals Syria and Israel prompted speculation that their ties might soon normalize. An as-yet-unnamed Israeli woman wandered into Syria two weeks ago where she was promptly detained. …

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Five Russians held near Turkey's border with Syria

Turkish security forces caught five Russian and one Libyan national near the border with Syria when they were trying to enter the country illegally, the National Defense Ministry said. "Our border guards stationed in Hatay’s …

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Russia, Turkey and Iran make statement on Syria

Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to continue cooperation aimed at eliminating terrorists of the ISIS and Al-Nusra Front groups (outlawed in Russia) in Syria. In their joint statement after the 15th international meeting on Syria in …

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Ankara hopes that Turkey-Russia accord would be template for Biden

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. This week’s transfer of power presents followers of Turkish-American relations with a crucial question: Under Biden’s watch, what lies ahead for bilateral relations, Daily Sabah writes in the article Turkey and the United States: So-called strategic partners? 

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EU adds new Syrian Foreign Minister to sanctions list

The European Union added Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad to its sanctions list, according to a decision published Friday in the official journal. "In view of the gravity of the situation in Syria, and considering his recent …

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Terrorists still pose threat in Syria, Putin says

Militants in Syria still pose a terrorist threat, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the film "No room for error. Christmas visit to Damascus", a fragment of which was shown on the air of the Russia-1 TV channel. …

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2 kids among 5 killed by car bomb at Syrian market

A car bomb near a vegetable market in northeastern Syria killed five people including children on Saturday in the Turkish-held border town of Ras al-Ain, a war monitor said, Free Malaysia Today reported. At least three of the victims …

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Three Russian servicemen injured in Idlib

Three Russian military police officers received slight injuries in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone on Tuesday when the armored vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an anti-tank missile, deputy head of the Russian Center for …

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Russia reinforces Syria's Ain Issa

Russia said it had sent more military police to an area in northern Syria where fighters backed by Turkey have clashed with Kurdish forces near a strategic highway patrolled by Russian and Turkish troops. The deployment comes ahead of …

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Seven ISIS suspects arrested in central Turkey

Seven people with suspected links to the ISIS terror group (banned in Russia) were arrested in central Turkey on Monday, according to security sources. Local gendarmerie forces in the Kayseri province raided five addresses in the …

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Armenian terrorists from Syria attacking Russia?

Armenian terrorists are hatching plans to destabilize the situation in the region once again - an Armenian battalion operating as part of the PKK/YPG terrorist groups returned from Nagorno-Karabakh to Syria and, unable to bear their crushing …

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