Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for “saving” his country and for Russia’s support in Syria. The two heads of state met for talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday. They discussed the fight[…]
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations meeting in Lucca in Italy are looking to put pressure on Russia to break its ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Calling last week’s US missile strike on a Syrian airbase a “game changer”, Boris Johnson, UK foreign minister,[…]
Allies of Damascus have threatened reprisals against any party that carries out “aggression” against Syria, two days after US missile strikes hit a Syrian airbase. US sends mixed signals about strategy for Syria “The aggression against Syria oversteps all red lines. We will react firmly to any aggression against Syria[…]
Syrian regime forces have repelled a fierce assault by opposition fighters seeking to reopen their only supply route into Aleppo city, killing at least 29 rebels, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The offensive sought to push government forces back from Castello Road, which leads into the opposition-held eastern half[…]
Bucking current US policy, dozens of State Department officials have reportedly signed an internal document calling for military action and regime change in Syria, claiming it is the only way to defeat Islamic State and end the war. The dissenting document was transmitted internally and signed by about 50 mid-[…]
Leaked secret documents and witness accounts of ISIS defectors revealed that the militant group and the Syrian regime have been colluding with each other in deals, the London-based Sky News reported Monday. Sky News made the revelation after it received new letters in addition to the massive haul of 22,000[…]
An uneasy truce between Kurdish and Syrian government supporters appeared to have broken down into heavy clashes and the deaths of at least a dozen people as a new front threatened to open in the war in northern Syria. Militias supporting the government of Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday clashed with[…]
Syria’s landmark ceasefire was threatening to fall apart after a surge of fresh fighting, especially in northern Aleppo province, just as peace talks were set to resume in Geneva on Wednesday. The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, who has said the negotiations will be “crucially important,” was in Iran[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed criticism over his country’s air campaign in Syria, accusing Western governments of double standards in their support for the Syrian opposition. Speaking on Thursday at a political conference in Sochi, Putin said the West is using some of the rebel groups as pawns to[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that any attempts to overthrow the government in Syria could lead to a failed state like Iraq or Libya. Putin’s comments on Sunday come as the world’s leaders meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Speaking on the US network CBS,[…]
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