Politics - Syria

Lavrov, Kerry Holding Talks in New York, Syria Main Topic Under Discussion

Lavrov, Kerry Holding Talks in New York, Syria Main Topic Under Discussion

🕔2016-09-22 09:51:57

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. NEW YORK (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, on the sidelines of the ...

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Al-Jaafari: US-led coalition aggression on Syria means moving from a proxy aggression into “personal aggression”

Al-Jaafari: US-led coalition aggression on Syria means moving from a proxy aggression into “personal aggression”

🕔2016-09-22 09:44:05

Syria’s permanent envoy to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said on Wednesday that the US, Turkish and Israeli military aggression on Syria means moving from a stage of proxy aggression into “the personal aggression”, referring to the failure of international community to condemn the US-led coalition aggression on Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor. “This important meeting ...

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Syria, Russia refutes claims of targeting humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo countryside

Syria, Russia refutes claims of targeting humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo countryside

🕔2016-09-21 11:41:38

 A military source refuted the reports circulated by malicious media outlets about the Syrian Arab Army targeting a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo countryside. The source told SANA that there’s no truth to the rumors circulated during the past few hours by some media outlets about the Syrian Arab Army targeting a humanitarian aid convoy in ...

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Russian, Syrian jets did not conduct airstrikes on UN convoy in Aleppo - MoD

Russian, Syrian jets did not conduct airstrikes on UN convoy in Aleppo - MoD

🕔2016-09-20 15:47:10

Russian and Syrian aircraft did not carry out any airstrikes against a UN humanitarian aid convoy near the city of Aleppo, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Tuesday. On Monday, the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the aid convoy crossed the conflict line in the Big ...

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Kremlin names conditions to resume Syrian ceasefire

Kremlin names conditions to resume Syrian ceasefire

🕔2016-09-20 12:49:12

Terrorists should stop attacking, while the US should stop mistakenly striking Syrian army for the ceasefire to resume, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. On Monday, the Syrian army announced that the ceasefire is over due to numerous attacks by Syrian rebels. Over a week of the truce, Syrian opposition attacked some 300 times. Peskov said militants ...

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Bogdanov affirms Moscow firm adherence to principles of settling crisis in Syria

Bogdanov affirms Moscow firm adherence to principles of settling crisis in Syria

🕔2016-09-20 12:11:51

The Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with Syria’s Ambassador in Moscow Ryiad Hadad the military and political situation in Syria, the implementation of the Russian-US agreement, and unifying efforts for facing the danger of terrorism till eliminating it. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a ...

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President al-Assad: Sides hostile to Syria depleting all their energies and resources to maintain terrorist war on Syria

President al-Assad: Sides hostile to Syria depleting all their energies and resources to maintain terrorist war on Syria

🕔2016-09-19 15:58:45

President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the accompanying delegation. Talks during the meeting touched on the strategic and distinguished relations between the two countries, as well as developments in Syria and their regional and international ramifications. President al-Assad pointed out that the sides that are hostile ...

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Russian MoD: Syrian rebels unite with al-Nusra Front, prepare for an offensive

Russian MoD: Syrian rebels unite with al-Nusra Front, prepare for an offensive

🕔2016-09-19 15:50:55

The Russian General Staff said Monday that US-backed Syrian rebels have not separated from terrorists, but united with al-Nusra Front and are preparing for an offensive. The only parties adhering to the truce are Moscow and the Syrian government forces, while the United States and opposition groups it controls have not fulfilled a single obligation according ...

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UK confirms its participation in air strikes that bombed Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor

UK confirms its participation in air strikes that bombed Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor

🕔2016-09-19 15:14:35

The British Defence Ministry confirmed on Monday that the UK participated in the US-led coalition's airstrike in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, when the country's army was bombed. London said it "would not intentionally target Syrian military units". The airstrikes by the coalition planes near the Deir ez-Zor airport were first reported by the Syrian army on Saturday. Later ...

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Russian Defense Ministry adds new online ceasefire monitoring locations in Aleppo

Russian Defense Ministry adds new online ceasefire monitoring locations in Aleppo

🕔2016-09-19 14:43:19

 The Russian Defense Ministry said Monday that it added four more online locations to monitor adherence to the ceasefire in Syria and around Aleppo Province. “The Russian Defense Ministry increased the number of locations leading round-the-clock live video broadcasting in the city of Aleppo to increase the capacity of monitoring progress by the parties of the ...

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This is how ISIS may be destroyed earlier than thought

This is how ISIS may be destroyed earlier than thought

🕔2016-09-19 14:02:32

ISIS seems to accept any foreigners in its ranks, including those who don't speak Arabic, know nothing about theology and have no previous experience of military training. However, a large number of foreigners might not only be beneficial for the group, but rather pose a serious threat to its existence, journalist Maja Touzari Greenwood assumes. In ...

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Al-Jaafari: Terrorist war on Syria disclosed fragility of international law

Al-Jaafari: Terrorist war on Syria disclosed fragility of international law

🕔2016-09-19 11:50:29

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Head of the Syrian delegation to the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit Bashar al-Jaafari asserted that the civil war imposed on Syria has ignored the noble meanings of diplomacy and disclosed the fragility of the international law. Al-Jaafari added, in the statement of the Syrian Arab Republic before the Summit in ...

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Shaaban: US aggression on Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor was preplanned

Shaaban: US aggression on Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor was preplanned

🕔2016-09-19 10:06:45

Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban said that the aggression of the US warplanes on the Syrian Arab Army positions in Deir Ezzor was preplanned. In an interview given to RT, Shaaban described the allegations of the US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power that the attack was “an error” is untrue, noting ...

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Czech ambassador: War on Syria aims to implement certain agendas

Czech ambassador: War on Syria aims to implement certain agendas

🕔2016-09-17 14:55:55

The Czech ambassador in Damascus, Eva Filipi, stressed that what has taken place in Syria over the past few years was not a “revolution”, but rather attempts by some countries to implement their agendas and goals which seem unachievable in this country. Speaking at a discussion session on the current developments in the Middle East organized ...

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Terrorists breach cessation of hostilities agreement 6 times in Damascus and Lattakia

Terrorists breach cessation of hostilities agreement 6 times in Damascus and Lattakia

🕔2016-09-12 14:01:35

The Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center monitoring the cessation of hostilities agreement put at 1199 the total number of breaches of the agreement committed by the terrorist groups since the agreement came into force on February 27th. The Center said in a statement on Sunday that 6 new breaches were observed in the countryside of Damascus and ...

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President al-Assad observes Eid al-Adha prayers in Daraya city

President al-Assad observes Eid al-Adha prayers in Daraya city

🕔2016-09-12 11:06:55

President Bashar al-Assad performed on Monday the prayers of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) at Saad Ibn Muaz Mosque in Daraya city in Damascus Countryside. A number of state officials, ministers, MPs and Muslim scholars also observed the prayers, which were led by sheikh Adnan al-Afiouni, Mufti of Damascus and its countryside. Eid al-Adha festival, which ...

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Turkey 'welcomes' Russia-US Syria truce plan

Turkey 'welcomes' Russia-US Syria truce plan

🕔2016-09-10 15:22:25

Turkey, which has sent dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops into Syria in an unprecedented incursion, on Saturday welcomed a deal agreed by the United States and Russia for a ceasefire in its conflict-torn neighbour. "We welcome the agreement," the foreign ministry said in a statement, saying it was essential that fighting was halted across ...

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ISIS rocket attacks kill 3 civilians in Deir Ezzor city

ISIS rocket attacks kill 3 civilians in Deir Ezzor city

🕔2016-09-09 14:09:50

Three civilians were killed in ISIS rocket attacks on al-Joura and al-Qusour neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city on Friday.  ISIS terrorists fired 25 rocket shells on the above mentioned neighborhoods, leaving three people dead and five others injured. Most of the victims and women and children, said the reporter, noting that the attacks caused material damage to ...

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Terrorist groups breach cessation of hostilities 9 more times in Damascus and Lattakia

Terrorist groups breach cessation of hostilities 9 more times in Damascus and Lattakia

🕔2016-09-08 16:50:57

The Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center monitoring the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria announced that over the past 24 hours, terrorist groups breached the agreement 8 new times, 6 of which took place in Damascus province and the other 2 breaches were observed in Lattakia. The center added in a statement that terrorists of “Jaish al-Islam” ...

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Israeli warplanes attack a site east of Hadar town in Quneitra

Israeli warplanes attack a site east of Hadar town in Quneitra

🕔2016-09-08 15:06:01

The Israeli warplanes launched Wednesday night an attack on al-Tuloul al-Homr area to the east of Hadar town in the countryside of Quneitra. SANA reporter in the southern province said warplanes of the Israeli occupation forces attacked after midnight yesterday a site to the east of Hadar town, located some 11 km from Quneitra city. The attack ...

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President al-Assad appoints new governor for Aleppo, issues decree amending departure fees

President al-Assad appoints new governor for Aleppo, issues decree amending departure fees

🕔2016-09-07 16:24:41

President Bashar al-Assad issued on Wednesday a decree naming Hussein Ahmad Diab as Governor of Aleppo province, and ending the appointment of Mohammad Marwan Olabi as Aleppo Governor. President Bashar al-Assad also issued legislative decree no. 24 for 2016 on amending articles of legislative decree no. 34 for 2009 which includes fees for departing from Syria ...

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Saving the souk of Homs will be a real challenge - AFP

Saving the souk of Homs will be a real challenge - AFP

🕔2016-09-06 16:52:09

 In the heart of the Syrian city of Homs, workers clear rubble and clean the blackened walls of the war-ravaged old market in a bid to restore its former glory. Much of Homs lay in ruins when its Old City was recaptured from rebels by government troops in 2014 after a two-year siege and near-daily bombardment. Now ...

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Iran strongly condemns terrorist bombings in Syria

Iran strongly condemns terrorist bombings in Syria

🕔2016-09-06 14:27:52

 Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday strongly condemned the bloody terrorist bombings which hit the provinces of Tartous, Homs, Damascus Countryside and Hasaka, claiming the lives of scores of innocent civilians. Qassemi added, on his page on the social media, that targeting the civilians by the Takfiri terrorists and their Wahhabi backers is evidence ...

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400,000 Captagon tablets seized in Damascus

400,000 Captagon tablets seized in Damascus

🕔2016-09-03 14:53:38

Damascus Criminal Security Branch arrested two drug pushers in Damascus, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. About 400,000 Captagon tablets and sums of money and foreign currencies were also seized, according to the Ministry. ...

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Army advances towards al-Sawan hill and Aleppo insurgents admit their defeat

Army advances towards al-Sawan hill and Aleppo insurgents admit their defeat

🕔2016-08-31 14:46:48

Syrian Arab Army continued advancing on al-Ghouta al-Sharqia in Damascus countryside and established control over 1km from starting from its locations in Housh al- Fara towards al-Sawan hill, after clashes had erupted with armed militia, which resulted in deaths and injuries among the gunmen. In Aleppo, units of army advanced on the axis of the academies on ...

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