Politics - Syria

ISIS fanatics blow up journalists by packing their cameras and laptops with explosives in Raqqa

ISIS fanatics blow up journalists by packing their cameras and laptops with explosives in Raqqa

🕔2016-06-27 16:00:21

ISIS fanatics have blown up two journalists after packing their cameras and laptops with explosives in the terror group's latest brutal execution video. Footage shows one of the journalists handcuffed to metal railings, in Deir Ezzor, Syria, with a camera hanging around his neck before the device is apparently detonated. Another media activist was executed in the ...

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HDP: Turkish government uses ambulances to transport weapons into Syria

HDP: Turkish government uses ambulances to transport weapons into Syria

🕔2016-06-27 15:14:25

Spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party in Turkey (HDP) Ayhan Bilgen affirmed that the Turkish government, since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, has been transporting weapons via ambulances to the terrorist organizations in Syria. Bilgen said Sunday that Turkey was a main cause of the war against Syria due to its miscalculations and arbitrary policies ...

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Four drug dealers arrested, narcotics in their possession seized in Damascus

Four drug dealers arrested, narcotics in their possession seized in Damascus

🕔2016-06-25 12:55:37

 The Drugs Combating Department at the Interior Ministry arrested on Saturday four drug dealers in Damascus and seized the narcotics that were in their possession. In a statement, the Ministry said that the narcotics department arrested four drug dealers and confiscated 10 kg of hashish were in their possession. ...

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Nasrallah: Defending Aleppo is in defense of Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq

Nasrallah: Defending Aleppo is in defense of Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq

🕔2016-06-25 11:58:31

 Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, asserted that the participation of the Lebanese resistance in fighting terrorism in Syria, including its participation in defending Aleppo, is in defense of Lebanon and its people and future, because Lebanon’s fate can’t be separated from what is happening in Syria and Iraq. In a speech on Friday, ...

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SCO asserts the need to maintain Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

SCO asserts the need to maintain Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

🕔2016-06-24 15:39:20

 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states underscored the need to maintain the unity, sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability of Syria, stressing that the political settlement to the crisis in Syria has no alternative. “They confirm the need to preserve the unity, sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability in Syria, and there is no alternative political solution ...

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Safronkov: Turkey’s violations of Syria’s borders must be stopped

Safronkov: Turkey’s violations of Syria’s borders must be stopped

🕔2016-06-24 13:15:21

Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov asserted that Turkey’s violations of the Syrian borders and the continuous influx of terrorists from the Turkish territories to Syria undermine the efforts to reach a political settlement to the crisis in Syria. Safronkov’s statements came after a consultation session in the United Nations Security Council on ...

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UN chief meets Saudi prince over Yemen row

UN chief meets Saudi prince over Yemen row

🕔2016-06-23 11:21:07

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday hosted Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for talks that touched on the row between the world body and Riyadh over the deaths of hundreds of children in Yemen. The meeting at UN headquarters in New York was low-key, and neither Ban nor the Saudi prince spoke ...

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Syria condemns terrorist attack in Jordan, reiterates readiness for cooperation

Syria condemns terrorist attack in Jordan, reiterates readiness for cooperation

🕔2016-06-22 13:50:45

Syria expressed strong condemnation of the terrorist attack that took place in Jordan on Tuesday in which a number of Jordanian army members were killed near the border with Syria. An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry voiced the condemnation in a statement to SANA on Wednesday, expressing Syria’s condolences and sympathy with the ...

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Cuba calls for stopping support to extremist groups in Syria

Cuba calls for stopping support to extremist groups in Syria

🕔2016-06-22 12:26:15

Cuba called for putting an end to the foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs, reiterating its support for a peaceful solution to the crisis in the country. During the 32nd session for Human Rights Council held on Tuesday, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations Anayansi Rodriguez called for work to achieve peace and face ...

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Syria demands UNSC to question terror-supporting states and guarantee preventing terrorists from obtaining WMD

Syria demands UNSC to question terror-supporting states and guarantee preventing terrorists from obtaining WMD

🕔2016-06-21 14:23:37

Syria renewed call upon the UN Security Council and the UN Resolution 1540 Committee to shoulder the mandated tasks to guarantee that terrorist organizations active in Syria and all over the world will not obtain weapons of mass destruction and to question states backing terrorism. ” There are still significant gaps utilized by terrorists for obtaining ...

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Oil tank crashes and burns in Damascus countryside, claiming two lives

Oil tank crashes and burns in Damascus countryside, claiming two lives

🕔2016-06-21 13:02:34

Two people died when a tank carrying diesel crashed and burnt on al-Tal road in Damascus Countryside. A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command saidTuesday that an oil tank carrying diesel crashed at al-Sallimeh branch road due to brakes failure and then burned. The source clarified that two people died in the accident as the nearby cars ...

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The Times: Next step Mosul as Iraqi army plots new battle against ISIS

The Times: Next step Mosul as Iraqi army plots new battle against ISIS

🕔2016-06-20 16:03:04

Iraqi forces set their sights on Mosul yesterday, launching an offensive that aims to build on last week’s victory against Islamic State in Fallujah. Elite counter-terrorism troops and two regular army divisions opened a new front against Isis militants. They took several villages in largely desert terrain and advanced 12 miles from the oil town of ...

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Three more breaches of cessation of hostilities agreement by terrorist groups in last 24 hours

Three more breaches of cessation of hostilities agreement by terrorist groups in last 24 hours

🕔2016-06-20 14:42:02

The cessation of hostilities agreement was breached by terrorist groups three times during the last 24 hours, raising the total number of breaches to 689 since the agreement came into effect, the Russian coordination center said. The Russian center, based in Hmeimim airbase, said in a statement Sunday that terrorists of the so- called Jaish al-Islam targeted with mortar rounds a number of ...

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ISIS crucify three men as punishment for breaking their Ramadan fast in Syria

ISIS crucify three men as punishment for breaking their Ramadan fast in Syria

🕔2016-06-18 12:34:37

ISIS jihadis have caged, lashed and crucified three people accused of breaking their Ramadan fasts. Two people from the Syrian town of Mayadin - territory held by the terror group - were tied onto crosses outside the police station in province of Deir Ezzor. Another is said to have received the same horrific treatment in the nearby ...

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Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks -prosecutor

Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks -prosecutor

🕔2016-06-18 10:52:04

Twelve people suspected of planning new attacks were arrested across Belgium overnight after police carried out about 40 house searches in the country, the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on Saturday. "In connection with a criminal investigation concerning terrorism... 40 persons were taken for questioning. Twelve among them were arrested. The investigating judge will ...

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Russian soldier dies of wounds sustained in Aleppo

Russian soldier dies of wounds sustained in Aleppo

🕔2016-06-17 17:01:58

A Russian soldier of 35 years old died of serious injuries he sustained in shelling in Aleppo province, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. “The contract serviceman junior sergeant Mikhail Shirokopoyas died in the Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital in Moscow from wounds received during the shelling of a Russian convoy in Aleppo last May” the ...

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Zakharova : Russia hopes US and its partners will not resort to solve crisis in Syria by force

Zakharova : Russia hopes US and its partners will not resort to solve crisis in Syria by force

🕔2016-06-17 15:16:20

 Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reiterated Russia’s stance which calls for a political settlement to the crisis in Syria through the intra- Syrian dialogue. ” Moscow hopes that the US and partners will not repeat the old mistakes regarding solving the crises by force,” Zakharova said Friday in a press statement on the sidelines of ...

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Syrian Army eliminates gunmen, destroys monitoring position and explosives manufacturing den for them

Syrian Army eliminates gunmen, destroys monitoring position and explosives manufacturing den for them

🕔2016-06-16 15:59:52

An army unit, in cooperation with popular defense groups, eliminated Thursday an ISIS terrorist group, mostly foreigners, who attacked a military post at the triangle of al- Rassafe in the western countryside of Raqqa province. A military source said that an army unit clashed with a group of ISIS terrorists attacked a military post at the ...

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Groups of Isis extremists 'have left Syria and are heading for Belgium and France'

Groups of Isis extremists 'have left Syria and are heading for Belgium and France'

🕔2016-06-16 15:25:57

Police have been alerted to the possibility that small groups of extremists have left Syria for France and Belgium with plans to stage attacks, but have not raised threat levels, as authorities work to determine how credible the information is. Belgian intelligence services sent a note to French counterparts about the possible groups, and it was ...

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Bogdanov calls for resumption of intra-Syria dialogue in Geneva soon

Bogdanov calls for resumption of intra-Syria dialogue in Geneva soon

🕔2016-06-16 14:02:20

Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov calls for resuming the intra-Syrian dialogue in Geneva as soon as possible. Bogdanov told journalists Thursday, on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), that those who support a political solution for the crisis in Syria should resume ...

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Minister Haidar stresses importance of national reconciliations in Syria

Minister Haidar stresses importance of national reconciliations in Syria

🕔2016-06-16 12:13:04

Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs Dr. Ali Haidar said local reconciliations, together with the Syrian army’s achievements, are the Syrian people’s guarantee for a future without terrorism. Minister Haidar’s comments came during his meeting on Wednesday with a delegation of Syrian expatriates in the US, Canada, Kuwait, UAE and other countries. Haidar said Western countries, ...

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Syria condemns presence of French and German special forces in Ain al-Arab and Manbij

Syria condemns presence of French and German special forces in Ain al-Arab and Manbij

🕔2016-06-15 12:51:19

Syria on Wednesday strongly condemned the presence of French and German special forces in Ain al-Arab and Manbij areas. In a statement, an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry considered this presence as a blatant interference, a flagrant violation of UN Charter’s principles and an overt unjustified aggression on the sovereignty and independence of Syria. ” ...

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Hmeimim: Cessation of hostilities agreement violated by terrorists 5 times Tuesday

Hmeimim: Cessation of hostilities agreement violated by terrorists 5 times Tuesday

🕔2016-06-15 11:16:26

The cessation of hostilities agreement has been violated five times on Tuesday raising the total number of violations to 668 since the agreement came into effect on 27 February, the Russian coordination center said. The Russian center, based in Hmeimim airbase, said in a statement that it observed 5 violations, 4 in Damascus Countryside and one in ...

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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in Syria

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in Syria

🕔2016-06-14 17:15:48

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed following US-led air strikes in Syria, according to reports. A statement from Amaq news agency linked to ISIS said: "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by coalition air strikes on Raqqa on the fifth day of Ramadan." Another source claimed he died in Mosul, Iraq - another ISIS-held stronghold. In ...

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Intra-Syrian talks should not suffer from artificial delays, Moscow asserts

Intra-Syrian talks should not suffer from artificial delays, Moscow asserts

🕔2016-06-13 17:31:36

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov called for resuming the intra-Syrian talks immediately, stressing that there should be no artificial delays in the talks. “We believe that talks must resume as soon as possible, there should be no artificial delays,” Gatilov told RIA Novosti in an interview on Monday . “The situation is already difficult” he said, ...

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