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Turkey Arrests Two Suspects In Case Of Russian Ambassador's Killing
Rferl - 2017-01-19 14:02

Syria's Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' deals from Astana talks
Reuters - 2017-01-19 12:13
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed Russian-backed peace talks in Kazakhstan aimed to produce local "reconciliation" agreements with rebel groups whereby they would give up their weapons and receive a government pardon. ...

Russia's Lavrov says U.S. invited to Astana talks on Syria: RIA
Reuters - 2017-01-19 11:27
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the United States had been invited to upcoming talks on the Syria conflict that are to take place in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, RIA news agency reported. ...

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation in Syria’s al-Bab
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 08:55
Russian and Turkish warplanes conduct first joint operation against the Islamic State (IS) targets in al-Bab on Jan. 18, the Russian Interfax news agency has reported. ...

Russia and Turkey join forces to launch airstrikes against militants in Syria
Deutsche Welle - 2017-01-19 04:43
The joint attack is the latest example of Moscow co-opting a key NATO member as it tries to, again, become a superpower. Russian led peace talks are due to convene in Kazakhstan next week without the UN or the US. ...

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Russian airstrikes hit Aleppo countryside, killings reported
Orient News - 2017-01-19 02:00

5 injured in Idlib as Russian warplanes hit residential areas Orient Net Russian warplanes targeted on Wednesday Idlib city, leaving a number of civilians wounded. Five civilians were ..
Orient News - 2017-01-19 02:00

Turkey detains suspects involved in Russian Ambassador murder
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
The scene where a lone gunman assassinated the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Dec. 19, 2016. (Photo: Yavuz Alatan/AFP) ...

Turkey says Russian planes attack Islamic State targets south of al-Bab
Reuters - 2017-01-18 17:52
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military said Russian warplanes had carried out air strikes on Tuesday on Islamic State targets south of Syria's al-Bab in coordination with Turkey. ...

Russia says joins forces with Turkey to bomb Syria militants
Reuters - 2017-01-18 15:49
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday Russian war planes had joined forces with Turkish jets to target Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab around 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Aleppo. ...

Russian FM: Had it not for Russia, Assad would have fallen
Orient News - 2017-01-18 02:08

Russia says ready to talk to Trump about nuclear arms, Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-18 02:02
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the wo ...

Russia's Lavrov says aim for Astana talks is consolidating Syria truce
Reuters - 2017-01-17 09:45
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The aim for upcoming peace talks on the Syria crisis in Astana, Kazakhstan, is to consolidate a ceasefire and involve opposition field commanders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. ...

Iranian, Russian FMs discuss coordination of Syria peace talks on phone
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed in a phone call on Monday the situation in Syria and the preparation for intra-Syrian peace talks in Astana. ...

Moscow university offers Kurdish language
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 19:37
Russian students tell Kurdistan24 they learn Kurdish out of the 35 languages offered in their university because they want to ensure a great future for themselves. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Russia and Kazakhstan discuss preparations for Syria peace talks
Reuters - 2017-01-16 12:30
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed preparations for forthcoming Syria peace talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ...

In Kiev, Biden says world must stand against Russian aggression
Reuters - 2017-01-16 10:30
KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday that the international community must stand against Russian aggression and urged the incoming Donald Trump administration to be a strong supporter and partner of Ukraine. ...

US sidelined in Syria, as Turkey and Russia set stall for Trump
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 09:44
The President of the United States Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) ...

Russian warplanes target Idlib’s Ma’aret Misreen, kill 8 civilians
Orient News - 2017-01-16 02:01

Video shows aftermath of Russian airstrike killing 11 in Idlib
Orient News - 2017-01-16 02:01

Russian-Assad airstrikes hit 16 locations in Idlib
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Reports of 3 Russian soldiers found dead in Aleppo Orient Net Dead bodies of three Russian soldiers were found in Tariq al-Bab neighborhood in Aleppo on ..
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Deadly Russian airstrikes kill 10 in Idlib’s Ma’aret Misreen
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold talks in Moscow on Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Russian, Turkish and Iranian diplomats held consultations in Moscow to discuss the preparations for the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. ...

Iranian, Russian official to discuss Syria developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov are expected to discuss latest developments in the Middle East including Syria ...

Trump 'willing to work with Russia and China'
BBC - 2017-01-14 05:10
The US president-elect says he could lift Russian sanctions and is not wedded to a One China policy. ...

Russian warplanes attack Idlib’s Binnish, killings reported
Orient News - 2017-01-14 02:07

Three Russian-Assad airstrikes target Idlib city, injure 15 civilians
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Russian warplanes sent to Syria despite military downsizing claims
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Russian airstrikes kill 8 civilians in Aleppo countryside
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Russia changing make-up of strike force in Syria
ARA News - 2017-01-12 17:41
The Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday it had started changing the make-up of its strike force in Syria as part of a previously announced partial drawdown, Russian news agencies reported. The ministry was cited as saying that the first six SU-24 bo ...

Europe erects defenses to counter Russia's information war
Reuters - 2017-01-12 17:25
BERLIN (Reuters) - Nations in Europe, where Germany and France this year hold elections, are erecting defenses to counter possible Russian cyber attacks and disinformation to sway Western politics, but intelligence experts say this might be too little and ...

France says Syria talks must convene quickly under United Nations
Reuters - 2017-01-12 14:05
PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Thursday Syrian peace talks should resume as quickly as possible under the auspices of the United Nations and appeared to question plans for Russian-backed discussions on the subject in Kazakhstan. ...

Putin, Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-12 12:22
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. ...

Russia says changing make-up of Syria strike force: agencies
Reuters - 2017-01-12 11:30
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday it had started changing the make-up of its strike force in Syria as part of a previously announced partial drawdown, Russian news agencies reported. ...

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Cavusoglu, Lavrov discuss Syria over phone Orient Net Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov exchanged views Tuesday on ..
Orient News - 2017-01-12 02:00

Trump assails U.S. intelligence agencies and media over Russian dossier
NRT - 2017-01-11 18:19

Trump pick Tillerson: 'Fair assumption' Putin behind hacks
BBC - 2017-01-11 18:09
Marco Rubio presses Rex Tillerson to admit Mr Putin had a hand in Russian cyber attacks on the US. ...

Al-Qaeda jihadists deny involvement in killing of Russian ambassador
ARA News - 2017-01-10 23:26
ARA News Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in latest issue of the al-Risala magazine denied any link to the killing of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara, who was killed last month while giving a speech at an art gallery. Mevlut Mert Altintas, ...

Russian, Turkish foreign ministers stress need to maintain Syrian ceasefire
Reuters - 2017-01-10 20:15
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed on Tuesday on the need to observe a ceasefire in Syria while continuing to fight "terrorist groups", Russia's foreign ministry said. ...

Russian efforts in fighting ISIS ’virtually zero’ - Pentagon
Orient News - 2017-01-10 02:00

Russian jets level building, kill 4 civilians in Idlib’s Ma’aret al-Nu’aman
Orient News - 2017-01-09 02:05

Islamic State is the real aggressor in Syria | Letters
The Guardian - 2017-01-08 04:25
Owen Jones (Americans can spot meddling, 5 January) refers to Russian interference in Syria to support the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against his own people. In fact, Vladimir Putin is supporting Syria against the brutal invasion of Islamic State, wh ...

Chilling proof Russia has nuclear-capable missiles in Syria: Alarming satellite image obtained by Israeli intelligence shows rockets ready to launch at coastal military base
Daily Mail - 2017-01-08 03:22
This is the alarming picture which reveals that the Russian army has deployed missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to war-torn Syria. ...

US intelligence says ‘Putin sough to help’ Trump
Waar Media - 2017-01-07 18:47
Waar, Duhok: A US intelligence report has revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. The report said that Putin “ordered” a campaign to influence the campaign, a clam that Moscow has not co ...

Five Arrested in Turkey Over Russian Ambassador's Assassination – Reports
Sputnik - 2017-01-07 17:29

Putin's warships head BACK to English Channel after being withdrawn from Syria
Daily Mail - 2017-01-07 03:18
The Admiral Kuznetsov (pictured) - equipped with missiles, anti-aircraft guns and torpedoes - will be withdrawn from Syria along with other Russian warships and head back to Severomorsk. ...

Russian jets destroy al-Rastan’s houses amid fragile ceasefire
Orient News - 2017-01-07 02:05

US 'identifies agents behind Russian DNC attack'
BBC - 2017-01-06 11:58
The agents allegedly handed stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks before the US presidential election. ...

US spy chiefs 'resolute' on Russian cyber-interference in presidential poll
SBS Radio - Podcast - 2017-01-06 11:28

Russia says has begun drawdown of forces in Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-06 10:21
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has begun a drawdown of its military forces in Syria, news agencies quoted the head of the Russian General Staff as saying on Friday. ...

Russian hacking claims: Biden tells Trump to 'grow up'
BBC - 2017-01-06 05:08
Donald Trump is "mindless" for attacking the intelligence community, Vice-President Joe Biden says. ...

Turkey: Family Rejects Body of Russian Ambassador Assassin - Breitbart
Breitbart - 2017-01-05 18:23

Car bomb kills at least ten in Syrian coastal town: state TV
Reuters - 2017-01-05 16:39
AMMAN (Reuters) - At least ten people were killed in a car blast on Thursday in the Syrian coastal Mediterranean province of Latakia where two Russian bases are located, state television said. ...

Balanche: Kurds may be the victim of the Russian-Turkish cooperation
ANF/English - 2017-01-05 12:36
Middle East expert Fabrice Balanche underlined that there is a risk that the Kurds may be the victim as a result of Turkish-Russian cooperation. ...

Russian airstrikes in Syria kill 4000 civilians in 2016, says war monitor
NRT - 2017-01-04 18:37

Donald Trump: New attack on US intelligence over Russia hacking
BBC - 2017-01-04 09:48
President-elect Donald Trump makes a fresh assault on US intelligence amid Russian hacking claims. ...

Russian warplanes kill civilians in Idlib on 5th day of truce
Orient News - 2017-01-04 02:00

Russian warplanes kill civilians in Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun
Orient News - 2017-01-04 02:00

Moscow seeks naval drills as Russian warships visit Manila
Reuters - 2017-01-03 08:29
MANILA (Reuters) - Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy, sending two warships to Manila for the first official navy-to-navy contact, as President Rodrigo Duterte pivots to United States' traditional ...

Russia bombs ISIS positions as Turkey-backed rebels push to Syria’s al-Bab
ARA News - 2017-01-03 02:40
ARA News Aleppo – Russian warplanes on Monday launched several airstrikes near the city of al-Bab in Syria’s northern Aleppo Governorate, targeting Islamic State’s (ISIS) tactical units and fighting positions. The Russian air raids destroyed at least five ...

Syrian rebels fully committed to the ceasefire, but fight for Aleppo not over yet: Official
ARA News - 2017-01-03 00:35
ARA News Aleppo – Abu Yousef al-Muhajir, a Syrian rebel leader and the official spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, said in an exclusive interview with ARA News on Monday that their group is committed to the Turkish-Russian brokered cease ...

Syrian rebels say they froze talks on Russian-backed peace conference due to ceasefire violations
Reuters - 2017-01-02 23:35
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups said on Monday they had decided to freeze any talks about their possible participation in Syrian peace negotiations being prepared by Moscow in Kazakhstan unless the Syrian government and its Iran-backed allies end wh ...

Syrian rebel leader: Russia responsible for protecting ceasefire, fight for Aleppo not over yet
ARA News - 2017-01-02 21:59
ARA News Aleppo – Abu Yousef al-Muhajir, a Syrian rebel leader and the official spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, said in an exclusive interview with ARA News on Monday that their group is committed to the Turkish-Russian brokered cease ...

Turkish, Russian aircraft destroy Islamic State targets in Syria: army
Reuters - 2017-01-02 08:42
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes and artillery have struck Islamic State targets in Syria, killing 22 of the group's militants, while Russian aircraft hit jihadists near the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab, Turkey's military said on Monday. ...

UNSC supports Russian-Turkish Syria ceasefire resolution
Orient News - 2017-01-02 02:00

Russian-Assad terrorists never halt breaching Syria ceasefire
Orient News - 2017-01-02 02:00

Air strikes, clashes persist on third day of Syrian truce: monitor, rebels
Reuters - 2017-01-01 13:08
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes and low-level clashes persisted in some areas on Sunday, but a Russian and Turkish-backed ceasefire largely held in other areas on its third day, a monitoring group and rebels ...

Israel PM discusses Syria conflict with Putin
Daily Mail - 2017-01-01 04:47
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and "continued s... ...

United Nations backs Russian and Turkish efforts to end Syria conflict
Daily Mail - 2017-01-01 04:47
The resolution also calls for the "rapid, safe and unhindered" delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria. ...

UN backs Russian-Turkish Syria efforts as cease-fire wavers
Daily Mail - 2017-01-01 04:47
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict... ...

UNSC adopts Russian-Turkish Syria ceasefire resolution
Orient News - 2017-01-01 02:00

Russian, Iranian presidents agree to work closely on Syria: Kremlin
Reuters - 2016-12-31 17:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani agreed in a telephone conversation on Saturday to continue their close coordination in trying to end the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said in a statement. ...

UN to vote on Russia’s Syria ceasefire deal
Waar Media - 2016-12-31 14:50
Waar, Duhok: The UN Security Council is to vote on a Russian resolution endorsing the ceasefire agreement in Syria. The UN Security Council is going to vote on a Russian resolution approving the ceasefire deal in war-torn Syria. Russian draft text calls f ...

Iranian, Russian FMs welcome Syria ceasefire
KurdPress - 2016-12-31 14:16
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed, on a telephone conversation on Thursday, ceasefire agreement Russian President Vladimir Putin brokered with the Syrian government. ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey guarantee ceasefire in Syria: Putin
KurdPress - 2016-12-31 09:24
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that convergence between Tehran, Moscow and Ankara led to Syrian ceasefire countrywide and they act as guarantors to end the conflict, IRNA reported. ...

PYD not to participate in Astana peace talks: Turkey FM
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-31 07:59
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) shakes hand with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Moscow last week. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Putin announces Syrian ceasefire between Assad government and rebel fighters – video
The Guardian - 2016-12-31 03:15
Russian president Vladimir Putin says a ceasefire has been agreed between the Assad government and armed Syrian opposition. Putin delivers the news during a televised meeting on Thursday, that three documents have been signed: a ceasefire agreement, contr ...

UN Security Council to vote Saturday on Syria cease-fire
Daily Mail - 2016-12-31 03:07
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote Saturday morning on a Russian resolution that would endorse the cease-fire agreement in ... ...

Syria ceasefire holds despite sporadic clashes
ARA News - 2016-12-31 02:54
A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, got off to a shaky start after midnight on Friday, in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Th ...

Turkey: Russian Air Strikes Target IS In Northern Syria
Rferl - 2016-12-31 02:07

Russian warplanes carryout airstrikes on ISIS-held al-Bab
Orient News - 2016-12-31 02:00

Russiain FM says asked Putin to expel 35 US dipliomats Orient Net - Reuters Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday he will ask President Putin to expel ..
Orient News - 2016-12-31 02:00

Russian-Turkish Brokered Ceasefire Seems To Be Holding As Exclusion Of Kurds Leads To New Tensions In Syria
Westernjournalism - 2016-12-30 21:28

Russia will not expel anyone over U.S. sanctions, to wait for Trump
Reuters - 2016-12-30 21:05
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin refrained on Friday from retaliating for the U.S. expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies, putting the onus on Donald Trump to help solve a crisis over Russian cyber attacks when he takes over the White House ne ...

Permanency of the “ceasefire” in Syria questionable, the West cautious
ANF/English - 2016-12-30 11:38
The ceasefire declared with Russian mediation went into effect at midnight, and the countries and institutions outside the negotiations have made cautious comments. ...

Syria ceasefire beings with Russian and Turkish support
ARA News - 2016-12-30 03:23
ARA News Damascus – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said an agreement has been reached on a Syria ceasefire, with Russia and Turkey to act as guarantors. Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the government starting ...

Syrian ceasefire comes into effect
Daily Mail - 2016-12-30 02:58
The Russian president said peace talks between Syrian president Bashar Assad´s government and opposition rebels will follow. ...

Russian-Assad warplanes bomb Latamnah norhtwest of Hamah
Orient News - 2016-12-30 02:02

Cavusoglu: No Russian, US support for Euphrates Shield
Orient News - 2016-12-30 02:02

Erdogan, Putin talk on phone about Syria Orient Net - AA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke Thursday on the phone with his Russian counterpart ..
Orient News - 2016-12-30 02:02

Russian jets raise Damascus countryside’s death toll to 24
Orient News - 2016-12-30 02:02

Syrian ceasefire beings with Russian and Turkish support
ARA News - 2016-12-30 00:07
ARA News Damascus – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said an agreement has been reached on a Syria ceasefire, with Russia and Turkey to act as guarantors. Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the government starting ...

US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations
BBC - 2016-12-29 21:00
The US expels 35 Russian diplomats in the wake of cyber attacks related to the US election. ...

Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian 'cyberwar'
Reuters - 2016-12-29 19:43
KIEV (Reuters) - Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday ...

Russian embassy in Damascus hit by mortar shell again
Reuters - 2016-12-29 18:14
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's embassy in Damascus was hit by a mortar shell on Thursday afternoon, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. ...

Russia plane crash: Attack not ruled out by investigators
BBC - 2016-12-29 17:20
Investigators say they cannot rule out an attack as the cause of the Russian air disaster. ...

Russia announces ceasefire in Syria from midnight
Reuters - 2016-12-29 14:12
MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday. ...

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