Category: Russia

“Donald Trump drops CIA programme in Syria”

Donald Trump has decided to halt the CIA’s covert programme to equip and train moderate rebels fighting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, in a move likely to be welcomed by Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The CIA programme began in 2013 as part of Barack Obama’s support for the overthrow of Assad but met with little success, two […]

Libya Report: Is Saif Gaddafi in the West’s crosshairs?

The struggle for power from the ruins of Libya is likely to get even uglier, and what is becoming decidedly more noticeable is the role of other interfering states who are betting on one side or another in the game for the prize that is Libya. The latest international intrigue, orchestrated by what we might […]

Syrian govt chemical allegations could encourage terrorists

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov has questioned an accusation from the U.S., that the Syrian government is planning a chemical attack. He said Washington’s claim could encourage terrorists to use chemical weapons as a provocation, and blame it on President Assad. Sergey Lavrov made those remarks during a meeting with Germany’s foreign minister.

Russia warns US its fighter jets now potential target in Syria

US shooting down of Syrian jet seen as ‘act of aggression’ by Russia, which will track coalition warplanes west of the Euphrates. The threat of direct Russian-American confrontation in Syria escalated on Monday after Moscow said it would treat any plane from the US-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates river as a potential target. […]

US-led coalition interferes in govt’s fight against terrorism

The air forces of the US-led coalition are working to undermine the anti-terrorist efforts of the Syrian government, Colonel General Sergey Surovikin of the Russian ground forces has said.

Mission creep: ‘US UK getting sucked into Syrian hot war’

The presence of British, as well as American forces in Syria, is indisputably illegal under international law; this is an act of aggression no matter what the reason given by the US-led coalition, political commentators told RT. The US-led coalition carried out a bombing raid against forces fighting for the Syrian government in the south […]

U.S. ups pressure on Russia to drop its support of Assad

The Trump administration is intensifying its strategy to compel Russia to drop its support of the Assad regime in Syria, according to a State Department official. Much of that effort involves public pressure, as the State Department released surveillance photos Monday officials said showed a probable crematorium at the Saydnaya military prison. “We call upon […]

“Trump and Putin agree to seek Syria cease-fire”

President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia agreed on Tuesday to work together to broker a cease-fire in Syria, as they sought to move past weeks of tension after a chemical attack on Syrian civilians and a retaliatory American cruise missile strike. In their first telephone conversation since the rupture in relations last […]

Saint Petersburg Metro bombing

On 3 April 2017, a terrorist attack using an explosive device took place on the Saint Petersburg Metro between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. Seven people (including the perpetrator) were initially reported to have died, and seven more died later from their injuries, bringing the total to 14. At least 45 others were injured […]

Arrival of U.S. troops intensifies struggle for influence in Syria

US forces have rolled into northern Syria to keep the peace between two allies that have fought each other for a week, further complicating Washington’s battle against Islamic State and underscoring a messy regional struggle for influence across what remains of the ravaged north. Armoured trucks conspicuously flying large US flags arrived on Tuesday in […]

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