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‘Active phase’ of Syrian conflict will be over in 2014 – Assad to Russian ex-official
The “active phase” of the military conflict in Syria will be over this year. However, the Syrian government will continue to “fight terrorists,” President Bashar Assad told Sergey Stepashin, the former head of Russia’s Accounts Chamber.

07.04.2014 19:00

Syrian hackers say they’ve compromised US Central Command
​A group of computer hackers who are loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad say they’ve accessed hundreds of documents after allegedly penetrating the network of the United States Central Command and other systems.

14.03.2014 17:40

Saudi Arabia to supply Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles – report
Frustrated by the deadlock of the second round of Geneva 2 talks, Saudi Arabia has reportedly offered to supply the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile Russia has accused the US of once again hijacking peace talks and pushing for regime change.

15.02.2014 00:18

Russia offers alternative Syria resolution, slams West-Arab draft as helping 'military aggression'
Both Russia and the West have presented their draft resolutions on delivering humanitarian aid to Syria. Moscow accuses the West of paving way to military aggression, whereas Washington blames Russia for insufficient action to help suffering Syrians.

13.02.2014 04:41

Syria to ship out ‘most dangerous’ chemical weapons by March
As a third batch of Syria’s chemical weapons leaves for Italy, Assad’s envoy to Russia says the most dangerous chemicals will leave the country by the end of February. The US hopes to destroy Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile in a single operation.

11.02.2014 09:02

‘No direct US-Syria talks unless Kerry apologizes’ – Syrian FM
The Syrian FM claims to have rejected a US offer of direct talks without the involvement of the opposition "tools" during the Geneva conference over John Kerry’s refusal to apologize for his biased speech. US officials denied seeking such a meeting.

01.02.2014 22:39

Syrian opposition, the US attempt 'to scrap Geneva 2 talks and make them meaningless'
The Syrian opposition and the US government have placed a condition on the Assad government, which they know in advance will be impossible for it to meet, Brian Becker, Director at the Anti-war Answer Coalition, told RT.

24.01.2014 13:13

​Syrian Electronic Army hacks CNN accounts amid Geneva 2 talks
Hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army broke into CNN’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and one of the news channel’s blogs on Thursday. The hacks occurred amid the Geneva 2 peace talks between government and opposition representatives.

24.01.2014 01:22

​Syrian opposition refuses to meet govt face-to-face at Geneva 2 talks
The Syrian opposition involved in the Geneva 2 peace talks said a face-to-face meeting with President Bashar Assad’s representatives is unlikely to happen. Formal discussions on how to alleviate the ferocious civil war are set to begin on Friday.

23.01.2014 21:11

Syria peace talks: 'We have taken the first small step'
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that ‘the really hard work begins on Friday’ with regard to reaching a diplomatic solution in Syria. “Nobody underestimates the difficulty of this issue,” he announced on the first day of peace talks in Switzerland.

22.01.2014 17:04

Assad: Significant chance I will stand for next elections
President Bashar Assad said in an exclusive interview to AFP that he has decided to participate in Syria’s future presidential elections. He also stressed that the War on Terror should be the major focus of the Geneva 2 peace conference.

19.01.2014 12:11

‘Both Iran & Saudi Arabia should be at Geneva 2’
The most of the civil war going on in Syria is a proxy war, so it’s better to involve those states with vested interests from the very beginning, Jan van Aken, foreign affairs expert from the German Left Party, told RT.

17.01.2014 10:08

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