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Syria

Iraq warns of al-Qaeda influx to Syria
Iraq's Foreign Minister is claiming al-Qaeda is behind the uprising against Syria's president. He stated that there is “solid information and intelligence” that militants from the terror network have been flowing into Syria.

06.07.2012 03:45

NATO launches war games in Mediterranean amid tension with Syria
NATO’s joint maritime group is flexing its muscle in the eastern Mediterranean Sea by conducting anti-terrorism drills as tensions between NATO member Turkey and its neighbor Syria escalate.

05.07.2012 12:11

WikiLeaks releases Syria Files, almost 2.5 mln emails to be published
The whistleblower website WikiLeaks has announced the release of almost 2.5 million emails derived from 680 Syria-related entities and domain names. They are said to be “embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s opponents.”

05.07.2012 10:23

Russia monitoring situation in Syria to assist compatriots
Following a visit to the embattled Arab country, the Russian Public Chamber said it is closely watching the situation in Syria to evacuate Russians if necessary.

04.07.2012 12:44

No plans for Assad asylum in Russia – Kremlin source
Western countries are pushing Russia to grant Syrian President Bashar al-Assad political asylum, sources suggest. Russia, however, says it has no plans of accommodating Assad, for the time being.

04.07.2012 02:12

Assad to Turkey: Sorry about the downed jet, it could have been Israeli
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told a Turkish newspaper he regretted the downing of the Turkish military plane, which escalated tensions between the two countries.

03.07.2012 10:00

Geneva decisions on Syria already being distorted - Lavrov
Russia regrets the Syrian opposition’s position on the Geneva conference, as well as that of some Western countries who wish to distort the agreements, FM Sergey Lavrov said.

03.07.2012 09:23

Free Syrian Army: No opposition talks if intervention is not discussed
Members of the radical Syrian opposition have boycotted a meeting in Cairo, where some 250 delegates are discussing an internationally backed transition plan. The armed rebels branded it a conspiracy and said the agenda lacked an aggressive stance.

02.07.2012 12:48

Annan: Russia, West agree on transition government for Syria
The Syrian crisis is to be resolved by a transition government consisting of the current authorities and opposition leaders. The proposal was announced by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan after talks in Geneva.

30.06.2012 17:11

President Morsi hails 'new Egypt' but faces challenges to authority
Egypt’s newly sworn-in President Mohammed Morsi reaffirmed his Islamist beliefs in his inauguration speech, but promised the country would not swerve from a moderate course in its international policies.

30.06.2012 15:46

Lavrov-Clinton talks: ‘Very good chance’ of progress on Syria in Geneva
Washington and Moscow have a good chance of progressing on Syria in Geneva on Saturday, said Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov as he emerged from an hour of tense talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

29.06.2012 20:02

Missile shopping: Turkey to buy long-range missile system
Turkey is looking to buy a new long-range air-defense missile system soon, the country’s Defense Procurement Agency has announced. The news comes as relations with neighboring Syria grow increasingly tense.

29.06.2012 17:08

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