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Syria

Ship bound for Syria was carrying 3 old helicopters repaired in Russia - Lavrov
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has confirmed in an exclusive interview to RT that a Russian ship bound for Syria was carrying 3 Syrian helicopters that had been repaired in Russia.

21.06.2012 13:02

Revealed: CIA secretly operates on Syrian border, supplies arms to rebels
American secret service operatives are distributing illegal assault rifles, anti-tank rocket launchers and other ammunition to Syrian opposition, the New York Times reports. But due to some rebels’ links to Al Qaeda, the CIA’s task is precarious.

21.06.2012 12:10

Homs rebels: Army must leave, or we’ll start killing civilians (Op-Ed)
A peace activist is claiming the Syrian Army is reinforcing with heavy weapons and locating snipers at the borders with Lebanon and Turkey while clashes continue in villages in central Syria.

20.06.2012 14:53

No future intelligence work for G20 leaders, jokes Putin
Amid the reportedly chilly political weather in Mexico, which played host to the Group of 20 summit, Putin joked with reporters about his past experience as an intelligence officer.

20.06.2012 13:00

‘Tell Brits to remove Cameron and see what happens’ – Assad's adviser
Colonial hegemony prevents the west from believing that Arab peoples are equal to westerners and have the right to choose their own system, Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to the Syrian president, told RT.

20.06.2012 10:36

‘UN observers to stay in Syria despite mission suspension’ – Chief monitor
The head of the UN observer mission in Syria says the Security Council's observers will remain in Syria. Brig. Gen. Robert Mood also noted that the opposition failed to assure freedom of movement for the observers.

20.06.2012 02:55

Putin on Syria: No state can decide another's government
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s G20 statements about Syria's future seem to have made some world leaders rush to false conclusions. David Cameron claimed that Putin explicitly “does not want Assad remaining in charge in Syria.”

20.06.2012 02:46

‘US helicopter con puts Russia-brokered Syria solution on ice’
Washington manipulated information about a Russian cargo vessel stopped near Scotland, misleading the media in order to pressure Russia, “probably to establish some kind of no-fly zone” over Syria, analyst Vasily Kashin told RT.

19.06.2012 20:34

Media ship-storm over Russian vessels ‘bound for Syria’
A Russian cargo ship stopped near Scotland has been forced to turn back to home shores as the UK-based insurer withdrew the vessel’s cover. Western media are mired in speculation over alleged Russian supplies to Syria.

19.06.2012 16:34

Syria UN mission headed by spy? (Op-Ed)
A Jordanian UN observer in Syria says the head of the United Nations Surveillance Mission (UNSMIS) in the country is a spy. The monitor claims General Robert Mood is gathering critical coordinates and visiting military bases for his own purposes.

19.06.2012 12:13

Poker-faced meeting: Putin, Obama avoid pushing sore points
Presidents Putin and Obama seem to have found some common ground on Syria and have pledged to continue dialog on the controversial European missile shield, but despite the optimistic rhetoric many issues between the two states remain unresolved.

19.06.2012 02:45

Syria: Setback for US interests, UN mission in muddy waters (Op-Ed)
Just in time for the G-20 Summit in Mexico, where the most critical topic will be Syria, clashes in Syria have calmed down after the last 10 days of heavy military campaign by the army against terrorist strongholds.

18.06.2012 12:12

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