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Syria

​Public ‘weary’ of war – Hammond on eve of anti-ISIS coalition conference
The experience of intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq has caused a “change in public mood” that must be put aside to fight Islamic State, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

02.06.2015 09:34

US-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq, Syria 'mistake' - FM Lavrov
The US-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a “mistake,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

02.06.2015 08:41

​UN-cleared refugees to Norway revealed as ISIS militants - report
Norwegian authorities have revealed that several Middle East refugees set to be granted asylum in Norway under a UN program have links to the Islamic State and Nusra Front extremist groups, media reported on Monday.

01.06.2015 17:01

‘US is using ISIS like an attack dog’
The so-called Islamic State is the kind of group the US wanted for years - but couldn’t get - to put pressure on the Syrian government. At the same time, it didn’t stop the IS advance in Iraq and in Syria, political analyst Jeremy Salt told RT.

01.06.2015 15:22

US sees need to build bridges with Russia – Lavrov
Washington sees the need to build bridges with Moscow and end the unsuccessful period of US-Russia relations that benefits no one, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.

29.05.2015 20:38

‘Iran nuclear deal game: ‘France-good cop & US-bad cop’
Powerful forces in France along with the US administration don’t want a nuclear deal with Iran; they have an interest in tension with it, says Seyed Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran. They are supported by Saudis and Israel as well, he added.

29.05.2015 12:09

​Islamist militants capture last Syrian govt stronghold in Idlib province
Islamist militants have claimed full control over the strategic Syrian city of Ariha, with government forces admitting withdrawal from their last stronghold in Idlib province after heavy clashes with al-Qaeda affiliated groups.

29.05.2015 00:32

US and Russia-trained Tajik special police head defects to ISIS, swears jihad
The commander of Tajikistan's special police force, who disappeared in late April, has resurfaced in a Youtube video, where he said he had joined the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, formerly known as ISIS, ISIL).

28.05.2015 15:01

ISIS issues propaganda magazine in Russian
Islamic State has issued the first edition of a propaganda magazine in the Russian language. Appealing to the would-be terrorists, the publication features a "brief history" of the militant group and calls for readers to support it.

27.05.2015 20:21

To beat ISIS, kick out US-led coalition
It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

27.05.2015 11:03

​ISIS offers fighters free honeymoon, housing bonus, cash to start family
Islamic State fighters looking to tie the knot are in luck – the militants are offering its members a free honeymoon and $1,500 towards their first home. The extremists are also encouraging jihadists to start families, offering a generous $400 per child.

27.05.2015 11:50

​Iraq Diary, Day 8: Does the DIA report talk about ISIS roots?
We return to Baghdad, and my social media feeds are buzzing over a released DIA report from 2012 that talks about US policy in Syria.

26.05.2015 22:15