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​Most dangerous Islamic State leaders come from Scandinavia - Syrian President Assad
Bashar al-Assad warned about the growing threat from “Scandinavian” Islamist extremists fighting inside of Syria, where the battle against Islamic State amidst a protracted civil war has claimed the lives of over 200,000 people.

17.04.2015 10:51

Syrian air defenses bring down US surveillance drone – reports
Syrian military have reportedly brought down a “hostile” US surveillance drone flying in Syrian airspace, apparently without Damascus’s consent. A US official confirmed that the military “lost contact” with one of their UAVs over Latakia province.

17.03.2015 20:40

​UK doesn’t need Assad’s permission to launch airstrikes in Syria – Cameron
Britain could conduct airstrikes in Syrian regions captured by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said. He added that he did not need permission from Syrian President Bashar Assad.

04.09.2014 14:31

Revealed: Britain's secret plan for 100,000 Syria invasion force
Britain was considering the option of training a massive, 100,000-strong army in Turkey and Jordan to defeat President Bashar Assad, according to a plan drawn up by a leading British general. The invasion was later scrapped as too risky.

04.07.2014 17:54

Islamic bogeyman in Syria strikes fear in Washington
High-ranking US officials, while offering little in way of evidence to support their claims, are sounding the alarm on the possibility of foreigners in Syria initiating an attack on the US, sparking fears over airport security.

30.06.2014 12:36

Security concerns plague Syrian chemical weapons removal
Efforts to remove Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons in compliance with a UN-sanctioned deal are being hampered by bad security conditions due to a civil war that continues to ravage the nation.

05.12.2013 07:18

3-day op: Reports that Pentagon aiming at heavier Syria strike
Despite stiff opposition at home and abroad to any military solution to the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, the Pentagon is preparing for a much broader attack on Syria than it originally had planned, the Los Angeles Times reports.

08.09.2013 12:58

UK delivered Syria chemicals needed for sarin production ‘for 6 years’
British companies sold sodium fluoride, a key ingredient in the manufacture of the deadly nerve gas sarin, to a Syrian firm from 2004-2010, British media reveal, a sale that has been called ‘disturbing’ following the chemical weapons attack in Damascus.

08.09.2013 11:13

Lab tests underway to determine if sarin was used in Syria chemical attack
An analysis is underway to determine if sarin was used in Syria's chemical attack last month. The lab tests, which will take about two weeks, are being conducted with UN support. The analysis complies with scientific standards, Russia’s FM stated.

06.09.2013 11:52

‘Friends of Syria plans contradict a fast political settlement’ - Russia
The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the Friends of Syria decision to send weapons to rebels, saying this could push the opposition to a ‘destructive military solution’.

24.06.2013 10:26

Syria no-fly zone: US to throw 'gas on the flames'?
The US is debating setting up a no-fly zone across Syria and along Jordan’s border: a matter deemed difficult and costly but still being given serious consideration after disputed claims that nerve gas was used by the Syrian government.

14.06.2013 14:30

Syria chemical weapons accusations ‘a means of justifying further military action’
The ‘red line’ drawn by the US over chemical weapons usage is a standard not applied to Syrian rebels, despite the same ‘red line’ being used for the Syrian government, Abayomi Azikwe, editor of the pan-African news wire, tells RT.

14.06.2013 12:08