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Syria unrest

Assad: Anti-ISIS coalition doesn’t want to get rid of Islamic State completely
The alliance of 60 countries declaring plans to finish off the Islamic State is not serious, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian media. Some of its members would prefer to retain the terrorist force to blackmail different countries, he said.

27.03.2015 02:08

Twin suicide bombings kill dozens at Kurdish new year celebrations
Over 50 people have been killed in twin attacks by suicide bombers who detonated explosive-laden cars in the Kurdish crowds in northern Syria during a celebration of the Persian New Year, Newroz. More than 100 were injured, according to Kurdish sources.

21.03.2015 02:25

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

Syrian president waits ‘actions’ from US to back declarations of potential dialogue
Syrian president Bashar Assad has stated that he is awaiting concrete indications that the US really wants to begin dialogue aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict, after Secretary of State John Kerry declared US readiness for such talks.

16.03.2015 20:10

Kerry says US wants to negotiate with Assad… State Dept denies
The US secretary of state appeared to say on CBS News that America has to negotiate with Syria’s president about a political transition in the war-torn country. But later the State Department clarified that John Kerry wasn’t referring to Bashar Assad.

15.03.2015 13:45

Plunge into darkness: 83% of Syrian electricity wiped out
The toll from the four-year civil war in Syria is clearly visible even from space, with satellite images revealing that 83 percent of the lights have gone out in the country since 2011.

13.03.2015 02:01

​Camouflage ceiling? Women’s role in military reviewed
A major academic event on the potential of women to reach higher levels of command in the British military is being held at a top UK defence think-tank on Tuesday.

10.03.2015 14:56

RT’s special report on the Islamic State: Newly formed, newly armed, newly funded
The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) seems to have swept into Iraq and Syria out of nowhere, leaving death, destruction and fear in its wake. RT takes an in-depth look at where it came from, its financing and weaponry, and whether US involvement is needed.

05.03.2015 23:40

​ISIS taking advantage of Syrian conflict, opposition & govt should cease fire – UN envoy tells RT
It would be far more easy to address the issue of ISIS in Syria if the opposition and the government negotiated a ceasefire, the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura told RT, emphasizing that the mediators’ role is to help Syrian people find a Syrian solution.

06.03.2015 03:34