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Syria unrest

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

​‘Military pressure’ may be needed to oust Syrian President – John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared that military pressure may be needed to oust Syria’s President Bashar Assad. It comes as knowledge has emerged that the US, along with Turkey, has started training Syrian rebels.

05.03.2015 18:33

Terror 101: Scottish primary school kids given terrorism homework
A Scottish school has come under fire for issuing primary school kids homework featuring questions about global terrorist organizations. Children were asked to describe the various tactics of Al-Qaeda, the IRA and Hamas.

04.03.2015 16:40