Russia warns Israel over actions in Syria

Russia has sent a message to Israel warning that its in-and-out military operations in Syria will not be tolerated. Following last week’s incident, the Israeli ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Foreign Ministry to informed about Moscow’s concerns about Read more

Jordan: King Abdullah Hails Putin’s “Crucial Role” in Middle East

Visiting King Abdullah II of Jordan discussed with President Putin on Wednesday in Moscow the developments in the Middle East presently marred by terrorism and extremist groups. Abdullah said Amman recognizes “Russia’s crucial role” in solving the Syrian conflict and Read more

Syria: 2017 Begins with Fragile Ceasefire Agreement

The latest ceasefire that began just before the end of 2016 remains fragile after coming into effect on Friday. Rebel groups warned that they would sideline it if the pro-Assad forces continue with their military activities. The agreement, brokered by Read more

Syria: Assad Records Biggest Victory Against IS

Syrian forces have claimed that after several weeks of battle, they have taken control of the desert city of Palmyra that they lost to the Islamic State in May 2015. A military source told AFP that after heavy night fighting Read more

Syria: Vienna II announces less than 2 year transitional plan

The Vienna II meeting on the Syrian war, attended by 17 Western and Arab States and 3 organizations, agreed on a transitional timetable without dwelling much on the role of President Assad. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said although they Read more