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Russian Navy Holds on to Its Syria Base

Russian Navy Holds on to Its Syria Base

Russia has no plans to abandon its naval base in Tartus, Syria, Navy chief Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Monday. “We need that base,” he said. “It will continue to operate as it has until now.” The Russian Navy […]


Syria fighter pilot defects in new blow to Assad

Syria fighter pilot defects in new blow to Assad

A Syrian air force colonel won political asylum after landing his MiG fighter in Jordan, as a watchdog reported the deadliest day of fighting in Syria since the battered April ceasefire. The pilot, who reportedly flew his jet under the […]


Dutch Help Block Weapons Delivery to Syria

Dutch Help Block Weapons Delivery to Syria

The Dutch navy was involved in the international effort to stop a potential weapons delivery to Syria, according to caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal. The British Minister of Foreign Affairs William Hague says the ship in question, the […]


Russia resists pleas to help remove Assad

Russia resists pleas to help remove Assad

Russia resisted Western pleas to help remove Syria’s President Bashar Assad from power despite escalating hostilities that have battered a UN peace mission. “We believe that nobody has the right to decide for other nations who should be in power […]


Moscow Denies Sending Warship to Syria

Moscow Denies Sending Warship to Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry denied on Tuesday media reports that it is sending a warship from the Baltic Sea Fleet to Syria and it also dismissed reports of upcoming foreign military exercises in the Middle Eastern country. Media reports said […]


Russia Resupplying Base in Syria, DOD Spokesman Says

Russia Resupplying Base in Syria, DOD Spokesman Says

A Russian cargo ship reportedly carrying attack helicopters to Syria turned back today when its British insurer canceled coverage, but a Defense Department spokesman said three other Russian vessels will carry supplies and possibly troops to the Russian naval base […]


Russia Rejects Media Reports of Sending Warship to Syria

Russia Rejects Media Reports of Sending Warship to Syria

The media reports that a large Russian amphibious ship carrying weapons and troops was en route to Syria are false, a source in the Russian Black Sea Fleet told RIA Novosti on Sunday. “The ship is in the state of […]


US, Russia trade accusations on arming Syria

US, Russia trade accusations on arming Syria

Washington and Moscow traded accusations on Wednesday over arming the rivals in the Syrian conflict, as Damascus said it had “cleansed terrorists” from Al-Haffe, a Sunni enclave feared to be the target of a new massacre. On the ground, meanwhile, […]


Syria now in civil war, UN official says

Syria now in civil war, UN official says

Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said, as the United States voiced fears the UN mission in the country may not survive once its mandate expires in July. World powers are groping to […]


 
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