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Turkey reinforces border as Syria violence rages

Turkey reinforces border as Syria violence rages

Twin bombs exploded outside the Palace of Justice in Damascus on Thursday as deadly violence raged across the country and Turkey reinforced its volatile border with Syria with missile batteries. Ankara’s move came as world powers prepared for a crucial […]


Russia may fly military cargo to Syria: report

Russia may fly military cargo to Syria: report

Russia may decide to fly a controversial military cargo of helicopters and air defence systems to Syria after it abandoned an attempt to ship the materiel by sea, a report said Wednesday. The West wants Russia to halt all military […]


Assad says Syria ‘in a state of war’

Assad says Syria ‘in a state of war’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country was in a state of war and ordered his new cabinet to crush the anti-regime uprising as Turkey vowed to retaliate for the downing of one of its jets. Rebel forces and Syrian […]


Russia Reflags Syria Arms Ship

Russia Reflags Syria Arms Ship

A Russian ship purportedly carrying helicopter gunships to Syria, which was forced to return to port, will now operate under a Russian flag, the ship’s owner, Femco, said on Monday. Femco said that was necessary “in order to protect its […]


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 […]


 
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