Moscow Hopes Syrian Opposition Will Help Destroy ‘Terrorist Hotbed’ in Syria

Moscow hopes the Syrian opposition will fight against terrorism in Syria more actively, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday. The statement said that the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria opens the possibility to focus on the elimination of the "terrorist hotbed" there. "We expect that the patriotically minded part of the … Continue reading Moscow Hopes Syrian Opposition Will Help Destroy ‘Terrorist Hotbed’ in Syria

Assad Advisor Says Syria War Nearing its End

An advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels, and vowed the government would confront any "illegitimate" forces, whether Turkish or American. Bouthaina Shaaban said the fact that Syria was staging the Damascus International Fair for the first time in the war … Continue reading Assad Advisor Says Syria War Nearing its End

Syria Calls for Halting Crimes of US-led Coalition Against Syrian Civilians

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry called on UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities in keeping the international peace and security and halting the crimes of the international coalition led by the United States against the innocent Syrian civilians. The Ministry addressed two letters to UN Secretary General and President of the Security council about the … Continue reading Syria Calls for Halting Crimes of US-led Coalition Against Syrian Civilians

Russia, Brazil Stand For Political Solution Of Syrian Conflict

Russia and Brazil have supported early political solution of the Syrian armed conflict, the Statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer says. According to the document, the settlement in Syria must be carried out "on the basis of UN Security Council’s Resolution 2254 and the political process conducted by the Syrians … Continue reading Russia, Brazil Stand For Political Solution Of Syrian Conflict

US, Russia Hold Secret Talks Over South Syria Safe Zone

US and Russian officials reportedly have quietly stepped up contacts in recent weeks to try to advance a deal on the creation of a safe zone in southern Syria. The talks included a meeting in Jordan in late May, a former diplomat from the region said on condition of anonymity. Russia, Iran and Turkey negotiated … Continue reading US, Russia Hold Secret Talks Over South Syria Safe Zone

The EU extends its sanctions against the Syrian regime by one year

The European Union extended its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2018,  a decision in line with the EU strategy on Syria which states that the EU will maintain its restrictive measures the regime and its supporters as long as the repression of civilians continues. At the same time the Council added … Continue reading The EU extends its sanctions against the Syrian regime by one year

Russian-Israeli Coordination to ‘Reduce Tension’ South of Syria

Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu underlined the presence of constructive coordination with Israel to reduce tensions in south Syria, stressing that the priority was to draft a new Syrian constitution during the upcoming Astana meetings. Addressing the Russian parliament on Wednesday, Shoigu said he hoped that work on drafting a new constitution would be … Continue reading Russian-Israeli Coordination to ‘Reduce Tension’ South of Syria