CIA Director John Brennan: Putin tends to flex muscles and rebuked Russia of 'scorched earth policy' in Syria
CIA Director John Brennan accused Russia of having a “scorched earth policy” in Syria, which had led to the death of thousands of civilians.
Samantha Power: 'What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counterterrorism, it is barbarism'
Russia under fire at UN after deadly Aleppo bombings
Russia slammed UN report which holds the Syrian government forces responsible for using chemical weapons
Russia's rep to UN Vitaly Churkin criticized report, claiming it doesn't contain any specific details
UN said Russia agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo
But security guarantees are needed from other parties in the conflict
Steinmeier called on Russia to ensure the 48-hour cease-fire regime in the Syrian city of Aleppo
German Foreign Minister claims Russia especially responsible for truce in Syria
Nearly 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15
Nearly 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15, an Amnesty International report says, alleging beatings and rape in prisons
Garry Kasparov: ' Brexit won't help Putin's regime domestically, but the point isn't foreign policy or what Russians think about it'
the point isn't foreign policy or what Russians think about it. It's about the invincible leader going from victory to victory, making Russia important on the world stage and defeating mighty enemies.
Assad’s troops defeated: Daesh’s terrorists go into mass offensive and break front at Raqqa
Bashar al-Assad’s attack force supported by Russian troops and the militants of Hezbollah was almost completely defeated at Raqqa.
Watch: The moment a terrorists car bomb hit Syrian Army gathering near Palmyra
ISIS terrorist blows up a car bomb near Palmyra city.
Department of State asks Obama to start bombing Assad's forces - Russians threaten with Third World War
The Department of State has appealed to the US President Barack Obama with a proposal to let pinpoint strikes against governmental troops in Syria.
Putin vows payback to every terrorists in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad over the death of innocent civilians during the terrorist attacks in Latakia. On May 23, the Kremlin press service said that the Russian leader had sent a telegram to Assad.
The regime of Bashar Al-Assad has been cooperating with Daesh over oil, gas and power supplies
Syria’s official authorities in the person of the President Bashar al-Assad have been cooperating with the leaders of Daesh, including oil trading.
US president Barack Obama said that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as a threat
U.S. President Obama criticized his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for undermining European unity by taking advantage of the recent migrant crisis as well as the rise of the far right across the continent. Several reports have suggested Russia is weaponizing the migrant crisis against the West
Russia has been moving artillery units to areas of northern Syria
Iranian militaries, which are fighting for Assad, are also moving to those areas. The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, reported that Russian Federation has moved artillery units to northern Syria, which is a staging area for Syrian government forces.
Several Syrian rebel groups have announced a new offensive against the government
The Syrian rebels announced a counteroffensive on Assad. Such a radical decision was made due to ceasefire violation. Armed groups of the Syrian opposition announced a counteroffensive against the government forces, saying that they have taken this step due to ceasefire violation by the Syrian Army.
Syria's Assad party and its allies won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections
The opposition urges to boycott the voting. Election Commission of Syria announced the victory of the Baath Party in the parliamentary elections that took place across various government-controlled areas of the country.
CIA has "plan B" to support Syrian opposition – WSJ
The CIA is preparing an alternative plan in case of ceasefire violation in Syria. It intends to provide military support for the moderate opposition, The Wall Street Journal writes.
Pentagon reported on air strike against Al Qaeda leaders in Syria
The Pentagon claimed an air strike against a group of al-Qaeda leaders in northwestern Syria on April 3, Reuters writes.
Putin's ally and head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, intends to pay a visit to Syria and meet with President Bashar al-Assad
The head of the Chechen Republic has said that Syrian President invited him twice, but he still has no time for the trip. In an interview with RIA Novosti, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said he is to visit Syria at the invitation of its President Bashar Assad.
Russia and United States agreed on Assad’s resignation
Russia and the USA have reached an agreement on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, RBC reports, referring to pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper. After the end of Syrian civil war, Assad should resign and leave for another country, the media outlet claims, citing diplomatic sources. However, Al-Hayat hasn’t mentioned when exactly this should be done.
Syrian oppositionists are sure Assad must go anyway
Syria is marks the fifth anniversary of protests along with a recently established ceasefire. Meanwhile, its moderate opposition has claimed that Bashar Assad must leave his post.
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