Russian airstrikes kill seven civilians in northwestern Syria's Idlib

World Nov 11, 2019

Russian airstrikes kill seven civilians in northwestern Syria's Idlib

Airstrikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday killed seven civilians, including three children, in an anti-government bastion in northwestern Syria, a war monitor reported. Eight others were wounded in the raids and some of them are in a "critical" condition, said Rami Abdel Rahman, ...

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

World Nov 1, 2019

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

U.S. armored vehicles were seen on Thursday near the Syria-Turkey border in a part of northeastern Syria where they had not been observed since early October when Washington announced the withdrawal of American forces, according to a witness and Reuters video footage. A military source ...

High stakes for Putin-Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

World / Politics Oct 22, 2019

High stakes for Putin-Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

Turkey's president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's latest incursion into northern Syria, and to the broader Syrian war. The stakes couldn't be higher. An agreement between Putin — who has backed the Syrian ...

Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role

World Oct 17, 2019

Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role

Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force, ahead of a mission by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters. Ahead of talks with ...