Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Over 44 people killed in Russian airstrikes on Syria’s Idlib

  • 9 June 2018 - 16:27
Over 44 people killed in Russian airstrikes on Syria’s Idlib

At least 44 people were killed in airstrikes on a village in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, a local activist media group and a UK-based monitor said Friday, describing it as one of the deadliest attacks in the province this year. The Idlib Media Center said Russian airstrikes hit...

Reuters: Russia put UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders on hold

  • 21 May 2018 - 20:53
Reuters: Russia put UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders on hold

Russia has delayed a western proposal for a UN Security Council committee to blacklist six accused leaders of human trafficking and migrant smuggling networks in Libya, asking for more information on the value and efficiency of the move. The Netherlands, backed by France, Germany, Britain and...

Any more strikes on Syria would make international ties chaotic, Putin says

  • 15 April 2018 - 21:12
Any more strikes on Syria would make international ties chaotic, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that further attacks by Western allies in Syria would inevitably lead to chaos in international relations. In a phone conversation on Sunday, the two leaders agreed that "this illegal action seriously damages the...

Russia and Syria urge inspection of chemical attack site

  • 10 April 2018 - 17:42
Russia and Syria urge inspection of chemical attack site

President Bashar al-Assad’s government has invited international inspectors to send a team to Syria to investigate an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma in a move apparently aimed at averting possible Western military action over the incident.  U.S. President Donald Trump on...

US threatens to use force against Syria, Russia warns of ramifications

  • 10 April 2018 - 11:17
US threatens to use force against Syria, Russia warns of ramifications

Moscow and Washington has entered into an escalating war of words over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, raising international tensions amid calls for action at an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting. The US, Britain, France and six other countries requested...

Putin seals fourth presidential term after winning over 73% of votes

  • 18 March 2018 - 21:09
Putin seals fourth presidential term after winning over 73% of votes

Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election, BBC reported.   A Russian state exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote, easily defeating his closest competitor, BBC added.   The main opposition...

Russia could supply Haftar with arms through newly opened trade air-line between Damascus and Benghazi

  • 21 February 2018 - 22:06
Russia could supply Haftar with arms through newly opened trade air-line between Damascus and Benghazi

  The Libyan east-based Minister of Economy, Munir Al-Aser, who is loyal to the House of Representatives and warlord Khalifa Haftar met last Saturday with his Syrian counterpart Mohammed Samir Al-Khalil in Damascus, in a visit that comes first of its kind for a Libyan official to...

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta is “catastrophe” after Russian-Syrian bombardment killed dozens

  • 21 February 2018 - 20:21
Syria’s Eastern Ghouta is “catastrophe” after Russian-Syrian bombardment killed dozens

A doctor working in the Syrian rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta says the situation is "catastrophic" - and he believes the international community has abandoned the people living there, BBC reported. "We don't have anything - no food, no medicine, no shelter," Dr Bassam said, according to the...

Russian official: Haftar and Tripoli government requested arming by Moscow; Haftar denies

  • 20 February 2018 - 20:49
Russian official: Haftar and Tripoli government requested arming by Moscow; Haftar denies

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan self-proclaimed army headed by Khalifa Haftar asked Russia for military support but Moscow's position is balanced, the Head of the Russian Contact Group for intra-Libyan settlement Lev Dengov said.   "The Libyan...

Russians killed in US-led coalition vs Syrian forces fighting near Deir al-Zour

  • 13 February 2018 - 20:10
Russians killed in US-led coalition vs Syrian forces fighting near Deir al-Zour

Four Russian nationals, and perhaps dozens more, were killed in fighting between pro-government forces in eastern Syria and members of the United States-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, according to Russian and Syrian officials.   A Syrian military officer said that...