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Syria and Iran Sign New Deal for Military Cooperation

In a setback to American and Israeli efforts to stall Iranian influence in the Middle East, Syria today signed a new agreement on the subject of military cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The agreement, which comes after years of Iranian support to the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria, signifies a marked change in the region’s spheres of influence. Such

500 People Poisoned in Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’, WHO Reveals


About 500 people are believed to have been affected by a suspected chemical attack last week on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, the World Health Organization says. The WHO also revealed that the 43 people who were killed died from ‘symptoms consistent with exposure to highly to toxic chemicals’. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma

Putin Orders Russian Troop Withdrawal from Syria


New Delhi: President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops during an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday. In just over two years, the Russian Armed Forces and the Syrian Army have defeated the most combat-ready group of international terrorists. Putin had made a similar withdrawal announcement last year, but Russian military operations continued. At the air base, Vladimir Putin was

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani Hold Talks to Discuss Syria Peace Plan


New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a meeting in Sochi with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Hassan Rouhani of Iran to share their views on Syrian reconciliation. The three countries previously agreed to be guarantors of the Syrian peace process. Welcoming his dignitary guests, Putin said the meeting comes at a crucial moment in the Syrian armed

The Pied Piper of Kremlin: Putin’s Tune is Music to World’s Ears


New Delhi: The U.S. influence in world politics is declining. From the Middle East to Asia, American allies are turning to Russian President Vladimir Putin to secure their interests and fix problems. Russia recently rolled out a red carpet for King Salman of Saudi Arabia, with the monarch leading a high-profile and  significant delegation to Moscow. With this visit, King Salman

Russian Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of IS Fighters in East Syria

304 ISIS fighters were killed in the two-day operation, including seven high-level commanders of the terrorists, injured jihadists are 170.

New Delhi: Russia's military has said its air strikes in eastern Syria this week killed more than 300 Islamic State militants. According to Moscow's Defense Ministry official, Igor Konashenkov, more than 170 terrorists were injured. The ministry said the air strikes also hit and destroyed an IS training centre, as well as artillery positions, tanks and ammunition depots belonging to the

In a First, Saudi King Salman to Visit Russia This Week

Saudi King Salman will visit Russia on Thursday, October 5, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Desert Kingdom seeks help from Kremlin to check the growing influence of Iran in Syria.

New Delhi: Saudi King Salman is all set to visit Russia on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. King Salman will arrive in Russia in the next few days as the head of a high-powered delegation of key government and private-sector figures. During his visit, the two leaders will discuss bilateral relations

Donald Trump at UNGA: US President Calls for Strong Coalition against Rogue Regimes

US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York.

On Tuesday, US president Donald Trump in maiden address to UN general assembly dished out threats to North Korea and took the opportunity to bash the Iranian nuclear deal. The General Assembly address is a milestone moment for any president, and President Trump used this platform to air his concerns and highlight the priorities set by his government. Trump’s eight months

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