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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

Syria: Islamic State Suicide Blasts Kill over 200

Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s deadliest attack in the country for years. Jihadist fighters stormed several villages and staged suicide blasts in the provincial capital, near one of the few remote pockets still held

Lebanon’s first Election in Nine Years witnesses Low Voter Turnout


Lebanon's first national elections in nine years were marked by a tepid turnout Sunday, reflecting voter frustration over endemic corruption and a stagnant economy. Politicians had urged citizens to vote, and security forces struggled to maintain order as fights broke out in and around polling stations. President Michel Aoun broadcast an appeal to voters to participate in a televised address an hour

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

Missile Strike on Syria, Russia Blames Israel


New Delhi: Fourteen fighters, including Iranians, were killed in an attack on a Syrian government airbase; Reported state based News Agency SANA. "At least 14 fighters were killed in the strike on the T-4 airport, among them Iranian forces," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Syrian army and its Russia allies said Israeli airpower was responsible for the attack on Tayfur

Israel Confirms it Attacked Syrian Nuclear Site in 2007


New Delhi: Israel for the first time confirmed that it had attacked a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region. During the night of September 5th and 6th, 2007, the Israeli Air Force destroyed a nuclear facility in its last stages of construction in the Deir ez-Zor region in Syria,

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

Russia Election: Vladimir Putin to Run Again for President in 2018

Vladimir Putin

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin will officially run for office again in 2018, debunking questions and theories surrounding his delayed official announcement. The announcement was made at the GAZ automobile factory in the city, Nizhny Novgorod. The factory is a symbol of the country’s industrial might, and Putin was greeted by an enthusiastic audience by the blue-collar workers who make

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

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