- 01:36 05/12/2013
- 15:31 04/12/2013
NATO will aid the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in its ongoing effort to remove Syria's stockpile of poisonous gases, if a request for assistance is made, the head of the Atlantic alliance said Wednesday.
- 06:35 01/12/2013
Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
- 18:16 30/11/2013
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- 21:45 26/11/2013
Syrian President Bashar Assad will not attend a peace conference in Geneva in January dedicated to ending the nearly three-year-long Syrian civil war, which has killed more than 100,000, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.
- 20:04 25/11/2013 Originally posted at 16:30
- 18:08 23/11/2013
- 18:43 22/11/2013
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis scheduled for next week is especially important in the context of the ongoing Syrian civil war, a senior Russian Catholic priest said.
- 20:22 21/11/2013
Dozens of US citizens have traveled to or attempted to travel to Syria in a bid to join rebel forces trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad in the bloody civil war there, US media cited American officials as saying.
- 18:20 20/11/2013
Two men have been arrested in Russia on suspicion of running a team of mercenaries that were tricked into fighting on behalf of Syrian pro-government forces, state news television Rossiya-24 reported Wednesday.
- 15:29 20/11/2013
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- 12:00 19/11/2013
The international chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the removal of Syria’s stockpile of poison gas is in talks with several countries to host the material, Russia’s foreign minister said in an interview published Tuesday.
- 01:30 19/11/2013
Russia’s foreign minister has blamed Syrian militants for difficulties in delivering humanitarian aid to the war-torn country where armed rebels have been fighting government troops for nearly three years.
- 23:17 18/11/2013 Originally posted at 12:17
- 09:00 17/11/2013
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- 14:07 16/11/2013
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Saturday held a phone conversation with his acting Egyptian counterpart Adly Mansour to discuss war-torn Syria and this week’s visit of Russian ministers to Cairo.
- 01:58 16/11/2013
The international watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons announced Friday that it has adopted a program to eliminate the stockpile in the first half of next year, though the plan was dealt a setback earlier in the day when Albania refused a US request to host the destruction.
- 17:31 15/11/2013
The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group is yet undecided on Russia’s invitation to visit Moscow to discuss a forthcoming peace conference in Geneva, a spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition said Friday.
- 23:42 14/11/2013 Initially published at 18:30
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held a phone conversation with his Syrian counterpart to discuss anticipated peace talks and the process of dismantling the war-torn nation’s chemical arsenal.
- 20:34 08/11/2013
The Syrian National Coalition of Revolutionary and Opposition Forces refused on Friday to take part in an informal meeting with Syrian government officials in Moscow aimed at resolving the current humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.
- 17:44 08/11/2013
- 00:49 08/11/2013
Representatives of Syria’s Western-backed opposition spoke positively of Russia’s proposal to host informal peace talks involving all political forces in the civil war, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
- 23:27 05/11/2013
The head of the international watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal said Tuesday that a proposal by Syrian authorities to destroy chemical weapons outside of the country is “the most viable option.”
- 22:29 05/11/2013
- 00:19 02/11/2013
Russia has increased its weapons shipments to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government since last year, military aid that is likely “more significant” than Iranian arms supplies to Damascus, according to senior US diplomats.
- 20:29 01/11/2013
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- 02:13 01/11/2013
Israeli warplanes attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, officials said Thursday, a development that threatened to add another volatile layer to regional tensions from the Syrian civil war.
- 17:49 31/10/2013
- 08:24 30/10/2013
Top Russian and US diplomats have discussed the situation in Syria and preparation for the Geneva-2 international conference designed to get the Middle Eastern country’s government and opposition groups to meet for peace talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
- 21:12 29/10/2013
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- 13:53 27/10/2013
- 03:24 27/10/2013
Russia’s foreign minister and the US secretary of state have discussed collaboration in the preparation for an international conference to settle the Syrian conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
- 20:04 26/10/2013
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- 23:49 23/10/2013
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday that a meeting of 11 nations on resolving the Syrian conflict resulted in a call for regime change, a challenge that upsets plans for a peace conference in Geneva.
- 19:58 23/10/2013
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- 05:55 23/10/2013
Moderate opposition leaders seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad from power have not yet committed to negotiations to create a new government, America's top diplomat said Tuesday, casting new doubt on flagging hopes to end the civil war as quickly as possible.
- 07:13 22/10/2013
- 00:22 22/10/2013
A team of international experts working on a mission to eradicate Syria's chemical weapons has destroyed critical equipment at 14 sites in the war-torn country, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Monday.
- 07:12 19/10/2013
- 13:47 17/10/2013 Originally posted at 13:11, updated throughout the day.
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- 21:38 14/10/2013
Russia’s foreign minister on Monday said a key Syrian opposition group’s refusal to take part in the Moscow-backed Geneva-2 peace conference on Syria indicates that the West has failed to deliver on its promises.
- 17:33 14/10/2013
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- 23:57 11/10/2013
The UN Security Council has formally approved a first-ever joint mission of the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog to oversee the elimination of Syria’s production facilities and stockpiles, the UN said on its website Friday.
- 05:49 11/10/2013
- 22:11 10/10/2013
Russia has sent a list of its chemical weapons experts to the head of the international team working to rid Syria of chemical weapons production capability and stockpiles, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
- 22:43 09/10/2013
The elimination of the Syrian government’s chemical arsenal by mid-2014 is realistic if all involved parties cooperate, including with ceasefires, the head of an international watchdog in charge of the task said Wednesday.
- 20:40 08/10/2013
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- 05:57 08/10/2013
The UN chief has suggested that a joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), tasked with eliminating chemical weapons, be established in Syria.
- 08:43 07/10/2013
Top diplomats of Russia and the United States, who met on Wednesday on the sidelines of an Asian economic forum, said Moscow and Washington hope to organize an international peace conference on Syria in mid-November.
- 02:50 07/10/2013
- 16:03 06/10/2013
A group of 14 experts is expected to join a team of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria next week, and the total number of experts will reach 100 in three or four weeks, a military source in Damascus told RIA Novosti.
- 12:46 06/10/2013
In an interview with a German magazine, Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused the West of lies about the use of chemical weapons in Syria and said Russia understands the reality of the conflict in his country “much better,” than the United States.
- 07:57 05/10/2013
Syrian mercenaries pose a threat to Russia’s North Caucasus regions, and may in the future organize Afghan drug trafficking routes via the regions, the chief of Russia’s drug enforcement service has said.
- 16:16 04/10/2013
The Kremlin voiced disappointment Friday over the second cancellation in a month of a meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States as ties remain strained over disagreements on Syria and Moscow’s unwillingness to extradite US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
- 23:53 03/10/2013
A team of international experts on a mission to eliminate Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons is likely to start on-site inspections and the disabling of arms “within the next week,” a UN spokesman said Thursday.
- 02:40 03/10/2013
- 23:56 01/10/2013
An international team of experts on a mission to eliminate Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons opened a logistics base in the capital Damascus on Tuesday, the world’s chemical weapons watchdog said.
- 18:38 01/10/2013
Russia announced Tuesday it will carry out its own investigation into chemical weapons attacks in Syria as an international disarmament inspection team, reportedly comprising one Russian, arrived in the Middle Eastern nation.
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- 02:49 30/09/2013
- 13:16 29/09/2013 Originally posted at 10:05.
- 06:20 29/09/2013
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has met with the leader of Syria’s main opposition group, Ahmad Jarba, and asked him to agree with other opposition forces to select a person who would represent the opposition at the upcoming Geneva conference in November, the UN has reported.
- 02:35 29/09/2013
The Syrian leadership’s fears that some chemical weapons could end up in the hands of rebels pushed Damascus to agree to place the weapons under international control, Syria’s foreign minister has told a UAE-based Arabic news channel.
- 14:25 28/09/2013
The UN chemical weapons inspection team in Syria may not be able to visit all sites of the alleged chemical weapons use in the country before its mission ends Monday, the team’s leader told RIA Novosti on Saturday, adding that a new inspection was possible.
- 10:42 28/09/2013
- 07:17 28/09/2013 Originally posted at 04:19
- 06:19 28/09/2013
- 03:53 28/09/2013
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had approved its “historic” timetable for the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile on Saturday Moscow time, paving the way for a UN Security Council vote.
- 23:37 27/09/2013
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- 13:20 26/09/2013 Originally Published at 12:24
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with a US newspaper published Thursday that homemade sarin nerve agent was used in a chemical weapons attack in Damascus on August 21, an attack that the United States maintains was carried out by the Syrian regime.
- 08:38 26/09/2013
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- 01:09 23/09/2013
The initial chemical weapons declaration, filed by Syria several days ago, is a good first step that shows the importance of Russian-US cooperation on the issue, US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said on Sunday.
- 19:51 22/09/2013
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks by telephone with US Secretary State John Kerry on Sunday over the international efforts to implement the Syrian chemical weapons agreement, the ministry said.
- akbarAshton is a mouthpiece for NATO14:34, 18/11/2011opposition consists of merceneries of different nations and they are organised by CIA,MI6 and Mossad.Therefore they can not even vote when the reform is taken place in Syria.Mr Lavarov,please wise up.
- Tornado(no title)15:04, 26/07/2013The Syrian regime is illegitimate; the son Assad was brought in to replace dead father & constitution was changed to allow son leas than 40 years old at the time to become president. Early peaceful protests 2 years ago were met with brutal lethal force. Country now is almost completely destroyed.
Protests in Syria
Syrian mass protests started in Daraa on the border with Jordan on March 18. They were prompted by the arrest of a group of school students who wrote anti-government mottos on walls. The unrest later spread to other Syrian regions.