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Section: Middle East

    Russia says it supports the opposition Free Syrian Army for first time
    Dec11

    Russia says it supports the opposition Free Syrian Army for first time

    His statement appeared to be the first time Moscow said it was actually supporting Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s opponents in the fight against ISIL forces. Mr Putin said last month the Russian air force had hit several “terrorist” targets provided by the Free Syrian Army.Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes against ISIL...

    Italy wants to maintain Russia ties despite Ukraine crisis
    Dec11

    Italy wants to maintain Russia ties despite Ukraine crisis

    Italy, one of Russia’s principal trading partners in Europe, wants to keep communication channels with Moscow open despite the Ukrainian crisis, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Friday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kerry to meet Putin next week to discuss Syria, Ukraine
    Dec11

    Kerry to meet Putin next week to discuss Syria, Ukraine

    Before his visit to Moscow, US Secretary of State will attend ‘French led ministerial meeting on Syria’ in Paris …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Brawl breaks out in Ukraine parliament after MP manhandles prime minister
    Dec11

    Brawl breaks out in Ukraine parliament after MP manhandles prime minister

    Lawmaker from president’s faction hands PM bunch of roses, then grabs him by the crotch …read more Source:...

    President al-Assad: Russia’a policy is based on values and interests, the West is not serious in fighting terrorists
    Dec11

    President al-Assad: Russia’a policy is based on values and interests, the West is not serious in fighting terrorists

    Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to the Spanish EFE news agency in which he stressed that the Russians’ values and interests in their policy towards Syria are not in contradiction, noting that as long as the US is not serious in fighting the terrorists, the West won’t be serious. The following is the full...

    Russia to stay in IMF despite ‘politicization’
    Dec11

    Russia to stay in IMF despite ‘politicization’

    Newest move on Ukraine draws a rare, virulent outburst from Moscow, which says it ‘seriously undermines’ its confidence in the IMF’s decisions …read more Source: World...

    Out of Gas: Turkey is Losing Its Battle with Russia
    Dec10

    Out of Gas: Turkey is Losing Its Battle with Russia

    Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images) Turkey has told the Reuters news agency that Russia has stopped work on its nuclear power plants. In reality, the Turks are exaggerating. The Russians haven’t really stopped—they...

    Ukraine invites   Netherlands to help probe stolen art
    Dec10

    Ukraine invites Netherlands to help probe stolen art

    KIEV: Ukrainian investigators on Thursday called on the Netherlands to help probe the fate of a batch of precious Dutch paintings reportedly being held by a volunteer battalion fighting pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the ex-Soviet state. “We are waiting — and they are welcomed here in Ukraine — the official investigators who can...

    Turkey’s Aim to Annex Northern Syria and Iraq | Global Research
    Dec10

    Turkey’s Aim to Annex Northern Syria and Iraq | Global Research

    Turkey is a NATO member, a close US ally in its regional war OF terror, battling Kurds in northern Syria and Iraq on the phony pretext of combating ISIS. Erdogan long coveted annexing Aleppo and other northern Syrian areas, as well as bordering Iraqi territory – the latter objective to seize and control valued Mosul area oil fields. Hundreds of...

    Ukraine says breaks up armed insurgent group in Kiev, two killed
    Dec10

    Ukraine says breaks up armed insurgent group in Kiev, two killed

    NNA – Ukraine39;s security service said on Thursday it had broken up an armed insurgent group that operated out of Kiev and other major Ukrainian cities and that two people had been killed during th …read more Source: National News...

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