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    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next
    Oct02

    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next

    For those watching closely, the signal for Russia’s first airstrikes came in a statement early on September 30 by Kremlin spokesman Sergei Ivanov, just after the upper house of the parliament authorised military operations: To observe international law, one of two conditions has to be met – either a UN Security Council resolution or a...

    Russians wary of Moscow’s air strikes on Syria
    Oct02

    Russians wary of Moscow’s air strikes on Syria

    MOSCOW // There was no patriotic enthusiasm on Friday from Russians watching footage of their jets bombing targets in Syria, just a keen sense of the danger of getting entangled in a nasty conflict with no end in sight.The wary mood was in stark contrast to sentiments over Ukraine, where most Russians felt a surge of national pride that their...

    Merkel says there is no link between Syria and Ukraine crises
    Oct02

    Merkel says there is no link between Syria and Ukraine crises

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that western countries would not make concessions to Russia in the Ukraine crisis in order to win its support for a political solution in Syria, saying the two crises had nothing to do with each other. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russians wary about Moscow’s air strikes on Syria
    Oct02

    Russians wary about Moscow’s air strikes on Syria

    MOSCOW // There was no patriotic enthusiasm on Friday from Russians watching footage of their jets bombing targets in Syria, just a keen sense of the danger of getting entangled in a nasty conflict with no end in sight.The wary mood was in stark contrast to sentiments over Ukraine, where most Russians felt a surge of national pride that their...

    Jordanian MP’s son dies carrying out Daesh suicide attack
    Oct02

    Jordanian MP’s son dies carrying out Daesh suicide attack

    The son of a Jordanian parliamentarian died while carrying out a suicide attack claimed by Daesh in Iraq the week, AFP cited Jordanian media as saying on Friday.Mazen al-Dhalaein, an independent legislator, was quoted by the Khaberni website as saying his son, Mohammed, had died in Iraq. Al-Dhalaein said he learned of his his son’s death...

    Deadly Russian rocket system spotted in Ukraine for first time
    Oct02

    Deadly Russian rocket system spotted in Ukraine for first time

    International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow’s continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reported that its monitors...

    NATO Launches Major Drill, Largest since 2002
    Oct02

    NATO Launches Major Drill, Largest since 2002

    NATO launches its biggest military exercise since 2002 on Saturday, putting 36,000 alliance soldiers through their paces in Italy, Spain and Portugal to boost preparedness against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    OSCE says spots deadly Russian rocket system in Ukraine for first time
    Oct02

    OSCE says spots deadly Russian rocket system in Ukraine for first time

    The Buratino which is equipped with thermobaric warheads can destroy sevearly city blocks in one strike …read more Source: Al...

    Ukraine peace talks set to be held in Paris
    Oct02

    Ukraine peace talks set to be held in Paris

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet the leaders of Germany, France, and Ukraine in the French capital, Paris, to discuss means to resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Iran...

    Russian air strikes in Syria to last 3-4 months – Putin ally
    Oct02

    Russian air strikes in Syria to last 3-4 months – Putin ally

    Russia estimates its air strike campaign in Syria could last three to four months, the head of the lower house of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee said on Friday. “There is always a risk of being bogged down but in Moscow, we are talking about an operation of three to four months,” Alexei Pushkov, an ally of Russian...

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