When Vladimir Putin spoke before the UN General Assembly last week, he proclaimed the need for an international coalition to destroy ISIS. But when Putin then went to war in Syria, his fighter jets began by rocketing everyone opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad except ISIS.
DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the success of Russia's military intervention in his war-torn country was vital for the entire Middle East, as Moscow ramped up its bombing campaign Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday his government's coalition with Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed in Syria's civil war for the sake of the region's future stability, according to an interview with Iranian state television.
Yarema Kovaliv, a former businessman, became the head of the state fish agency in April and has ambitious plans to change the institution that manages fish population, prevents poaching and issue quotas and permits for industrial fishing and lake leases.
“Events in Syria mirror the situation in Ukraine, but in this case Russia made a step further. … It is pretty clear that Russia aims to show its superiority to the whole world. Probably, it also aims to show Ukraine what will happen if it doesn’t recede on the conflict in Donbas.”
For more than 48 hours the guns have been silent in eastern Ukraine.
Russian airstrikes on territories controlled by rebels fighting against the Syrian government have been given the public backing of the country's president,Bashar al-Assad.
Inmates from a colony in central Ukraine have made over eight thousand military kits for the war effort.
Campaigns in the former Soviet republic have been competitive but are unlikley to alter the country's firmly pro-Moscow course.
MOSCOW - Russian planes have flown 20 sorties in Syria and struck 10 Islamic State targets in the past 24 hours, the country's defense ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
'The steps Russia is taking and the bombing campaign in Syria is unacceptable in any way for Turkey... Unfortunately, Russia is making a grave mistake,' Erdogan told a news conference at Istanbul airport before leaving for a visit to France.
BEIRUT - Air strikes by suspected Russian jets hit targets around the town of Talbiseh in western Syria on Sunday, residents and a group which monitors the civil war in Syria said, a day after Russia promised to step up its air campaign.
The Russia Today dispatch we've mentioned earlier shows significant footage of a Russian Su-24 fencer (numbered "26 white") with painted-over RuAF insignia (a red star) and registration number.
After our previous investigation on the Russian troops in Syria, the situation on the ground has changed significantly. The Kremlin's official position on our troops in Syria changed just as rapidly. When we published our investigation, one of the marines of the 810th brigade featured in our report, Yuriy Artamonov, was urgently shipped back to Crimea. A TV piece was shot with him telling no one had sent him anywhere and his wife's account had been hacked to plant information on him being sent to Syria. The piece was aired on Russian national TV channel "Russia 24".
Prime Minister David Cameron said his renegotiation of Britain's ties with the European Union was 'bloody hard work' but that he would not be rushed into naming a date for a referendum on membership, The Sunday Telegraph reported.
The SMM monitored the implementation of the 'Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements'.
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the airstrikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that resulted in the death and injury of medical workers and patients at a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital on 3 October.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Kyiv during September 22 - October 2, to hold discussions on the second review under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement (EFF) in support of the authorities' economic reform program, according to the IMF statement on discussions with Ukraine on the second review under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement.