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Syria unrest

UN details Israel helping Syrian rebels at Golan Heights
Israeli security forces have kept steady contacts with the Syrian rebels over the past 18 months, mainly treating wounded fighters but possibly supplying them with arms, UN observers at the Israeli-Syrian border reported.

08.12.2014 00:09

Syrian govt, opposition to meet for talks in Moscow - Assad's aid
Syria’s government and opposition will hold talks in Moscow on the resolution of the Syrian crisis, advisor to the Syrian president Bouthaina Shaaban told RT Arabic.

06.12.2014 20:44

‘Terrorism exported to Middle East from Europe’ – Assad
Terrorism is being exported to the Middle East from Europe, especially from France, said Syria’s President Bashar Assad in an interview to French media. He also criticized Western states for politically supporting terrorists in the region.

04.12.2014 21:12

Syrian militants profit on ruins of former industrial capital
Aleppo province is locked in ongoing fighting between a mix of hardline Islamists with so-called moderate opposition, and Syrian govt forces. Yet, RT’s Maria Finoshina found that combatants are still making profit off Syria’s former industrial center.

21.11.2014 04:46

Obama orders review of US hostage policy
While publicly maintaining a long-standing US policy of not negotiating with terrorists or paying ransoms, the White House has quietly ordered a review of relevant policies following a series of executions of US citizens by Islamic State militants.

18.11.2014 23:51

4 more Aussies join ISIS in Syria, social media blamed
Four Australian boys, aged from 17 to 28, are likely to have joined 60 other Australians fighting for the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. The local Muslim community has blamed social media for its role in their recruitment.

17.11.2014 09:53

​5 nuclear scientists assassinated near Damascus – report
Five Syrian nuclear scientists have reportedly been killed by unknown assailants while riding a bus north of Damascus, near the research center where they worked, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

10.11.2014 04:50

Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops to Iraq
President Barack Obama authorized the US military to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq on Friday. That would nearly double the American military presence in the country. He also requested $5.6 billion for the fight against the Islamic State

07.11.2014 19:58

​US broadens bombing campaign in Syria, angers Western-backed rebels
US airstrikes have targeted a Syrian rebel group with connections to Nusra Front, a Syrian watchdog reported. Syrian rebels, however, are reportedly upset with the change of strategy, saying it strengthens President Assad’s grip on power.

06.11.2014 12:44