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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Israel warns US about Russian arms sale to Syria

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:43pm by Reuters in Washington, United States

    ... Reuters in Washington, United States Israel warned the United States in recent days that Russia plans to sell advanced ground-to-air missile systems to Syria despite Western pressure ... repeatedly urged Russia to block the sale, which they argue could complicate any international intervention in Syria’s escalating civil war. The Journal said the information provided to Washington ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia says Syria peace talks unlikely before October

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 02:51pm by Reuters in Moscow

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russia wants a Syria peace conference to be held as soon as possible but it is unlikely to go ahead before October because there is a busy diplomatic schedule before then, a Russian diplomat said on Tuesday. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said more talks were expected at the end of August on preparing the so-called Geneva-2 conference, aimed ...

  3. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Russia’s Putin to meet Turkey’s Erdogan for Syria talks

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

    ... their differences over the crisis in Syria. The visit follows a delay because of tensions between the two countries over the 20-month-old Syrian conflict and speculation that the Russian president might ... and Russian officials. Syria is expected to figure high on the agenda during Putin’s talks with Turkish leaders. “The negotiations are to touch upon a series of urgent international and regional ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia, Iraq forming common stance to outside pressure on Syria

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia, Iraq in rare unity on arms deal and Syria Russia is eyeing a record arms deal and rare agreement over Syria as it hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri ... and it is opposed to violence... for solving the crisis," Maliki said in a recent television interview. "Iraq has not intervened in Syria on behalf of the regime's interests, ...

  5. US and Russia are best hope for Syria

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan's peace mission to end the bloody conflict in Syria always had only the slimmest chance of success. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plainly ... Bilateral ties, not Syria, are top of their agenda, but ending the killing and bringing peace to the country has to be a central part of their bargaining. Neither has wanted to get involved, Russia, ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Russian foreign minister talks with Syrian opposition leader

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Munich Russian minister speaks with opposition leader Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held his first direct talks with Syria's opposition leader in Germany yesterday, amid a renewed global push to iron out sharp differences over how to end the conflict in Syria. The meeting did not include US Vice President Joe Biden or UN-Arab League envoy ...

  7. News - World

    Syrian plane was carrying ammunition, says Turkey's PM

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:04am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday the cargo seized on a Syrian plane intercepted on its way from Moscow to Damascus carried military equipment and ammunition for the Syrian regime. Erdogan said the cargo was “e ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama says Putin’s Cold War stance is damaging relations

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 06:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... of the classroom. But the truth is, is that when we’re in conversations together, oftentimes it’s very productive,” the president said. Washington and Moscow are at loggerheads over the war in Syria ... with Russia on Syria, especially to organise a long-delayed peace conference in Geneva. Russia provides key support to Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that the United ...

  9. News - World

    Briefs, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... in neighbouring Syria. "France will spare no effort to guarantee Lebanon's independence, unity and security," Hollande said at a joint news conference with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman. Lebanon has been reeling from the effects of the deadly conflict that has shaken Syria since March last year. Hollande was due later to visit Saudi Arabia for talks with King Abdullah ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... claims filed by two women who had accused Cain of sexual harassment between 1996 and 1999 while he headed the lobbying group. UN rights council to discuss Syria The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session in Geneva on Syria following this week's publication of a report by its investigators on human rights violations there. Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Doha ...




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