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Russian military aircraft 'disappears'; US says Syria shot it down

Russian military aircraft 'disappears'; US says Syria shot it down

The United States believes that a Russian military aircraft that Russian state media reported "disappeared" on Monday over the Mediterranean was inadvertently shot down by Syrian government anti-aircraft artillery, a US official said.

Sep 18, 2018, 07:51 AM IST
Russia says US dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria's Deir al-Zor

Russia says US dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria's Deir al-Zor

The air strikes targeted the village of Hadjin and resulted in fires, but there was no information about casualties, the Russian military said.

Sep 10, 2018, 00:34 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj's visit to Syria deferred due to prevailing tension

Sushma Swaraj's visit to Syria deferred due to prevailing tension

Swaraj was scheduled to visit Syria and Lebanon on a three-day visit from September 11.

Sep 08, 2018, 20:27 PM IST
Military attack on Syria's Idlib would be catastrophic: Turkey

Military attack on Syria's Idlib would be catastrophic: Turkey

Any Syrian government military offensive against Idlib, the last major rebel-held area of Syria, would result in a humanitarian catastrophe, Turkey`s Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Aug 24, 2018, 20:41 PM IST
Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran

Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran

The judiciary's official Mizan news agency and semi-official news agencies in Iran acknowledged the executions Saturday, but did not say when they took place.

Jul 07, 2018, 11:51 AM IST
East Syria car bomb kills at least 18: Monitor

East Syria car bomb kills at least 18: Monitor

A car bombing in eastern Syria on Friday killed at least 18 people including 11 members of a US-backed force that has fought the Islamic State group, a war monitor said.

Jul 07, 2018, 06:36 AM IST
Baghdadi's son killed in attack in Syria's Homa: Islamic State

Baghdadi's son killed in attack in Syria's Homa: Islamic State

Al-Badri was killed in an "operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs," the group said in a statement alongside a photo of a young man holding an assault rifle.

Jul 04, 2018, 08:09 AM IST
Syria forces declare 'curfew' in Raqa, fearing IS attacks

Syria forces declare 'curfew' in Raqa, fearing IS attacks

IS was kicked out of its former bastion Raqa in October by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which then stood up police units to hold the city.

Jun 24, 2018, 15:15 PM IST
US-backed militants planning chemical attack in Syria, claims Russia

US-backed militants planning chemical attack in Syria, claims Russia

Russia Defence Ministry has claimed that the members of the "Free Syrian Army" were planning a chemical attack in Syria with the assistance from the US.

Jun 12, 2018, 09:58 AM IST
Islamic State threat hangs over Russia World Cup

Islamic State threat hangs over Russia World Cup

While moribund in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State (IS) group poses a real threat to Russia's World Cup that must be taken seriously, security experts warn.

Jun 07, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea: KCNA

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea: KCNA

Pyongyang and Damascus have maintained warm ties for decades and reportedly shared a military relationship for some years.

Jun 03, 2018, 23:45 PM IST
Dissident Russian journalist Babchenko, reported to be killed, is alive

Dissident Russian journalist Babchenko, reported to be killed, is alive

A dissident Russian journalist Babchenko said he had been part of a special Ukrainian operation to thwart a Russian attempt on his life and said he was fine.

May 30, 2018, 20:49 PM IST
 Talks with President Vladimir Putin will strengthen special and privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia: PM Narendra Modi

Talks with President Vladimir Putin will strengthen special and privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi is travelling to Russia at President Putin's invitation for an informal summit in Sochi. 

May 20, 2018, 19:17 PM IST
Russia tests its armed robot Uran-9 in Syria

Russia tests its armed robot Uran-9 in Syria

Advancement in defence technologies has meant that in many areas of warfare human intervention has been reduced to just monitoring the screens.

May 09, 2018, 13:24 PM IST
US strikes remove moral hurdles for S-300 missiles for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warns Russia

US strikes remove moral hurdles for S-300 missiles for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warns Russia

the S-300 surface-to-air missile system would improve Russia's ability to control air space in Syria, where Moscow's forces support the government of President Bashar al-Assad

Apr 20, 2018, 14:25 PM IST
Russia says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

Russia says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

International investigators of the OPCW were on Tuesday on the ground in the Syrian town of Douma, where dozens were killed in a suspected chemical weapons attack on April 7.

Apr 17, 2018, 23:18 PM IST
Use of nuclear weapons inevitable if World War 3 breaks out, warns former Russian general

Use of nuclear weapons inevitable if World War 3 breaks out, warns former Russian general

Russia said on April 16, 2018, that it still hopes for dialogue with Washington despite US-led strikes on Moscow's ally Syria.

Apr 17, 2018, 18:54 PM IST
Amid Word War 3 fears, Vladimir Putin warns of global chaos if US, others attack Syria again

Amid Word War 3 fears, Vladimir Putin warns of global chaos if US, others attack Syria again

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:31 PM IST
US mission is Syria has not changed, forces to return, says White House amid World War 3 fears

US mission is Syria has not changed, forces to return, says White House amid World War 3 fears

President Donald Trump has been clear that he wants US forces to come home as quickly as possible, said White House.

Apr 16, 2018, 08:35 AM IST
Syria strikes and World War 3 threat cast a shadow over North Korea denuclearisation talks

Syria strikes and World War 3 threat cast a shadow over North Korea denuclearisation talks

Rising tensions between the US and Russia over military strikes in Syria appears to have jeopardised the North Korean denuclearisations talks.  

Apr 15, 2018, 18:39 PM IST

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