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Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

October 19, 2018 |

A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday.
FOX News

Russia Blames Israel for Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria

September 18, 2018 |

Russia blamed Israel for the loss of a Russian reconnaissance plane shot down overnight by Syrian defense systems, boosting tensions between Tel Aviv and Moscow.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Trump team’s tough talk with Syria working – for now – to stave off chemical attack on Idlib

September 14, 2018 |

The Trump administration’s words of warning against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad this week, cautioning stern consequences should he and his allies – namely Iran and Russia – forge ahead with a devastating offensive against the country’s final opposition-stronghold of Idlib is having a positive impact in halting the operation, Syrian opposition activists tell Fox News.
FOX News

Despite US Warning, Russia and Syria Hit Idlib

September 8, 2018 |

Syrian government and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib province with an intense wave of airstrikes and shelling, activists and a war monitoring group said, ratcheting up the military pressure on the densely populated rebel-held bastion. The intense air raids came a day after Iran and…
Newser

CNN

Russia warns US of pending attack in Syria

September 8, 2018 |

Russia has warned the US military twice in the last week that its forces, along with Syrian regime units, are prepared to attack militants in an area where dozens of US troops are also located, according to several US defense officials.
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US begins military exercise in Syria in response to Russian military threats

September 8, 2018 |

More than 100 US troops began an unexpected exercise in southern Syria on Friday in direct response to a series of Russian military threats, according to a US defense official.
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Trump Warns Syria, Iran, Russia Against ‘Grave Mistake’

September 4, 2018 |

President Trump sent a t weet Monday warning Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies against a “reckless attack” on Idlib province. “The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t…
Newser

Iran Signs Deal With Syria to Deepen Military Cooperation

August 28, 2018 |

Iran said that it had agreed to a deal to deepen military cooperation with Syria, reaffirming its intention to remain in the country despite moves by the U.S. and its allies to contain Tehran’s military reach.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Her Spy Husband Was Executed by Syria. 50 Years Later, a Gift

July 6, 2018 |

A “special Mossad operation” has turned up what Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls “a memento from a great fighter”: the wristwatch worn by spy Eli Cohen, hanged in Damascus in 1965 after years of infiltrating Syria’s upper political, military, and business echelons and spilling secrets to Israel, reports the BBC…
Newser

Belgium Probes Brothers in Possible Trafficking of Looted Antiquities from Syria

June 23, 2018 |

Belgian prosecutors said they are investigating whether two brothers trafficked antiquities that had been taken from Syria, escalating Belgium’s role in an international probe into the prominent dealers of ancient art.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe