MIT professor accuses Bellingcat’s Higgins of enabling ‘war criminals’ to walk free in Syria (VIDEO)

A debate between Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins and MIT Professor Theodore Postol on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria in April 2017 got heated as the two accused each other of covering up war crimes. The opponents met on the grounds of the Center for Investigative Journalism’s Conspiracy conference in London on Saturday, […]

Direct flights planned between Russia's Crimea and Syria

Russia is interested in opening a direct air service to Syria from the Crimean Peninsula, according to Crimea’s regional governor Sergey Aksyonov. Read more “We are looking at opening air service between Crimea and Syria,” he told journalists. The peninsula and the Arab country are also interested in opening a steamship line. “Some ports need […]

War in Syria won’t end while the US remains there – Lavrov to French media

The illegal US presence in Syria is one of the reasons why war there cannot end, especially since Washington is apparently trying to create a quasi-state on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the Russian foreign minister said. The pessimistic prediction about the future of Syria came from Sergey Lavrov in an interview he gave […]

Fresh footage of S-300 system unloading in Syria released by Russian MoD (VIDEO)

New footage of the delivery of the Russian S-300 air defense system to the Syrian military has been published by the Russian Defense Ministry’s television channel. The video from Zvezda TV shows the arrival of the Russian An-124 Ruslan transport plane to an airfield in Syria and the unloading of the system’s components by Russian […]

Syria a victim of wars fought in the name of oil – Austrian Foreign Minister

Oil is the real reason behind all conflicts in the Middle East while Syria is just the latest victim of this struggle, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told the UN General Assembly in a speech she started in Arabic. Read more The very existence of the modern Middle Eastern states have been “shaped by oil […]

US to stay in Syria so long as ‘Iranians’ are there – Bolton

US forces will remain in Syria so long as any Iranian-related forces operate there, the Trump administration has declared. Syria invited Iran to help fight jihadist rebels and ISIS, while denouncing the US presence as illegal. “We’re not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, and that includes Iranian proxies […]

US destroyer arrives in Mediterranean as Syria tensions rise

With the arrival of another guided missile destroyer to the Mediterranean, the US may have 200 ‘Tomahawks’ ready for a strike on Syria, as Russia warns that jihadist groups in Idlib are planning a fake chemical attack. The USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, entered the Mediterranean through the Straits of Gibraltar on Wednesday, […]

German military strikes on Syria would be ‘absurd & irresponsible’ – Left Party chair

The leader of Germany’s Left Party hit out at the government for mulling potential military strikes against Damascus, just one day after Berlin said it was in talks with allies about possible German military deployment in Syria. “I believe that these discussions are completely irresponsible,” Die Linke (the Left Party) leader Sahra Wagenknecht told German […]

US warns Syria response will be ‘stronger’ than ever before if Assad uses chemical weapons again

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar White House National Security Adviser John Bolton warned Syria on Monday that any use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people will result in a “much stronger response” than those following two previous incidents. The warning comes as Syrian, Russian, and pro-regime forces surround Idlib, the last rebel stronghold and the final […]

Bolton promises ‘much stronger’ response if chemical weapons used in Syria

US national security adviser John Bolton has warned that the US, France and UK will launch a ‘much stronger’ response to any chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the US bolsters its regional military presence in preparation. “We’ve tried to convey the message in recent days that if there’s a third use of chemical weapons, […]