MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An F-16 fighter jet of the Turkish Air Force crashed in the central part of the country, the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces said Thursday.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has stated that accusations that his 2007 presidential campaign received funding from the Libyan government are not evidence-based, the newspaper Figaro reported. On March 20, he was detained for 48 hours over a presumed bribery case.
Since the Syrian Army launched operation Damascus Steel to oust militants from Damascus, militants have intensified their shelling attacks on government-held parts of the city, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians in recent weeks.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States, the United Kingdom and France have been waging an information war since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in order to prolong it, mainly through claims that Damascus is using chemical weapons, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad told Sputnik on Thursday.
The US-led coalition's 2003 invasion of Iraq left the country in ruins, creating much more political problems than the people of Iraq has suffered before, Italian journalist Enrico Piovesana told Sputnik, recalling that initially Rome had not planned to join Washington's Middle Eastern military adventure.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Turkish servicemen have been killed in the Syrian district of Afrin after an improvised explosive device went off, Hurriyet Daily News newspaper reported.
The US has provided the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with arms as part of its wider military cooperation with the group in Syria, despite Turkey repeatedly voicing concerns over the group’s ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) – which has long been designated a terror organization by Turkey, the EU and the US.
While Turkish President Erdogan has sought to portray his government as supportive of Syrian refugees, human rights monitors have criticized the actions of Turkish security forces towards Syrians trying to escape the fighting.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The Syrian authorities are preparing for the evacuation of around 1,500 militants and their families from the Syria's Harasta, located in the embattled Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, a local source told Sputnik on Thursday.
The prime suspect in the attempted assassination of Rami Hamdallah, whose motorcade came under bomb attack in the Gaza Strip last week, was captured by Hamas security force members after a deadly fight.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution began the Persian New Year by blasting the US for meddling in the domestic affairs of the region, as he announced that Iran had defused the Americans' plot.
On February 24, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that urges all parties to the conflict to immediately stop hostilities and adhere to a long-term humanitarian ceasefire across the entire Syrian territory in order to ensure the safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid, as well as the evacuation of injured.
The Syrian Army continues its military operation in the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, where at least 70 percent of the territory has already been liberated from terrorists amid the ongoing evacuation of civilians.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is in Washington this week to visit the White House and will undoubtedly be pleased to learn that the US Senate just killed a bill to terminate Washington’s military support for Saudi warplanes conducting bombing and missile raids in Yemen.
The moving of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, initially scheduled to take place on Israel’s independence day, May 14, might end up delayed due to Israeli bureaucracy, Israeli media reported Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday that while Syrian President Bashar Assad may fear punishment for civilian deaths in the country, the old slogan of "Assad must go" is no longer tenable.
Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian girl who became an international symbol of Palestinian resistance after slapping an Israeli soldier in December, accepted a plea bargain on Wednesday to serve eight months in an Israeli prison.
Damascus will not tolerate yet another US military strike against Syrian government forces, Lebanese political scientist Salem Zahran told Sputnik, stressing that the Syrian leadership has already marked US bases on the country's territory as potential targets for a possible retaliatory strike.
A Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft has been downed in the Sa'da Province in the northwest of war-torn Yemen, rebels said, cited by local news outlets.
An ex-Israeli defense minister and an air force pilot have revealed classified details and risks of the 2007 Israeli airstrike against a nearly finished Syrian nuclear reactor following the Israeli Defense Ministry acknowledging the bombing.
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