Canberra nervous over Russia-US standoff
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
OXFORD University has sent a 19th-century violin to a young Syrian refugee living in Lebanon.
The German-made violin was part of a collection of historic instruments held by the university which has lent it to 14-year-old Aboud Kaplo.
Mr Kaplo and his family were forced to...
Tuesday 20th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Don’t stray west of Euphrates, warns Moscow
posted by John Haylett in World
by James Tweedie
THE Syrian army is engaged in a race to lift Isis’s three-year siege of Deir Ezzor — hoping to beat the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the strategically important city.
The SDF, which is backed by the US-led coalition,...
Monday 19th Jun 2017
RUSSIA claimed yesterday that it may have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air raid in Syria last month.
A Russian Defence Ministry statement said it had information suggesting Mr Baghdadi had attended a meeting with 30 Isis leaders near the death cult’s de-facto...
Saturday 17th Jun 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
UN: attempts to liberate civilians taking a toll
Thursday 15th Jun 2017
SYRIA’S army made lightning advances against Isis yesterday, threatening to leapfrog the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of Raqqa.
Troops pushed 15 miles south-east from recently taken areas on the Euphrates river to Bir Nabaj and reached the Ithriyah...
Wednesday 14th Jun 2017
posted by James Tweedie in Britain
SYRIAN government forces reached the Iraqi border at the weekend, having launched an offensive to the south and east of Palmyra in which they reported killing hundreds of Isis fighters.
Military officials described the advance by the army and its Lebanese Hezbollah allies as a decisive...
Monday 12th Jun 2017
RUSSIA accused Washington yesterday of hindering the fight against terrorism in Syria — a day after the US reportedly bombed troops.
The statement by Russian Army Colonel General Sergey Surovikin came after the UScoalition claimed it had shot down an armed...
Saturday 10th Jun 2017
SYRIAN peace talks were postponed yesterday amid alleged Turkish obstruction of the de-escalation zone plan.
Russia’s Middle East envoy Mikhail Bogdanov said the talks in the Kazakh capital Astana had been pushed back from June 12 to June 20.
Earlier this week, a source...
Friday 9th Jun 2017