May 20, 2013
The campaign to resolve the Syrian crisis has entered a new phase. However, if the upcoming international conference, dubbed Geneva-2, focuses entirely on increasing the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, there will be a long way to go before pe
May 16, 2013
Though acts of violence in the country are committed by both the government forces as well as rebels, the barbarity on the parts of the rebels has defied all human notion of civility, even in conflict
March 25, 2013
The Syrian Embassy to Russia has refuted media reports about the death of President Bashar al-Assad. These reports are actively discussed in the Internet
February 8, 2013
The new agreement might envisage use of joint expertise in the disposal of WMD from third-party countries. That, however, could entail some problems
February 8, 2013
As the second anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria approaches, it is increasingly clear
that the West and Russia must work together to resolve the crisis, but they seem to favour different approaches
February 7, 2013
Following a reported Israeli air strike on Syria in late January, the Russian Foreign Ministry has called for another gathering of parties in the Syria Action Group
February 5, 2013
One Italian and two Russian hostages have been released in Syria in exchange for captured rebel fighters, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
February 1, 2013
Moscow is checking information about the Israeli Air Force raids on targets in Syria, the RF Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday.
February 1, 2013
Russia and other UN Security Council members have again urged Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program, after Tehran announced plans to install new centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursd
January 29, 2013
Russia has insisted from the very beginning that dialogue with the Assad government and opposition rebels was necessary for restoring peace in the country
January 25, 2013
Throughout January of this year, the Russian navy has been running drills in the Mediterranean Sea, and not just with one or two fleets, as before. This time, all four fleets are out at once: the Northern, Baltic, Black Sea, and Pacific
January 23, 2013
A plane carrying 28 Russian nationals, who decided to leave Syria amid escalating violence in the war-torn country, has flown from Lebanese capital Beirut to Moscow, Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said.
January 18, 2013
Syrian militants have reduced the ransom for Ukrainian journalist Ankhar Kochneva from $50 million to $20 million, her former husband, Dmitry Petrov, told Ukraine’s Segodnya daily on Thursday.
January 14, 2013
Moscow believes that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's exit cannot be a precondition for a deal to resolve the country’s crisis, Russia’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
January 11, 2013
The Syrian conflict has come to encapsulate contemporary international politics and the problems facing the world community
January 9, 2013
The Arab media has gone on overdrive to vilify the position that Russia has maintained from day one with regards to Syria
December 9, 2012
Russia is not conducting any talks on the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.
November 26, 2012
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke out against France’s recognition of the Syrian opposition, calling the stance “highly controversial” but conceding that it is “an internal matter.”
November 20, 2012
Russia and the United States have not agreed on a mutual position over the situation in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cambodia.
November 15, 2012
Will Russia’s policy of backing Bashar al-Asaad in Syria backfire? The new opposition coalition continues to reject Moscow’s call for negotiations with the Asaad regime