Conferences & Events
Britain, France Consider Air Strikes on Islamic State in Syria
Britain moved closer to military action in Syria as a Senior Minister on Saturday said Europe's migration crisis had to be tackled at its source and a newspaper said a parliamentary vote on bombing Islamic State militants in Syria could take place
Report: CIA Launches Secret Drone Campaign in Syria
A secret drone campaign targeting ISIS leaders is being carried out by the CIA and U.S. Special Forces in Syria, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Report: Turkish Commanders to Discuss Syria Intervention
The Turkish Army has called a meeting of troop Commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss a possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday.
Russia Delivering Conventional Arms to Syria
Russia is observing its contractual obligations with Syria in delivering conventional weapons, a Deputy Head of Russia’s Security Council said Wednesday.“UN sanctions do not affect the trade of conventional weapons from Russia to
Turkey to “Principally” Give Air Support for Syrian Rebels
The United States and Turkey have agreed “in principle” to give air support to some forces from Syria's mainstream opposition, Turkey's Foreign Minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict.
Turkey to Delay Training of Syrian Rebels
Turkey’s Foreign Minister said the start of a joint Turkish-U.S. program to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been delayed, The Associated Press (AP) reported.
U.S. Soldiers Arrive in Turkey to Train Syrian Rebels
About 123 U.S. soldiers arrived in Turkey to train moderate Syrian rebels, bringing with them weapons which are being transferred to İncirlik Airbase in the southern province of Adana, Hurriyet Daily News reported Friday.
Iranian Defense Minister Receives Syrian Counterpart
Syria's Defense Minister started an official visit to its major ally Iran on Tuesday at the head of a military delegation to discuss cooperation “in the face of terrorism,” Syria's state news agency SANA said.
EU Official: Over 6,000 Europeans Joined Jihadists in Syria
The number of Europeans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria could exceed 6,000, a top EU official told a French newspaper.
US Troops to Start Training Syrian Opposition this Spring
Several hundred US military trainers will begin moving to the Middle East in the next four to six weeks amid efforts to start training this spring for moderate Syrian opposition forces that will battle Islamic State fighters, the Pentagon said on
US-Turkey to Sign MoU this Month to Train Syrian Fighters
Turkey and the US will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this month to train Syrian opposition and provide them with necessary equipment, Turkish diplomatic sources said earlier this week.
Russian Destroyer to Undergo Maintenance Works in Syria
The Russian Navy's Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, entered the Syrian port of Tartus on Tuesday for weeklong maintenance works, a Northern Fleet spokesman said.
Report: Iran Building New “Parallel Army” in Syria
Iran is working to unite Shiite foreign militias fighting in Syria under one organization that could serve as a “parallel army” to that of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, pro-opposition news website Siraj Press claimed.
Syrian FM: “We Asked Russia to Provide S-300 Missiles”
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Wednesday that his country asked Russia to provide S-300 missiles along with other high-quality systems.
Germany Has No Plans to Supply Arms to Syria to Fight ISIS
Germany has no plans to supply arms to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry, Martin Schaefer
Syria Ready to Cooperate With the World to Fight Terrorism
Syria is ready to work with the international community, including the United States, to combat “terrorism” within the framework of a U.N. resolution on extremists, Syria's Foreign Minister said
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11 - 15
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