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Ground operation in Syria will lead to a full-fledged, long war, Russian PM says | Reuters

Feb 14, 2016

Ground operation in Syria will lead to a full-fledged, long war, Russian PM says | Reuters

MOSCOW Any ground operation in Syria will lead to "a full-fledged, long war", Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Euronews TV station in an interview. Major powers agreed on Friday in Munich to a pause in combat in Syria, which killed at least 250,000 people. U.S. #United States #Middle East #Russia #markets #Iran #United Kingdom #crisis
Saudi troop deployment in Syria up to US-led coalition, foreign minister says | Reuters

Feb 14, 2016

Saudi troop deployment in Syria up to US-led coalition, foreign minister says | Reuters

RIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that any move to deploy Saudi special forces into Syria will depend on a decision by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State. #France #Europe #Iran #Czech Republic #article
Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa | Reuters

Feb 14, 2016

Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa | Reuters

MUNICH/BEIRUT Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. International divisions over Syria surfaced anew at a Munich conference where Russia rejected French charges that it was bombing civilians, just a day after world powers agreed on the "cessation of hostilities" due to begin in a week's time #United States #Syria #Europe #Iran #Turkey #crisis #opinion
Iran says ready to put rivalries aside with Saudi Arabia | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Iran says ready to put rivalries aside with Saudi Arabia | Reuters

MUNICH Iran and Saudi Arabia must overcome strained relations and work for stability in Syria and the Middle East, Iran's foreign minister said on Friday, a day after Syrian peace talks brought the rivals to the same table for the first time in months. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference hours after his Saudi counterpart addressed the event, Mohammed Javad Zarif said he wanted to stop the bickering and had a simple message: "We need to work together." "Iran and Saudi Arabia cannot exclude each other from the region," he said, referring to Riyadh as "our Saudi brothers". "We are prepared to work with Saudi Arabia ... #India #Business #Syria #Russia #Iran #Turkey #opinion
Turkish minister says Russia targeting schools, hospitals in Syria | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Turkish minister says Russia targeting schools, hospitals in Syria | Reuters

MUNICH Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday that Russia was targeting schools and hospitals as part of its bombing campaign in Syria. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Mevlut Cavusoglu put the blame squarely on Moscow for the wave of tens of thousands of people who have arrived at the Turkish border over the past week. (Reporting by Noah Barkin; Editing by Shadia Nasralla) #Technology #Middle East #Europe #Iran #Turkey #opinion
Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops | Reuters

DUBAI Kuwait backs international efforts against hardline Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab state's constitution prevents it from fighting in anything but defensive wars, a senior Kuwaiti official said. Kuwait, a U.S. ally and neighbour of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in December aimed at countering Islamic State and al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan #India #Business #Islam #Technology #Iran #United Kingdom #Iraq
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Russia #Iran #Crime #Latin America #chinese
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Europe #markets #Iran #Crime #Turkey
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Europe #markets #Iran #Crime #Turkey