Tag: Syria

If Vladimir Putin wins a fourth term in Sunday's Russian presidential election, that would take him to nearly quarter a century in power

Russia Vows Response to Sanctions Will Be ‘Precise’ and ‘Painful’

Valentina Matviyenko, speaker for the Russian Federation Council (i.e. the upper house of the Russian parliament) declared at a press conference on Wednesday that Russia’s response to the latest round of sanctions will be “precise, painful, and without question sensitive for exactly those countries that imposed them on Russia.”

In this picture taken on Thursday, March 29, 2018, U.S. troop's humvee passes vehicles of fighters from the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, at Halawanji village, north of Manbij town, Syria. The front line has grown more tense in recent days as Turkey threatens to advance on the town to clear it of the U.S-backed fighters. U.S troops have increased their patrols in the area, local commanders say, to prevent an outbreak of fighting and to prevent Turkey from advancing on Manbij. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Report: Trump Seeking Arab Force to Replace U.S. Troops in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to assemble an Arab force “to replace” the U.S. military presence in Syria and help bring stability to the war-ravaged country and the region, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) learned from unnamed American officials.

Syrian soldiers hold their weapons as they dance and chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Hundreds of Syrians are demonstrating in a landmark square in the Syrian capital, waving victory signs and honking their car horns in a show of defiance. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Assad Begins Final Assault to Regain Complete Control of Damascus

Building on his recapture of the Eastern Ghouta suburb after a long and bloody siege that ended with an alleged chemical weapons attack, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad on Tuesday began the final battle for control of Damascus with artillery strikes on the last rebel positions near the city.

Syrians rally in Damascus' Umayyad square on April 16, 2018 in support of President Bashar al-Assad following Western air strikes against the regime over an alleged chemical attack

Assad Stages Independence Day Rally Claiming Victory over U.S. Strikes

Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s government claims that “tens of thousands of Syrians” took to the streets in Damascus on Monday to celebrate Syrian Independence Day and mark the regime’s “victory” over this weekend’s airstrikes launched by the U.S. and its allies, suggesting the attack failed to dent the country’s chemical weapons program.

Turkish Army tanks drive to the Syrian Turkish border town of Jarabulus on August 25, 2016

Reports: Russia Ships More Military Hardware to Syria

The UK Daily Mail reports that two Russian warships filled with military equipment – including BTR-80 tanks, high-speed patrol boats, and a Pelena-1 bomb radar system – have been sighted en route to Syria following Friday’s airstrikes on Syrian targets by the United States and its allies.

WATCH: May Tells Parliament Syria Strikes Legal and Moral

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told restive lawmakers on Monday that military airstrikes against Syria were right both legally and morally, and accused Syria and its ally Russia of attempting to cover-up evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack.

Nancy Pelosi and Bashar Assad (Sana / Associated Press)

Nancy Pelosi: Trump Acted ‘Above the Law’ in Syria Strike

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters in San Francisco on Sunday that President Donald Trump had behaved as if he were “above the law” in ordering precision strikes on Friday targeting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons infrastructure.

Code Pink (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

Code Pink Targets Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein over Syria Raid

Code Pink, the radical left-wing anti-war group famous for disrupting congressional hearings, protested outside the San Francisco homes of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Saturday — even thought those Democrats share their skepticism of President Donald Trump’s attack on Syria.