US, Russia hold secret talks over south Syria safe zone. A man walks past damaged buildings in a rebel-held area of the southern city of Daraa, Syria, April 23, 2017.
Nuovi leader in Siria - Arabpress. Alla luce di una soluzione alla crisi siriana si fa strada la proposta americana di cambiamento della struttura politica del regime siriano.
Ma quale sarà la nuova forma di potere possibile? Di Ghazi Dahman. Al-Arab (27/05/2017). Traduzione e sintesi di Marianna Barberio. Il presidente americano, Donald Trump, ha di recente suggerito una sorta di “decapitazione” dell’attuale sistema siriano, come possibile strategia ad una soluzione in Siria e che prevede la caduta di Bashar al-Assad e dei suoi 20 alleati. La Russia non sembra distanziarsi dalla proposta americana, nonostante avesse già iniziato a lavorare alla sua disposizione seppur in forma diversa, sia mediante l’opzione federalista sia attraverso una riformulazione costituzionale che vede Assad come sovrano assoluto a partner con facoltà minori.
Putin changes conversation on Syria with cease-fire plan. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference following talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017.
(photo by REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Author: Week in Review Posted May 7, 2017 Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to be guarantors of a six-month cease-fire in four Syrian regions — Idlib and parts of its neighboring provinces, Eastern Ghouta, northern Homs, and areas around Daraa and al-Quneitra provinces — to de-escalate violence, facilitate humanitarian access and improve the conditions for a political settlement. What Putin and Erdogan Said About Syria in Today’s News Conference – SYRIA 360° President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, Mr Erdogan and I met fairly recently in Moscow, on March 10, and held a successful meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council.
These talks in Sochi are a good opportunity to provide a joint assessment of progress in implementing the March decisions, to outline new goals for joint work for the future, and to exchange views on key international and regional issues. We exchanged views on prospects for deepening our bilateral ties in the humanitarian sector.During our exchange of views on the global and regional agendas, we gave much attention to the fight against international terrorism. We agreed to strengthen our cooperation in this area through our intelligence services and defence ministries. In particular, they will continue the practice of holding regular interagency consultations on counterterrorism work.We discussed in detail the situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, of course. Syria: Many killed as blast hits evacuation convoy in Aleppo.
UN adopts resolution supporting Syria ceasefire. The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed a ceasefire currently in effect in Syria as well as plans for peace talks to be held in the Kazakh capital next month.
The resolution, approved late on Saturday, called for the "rapid, safe and unhindered" delivery of humanitarian aid throughout the country. Russia, which supports Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, brokered the ceasefire with Turkey earlier this week in the hope of paving the way for peace talks in Kazakhstan in the new year. The truce calls for negotiations over a political solution to end the conflict that has killed more than 400,000 people and forced millions to flee. Over 100 killed during Syria’s troubled population transfer. BEIRUT — A stalled population transfer resumed Saturday after a deadly explosion killed at least 100, including children, government supporters and opposition fighters, at an evacuation point — adding new urgency to the widely criticized operation.
The blast ripped through a bus depot in the al-Rashideen area where thousands of government loyalists evacuated the day before waited restlessly for hours, as opposition fighters guarded the area while negotiators bickered over the completion of the transfer deal. Only meters away, hundreds of evacuees from pro-rebels areas also loitered in a walled-off parking lot, guarded by government troops. Footage from the scene showed bodies, including those of fighters, lying alongside buses, some of which were charred and others gutted from the blast. Personal belongings could be seen dangling out of the windows. Fires raged from a number of vehicles as rescuers struggled to put them out.
“I know nothing of my family. U.N. World middle_east. Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US. Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an international investigation of the chemical weapons attack there that killed nearly 90 people.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Moscow, denounced the U.S. missile strikes on Syria as a "flagrant violation" of international law. Additional such actions would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security," Lavrov said.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said the meeting sent a "strong message" to Washington. Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the U.S. were unacceptable. US strikes Syrian military airfield. The US military launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, April 6, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began six years ago.
The operation, which the Trump administration authorized in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians this week, significantly expanded US military involvement in Syria. The missiles were launched from two Navy destroyers — the USS Ross and USS Porter — in the eastern Mediterranean. They struck an airbase called Shayrat in Homs province, the site from which the planes that conducted the chemical attack in Idlib are believed to have originated. Syrian military aircraft, infrastructure and runways were hit. US military strikes on Syria: what we know so far. The US has launched a missile strike against Syria for the first time since the civil war began, targeting an airbase from which the US said this week’s chemical weapons attack on civilians was launched by Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
What we know so far The missile strikes targeted Shayrat airbase near Homs. 3 questions to Marwan Bishara after US strike in Syria. The United States army has fired nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles at an airbase in Syria which it says was used by Syrian government forces this week to launch a deadly chemical attack on a rebel-held town.
The move on Friday marked the first direct military action the US has taken against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in the country's long-running war, now in its seventh year. As the world reacts to the US strike, Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera's senior political analyst, offers his view on the latest developments in Syria. US cruise missiles destroy Syrian regime air base. The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria early Friday in retaliation for Tuesday's suspected chemical weapons attack in Idlib, which killled over 70 civilians, US officials said.
Fifty-nine US Tomahawk missiles, fired from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted Shayrat air base in retaliation for the attack that American officials believe Syrian regime aircraft carried out using a nerve agent, possibly sarin. Syria denies that it uses chemical weapons. Regime backer Russia on Friday said it wants an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the missile strikes, which the Russian foreign ministry described as "thoughtless. " Se Avvenire, il Fatto e il Tg1 fanno da portavoce ad Assad – Left. Syrian regime blames opposition, Daesh for chemical attack. Syrian regime Foreign Minister Walid al Moualem on Thursday blamed the suspected chemical gas attack in Idlib on Daesh and the opposition.
Speaking to media, Moualem said, "Al Nusra Front and Daesh and other organisations continue to store chemical weapons in urban and residential areas. " Scores of people died and many were injured after a regime air strike allegedly dropped chemical bombs onto the town of Khan Shaykhun on Tuesday. Moualem said, ''If it were an air strike using chemical weapons, it would have spread across an area larger than one kilometre in diameter.
We did not and will not use chemical weapons, not just against our own people, but even against the terrorists. " But rebels have denied that there were any military positions in the area targeted in Tuesday's air strike. Initial results of tests on victims point to possible exposure to sarin gas, Turkey's health ministry said on Thursday. Conditions set for any international inquiry. Siria: ong, 58 morti in raid con sospetto uso di gas. "Strage di bambini" - Medio Oriente. Army intelligence chief killed in deadly Homs attack. The Syrian military intelligence chief is among at least 32 people killed in a series of suicide attacks on military installations in the government-held western city of Homs. The death of General Hassan Daabul - a close confidant of President Bashar al-Assad - in Saturday's bombings was reported by the Syrian state television.
A witness was quoted as saying a suicide bomber actually made it into Daabul's office and detonated the explosives. Brigadier Ibrahim Darwish, head of the State Security Branch, was also critically wounded, state-affiliated Al Ikhbariya TV reported. Syria peace talks resume, but Assad is in the driver’s seat. Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. No one is expecting much progress when United Nations-brokered talks on Syria resume on Thursday in Geneva. The forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad scored significant victories in 2016, most importantly the recapture of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
Russia and Iran launched a parallel diplomatic process along with Turkey, which has gone from being Assad's most vociferous regional opponent to finding common cause with his staunch allies. And there's a new American president who seems far less concerned with the Syrian leader's departure than his predecessor. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. Syrian army 'used chemical bombs in co-ordinated Aleppo assault' Russia, Iran and Turkey to meet in Astana - INTERNATIONAL. Sevil Erkuş – ANKARA Russia, Iran and Turkey are expected to discuss the modalities of a cease-fire they brokered in Syria at a meeting in Astana on Feb. 6 amid Turkey’s mounting concerns that Syrian regime forces and its Shiite militia allies have violated the truce in opposition-held Wadi Barada and Eastern Ghouta.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said last week that a tripartite mechanism was established by the three countries to monitor the cease-fire in Syria. “The cease-fire is largely holding. Russia, Turkey and Iran have established a mechanism that allows them to monitor the implementation of the truce,” Lavrov said. The Latest: Syria government says Astana talks boosted truce. No major deals likely at Astana talks on Syria.