Russia Notes Continued Ceasefire Breaches in Syria

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Cases of open ceasefire breaches continue in Syria, chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said Tuesday. “At the same time, the number of violations of the cessation of hostilities is not decreasing. Moreover, there are cases of open breaches of the existing ceasefire,” Rudskoy said …

The Arab Gulf states plan to ‘win’ the war in Yemen

By Peter Salisbury – The Levant News – The last thing the world needs is another Middle Eastern country torn to pieces and racked by sectarian violence, in which radical Islamist groups vie for control. After two years of fierce fighting, Yemen’s civil war, which pits northern Shia rebels and forces loyal to the country’s …

Syrian sources deny reports on fresh Israeli airstrikes near Damascus

Israeli jets were reported to have carried out airstrikes near the Syrian capital early Wednesday, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue hitting weapons convoys and rebuffed claims Russia had ordered the strikes halted.But Syrian sources denied these reports. Syrian opposition news outlets reported that the airstrikes took place in the Mount Qasioun …