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SANA wins AMAN award for best news item

The Levant News — The Alliance for Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) officially announced the winners of its competition for best news item and best photograph, with the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) winning first place for best news item. Director-General of SANA Ahmad Dawa received the award certificates for the editors …

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3,000 terrorists leave Syria following Russian airstrikes

The Levant News — An estimated 3,000 Islamic State fighters as well as militants from other extremist groups have fled Syria for Jordan fearing a renewed offensive by the Syrian army in addition to Russian airstrikes, a military official has told RIA news agency. “At least 3,000 militants from Islamic State …

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Putin: Friend or Foe in Syria?

The Levant News — By Patrick J. Buchanan — What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria. The Russians are flying transports bringing tanks and troops to an air base near the …

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Russian and Syrian Air Strikes against ISIS Now

The Levant News Exclusive -Damascus- Russian aviation continues its campaign today.  Syrian and Russian airstrikes target ISIS militants and their positions, said military sources now. They destructed militants mechanisms, their centers in Palmyra, Aleppo country side, and bombing an ammunition dump in Hama countryside, with no civilian casualties. Editing by Diana Kasem

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Putin Wins Parliamentary Backing for Air Strikes Against ISIS

The Levant News — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday secured parliament’s unanimous backing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, paving the way for imminent Russian military intervention in its closest Middle East ally. Russia has already sent military experts to a recently established center in Baghdad …

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Obama, Putin discuss Syria

The Levant News — Russia and the United States agreed on Monday to look for a diplomatic end to the Syrian civil war but clashed over the central question of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should retain power. During a 90-minute meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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French Parliamentary Delegation Visiting Syria

The Levant News — Members of the French parliamentary delegation currently visiting Syria toured a number of archaeological and historical sites in Homs city and witnessed the destruction and devastation inflicted upon these sites by terrorist organizations. During their tour of the Old City, Khaled bin al-Waleed Mosque, al-Nouri Great Mosque, …

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Russia’s participation in fighting Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS: Moallem

The Levant News –In an interview with the Russian RT channel that was aired on Saturday about Russia’s participation in fighting Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS terrorist organizations,  Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid Moallem, said: “There is something new beyond (Russia) providing Syria with weapons, which is Russia engaging in …

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Wikileaks: American Plan In 2006 To Destabilize Syria

The Levant News — Here is a Wikileaks document shows that the US has planned to destabilize Syria since 2006: INFLUENCING THE SARG IN THE END OF 2006 Date:2006 December 13, 16:03 (Wednesday) Canonical ID:06DAMASCUS5399_a Original Classification:SECRET Current Classification:SECRET Handling Restrictions– Not Assigned — Character Count:14471 Executive Order:– Not Assigned …

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Russian Ambassador in Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Fighting Alongside Syrian Government Forces Is Legitimate

The Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin - The Russian embassy is one of 113 foreign representations in Lebanon, and one of 102 foreign representations in Beirut.

The Levant – – Where it is fighting alongside government forces, Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian conflict is legitimate, Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said in comments published on Tuesday. “The party (Hezbollah) will remain engaged in the fight to aid the legitimate regime as long as fighters from …

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The Russians are Coming!

THE LEVANT NEWS — By Graham E. Fuller — Washington has been wrapped in confusion and indecision for years now in trying to sort out just what its real objectives are in Syria. Its obsessive, and ultimately failed goal of denying Iran influence in the Middle East has notably receded …

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