Russia won’t stand idly on terrorism and Urges US to take serious steps

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday the US is required to take serious steps to fight the terrorism threatening the entire Middle East region. Addressing the reporters in a press conference in Damascus, Ryabkov said terrorism is by no means justified and must be combated and eliminated regardless of whatever circumstances or …

Syrian Army claims to kill number of rebels in Aleppo, Daraa and Homs

  According to the Syrian official news agency, SANA, the Syrian army units have killed and wounded a number of rebels and “terrorists” and destroyed their vehicles in Aleppo and its countryside. A Syrian military source told SANA that the army units killed and wounded “terrorists” in Bani Zaid and al-Rashedeen al-Kahmesa in Aleppo and …

Staffan de Mistura a new UN envoy to Syria

The UN has appointed its third envoy to war-torn Syria. Italian-Swede Staffan de Mistura is to take over the post, previously held by Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned in May after two years of failed negotiation efforts. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed the appointment of de Mistura as UN envoy to Syria on Thursday. The 67-year-old …

Syrians reject Takfiri ISIL militants

People in Syria have flatly rejected Takfiri ISIL militants, saying the militants do not represent their interests, a new survey shows. On Wednesday, Opinion Research Business (ORB), a British polling group, released the findings of the survey, indicating that only 4 percent of the Syrian people believe the ISIL cult represents their interests. “This (research) …