Syrian Army's Advances Spell Bad News for ISIS and Rebels, But Damascus Should Be Cautious in Its Optimism - Intelligencer Post

Intelligencer PostSyrian Army's Advances Spell Bad News for ISIS and Rebels, But Damascus Should Be Cautious in Its OptimismIntelligencer PostA handout photo made available by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) as he arrives to perform the Eid al-Adha prayer at the Bilal Mosque in the Qara region of the Damascus countryside, Syria, 01 September ...and more »

Isil is not beaten – our devil's bargain with Iran has ensured it will flourish for years to come - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIsil is not beaten – our devil's bargain with Iran has ensured it will flourish for years to comeTelegraph.co.ukThe “defeat” of the Islamic State (Isil), signified by its eviction from Mosul in July, its impending loss of Raqqa, and an apparent resurgence of Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, seemed to augur a new era of stability for the Middle East. The ...and more »

Saudi king's visit to Moscow highlights Russia's role in Middle East - The Times

The TimesSaudi king's visit to Moscow highlights Russia's role in Middle EastThe TimesWhile the start was shaky, the first visit of a Saudi monarch to Moscow this week signalled Russia's growing influence in the Middle East as the US prevaricates in the region. King Salman, 81, was left momentarily stranded when the gold elevator on his ...and more »

Israeli defence minister says Syria's Assad 'victorious' - ExpressNewsline

ExpressNewslineIsraeli defence minister says Syria's Assad 'victorious'ExpressNewslineRight now, American power in the region is perceptibly in retreat - testimony to the success of Russia's military intervention in Syria, which shored up President Bashar Assad after years of US insistence that he must go. However, he said, "Assad has ...and more »

The endgame in Syria will be messy - gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comThe endgame in Syria will be messygulfnews.comIs the Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, going to be the winner of the Syrian civil war? No matter how harsh it might sound to western and Arab ears, it has become evident that thanks to Russian support, Al Assad may continue his rule from Damascus.and more »

Russia and the Next Lebanon War - Foreign Affairs

Foreign AffairsRussia and the Next Lebanon WarForeign AffairsAs pro-government forces have retaken control of significant portions of Syria, Israeli planners have begun to focus anew on the prospect of another war with Hezbollah, a Shiite militant group and a major ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The ...and more »

Turkey Gears Up for 'Risky' Syria Mission With Russia and Iran - Bloomberg

BloombergTurkey Gears Up for 'Risky' Syria Mission With Russia and IranBloombergThe Turkish army is amassing tanks and commandos ahead of a joint mission with Russia and Iran to monitor a ceasefire agreement and pacify a rebel stronghold in northwest Syria. The military buildup has gained impetus since the three countries agreed ...and more »

Russia's Word Increasingly Means More in the Middle East Than America's - World Politics Review

World Politics ReviewRussia's Word Increasingly Means More in the Middle East Than America'sWorld Politics ReviewEditor's note: Guest columnist Nikolas Gvosdev is filling in for Steven Metz, who will return next week. “You can't surge trust.” That was the constant refrain of Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps from 2010 to 2014, whenever he ...and more »

World View: Syria's War Resumes in Full as 'De-Escalation' Agreements Unravel - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsWorld View: Syria's War Resumes in Full as 'De-Escalation' Agreements UnravelBreitbart NewsFrom August 2016: Five year old boy, Omran Daqneesh, sitting confused in an ambulance in Aleppo after being pulled from the rubble of one of Bashar al-Assad's airstrikes. To al-Assad, this boy and others like him are just cockroaches to be exterminated.and more »

How would Russian-Saudi ties impact region and Iran? - Trend News Agency

Trend News AgencyHow would Russian-Saudi ties impact region and Iran?Trend News AgencyKing Salman's visit is a historic turning point in Saudi Arabia's relations with Russia. Last visit of Vladimir Putin in 2007 had never been reciprocated by the Saudis; and the current visit had been rescheduled for several times during the past six ...and more »

Russia Wends Its Way Toward an Exit in Syria - STRATFOR

STRATFORRussia Wends Its Way Toward an Exit in SyriaSTRATFORSince it first entered the conflict in 2015, Russia has changed the course of the Syrian civil war. The country managed, along with Iran, to turn the tides of battle back in the Syrian government's favor. And now that it has, it is looking for a way ...and more »

Iranian lawmaker slams Iraqi secession vote as 'strategic mistake' - Gears Of Biz

Gears Of BizIranian lawmaker slams Iraqi secession vote as 'strategic mistake'Gears Of BizA senior Iranian lawmaker has denounced the recent Kurdish secession referendum in northern Iraq as a “strategic mistake,” warning that the plebiscite will pose a myriad of challenges to the Kurdish region. “The holding of the referendum in northern ...and more »

ISIS Releases Video of Captured Russian Soldiers That Moscow Denies Losing in Syria - Gears Of Biz

Gears Of BizISIS Releases Video of Captured Russian Soldiers That Moscow Denies Losing in SyriaGears Of BizThe Islamic State militant group (ISIS) released a video Tuesday of two injured men it claims are captured Russian soldiers that Moscow has denied losing. The “proof of life” video was shared by ISIS's official Amaq news agency and shared via encrypted ...and more »

Syrian President Talked about Anti-terrorist Fight with Iranian Rep - Prensa Latina

Syrian President Talked about Anti-terrorist Fight with Iranian RepPrensa Latina05 de octubre de 2017, 18:31Damascus, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad welcomed today the Iranian Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security Alaeddin Boroujerdi, with whom he discussed the situation of the ...and more »

To win in Syria, we need to fight both ISIS and Assad - Fox News

Fox NewsTo win in Syria, we need to fight both ISIS and AssadFox NewsThis frame grab from video released Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, and provided by Furat FM, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters advance in Raqqa, Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advancing ...and more »

Syria's Assad rejects Kurdistan Region's referendum that undermines Iraq's unity - Rudaw

RudawSyria's Assad rejects Kurdistan Region's referendum that undermines Iraq's unityRudawSyria by far has proved to be the weakest link when it comes to regional opposition to the efforts of the government in Erbil with regard to independence. File photo from Syria presidency shows President Bashar al-Assad. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region ...and more »

Only Iran reaping geopolitical benefits as Syria crisis is sidelined at UN - World Tribune

World TribuneOnly Iran reaping geopolitical benefits as Syria crisis is sidelined at UNWorld TribuneUNITED NATIONS — Perhaps it's the dangerous global threat from North Korean nukes. Maybe it's political fatigue and crisis overload. Or it could be the escalating ethnic cleansing in Burma. But the long running and brutal Syrian civil war has become ...and more »

Video: Israel Complains Assad Is Winning in Syria - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationVideo: Israel Complains Assad Is Winning in SyriaCenter for Research on GlobalizationSyrian government forces have liberated the villages of Aksh, Jaberiyah, Wadhihi and Nashimi and divided the ISIS-held pocket in eastern Salamiyah into two separate parts. Now, the army and its allies are able to defeat the remaining ISIS units one by one.and more »

Ultimate underdogs: Syria a step closer to World Cup qualification - Amoré (press release) (blog)

Amoré (press release) (blog)Ultimate underdogs: Syria a step closer to World Cup qualificationAmoré (press release) (blog)Syrian midfielder Zaher Midani and his colleagues will have more than football on their mind in tonight's first leg World Cup playoff against Australia. “We have a huge motivation: to make the Syrian people happy,” Midani said. “The players and ...and more »

Syria will never forget Iran's sacrifices, support: Assad - Press TV

Press TVSyria will never forget Iran's sacrifices, support: AssadPress TVChairman of the Iranian parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi (C-L) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Syria, on October 5, 2017. (Photo by SANA). President Bashar al-Assad says his ...and more »