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Analysis: Why Assad's Propaganda Isn't As Crazy As It Seems - News Deeply;

Analysis: Why Assad's Propaganda Isn't As Crazy As It Seems - News Deeply

News DeeplyAnalysis: Why Assad's Propaganda Isn't As Crazy As It SeemsNews DeeplyThe Syrian government's recent tourism videos of beautiful scenery and nightlife look ludicrous to Westerners who know the brutal truth about Aleppo – but the West isn't the intended audience for this publicity blitz.and more »

US Suspends Talks With Russia Over Syria Cease-Fire - Wall Street Journal;

US Suspends Talks With Russia Over Syria Cease-Fire - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalUS Suspends Talks With Russia Over Syria Cease-FireWall Street JournalTensions between the U.S. and Syria deepened this week as the U.S. pulled out of talks with Russia aimed at reducing violence in Syria's civil war. Washington Institute Senior Fellow Andrew Tabler has details on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty.and more »

Russia just deployed missile defenses to Syria that can stop 'any' US cruise missiles - Business Insider;

Russia just deployed missile defenses to Syria that can stop 'any' US cruise missiles - Business Insider

Business InsiderRussia just deployed missile defenses to Syria that can stop 'any' US cruise missilesBusiness InsiderOn Monday, the same day that the US and Russia suspended bilateral talks over the fate of Syria, Russia deployed its advanced SA-23 Gladiator missile defense system to Syria, US officials told Fox News. The SA-23 represents an interesting choice of ...and more »

Tension With Russia Rises as US Halts Syria Negotiations - New York Times;

Tension With Russia Rises as US Halts Syria Negotiations - New York Times

New York TimesTension With Russia Rises as US Halts Syria NegotiationsNew York TimesSecretary of State John Kerry, left, with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, in Geneva on Sept. 9, the day they announced the cease-fire. Credit Pool photo by Kevin Lamarque. Advertisement. WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday ...and more »

Aleppo Under Siege - ITV News

Aleppo Under SiegeITV NewsWatch all of our reports from Aleppo, where our team have been filming the ongoing battle and its effects on civilians living in the city. Read the full story ›. 11:08 am, Thu 20 Oct 2016. Close call as mortar hits near Aleppo evacuation buses. A ...and more »

Obama administration considering strikes on Assad, again - Washington Post;

Obama administration considering strikes on Assad, again - Washington Post

Washington PostObama administration considering strikes on Assad, againWashington PostU.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table Wednesday at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the way forward in Syria. But there's little prospect ...and more »

A tale of two Syrias, told by drones - Washington Post;

A tale of two Syrias, told by drones - Washington Post

Washington PostA tale of two Syrias, told by dronesWashington PostLast week, two videos shot by drone of the same city showed the parallel universes that exist within Syria's miserable, grinding civil war. The first that emerged was footage obtained by the Reuters news agency of the ravaged eastern Aleppo, where ...and more »

John Kerry Criticizes Russia, Saying It 'Turned a Blind Eye' on Syria - New York Times;

John Kerry Criticizes Russia, Saying It 'Turned a Blind Eye' on Syria - New York Times

New York TimesJohn Kerry Criticizes Russia, Saying It 'Turned a Blind Eye' on SyriaNew York TimesSecretary of State John Kerry criticized Russia on Tuesday for pointedly ignoring the Syrian government's use of chlorine gas. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date October 4, 2016. Photo by François Lenoir/Reuters. Watch in Times Video ». embed.and more »

Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base - BBC News

Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus baseBBC NewsRussia has confirmed it has sent an S-300 air defence missile system to its naval base in Syria's port of Tartus. Defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the purpose of the system was to guarantee the security of the base from the air. The ...and more »

Aleppo demands 'bold action,' including limiting use of Security Council veto – UN rights chief - UN News Centre;

Aleppo demands 'bold action,' including limiting use of Security Council veto – UN rights chief - UN News Centre

UN News CentreAleppo demands 'bold action,' including limiting use of Security Council veto – UN rights chiefUN News CentreUNICEF Representative in Syria Hanaa Singer shown with children during a visit on 29 September 2016 to western Aleppo, where she met with UNICEF health, water and sanitation partners. Photo: UNICEF/Khuder Al-Issa. Tweet ...and more »

Syria deploys state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missile system - Pravda;

Syria deploys state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missile system - Pravda

PravdaSyria deploys state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missile systemPravdaSyria has got a newest Russian ultra-long-range surface-to-air missile system S-300V4, which is capable of downing cruise missiles. As the Fox News reported with reference to sources in Washington, the complex was delivered to the naval base in the ...and more »

Cluster Bomb Attack on Aleppo Hospital - Cluster Munition Coalition

Cluster Bomb Attack on Aleppo HospitalCluster Munition CoalitionOn 30 September 2016, NBC News showed atrocious and compelling images of the devastated hospital M10 in Aleppo, reduced to ruins by air attacks. Images show submunitions among the rubble. According to journalists Mac William Bishop and Ammar ...and more »

Moscow delivers S-300 missile system to Syria for defense of Russian naval base - RT;

Moscow delivers S-300 missile system to Syria for defense of Russian naval base - RT

RTMoscow delivers S-300 missile system to Syria for defense of Russian naval baseRTA battery of Russian S-300 air defense missile launchers has been transported to Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement. Its sole purpose is to defend a Russian naval base and warships, the ministry added. Read more. The Russian Embassy ...and more »

Should The US Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone? - Huffington Post;

Should The US Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone? - Huffington Post

Huffington PostShould The US Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone?Huffington PostExperts say it's a likely move for the next administration, but it hasn't been discussed much on the campaign trail. By David Wood. Abdairhman IsmailReuters. Survivors after an airstrike in the Seif al-Dawla neighborhood of Aleppo in Syria last week.and more »

Kremlin hopes 'political wisdom' prevails in Syria cooperation with US - The Times of Israel;

Kremlin hopes 'political wisdom' prevails in Syria cooperation with US - The Times of Israel

The Times of IsraelKremlin hopes 'political wisdom' prevails in Syria cooperation with USThe Times of IsraelRussian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) ...and more »

Kerry says the US is not abandoning peace efforts in Syria - Los Angeles Times;

Kerry says the US is not abandoning peace efforts in Syria - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesKerry says the US is not abandoning peace efforts in SyriaLos Angeles TimesThe United States won't abandon its pursuit of peace in Syria after suspending direct U.S.-Russian talks on a cease-fire, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday, even as he announced no new strategy to replace diplomatic efforts with Russia.and more »

'End Security Council veto' to halt Syria violence, UN human rights chief says amid deadlock - Telegraph.co.uk;

'End Security Council veto' to halt Syria violence, UN human rights chief says amid deadlock - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk'End Security Council veto' to halt Syria violence, UN human rights chief says amid deadlockTelegraph.co.ukPermanent members of the UN Security Council should be stripped of their power of veto if they use it to block investigations of war crimes in Syria, the UN's human rights chief said on Tuesday. The intervention came as Russia beefed up its military ...and more »

US cuts off Syria talks with Russia - Politico;

US cuts off Syria talks with Russia - Politico

PoliticoUS cuts off Syria talks with RussiaPoliticoWith Zach Montellaro, Ellen Mitchell and Andrew Hanna. DIPLOMATIC TIT-FOR-TAT — U.S. CUTS OFF SYRIA TALKS WITH RUSSIA… Our colleagues Nahal Toosi and Yousef Saba have more here: “The United States announced Monday it is cutting off ...and more »

Why Bashar al-Assad is still in power - Aljazeera.com;

Why Bashar al-Assad is still in power - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comWhy Bashar al-Assad is still in powerAljazeera.comRhetorical bait and switch enabled Assad to neglect political reform while cultivating support among wealthy elite. Zoe Hu 04 Oct 2016 07:59 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Assad was portrayed as an accidental president with ...and more »

US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow - EurActiv;

US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow - EurActiv

EurActivUS suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames MoscowEurActivA man runs near a burning car after an airstrike in the rebel held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria, 3 October 2016. [Reuters]. Comments PrintFacebook LinkedIn Google +1 Twitter WhatsApp Email. The United States broke off talks with Russia ...and more »