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At least 27 killed, over 70 injured in three blasts that rocked Aleppo
3 October 2012
Syrian state TV reports of three powerful explosions in downtown Aleppo, the financial hub and largest city of the country. Reportedly the blasts were caused by car bombs that terrorists delivered to the city’s main square.
‘West wants end of Syria as a functioning independent state’
1 October 2012
The Syrian insurgency will never win its war because its means are unsupported even among the opposition, political analyst Dan Glazebrook told Russia Today. But thanks to a flood of weapons from the West, they will continue to destabilize the country.
An article by Pepe Escobar
Why Qatar wants to invade Syria
30 September 2012
Make no mistake; the Emir of Qatar is on a roll. What an entrance at the UN General Assembly in New York; Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani called for an Arab coalition of the willing-style invasion of Syria, no less. (*)
UN General Assembly
Lavrov: Rebel support ‘pushes Syria deeper into the abyss of bloody sectarianism’
29 September 2012
Those who insist on a ceasefire only by the Syrian government encourage the opposition to intensify its hostilities, and “take upon themselves an enormous responsibility,” Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said in a speech to the UN General Assembly.
Interview with Tony Cartalucci
Western narrative on Syria is crumbling
27 September 2012
American journalist and political analyst believes that the United States and its allies are taking serious steps to launch a military strike against Syria in an attempt to lay the groundwork for attacking Iran, an emerging regional power that has threatened the hegemony and imperial dominance of the United States over the Middle East.
Interview with Professor Andrei Ilyich Fursov
Hit Syria – Target Russia
24 September 2012
The following conversation with Professor Andrei Ilyich Fursov, Director of the Centre of Russian Studies at the Institute of Fundamental and Applied Research of Moscow University for the Humanities (MosGU), a member of the International Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Writers’ Union of Russia was published on 9 August 2012 at KP.ru.
Interview with Prof. Guenter Meyer
On Syria and way beyond
23 September 2012
One of Europe’s most outstanding experts on the Middle East, Professor Guenter Meyer, addresses in this exclusive in-depth interview for Asia Times Online the Syrian civil war and its international dimensions.
Sergey Lavrov: West accepts terrorism when it’s politically expedient
13 September 2012
Western nations accept acts of terrorism when it suits them politically, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Lavrov was commenting on a refusal by Western members of the UN Security Council to condemn recent attacks in Syria.
20 Syrian soldiers executed in Aleppo (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
10 September 2012
Two amateur videos were posted on YouTube on Monday showing what appear to be images of 20 dead Syrian soldiers, blindfolded and handcuffed. They were reportedly executed by rebel fighters in the northern city of Aleppo.
Aleppo: Bomb targets Assad forces, 27 civilians killed
10 September 2012
A bomb rocked the flashpoint Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing up to 27 people and leaving dozens wounded. A rebel group claimed responsibly for the attack, saying it was targeting government troops.
An article by Tracey Shelton
Not everyone hates Bashar al-Assad
10 September 2012
Some people even like the Syrian president. But they’re afraid to admit it.
’West "adventure" in Syria may backfire in face of the world by WW3’
9 September 2012
France has started providing direct aid and money to rebel-controlled areas of Syria and is even considering supplying anti-aircraft weapons to the opposition, a diplomatic source has said. Geopolitical researcher F. William Engdahl says the rebel forces Paris is backing are fighting to impose their own order on the Syrian people.
Putin: Using Al-Qaeda in Syria like sending Gitmo inmates to fight
6 September 2012
In an Russia Today global exclusive premiere, President Putin gives his first post-inauguration interview, speaking in depth with RT’s Kevin Owen ahead of the APEC summit in Vladivostok. Touching upon a range of issues, he discusses topics from the Pussy Riot trial to the Julian Assange case, from the upcoming US elections to the situation in Syria.
Jeremy Salt interviewed by Claudio Gallo
The remapping of the Middle East
2 September 2012
Jeremy Salt is a professor of History and Politics of the Middle East at Bilkent University, Ankara. His book The Unmaking of the Middle East is a brilliant history of the last hundred years in the region, not affected by "orientalist" cliches. We asked Professor Salt to explain the present transformation of the Middle East, including the Kurdish knot. The Kurds in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey now can’t stop talking about the emergence of a Great Kurdistan.
Hands off Syria! Frankfurt protests against military intervention
2 September 2012
The UN Security Council’s push for a human corridor in Syria, which critics say could bring military intervention, has sparked protests in Germany. About 1,000 people gathered in Frankfurt demanding an end to foreign meddling in the Syrian conflict.
Video by Lizzie Phelan and Mostafa Afzalzadeh
Syria: Manufacturing Dissent
1 September 2012
Manufacturing Dissent is a documentary about the psychological-warfare by the media and political establishment of the west and their allies aimed at facilitating the US, European and Israeli agenda of getting rid of the current Syrian government. It demonstrates how the media has directly contributed to the bloodshed in Syria.
Lavrov: UN Security Council has no authority to support revolution in Syria
1 September 2012
The UN Security Council has no right to support a revolution or foreign intervention in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned. Any plan to withdraw government troops while fighting continues is untenable, and naïve at best, he added.
Russia’s UN ambassador: Humanitarian aid to Syria must be neutral
31 August 2012
Some of the proposals for solving the humanitarian crisis in Syria voiced at a United Nations Security Council meeting Thursday do not fully comply with the principles of neutrality and impartiality, Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin said.
An article by Robert Fisk
Inside Daraya - how a failed prisoner swap turned into a massacre
29 August 2012
The men and women to whom we could talk, two of whom had lost loved ones on Daraya’s day of infamy four days ago, told a story different from the version that has been repeated around the world: theirs was a tale of hostage-taking by the Free Syria Army and desperate prisoner-exchange negotiations between the armed opponents of the regime and the Syrian army, before President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces stormed into the town to seize it back from rebel control.
An article by Rebecca Evans
Find terrorist NHS doctor: MI6 lead hunt for extremist on sabbatical from London hospital who held British journalist captive in Syria
28 August 2012
Intelligence services were last night trying to trace an NHS doctor who was part of a terror cell that kidnapped and shot a British photographer in Syria.
Interview by Kourosh Ziabari
Finian Cunningham: Violence in Syria stems from foreign aggression fueled by the West
25 August 2012
Finian Cunningham is an internationally acclaimed Irish journalist and writer whose articles and commentaries have appeared on a wide range of news websites and media outlets such as Press TV and Global Research. He has written extensively on international affairs and his writings have been translated into several languages.
Robert Fisk: ’Rebel army? They’re a gang of foreigners’
25 August 2012
A victorious army? There were cartridge cases all over the ancient stone laneways, pocked windows, and bullet holes up the side of the Sharaf mosque, where a gunman had been firing from the minaret.
An interview with journalist Kris Janssen
’Syria strategic to West for energy transit...and Iran’
24 August 2012
Syria may not be rich in oil, but its key location would likely make it a very convenient transit country for Central Asian gas and Iranian oil. Speaking to Russia Today, journalist Kris Janssen also said if Syria’s regime was toppled, Tehran would be next.
An interview with Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Qadri Jamil
‘Global balance of power takes shape in Syria’
24 August 2012
The Syrian crisis is comparable to the Suez Crisis when a US-USSR standoff marked the demise of the old world, Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Qadri Jamil told Russia Today. Today, Russia and China usher a unipolar world to an end.
Moscow : West incites Syrian opposition to fight
22 August 2012
The Russian Foreign Ministry states that Western partners have done nothing so far to make the Syrian opposition commence a dialogue with the government, but openly incite them to continue their struggle instead.
An article by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The Push to Ignite a Turkish Civil War Through a Syrian Quagmire
14 August 2012
Turkey itself is a major target for destabilization, upheaval, and finally balkanization through its participation in the US-led siege against Syria. Ankara has burned its bridges in Syria for the sake of its failing neo-Ottoman regional policy.
Syrian atrocity: Bodies of postal workers thrown from roof (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
13 August 2012
A horrific amateur video appeared on YouTube, apparently showing an atrocity against public service workers in Syria. The footage displays a crowd of people callously throwing the bodies of slain postal workers from a post office rooftop.
Ban Ki-moon Acknowledges that Armed Opposition Shoulder Responsibility of Escalating Violence in Syria
12 August 2012
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, stressed that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged in a letter to the chairman of the Security Council concerning the implementation of the international resolution on settling the situation in Syria that the armed opposition shoulder the responsibility of escalating violence in Syria in general, and in Aleppo in particular.
An article by Charlie Skelton
The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking?
15 July 2012
The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections.
Russia says sanction resolution against Syria ’red line’
12 July 2012
Russia says it will veto a US-backed UN draft resolution which calls for more sanctions against Syria, declaring a "red line" against sanctions.