Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused Syrian forces of committing massacres by barrel-bombing areas in and around Aleppo and said Turkey would face a major new refugee crisis if Syria's second city were to fall into his hands. As U.S. warplanes bomb Islamic State forces in parts of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad's military has intensified its campaign against some rebel groups in the west and north that Washington sees…
A well-known Russian actor who was a vocal critic of the rule of Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, has been found dead in suspicious circumstances at his home in Moscow. Alexei Devotchenko, 49, was discovered in his apartment in the north of the city, police told Russian news agencies. He expressed outspoken criticism for Putin’s military intervention in the Ukraine and Georgia, describing it as unacceptable and violates those countries’ sovereignty.…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:04

Fabius: After Kobane, Saving Aleppo Is Key

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calls on the international anti-ISIS coalition to shift its focus to saving Aleppo which is “threatened with the same death and destruction that the regime has inflicted on Homs and the suburbs of Damascus.” Fabius said in an article that was published the Le Figaro, the Washington Post and Al Hayat newspapers that “Syria’s second-largest city and part of humanity’s ancient heritage, Aleppo is the…
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, said that "there is a will to eradicate terrorism and dictatorships and help the opposition organize itself and gain the support of the international community. France’s Defense Minister Jean-Yves Odrian said during his visit to Doha that France and Qatar completely agree that it is unacceptable to leave Syrians with only two options: Either a bloody dictatorship or terrorism.…
Turkey has suggested training and equipping Syrian opposition forces together with its partner states on Turkish soil to help them fight ISIS, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir said Thursday. According to the minister, Ankara suggests "using special forces that are already in Syria." "We can separate opposition forces from al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, IS and Hezbollah, and those who are really trained to fight in specific conditions may come to…
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