Syrian Civil Society Delegation Has No Draft of Future Constitution

The first meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee is due on October 30 GENEVA, October 29. /TASS/. The delegation of the Syrian civil society, which arrived in Geneva to attend the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, has not prepared a draft version of the country’s constitution in advance, General Secretary of the National…

US Betrays Kurds – Again

It is a maxim of US statecraft that Washington “does not have permanent friends or enemies, only interests.” That maxim, attributed to Henry Kissinger, was starkly demonstrated this week when US President Donald Trump gave Turkey a green light to launch a military offensive on northern Syria, targeting Kurdish militants. The Turkish offensive began on…

Since 2015, More that 614,160 Syrians Have Returned Home from Abroad

Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (September 4, 2019) Peaceful settlement of the conflict and rendering of comprehensive assistance are the main vectors of work in the Syrian Arab Republic. Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation held two humanitarian actions in Aleppo city, and Ein Tarma, Damascus province. People…

American Forces Deactivated Iraq’s Missile Defense Shield

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary-General of Iraq’s popular Al-Nujaba Movement Akram al-Kaabi warned of Washington and its allies’ plots against his country, saying that the American forces have deactivated Iraq’s missile defense shield. “The Americans have deactivated and weakened Iraq’s air defense system,” Kaabi said on Wednesday. He described the US as weaker than the past, but…

In the Last 24 Hours: Army Preparing for Military Operations in Demilitarized Zone

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army is fully preparing itself for resuming large-scale military operation in the demilitarized zone as terrorist groups continue to violate the ceasefire, the Arabic-language media outlets said Wednesday. The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted local sources in the city of Ma’aret al-Numan in Southern Idlib as saying that Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the…

Iran Declares War on the USA’s Covert Influence in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. The second was to neutralise the Iraqi groups (known as Hashd al-Shaabi)…

Iran has Warned it Will Target Arab Countries in Case of War

Elijah J. Magnier Iran has summoned  the United Arab Emirates’ chargé d’affaires in Tehran to protest that the UAE allowed the US to use its Al-Dhafra base in UAE to launch the Global Hawk surveillance drone (worth some $130 million) that was downed on the 20thof June by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) air defence missile system. The…

Sharmine Narwani: The Secret History of America’s Defeat in Syria

Patrick Lawrence Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy leader of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), Iraqi paramilitary forces created to defeat ISIS. The US describes Muhandis as “an advisor to (IRGC Quds Force Commander) Qassem Suleimani.” Photo taken in Baghdad, Iraq in December 2017. When the war in Syria was recently declared decisively over,…

Iran Upstages the US in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting Iraq for three days, leading a large political and business delegation to deepen the relationship between the two countries. Rouhani met with the Iraqi President, Prime Minister, and Speaker of Parliament. The Iranian President visited Karbalaa this afternoon, is spending the night in Najaf…

Lavrov, Shaaban Discuss Latest Developments in Syria

21 February، 2019 Moscow, SANA Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed on Thursday with Presidential Political and Media Advisor Buthaina Shaaban the latest developments in Syria and the efforts exerted to contribute to the political process in a way that guarantees Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said that…