Russian Commander in Syria Holds Talks with SDF Chief as Turkish Offensive Looms

The Cradle Moscow has asked the US-backed Kurdish militia to return control of northern Syria to Damascus to confront Turkiye’s threats The commander of Russia’s military forces in Syria, Colonel General Alexander Chayko, met with the leader of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mazloum Kobane Abdi, on 27 November to discuss the threat of…

US-Turkiye Brinkmanship Won’t Reach a Point of No Return

MK Bhadrakumar A conflict of interest between Ankara and Washington over Syria will likely see the two drift apart, with Turkiye aligning more closely with Eurasian powers. The series of airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Syria by Turkish jets in the past week come amid heightened concerns over Ankara’s threat to launch a ground operation. Such actions…

New Round of Astana Talks Begin amid Turkish Airstrikes

Al Mayadeen Iran, Russia, and Turkey renewed their commitment to the necessity of preserving Syria’s sovereignty and integrity during the 19th session of high-level negotiations of the Astana format summit. Following Turkish air attacks in northern Syria, Russia, Turkey, and Iran are conducting the 19th session of high-level negotiations of the Astana format summit on…

Russia Enlists Iran as its Force Multiplier

Alastair Crooke Western belligerency has left Iran no option but to go all in with Russia and the Eurasian Project. We hear a lot of talk these days – especially from Washington – about tactical nukes — how the latter fears Russia might use them, (albeit a possibility ruled out by Moscow). Yet, it may…

Is Turkey Changing Course in Idlib?

Steven Sahiounie The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian warplanes shelled positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, on November 6 in Idlib province.  Some of the terrorists killed were: Abdul Minam Muhati, Radwan Hussain Muhayer, Abu Dawoud al-Filistini, Mohammad Ali al-Kadour, Abu Hussein al-Raddad, Abu Hajat al-Chad, Amro abu…

Europeans Oblivious to Unfolding Dynamics — The Price Will Be Horrific

Alastair Crooke The Moscow-Berlin alliance had to be sabotaged to prevent further economic integration that would have drawn the continents closer together to form the world’s biggest free trade zone. Washington had to stop that in order to preserve its economic stranglehold on Europe, and what remains of dollar ‘privilege’. Politico reported that as Americans go…

Russia Deployed Syrian Fighters to Protect Facilities in Luhansk and Donetsk

The Cradle According to the report, around 1,000 Syrian fighters were transferred to Russia for training, but only half of them went to Ukraine Regional intelligence sources revealed that Russia has poured more than 500 Syrian fighters into Ukraine over the past few months, primarily for “non-combat” roles, and has generally assigned them to protect facilities in…

Russia at the UNSC Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Statement by First Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyanskiy at UNSC briefing on the Syrian chemical file (resolution 2118) Mr.President, The previous Security Council meeting on the issue of implementation of resolution 2118 took place on 25 October, which is less than two weeks ago. Out of all UNSC-assigned mandates that are supposed to report to…

Russia to Donate 25,000 Tons of Wheat to Lebanon

The Cradle According to the Lebanese minister of Public Works and Transport, the caretaker government also approved 10,000 tons of fuel for the electricity sector The Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport, Ali Hamieh, told RIA Novosti news agency that Lebanon would get 25 thousand tons of wheat and 10 thousand tons of fuel free of…

Turkey to Press on with Ukraine Grain Deal Despite Russia’s Withdrawal

The Cradle Russia has halted its participation in the grain deal for an ‘indefinite term’ due to Ukrainian attacks on its fleet on the Black Sea On 31 October, Turkey announced that it would continue its efforts to facilitate grain exports from the Black Sea from Ukraine, despite Russian reluctance, after Moscow suspended its participation…

The Muslim World Blames NATO and President Biden for the Events in Ukraine

Vladimir Danilov The Arab-Muslim world is following the course of the Russian special operation against the Kyiv regime very closely. The interest in these events is explained not only by the very negative attitude of this region to the attempts of certain Western circles to use the example of the actions of the Kyiv authorities…