The Syrian President Bashar Assad on September 17 met Italian parliamentary delegation led by Member of the Senate, Senator Mario Romani in Damascus.
The Syrian President Bashar Assad has held talks with the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu in Damascus. The two sides discussed military cooperation and joint actions against jihadists in Syria.
Kazakhstan said on Tuesday that the next talks to try to thrash out a Syria peace plan in its capital Astana may be held in mid-September, after Russia had planned to hold them in late August.
Moscow hopes the Syrian opposition will fight against terrorism in Syria more actively, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.
An advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels, and vowed the government would confront any “illegitimate” forces, whether Turkish or American.
Kurdistan Regional Government president Masoud Barzani announced on June 7 that the region had set September 25 as the date for a referendum on independence. He was joined by members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Kurdistan Islamic Union, Kurdistan Islamic Movement and other small parties, including those representing Assyrian and Turkmen minorities. New signs on billboards throughout the KRG capital of Erbil tout “yes to independence.”
Fighting broke out east of Damascus between rebel and government forces Wednesday for the first time since both sides declared a cease-fire at the weekend, an activist group said, with airstrikes also hitting the besieged, rebel-controlled enclave.
After a successful demarcating the safe zone in Eastern Ghouta by Russia’s military and Syria’s rebel groups near Damascus, a joint checkpoint manned by Russian and Syrian military personnel has opened there.
Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister (2005-2011) comment on the situation in Syria.