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Syrian groups have urged UN member states to vote against Russia gaining a seat on the Human Rights Council.

Assad claimed Russia's presence in Syria is needed to counter Western influence.

Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

The New Arab Staff

Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

Russian warplanes on Sunday launched approximately 30 strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, following increasing disagreements with Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels.

Russia given green light to expand Syria airbase

The New Arab Staff

Russia given green light to expand Syria airbase

Russia has been given approval to expand its airbase in Latakia province.

Syria says it intercepted drone on Mediterranean coast

The New Arab Staff

Syria says it intercepted drone on Mediterranean coast

The unknown drone was shot down close to a Russian airbase and other important military installations.

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

The New Arab

Iranian agency publishes fake photos of US base attack

Arab social media users have caught Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency passing off images from 2017 and 2018 as showing the recent Iranian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia downed 'almost 60 drones' in Syria this year

General Igor Konachenkov told journalists on Friday that 58 drones and 27 missiles were intercepted by Russian forces at the base in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly airstrikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Syrian regime ally Russia on Friday announced that Damascus government forces would observe a new ceasefire from Saturday morning in Idlib.

Regime resumes Idlib <em>air</em> strikes after scrapping ceasefire

The New Arab & agencies

Regime resumes Idlib air strikes after scrapping ceasefire

Damascus and Russia resumed air strikes on Idlib in northwest Syria, scrapping a ceasefire for the rebel-run bastion and accusing the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime scraps Idlib ceasefire deal and re-launches airstrikes

The bombardment came minutes after the Syrian military said it would resume operations against the Idlib region, just days after it agreed to a ...

Monitor says no evidence of new Syria chemical attack

The New Arab & agencies

Monitor says no evidence of new Syria chemical attack

A British-based war monitor said Wednesday it had no evidence to suggest the Syrian army had carried out a new chemical attack despite ...

Syria Weekly: Russia rebuilds Syria's military from scratch

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Russia rebuilds Syria's military from scratch

Russia is helping the Syrian regime rebuild its military after eight years of war showed the dire state of the armed forces.

Fighting kills 43 in Syria's northwest

The New Arab & agencies

Fighting kills 43 in Syria's northwest

Clashes between Syrian government forces, jihadists and rebels Monday killed 43 fighters in the country's northwest, where the regime and its ...

Dozens killed after 'intensive regime bombing' on Syria's Idlib

The New Arab

Dozens killed after 'intensive regime bombing' on Syria's Idlib

Women and children were among at least 19 people killed after intensive bombing, Syrian Civil Defence sources told The New Arab.

The New Arab

Syrian rebels foil regime ground assault on Idlib

Syria's Idlib has come under a fierce assault from regime forces and Russia.

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan says S-400 deal 'nothing to do with US'

Turkey's relationship with the US is increasingly strained over its decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defence system. Erdogan ...

The New Arab

Syria air defences destroy 'hostile drones' over Russia base

Syria state media said Sunday the country’s air defence systems intercepted and destroyed three “hostile” targets over a Russian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia claims US led drones toward Syria airbase

Russia’s deputy defence minister claimed Thursday that a US military aircraft took control of 13 drones over Syria and attempted to have them ...

Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

The New Arab & agencies

Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, telling him Moscow holds Israel responsible for the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

A Russian aircraft has gone missing off Latakia coast, following a series of Israeli air raids in Syria.

Moscow lawmaker calls for Russian nuclear arsenal in Syria

The New Arab

Moscow lawmaker calls for Russian nuclear arsenal in Syria

A Russian MP has called for nukes to be deployed to Syria, where Moscow has a huge military presence.

Russia says drone attacks on Syria <em>base</em> have increased

The New Arab & agencies

Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

The Hemeimim base in the province of Latakia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.

Russia downs drone near military <em>base</em> in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Russia downs drone near military base in Syria

Russia's Syria air base in Latakia has come under attack again.

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