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'Categorically unacceptable'

Russia criticizes alleged Israeli strikes in Syria

Russia condemns strikes attributed to Israel in the Syrian city of Aleppo in which 36 Syrian soldiers and six Hezbollah terrorists were killed.

Russia criticizes alleged Israeli strikes in Syria

Syria:

Russian air strikes kill 13 in rebel-held northwest

Russia has been conducting air strikes in Syria since 2015, in support of President Bashar Al-Assad.

Russian air strikes kill 13 in rebel-held northwest

Pentagon confirms:

Russia recruiting Syrians to fight in Ukraine

Pentagon spokesman: US believes there's truth to accounts that Russians are seeking Syrian fighters to augment forces in Ukraine.

Russia recruiting Syrians to fight in Ukraine

Report:

Russia recruiting Syrians for Ukraine war

US officials say Moscow is recruiting Syrians skilled in urban combat to fight in Ukraine.

Russia recruiting Syrians for Ukraine war

US hopes Russia remains 'permissive' of Israeli strikes in Syria

US envoy to Syria expresses hope Russia will continue "permissive approach" to Israeli air strikes on Iranian assets in Syria.

US hopes Russia remains 'permissive' of Israeli strikes in Syria

Russian official: S-300 to Syria was free of charge

Russian source says his country delivered the S-300 missile system to Syria at no cost.

Russian official: S-300 to Syria was free of charge

Syrian FM: S-300 will respond to 'Israeli threats'

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem welcomes deliveries of Russian S-300 air defense systems to his country.

Syrian FM: S-300 will respond to 'Israeli threats'

Assad: Russia and Israel aren't coordinated

Syrian President denies reports that Israel coordinated air strikes in Syria with Russia.

Assad: Russia and Israel aren't coordinated

Report: Russia to deliver new defense systems to Syria

Russia's Defense Ministry says the country plans to deliver new air defense systems to Syria in the near future.

Report: Russia to deliver new defense systems to Syria

State Department: Russia 'sanitizing' site of Syria attack

U.S. says credible information shows Russian and Syrian regime officials are sanitizing the site of attack in Douma.

State Department: Russia 'sanitizing' site of Syria attack

Syrian Islamists down Russian warplane

Russian pilot killed after jihadist rebels down his warplane over Idlib.

Syrian Islamists down Russian warplane

Russia open to new investigation of Syrian chemical weapons

Russia's UN ambassador says the country is open to establishing a new panel to investigate the use of toxic gases in Syria.

Russia open to new investigation of Syrian chemical weapons

For the 10th time: Russia vetoes UN action on Syria

Russia blocks U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

For the 10th time: Russia vetoes UN action on Syria

Russian submarine destroys ISIS post in Syria

Russian submarine deployed in the Mediterranean fires three ballistic missiles to destroy ISIS post in Deir Ezzor.

Russian submarine destroys ISIS post in Syria

Putin 'convinced' Assad didn't use chemical weapons

Russian President dismisses any suggestion that Syrian President was behind April chemical attack.

Putin 'convinced' Assad didn't use chemical weapons

Pence: Russia must eliminate Syria's chemical weapons

U.S. Vice President says all options are on the table following chemical attack in Syria.

Pence: Russia must eliminate Syria's chemical weapons

Tillerson: Russia should rethink its support of Assad

Secretary of State calls on Russia to think carefully about its support for Syrian President in light of chemical weapons attack.

Tillerson: Russia should rethink its support of Assad

Russia: Report on Syria chemical weapons unconvincing

Russia dismisses UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces carried out three chemical attacks, opposes sanctions.

Russia: Report on Syria chemical weapons unconvincing

Russia accuses Syrian rebels of using poison gas

Russian defense ministry says seven people died in an attack by Syrian rebels using weapons loaded with a "poisonous agent".

Russia accuses Syrian rebels of using poison gas

Syria: Russia will continue to support fight against 'terror'

Syrian presidency says Russia will keep up its support for the regime's "anti-terrorist" battle, following its pullout of forces from Syria.

Syria: Russia will continue to support fight against 'terror'

NATO: Russia in the way of solving Syrian conflict

NATO says Russia is complicating the search for a solution to the Syrian conflict by bombing moderate opposition groups.

NATO: Russia in the way of solving Syrian conflict

Russia denies it asked Assad to step down

Spokesman for the Kremlin denies reports that Putin sent a senior intelligence official to Damascus to ask Assad to step down.

Russia denies it asked Assad to step down

Americans 'concerned' over Russian missile system in Syria

Russia's decision to deploy S-400 system to its base in Syria is raising "significant concerns" for the United States military.

Americans 'concerned' over Russian missile system in Syria

Iran and Russia vow to oppose attempts to dump Assad

Russia and Iran will jointly oppose "external attempts" at regime change in Syria, says the Kremlin after Putin meeting with Khamenei.

Iran and Russia vow to oppose attempts to dump Assad

Turkey summons Russia envoy over border bombing

Turkey summons the Russian ambassador after Russian war planes hit Syrian territory very close to the Turkish border.

Turkey summons Russia envoy over border bombing

Russia rejects UN resolution on Syrian barrel bombs

Russia says it will not back a proposed draft UN Security Council resolution aimed at stopping barrel bomb attacks in Syria.

Russia rejects UN resolution on Syrian barrel bombs

Putin accuses West of 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups

Russian President accuses West of declaring a fight against some Syrian groups while supporting others.

Putin accuses West of 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups

United States, Russia to Sign 'Understanding' on Syria

Pentagon spokesman says the United States and Russia are set to sign an understanding on how pilots can avoid each other over Syria.

United States, Russia to Sign 'Understanding' on Syria

American, Russian Militaries Close to Pact on Safety in Syria

American defense official says the United States and Russia could soon sign a pact establishing safety protocols in Syria.

American, Russian Militaries Close to Pact on Safety in Syria

American, Russian Militaries to Discuss Syria

Military commanders from Russia and the United States to discuss how to stay out of each other's way in Syria, says Defense Secretary.

American, Russian Militaries to Discuss Syria

ISIS Vows to Defeat Russia as Airstrikes Intensify

ISIS spokesman calls for Muslims to launch "jihad" against Russians and Americans.

ISIS Vows to Defeat Russia as Airstrikes Intensify

ISIS Advancing on Aleppo Despite Russian Airstrikes

ISIS fighters advance to the outskirts of Syria's second city, despite Moscow's announcement it killed hundreds of jihadists.

ISIS Advancing on Aleppo Despite Russian Airstrikes

State Dept.: Most Russian Airstrikes Not Directed at ISIS

State Department spokesman says more than 90% of Russia's airstrikes in Syria have targeted so-called moderate rebels.

State Dept.: Most Russian Airstrikes Not Directed at ISIS

French PM to Russia: Direct Your Airstrikes at ISIS

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls urges Russia to direct airstrikes at ISIS jihadists in Syria, echoes comments by President Hollande.

French PM to Russia: Direct Your Airstrikes at ISIS

Hollande Tells Putin: Attack ISIS and Only ISIS

French President tells Russian counterpart his country's airstrikes in Syria should target only the Islamic State.

Hollande Tells Putin: Attack ISIS and Only ISIS

Syrian Sinkhole Swallowing Obama and Putin’s Credibility and Judgement

Syrian Sinkhole Swallowing Obama and Putin’s Credibility and Judgement

Carter: Russia 'Pouring Gasoline on the Fire'

American Defense Secretary accuses Russia of inflaming Syria's civil war following its airstrikes on targets in Homs.

Carter: Russia 'Pouring Gasoline on the Fire'

Nasrallah Welcomes Russian Intervention in Syria

Hezbollah leader says Russia's military buildup in Syria happened because Americans "failed" in anti-ISIS campaign.

Nasrallah Welcomes Russian Intervention in Syria

Kerry Expresses Concern Over Russian Presence in Syria

Secretary of State speaks to Russia counterpart about reports of Russia's enhanced military build-up in Syria.

Kerry Expresses Concern Over Russian Presence in Syria

Assad 'Confident' of Russia's Support

Syrian President says he is confident Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime, accuses America of abandoning its allies.

Assad 'Confident' of Russia's Support

Syria Plays Up Ties with Iran, Russia

Syrian Foreign Minister declares outright that Tehran, Moscow have been aiding regime forces, have 'same views.'

Syria Plays Up Ties with Iran, Russia

Elkin: Russia Understands our Red Lines

Despite outward appearances, Russia understands and respects Israeli ‘red lines’ on Iran, Syria, deputy FM says.

Elkin: Russia Understands our Red Lines

Kerry and Lavrov to Meet and Talk About Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris for talks on Syria's conflict.

Kerry and Lavrov to Meet and Talk About Syria

Lavrov: Russia Not Planning to Give Syria Advanced Weapons

Russia is not planning to supply Syria with any weapons beyond current contracts, says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Lavrov: Russia Not Planning to Give Syria Advanced Weapons

Russian Plane Targeted by Missiles Over Syria

Unidentified assailants fired two land-to-air missiles at a Russian passenger plane carrying over 150 people when it flew over Syria.

Russian Plane Targeted by Missiles Over Syria

Russia Sends More Arms to Prop Up Syria’s Assad

Moscow is continuing its export of military hardware to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Russian government confirmed.

Russia Sends More Arms to Prop Up Syria’s Assad

Brahimi: Syrian War is Worsening by the Day

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says he has a peace plan that could be supported by world powers.

Brahimi: Syrian War is Worsening by the Day

Russia: Assad Can't be Forced to Step Down

Russia admits that Syrian President will not be persuaded to quit, insists there is still a chance of finding a political solution.

Russia: Assad Can't be Forced to Step Down

Lavrov: Syria Acting to Consolidate Chemical Weapons

Russia's foreign minister says Syria has acted to consolidate its chemical weapons to prevent rebels capturing them.

Lavrov: Syria Acting to Consolidate Chemical Weapons

Putin Denies Russia is Propping Up Assad

Russia's President denied propping up Syria's Assad but says it's up to the Syrian people to decide on their leader.

Putin Denies Russia is Propping Up Assad

Putin Mends Fences In Istanbul

Syria Will Not Disrupt Lucrative Russo-Turkish Trade Relations

While the Syrian crisis has strained relations between Russia and Turkey, neither side can forego the trade relations.

Syria Will Not Disrupt Lucrative Russo-Turkish Trade Relations

Turkey Says Al-Arabiya Documents 'Fake'

Senior adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan says classified documents published Saturday by the Al-Arabiya network were fake.

Turkey Says Al-Arabiya Documents 'Fake'

Report: Russia Ordered Deaths of Turkish Pilots

Turkish pilots killed in Syria were reportedly taken alive then killed after consultation with Moscow.

Report: Russia Ordered Deaths of Turkish Pilots

Russia: West 'Blackmailing' Us over Syria

Moscow: Western powers threaten to cancel U.N. observer force in Syria unless military intervention is authorized.

Russia: West 'Blackmailing' Us over Syria

Russia Suspends Missile Contract with Syria

Russia’s main weapons producer suspends its contract with Syria to supply S-300 long-range missile systems.

Russia Suspends Missile Contract with Syria

French Term Syria Civil War

France Says Syria in Civil War, Bypassing Sovereignty Issue

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius uses the term civil war to defuse sovereignty issue.

France Says Syria in Civil War, Bypassing Sovereignty Issue

UN Panel May Accuse Syrian Leaders of War Crimes

A UN commission of inquiry has quietly submitted a sealed envelope listing Syrian leaders who may be accused of crimes against humanity.

UN Panel May Accuse Syrian Leaders of War Crimes