Day: 25/08/2018

Turkish push for Idlib solution failing to make headway in Moscow

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Ankara is desperate to avoid an offensive in north Syria, but diplomats tell MEE not even the promise of rooting out HTS may be enough

Source: Turkish push for Idlib solution failing to make headway in Moscow

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Saudi-led strike in Yemeni city of Hodeidah kills at least 26, mostly children – local media — RT World News

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At least 26 people, mostly children, have been killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen’s coastal town of Hodeidah, local media report. The strike reportedly targeted people as they fled the besieged al-Duraihimi district.

Source: Saudi-led strike in Yemeni city of Hodeidah kills at least 26, mostly children – local media — RT World News

Did CIA’s Kremlin sources ‘go quiet’ or is NYT seeking excuses for lack of fresh ‘meddling’ rumors? — RT US News

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US intelligence is ‘in the dark’ about Russian intentions towards the November midterm elections, the New York Times reports, offering some explanations as to why this might be the case, while ignoring the most obvious one.

Source: Did CIA’s Kremlin sources ‘go quiet’ or is NYT seeking excuses for lack of fresh ‘meddling’ rumors? — RT US News

Staged chemical weapons attack being prepped in Syria to frame Damascus – Russian MoD — RT World News

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Terrorists are preparing a chemical weapons attack to frame Damascus and provoke an international reaction, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that it would be used as a pretext for the US and its allies to strike Syria.

Source: Staged chemical weapons attack being prepped in Syria to frame Damascus – Russian MoD — RT World News

What Makes the West Reject Russia’s Syria Reconstruction Initiative?

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Peter KORZUN: The EU’s attitude toward the reconstruction of Syria is another example of how Europe is sacrificing its national interests to please the United States.

Source: What Makes the West Reject Russia’s Syria Reconstruction Initiative?

Netanyahu says has not given up on U.S. recognition of control over Golan

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Asked whether Jerusalem has given up on the expectation of US recognition of its sovereignty on the Golan, Netanyahu replied, “I should give up on something like that? It can’t be.”

Source: Netanyahu says has not given up on U.S. recognition of control over Golan

Netanyahu praises Lithuania for help in balancing EU

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PM arrives in Vilnius, “Jerusalem of Lithuania,” for his first official visit.

Source: Netanyahu praises Lithuania for help in balancing EU