Russia

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
US Democrats want Russia sanctions over 2020 election interference

Intelligence officials told lawmakers that Russia appeared to be engaging in disinformation and propaganda campaigns to help both Democratic presidential challenger Bernie Sanders and President Trump

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Syrian President Bashar al Assad visits Syrian army troops in war-torn northwestern Idlib province,
Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish troop in Idlib this month

Turkish forces retaliated and destroyed 21 "regime targets", the ministry said, adding the soldier was a tank mechanic who died while being transferred to the hospital.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Kobani
Turkey continues armored build-up for Idlib

Turkey has concentrated hundreds of armored vehicles in Idlib province to try to slow-down a Russian-backed Syrian regime offensive.

Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks as former South Bend M
Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly helping his presidential campaign

It was not clear what form the Russian assistance had taken, the paper added.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Turkey and Russia quiet on Idlib tensions

Friday arrived with most quiet on the Idlib front. Not entirely quiet, but no MiGs dueling with F-16s. That is because Turkey’s real agenda is not to create a conflict with Russia.

A US military vehicle is pictured behind the Turkish border walls during a joint US-Turkey patrol
US says Russia violating 'de-confliction' in eastern Syria

There is a pattern of Russian harassment of US forces, leading to increased tensions between the two.

Russian military vehicles return following a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeast Syria
Road Rage: US military runs Russian military vehicle off road in Syria

A civilian bystander can be seen leaping out of the way of the Tigr just in time to avoid being hit.

20/02/2020
Russia, Turkey, Iran reassert glory of past empires in today's Middle East

The three countries see the Arab countries as weak and exploitable, and two of them, seek to reassert their former spheres of control there.

By JACK COHEN
19/02/2020
Turkey weighs Libya operation amid Russia talks hurdle

Turkey is in a difficult position because Syrian rebels feel they have been abandoned amid Turkish promises to give them land and security. Instead, Turkey shipped them to Libya.

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