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15,000 Russian tourists have been evacuated from Egypt over Saturday and Sunday
By Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor Ancient cities and World Heritage sites across Syria have been turned into wastelands of blood-soaked rubble littered with infants’ shoes and toys. Almost 300,000 Syrians have been killed and 11 million displaced. If there is one person to blame for the four-year-long tragedy it is Bashar Al-Assad, who instructed his …
Syrian opposition delegation affirmed their keenness on reaching a political solution
Both governments knew there was no danger; all planes were informed about the routine training exercise taking place
Al-Sisi and Putin agree to re-establish flights as soon as possible
Moscow has set “coordination groups” with opposition factions in Syria, and hit dozens of “terrorist” targets using their data, Russia says. It is the first time the Kremlin has claimed to work with Al-Assad’s rivals.
Russia’s defense ministry confirmed that Su-25 jets hit a fortified “Islamic State” (IS) position in the historic city on Monday. “As a result of a direct strike, a fortification, an underground bunker and anti-aircraft artillery were destroyed,” said the defence official, adding that more than 237 IS targets had been hit by Russian fighter jets from the skies over the war-torn country in the past two days.
Gulf airlines re-routing to avoid flying over Sinai
Bodies will be evacuated to Cairo, according to the cabinet
Putin orders his Ministry of Emergency Situations to send rescue planes to Egypt
Al-Sisi, Saudi foreign minister agree to hold quarterly consultations
Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels have rebuffed cooperation with Russia against the “Islamic State” and holding elections. Their response came after Russia suggested it could work with the rebels
Russia has carried out airstrikes in a rebel-held area in Syria, killing numerous insurgents and civilians, according to a monitor. Several governments have accused Moscow of targeting opponents of the Assad regime
Putin’s special envoy meets Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday