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Syria: Turkey supporting terrorists in Idlib

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, in his address to the UN General Assembly on Monday, accused Turkey of continuing to support and protect terrorist groups in the Syrian province of Idlib.

Syria welcomes closer relations between Iran, Arab countries

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has said Damascus hails measures to improve ties between Iran and Arab nations.

Mikdad says US must end illegal presence in Syria

Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad warned the United States to pull out its forces from the Arab country before facing similar Afghanistan fate.

Iran FM: UN expected to do more to lift anti-Syria bans

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has discussed the situation in Syria with the UN Special Envoy on Syria Geir Pederson during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Erdogan calls for political solution to Syria crisis

The international community cannot let the Syrian crisis drag on for another 10 years, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Erdogan called for a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the war-hit country.

Syria says ‘attack’ caused widespread blackout, Damascus included

The Syrian capital was thrown into darkness after an “attack” on a gas line feeding a major power plant, Minister of Electricity Ghassan al-Zamil told state media.

Iran calls for end to looting of Syria’s oil, wealth

Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zahra Ershadi has called for an immediate end to looting of Syria's oil and wealth.

Russia says US seeking ‘de dacto partition’ of Syria

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov believes that the United States arsenal has a scenario of a de facto partition of Syria.

Syria’s Assad in Moscow, meets with Putin

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Russia on an unannounced visit on Tuesday and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

Damascus calls on US, Turkey to withdraw from Syria

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad called for an end to the US and Turkish occupation of Syrian territory, saying all countries must respect Syria’s sovereignty.