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Airliner With 110 on Board Crashes Near Havana

A Cuban airliner with 110 passengers and crew on board fell to the ground and burned Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana airport, in what is the Caribbean nation’s worst crash in decades.

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Weapons: Russian Droids Rush To Syria

Since 2016 Russian firms have revealed the existence of several armed UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) but only one of them appears to have entered service; the five ton Uran-6. This one has seen action in Syria in an unarmed version for use by combat engineers to deal with landmines, roadside bombs and, most importantly, ensuring that a route is clear of mines and bombs.

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Nepal crash seemingly followed confusion over plane’s path

A plane crash at Nepal’s main airport killed 49 of the 71 people on board, police said Tuesday as an investigation was ordered into the cause of the accident, which occurred after seeming confusion over landing instructions before the plane, flying low and erratically, struck the ground and erupted in flames.

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Syrian rebels shoot down Russian plane, kill pilot

Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane, Russia’s defence ministry and Syrian rebels said.

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With the opposition unwilling to attend, Syrian talks in Sochi seems to be a non-starter

As the Turkish military operation in northern Syria is still going on and the situation on the ground is still far from stable, Russia’s initiative to gather together different Syrian factions for political talks seems to be a non-starter.

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Saudi intensifies airstrikes against Sana’a as Yemen’s ex-president reported dead in clashes

In a surprise event that could change the equations on the ground in Yemen, it is reported that Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed during clashes in the country. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition has started a new wave of airstrikes on Yemen’s capital.

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Jordan king links Syria border opening to better security

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says he is “deeply concerned” with the situation in southern Syria and that his country’s border with Syria would only reopen “when the right security conditions materialize on the ground.”

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Could Tehran talks pave the way for a more encompassing ceasefire in Syria?

More than six years after the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, international efforts are still underway to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. As the three guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire have gathered in Tehran for a new round of talks, situation on the ground still contains heavy battles between the Syrian army and the terrorists.

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Is a change underway in Donald Trump’s Syrian policy?

Just about two weeks after the presidents of Russia and the United States reached a ceasefire agreement for southern Syria, US President Donald Trump has reportedly ended a CIA program to train the Syrian rebels. A move which could have wide-ranging implications for the developments on the ground in Syria.

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Philippines says U.S. troops on the ground near besieged Marawi City

Armed U.S. troops are on the ground near the besieged Marawi City in the Philippines, but they are in a support role and not participating in fighting Islamic State militants, a Philippines military spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Indifferent to US warnings, the Syrian Army paves its way to the Iraqi border

While the US-led international coalition in Syria has tried hard recently to prevent the Syrian Army from reaching the areas bordering Iraq, it was announced today that the army has finally managed to reach the Iraqi border. The move could have wide-ranging effects on the whole situation on the ground in the war-torn country.

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What’s behind Israel’s successive strikes against Syria?

Not a long time has passed since an American missile strike hit an airbase in Syria, but it seems that the situation on the ground in the war-torn country is still changing.

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What’s behind Israel’s successive strikes against Syria?

Not a long time has passed since an American missile strike hit an airbase in Syria, but it seems that the situation on the ground in the war-torn country is still changing.

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Assad determined, as the US still claims about the chemical weapons

More than two weeks after the US conducted a missile airstrike against a Syrian airbase with the pretext of “punishing” Damascus over an alleged chemical attack, American officials are continuing their allegations in this regard. This is while, anti-terrorist operations are still going on in Syria and the situation on the ground is still evolving.

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New battles ahead as the Syrian sides continue political talks in Geneva

As the new round of political talks to resolve the Syrian Crisis has been started in Geneva, the forces on the ground have also reached some achievements in the operation against ISIS terrorists. This is while Damascus has declared recent foreign operations in Raqqa “illegitimate”.

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Russia, Turkey, Iran Must Hold Talks to Stop Syria Violence: U.N.

Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.

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