US-Backed Forces on Collision Course with Syrian Army in ‘Race for Deir ez-Zor Oilfields’
Military

US-Backed Forces on Collision Course with Syrian Army in ‘Race for Deir ez-Zor Oilfields’

The race between legitimate Syrian government forces and the US-backed SDF umbrella group to control the oil rich Deir ez-Zor province has intensified following the lifting of the blockade by Syrian troops last week and risks turning into direct confrontation. Last Tuesday, the Syrian military backed by the Russian air force finally broke the IS…

Modi Goes to Bollywood
Opinion

Modi Goes to Bollywood

Modi is probably not a fan of Shakespeare plays.  But that doesn’t stop him from taking the Bard’s “The world is a stage” to historic height in politics. The Hindutva leader’s tool of trade is “make believe”. For decades, Bollywood movies have brought tremendous joy to hundreds of millions of viewers in India. The flicks…

Syria, Turkey and the Kurds: A Devil’s Triangle That Only Russia Can Navigate
Opinion

Syria, Turkey and the Kurds: A Devil’s Triangle That Only Russia Can Navigate

Throughout the conflict in Syria, the Syrian Arab Army and its Russian/Iranian and Hezbollah allies have tended to operate in different regions vis-a-vis the Kurdish led US proxy army known as the SDF. Over the last year however, this has increasingly changed. As Syrian forces along with their allies continue to liberate Deir ez-Zor city…

Russia Fires Yars ICBM At Test Target 6,000 km Away
Military

Russia Fires Yars ICBM At Test Target 6,000 km Away

Russia has successfully completed a test launch of a new-generation RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile from a silo at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. “The main purpose of the launch is to confirm the reliability of rockets of the same class. The warheads successfully reached their target – the Kura testing range in Kamchatka….