Zakharova: White Helmets Supporting Terrorism

MOSCOW- The so-called "White Helmets", which claims to be a humanitarian NGO active in Syria, in fact supports terrorists and covers up their crimes, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, Itar Tass reported.

"The White Helmets not only feel at home on territories controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State (terror groups outlawed in Russia) but also openly express positive attitude towards them, provide information and even financial assistance to them," she said. "There is documentary evidence proving that White Helmets members participated in some operations carried out by Jabhat al-Nusra, as well as covered up the signs of civilian executions."

OPCW Announces Readiness to Send Experts to Khan Sheikoun

 The HAGUE, (ST)- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has announced that it will send experts to the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb countryside to investigate alleged use of chemical weapons, pointing out that it hasn't specified who is behind the alleged use of chemical weapon there.

Iliichev: Terrorist organizations’ escalation has significant negative impacts on humanitarian situation in Syria

New York – The Russian charged’ affaires to the UN Petr Iliichev stressed that the terrorist organizations’ escalation in Syria has significant negative impacts on the humanitarian situation that undermines Geneva talks, SANA reported.

Iliichev made his remarks during the UNSC meeting held Thursday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria.

“Criticizing the Syrian government will not help”, Iliichev said, adding that there should be an honest intention and a collective approach to reach out a solution.

Moscow: Occupation's aggression on military site southwest of Damascus Airport violates international law

Moscow - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova affirmed on Thursday that the Israeli aggression on a military site southwest of Damascus Airport violates international law and is in the interests of terrorists, SANA reported.

In a press conference in Moscow, Zakharova said that Moscow condemns acts of aggression against Syria and regards them as impermissible and running counter to international law which cannot be justified because this violation is destabilizing and is in the interest of the terrorists, like Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS, and obstructing the reaching of a settlement of the crisis in Syria on the basis of international resolutions, particularly resolution no.2254.

Morales Says Syria Important for Control over Middle East, Criticizes US Handling of N. Korea

MOSCOW-Bolivian President Evo Morales has stressed that Syria “has strategic importance for control over the Middle East.”

“I’m convinced that 30 percent of the world’s hydrocarbon resources are concentrated around Syria. It brings us back in history, when empires under the rule of monarchies divided the resources. Today the empires carry out interventions, using military bases and submarines, in pursuit of the same goal – to gain control over natural resources,” Morales said in an exclusive interview with RT.

Turkish Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria Escalate Already Tense Situation: Moscow

MOSCOW- Turkey’s airstrikes overnight to April 25 on areas of Iraq and Syria along the border trigger most serious concerns in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, Itar Tass reported.

"The fact that Turkish airstrikes were conducted on the territory of sovereign states in bypass of their legitimate governments cannot but cause concern. We consider these actions inadmissible, running counter to the founding principles of inter-state relations," the ministry said.

Putin Urges to Join Efforts in War on Terror

MOSCOW- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that tackling the issue of combating terrorism and efforts to resolve the situation in the Middle East and North Africa require a consolidated and balanced approach.

"The agenda of the current conference (the Moscow Conference on International Security) includes serious issues that require a balanced and consolidated approach," Putin noted in his welcome address to the participants in the conference. "These are, above all, the fight against terrorism as a major threat to the global and regional security and stability along with the issues related to the political and diplomatic settlement of numerous conflicts, primarily, in the Middle East and North Africa."

Most Americans say Trump Hasn’t Kept Campaign Promises

Americans are losing faith in US President Donald Trump’s ability to accomplish his campaign promises as he approaches 100 days in office, according to a new poll.

Just 25 percent of Americans believe that Trump "keeps his promises," down from the 31 percent who thought so in early February, according to the TIME-SurveyMonkey poll conducted last week and released on Tuesday.

Press TVreported that only 26 percent of poll respondents believe Trump accomplished most or almost all of the things he said he would do in his first 100 days, the poll found, down from the 40 percent who expected that he would do so in a similar survey just after his inauguration.