Assad Says Syria Military Gains Will Speed Up Political Deal

By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, March 30 – The Syrian army’s successes and its strong support from Russia will help accelerate a political settlement to the country’s civil war, President Bashar Al Assad said, as the two allies maintained an offensive against Daesh militants. Assad was speaking in an interview with Russia’s RIA news agency published on Tuesday, two days

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Gunman Opens Fire on Tourists in Dagestan

MOSCOW, Dec 30 – A gunman opened fire on a group of tourists visiting a historic fortress in Dagestan in southern Russia on Tuesday evening, killing one and injuring eleven, an official in the region’s health ministry said on Wednesday. “As a result of a gun attack 12 people were hurt, one of whom died,”

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