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The Defence Minister confirmed the launch to Russian media
Russian and Syrian forces have said that the airstrikes are likely to last for around four months
Defence Secretary says Nato chiefs will use influence to encourage Russia to stop propping up the Assad regime
Human rights group says strikes hit at least four rebel positions
The attack marks Russia's first strike against Isis controlled territory
Russia has built up a “substantial” military presence including ground troops in Syria, according to the Nato secretary-general.
A Russian Air Force Su-24 was attached with the minature camera to record it dropping bombs in Syria
Moscow admitted one of its aircraft had overflown the Turkish province of Hatay
As the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) releases global statistics and information on women in business, what does this mean for female entrepreneurs around the world?
Western confusion reigns while the Russians go for the jugular
Mr Assad hailed the Russian action and said that the failure of an axis comprising Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq would destabilise the entire region
In the second part of his series, our respected commentator says Vladimir Putin’s military intervention could hasten the war’s end
In the first of two articles seeking a solution to Syria’s crisis, Patrick Cockburn looks at the wishful thinking that helped an uprising escalate into a catastrophe
The ceasefire between the government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the rebels is generally holding with frequent but small scale infringements
The US-led international coalition has called on Vladimir Putin's forces to stop allegedly hitting anti-Assad rebels and civilians
The White Helmets, an unarmed group of volunteers, perform some of the most dangerous work in Syria