Monday, December 21, 2015

Entering Syrian war, Russia and Iran see Mideast resurgence

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — After years of waning influence, Russia and Iran made a dramatic comeback in the Middle East in 2015 as they threw their support behind Syria’s embattled President Bashar Assad.

A decades-long backer of the Syrian regime, Moscow dramatically raised the stakes this year by deploying its air force to bomb rebels fighting Assad’s army. (READ MORE)