Iran starts producing local fighter jet for its air force

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, state television reported, as tensions mount with the United States after the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. "Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put at the

Russia says Nusra militants trying to wreck deal over Syria’s Idlib – Ifax

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday accused Nusra militants in Syria's Idlib Province of trying to wreck a Russo-Turkish initiative to create a demilitarised zone in the insurgent-held region, the Interfax news agency reported. "There are still Nusra militants in Idlib who are not stopping their attempts to wreck the

Syrian rebels say Turkey promises no Russian patrols in Idlib zone

Rebels in northern Syria who have rejected plans for joint Russian-Turkish patrols of a demilitarised zone said on Tuesday that Ankara had assured them no Russian forces would patrol the area. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan agreed last month to set up the zone between rebel and government fighters, staving