At least 40 people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday in a suspected Russian air strike on a crowded marketplace in Idlib province, activists said.
Egypt on Monday signaled its support for recent Russian airstrikes in Syria, saying the strikes were intended to combat “terrorism” in the war-ravaged country.
The Russian Orthodox Church has backed the country’s parliamentary decision to give President Vladimir Putin permission to use military force in Syria, saying the fight against terrorism is a “holy war”.
Russia has launched its first airstrikes in Syria just hours after the country’s Parliament approved Vladimir Putin’s request for military intervention.
Bashar al-Assad’s key backers hail the turn-around by Western leaders in accepting the Syrian president would remain in power, at least in the short-term future.
The government’s response to a decade-long insurgency in Dagestan, a southern Russian republic, has been marked by serious human rights violations.
A region of the world laden with a rich Islamic legacy and that gave rise to giants of Islamic scholarship appears to be on a witch-hunt to censor works of Islamic thought and reading material.