"We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war, but we will defend our troops", he said during a visit of Sweden's defense minister to the Pentagon.
Russian Federation condemned on May 19 strikes by the USA -led coalition against Syrian forces as "unacceptable", state mediareported, after the bombing of pro-government troops.
US-backed rebels have secured larges areas of the Badia from Islamic State in recent months, but the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militia have moved hundreds of troops with tanks to the town of Sabaa Biyar, near the strategic Damascus-Baghdad highway.
US-led warplanes hit the pro-government convoy as it headed towards a remote western-backed rebel garrison near the border with Jordan.
Sweden drops case, but WikiLeaks' Assange not in the clear
The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker was wanted in Sweden for questioning over a rape allegation stemming from a 2010 visit. Assange's Swedish lawyer declared the decision of the Swedish prosecutors to drop the rape charges as a "victory" for his client.
Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case
It reported that the messages, which began when the girl was a sophomore in high school, indicated Weiner knew she was a minor. Anthony Weiner is crying in court as he apologizes to the 15-year-old girl with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts.
Ford to slash 10% of salaried jobs in North America, Asia
To potentially make matters worse-while investors portray Ford as behind the times-the USA auto market is said to have plateaued. The company plans to offer enticing retirement packages to salaried employees to reduce overall headcount, Reuters reports .
The Guardian said earlier this week that these cities are being targeted specifically by Iran in order to secure a route the stretches from Tehran to Latakia on the Syrian Mediterranean coast, with Iraq acting as a transit hub.
The attack left eight of the fighters dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The U.S. -led coalition is battling the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in Syria and is generally not attackingAssad.
"Such actions that were carried out against the Syrian armed forces. this is completely unacceptable, this is a breach of Syrian sovereignty", Gatilov said.
The U.S. -led coalition attempted to use a hotline they have established with the Russians to warn the Syrian government to remove the forces from near the coalition base.
Muzahem al-Saloum of Maghaweer al-Thawra told Reuters news agency that coalition jets had struck after rebel forces clashed with the convoy. According to reports, the strikes were originally intended as a show of force to deter a 20-vehicle pro-regime convoy from heading toward the base. He was asked if the airstrike increases the USA role in the Syrian war.
Death toll due to Cholera rises to 242 in Yemen
UNICEF's Yemen mission said that there had been an "alarming increase" in cholera-related deaths. Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that is transmitted through contaminated drinking water.
"Single Greatest Witch Hunt in History" - President Trump
Bush, said government attorneys are usually required to recuse themselves from cases involving clients of their former firms. Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory.
Iran goes to polls to pick President
Iranians are also voting for local councils, with reformists hoping to overturn the conservatives' narrow majority in the capital. Rouhani, 68, is a moderate cleric elected in 2013 on pledges of greater personal freedoms and improved relations with the West.
An exclusive women's organization in Mollywood
Recently, Khaleej Times reported 23 transgenders being recruited by the Kochi Metro, in a first anywhere in the world. Actor Rima Kallingal said, "Women themselves are best equipped to talk about the problems that affect them".
Emmanuel Macron holds first Cabinet meeting
Macron, in his third day in office, will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace for a private dinner. France's new president has assembled his cabinet with figures from the left and right.
Lawrence O'Donnell confirms contract talks with MSNBC
The story also said that there was a behind-the-scenes dispute about an attempt to move O'Donnell's show from 10 p.m.to 6 p.m. The same exec said on Tuesday that Griffin's job is safe and that he'll remain as MSNBC's president "for years to come".
Mizuho Reiterates Buy Rating for Western Digital Corp (WDC)
The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 60,830 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,495,382.20.