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Russia: US efforts to stop Nord Stream 2 failed, pipeline to be completed soon

Moscow announced years of economic sanctions and political efforts by Washington have come to nothing, and work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is now nearing the final stages of completion.

Russia: Situation in Afghanistan proves NATO’s decline

Moscow says the recent events in Afghanistan have clearly demonstrated the US-led NATO is “an absolute failure as a military-political bloc” after the Taliban group seized the war-ravaged country following the chaotic withdrawal of American troops.

Iran, Russia Refute US’ Bid to Reinstate Sanctions

Ranking diplomats from Iran and Russia have opposed the US administration’s “illegal” attempt to re-impose the UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Turkey Walking on Tightrope Held by US and Russia

An Iranian expert of Turkish developments says Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pursuing a policy of balancing power between the United States and Russia in Syria and is walking on a tightrope the two sides of which are controlled by Washington and Moscow. 

The Iceman Cometh; What’s Putin Doing in Mideast? (Part II)

The recent visits of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have raised the eyebrows in the region, causing observers to wonder what the Russian leader is doing in the Middle East. A senior expert has provided answers to this question.

The Iceman Cometh; What’s Putin Doing in Mideast?

The recent visits of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have raised the eyebrows in the region, causing observers to wonder what the Russian leader is doing in the Middle East. A senior expert has provided answers to this question.

Iran Hails Russia-Turkey Deal on Northern Syria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has hailed a Memorandum of Understanding between Russia, and Turkey on ending the conflicts in northern Syria.

Damascus Announces Unilateral Truce in Idlib: Russia

Syrian forces have unilaterally ceased firing in the northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held territory, Russia's defense ministry said.

Erdogan: We Will Save Region With Iran, Russia Assistance

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed the country is determined to stop chaos and turbulence in the region with the help of Iran and other governments.

Russia Declines Invitation to Iran-Focused Poland Summit

Poland's foreign minister said Russia has declined an invitation to an international conference on the Middle East next month in Warsaw.

US Warns India over Plan to Buy S-400 Missile System from Russia

The United States has threatened India with sanctions over New Delhi’s decision to buy the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia.

“Turkey Faced with Threat of Losing Trust of Iran, Russia”

Turkish leaders ought to be careful not to allow their highly pragmatic foreign policy to damage the trust other countries have in Ankara, as they need the cooperation of regional states in dealing with huge challenges facing them.

Turkey May Buy Russian Su-57 If US Bars Sale of F-35 Jets

Turkey would likely opt to purchase Russian Sukhoi Su-57 twin-engine warplanes in place of US F-35 single-engine stealth fighter jets if Washington suspends the delivery of the latter in response to Ankara’s sale of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.

Two ISIS Cells Dismantled in Russia, Turkey

The Russian and Turkish intelligence forces have arrested two separate cells affiliated to the ISIS terrorist group.

Assad Praises Russian Weapons’ Supremacy over US Missiles

Russian lawmakers say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has commended Soviet air defence systems, which helped Damascus repel 71 Western missiles.

“US-Led Attack on Syria Aimed at Humiliating Russia”

A political analyst says the US-led military action against Syria on Saturday was aimed at humiliating Russia.

“No One Can Claim Syria Used Chemical Weapons against Opposition”

The Russian ambassador to Tehran says no one could claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the opposition, stressing that there is no doubt the supporters of the terrorists were behind the attack.

Dozens Killed, Missing after Huge Fire at Russian Mall (+Video)

The death toll from the fire at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in Kemerovo, Sunday, has increased to 37, with reports of 69 people still missing, including 40 children.

Putin Re-Elected as Russia’s President in Landslide Victory

The incumbent Vladi­mir Putin cruised to victory on Sunday for another six-year presidential term after securing at least 76% of processed votes. 

Russia’s Central Election Committee under Attack from 15 Countries (+Video)

Russian media are reporting that there is an ongoing cyber-attack on Russia’s Central Election Commission, targeting its information centre.

Putin Casts His Ballot in Russia Presidential Elections (+Video)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, a major candidate in this year’s presidential votes, has cast his ballot in the nationwide elections at a polling station in Moscow.

39 Killed after Russian Transport Plane Crashes in Syria’s Latakia

All the 33 passengers and 6 crew members of a Russian transport plane lost their lives after the An-26 aircraft crashed near the Hmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia.

“Jordan Trying to Assume Stronger Regional Role via Russia”

A senior political analyst and former diplomat says Jordan is seeking to take on a stronger role in the region through Russia, and the strategy has two key components: the Jerusalem al-Quds case and Syria.

Passenger Plane with 71 People Aboard Crashes in Russia (+Video)

A passenger plane with 71 people on board crashed Sunday outside the Russian capital Moscow, according to media reports.

Sochi Congress Participants Agree on Drafting New Syria Constitution (+Video)

The Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Russia aimed at helping resolve Syria's seven-year civil war concluded on January 30 with a final statement that set up a 150-member committee tasked with creating a draft constitution.

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