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Putin Orders Withdrawal of Russian Forces from Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during his visit to the Arab country.

Iran, Russia, Turkey Presidents to Meet Once in Every 15 Days

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says the presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey have decided to meet each other once in every 15 days or a month.

Terrorists Shell Russian Embassy in Syria

The Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus has come under mortar fire from terrorist-held positions.

Iran Discusses Syria Peace with Russian, Syrian Diplomats

Iranian delegation to Astana Talks, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari, has held talks with Russian and Syrian delegations on the latest developments in the war-hit Arab country.

Iranian, Russian Diplomats Discuss Syria Crisis

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has discussed the latest developments in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Syrian Affairs, Alexander Lavrentiev.

Russia Rejects US Call for ‘Fixing’ Iran Nuclear Deal

A Russian deputy foreign minister says the international nuclear deal with Iran is working “quite efficiently” and requires no amendment, dismissing calls by the United States to address “flaws” in the deal.

Putin Rejects Saudi King’s Demand for Putting Pressure on Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly refrained from accepting the Saudi king’s demand that Moscow pressurizes Tehran.

Nusra Front Commander Slips into Coma after Russian Airstrike

Russian Defence Ministry says Abu Muhammad al-Julani, the leader of al-Nusra Front terrorist group, has sunk into a coma after an airstrike carried out by Russia’s Aerospace Forces.

Iran, Russia Having Best Relations Ever: Envoy

Iranian ambassador to Russia says Tehran and Moscow currently have their best relations ever at this juncture.

Iran Decries US Searches of Russian Diplomatic Buildings

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has condemned the US move to conduct searches at Russian diplomatic buildings.

Russia Not to Be Influenced by Israel: Analyst

A political analyst says Russia is unlikely to be influenced by Israel’s overtures, and will simultaneously regulate its relations with opposing regional players, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.

‘Israel Using Russia as Buffer between Iran, Occupied Territories’

An Iranian MP says Tel Aviv is scared of the growing power of Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, and is thus trying to use Russia as a buffer between Iran and the occupied territories.

Iranian, Russian, Iraqi Deputy FMs Hold Trilateral Meeting

Deputy foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Iraq have held trilateral talks in Moscow as part of continued consultations between the three states.

Russia Warns against Use of Qatar Crisis to Change Mideast Balance

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says any use of the ongoing tension in relations between Persian Gulf littoral states to change the regional balance would deteriorate the already fragile situation in the Middle East.

Syrian Minister Says US War on ISIS “Fake”

The Syrian information minister says the US has waged a mock battle against ISIS in Syria and its military tactics only serve the interests of the terrorists fighting against Syrian government forces.

Iran Will Soon Join Eurasian Economic Union

Signs are emerging that show the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) – the Russia-led single market – is seeking deeper links with Iran after the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani.

Memorandum Signed on Creating De-Escalation Zones in Syria

Iran, Russia, and Turkey, the guarantor states of Syrian ceasefire, signed a document on creating four de-escalation zones in Syria at the conclusion of the fourth round of Astana talks held in the Kazakh capital on Thursday.

No Solution for Syria without Iran, Russia: German FM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel highlighted the significant role played by Tehran and Moscow in the resolution of Syria issue, and urged the G-7 member states to cooperate with them.

Dozens Injured in Moscow Train Crash

A serious train crash in Moscow has left six people critically injured and dozens more wounded.

Russia suspends Syria flight safety deal with US after missile attack

Moscow says it is halting an agreement with Washington aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions during their military missions in the Syrian airspace after US launched a missile attack against a Syrian army airbase.

US Attack on Syria Significantly Damaged US-Russia Ties: Putin

President Vladimir Putin believes a US missile attack on a Syrian airbase near Homs has violated international law and seriously hurt Russia-US relations, the Kremlin says.

US Launches Tomahawk Cruise Missiles at Airbase in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin “regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the president believes the strikes were carried out “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.”

Blast Hits St. Petersburg Metro, Casualties Reported

Ten people have been reportedly killed and several others injured after a bomb blast hits metro station in Russia's St. Petersburg.

Over 12 Killed in Attack on Russian Base in Chechnya

An attack by Chechen militants against a Russian military base has claimed the lives of more than 12 people.

US, Russia Unlikely to Kiss and Make up: Analyst

A political analyst says even the election of Donald Trump as the US president cannot bring about reconciliation between Washington and Moscow.

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