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Russia halts diplomatic ties with NATO

Russia has announced the suspension of NATO information bureau in Moscow. The country says it will also halt the operations of its mission to NATO. It comes after the bloc expelled eight Russian diplomats for alleged ‘undisclosed espionage' at its Brussels headquarters.

Putin: No rush in recognizing Taliban

Russian President Vladimir Putin says interaction should be maintained with the Taliban, but there should be no haste to recognize the new rulers of Afghanistan officially.

Israel PM to talk Iran in meeting with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will host Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett next week in Sochi for talks over a range of issues including Iran's nuclear programme.

Russia: Deliberate attempts escalating tension in Asia

The Russian foreign minister says deliberate attempts are being made to escalate the security situation in Asia. Sergey Lavrov attributes this to the military blocs seeking ‘the logic of the cold war and policy of containment.’

Moscow says U.S. needs Ukraine for anti-Russian goals

Washington needs Kiev for adversarial relations with Moscow as well as its total deterrence, a Russian official claims. The source, however, has described the alliance as ‘fragile’.

Several dead in plane crash in Russia

At least 16 people were killed and six others injured after a light plane with 22 on board crashed near the town of Menzelinsk in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan on Sunday, according to the local health ministry.

Moscow to respond to NATO’s expulsion of Russian diplomats

Moscow will respond to a NATO decision to expel several Russian diplomats from Brussels, the Kremlin warns. NATO has announced that it was cutting the number of Russian Mission staff in Brussels from 20 to 10 people.

Russia invites Taliban to Afghanistan meeting

Russia has invited Taliban’s representatives to attend the Moscow summit about Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy confirms. The international forum will take place on October 20, nearly two months after the U.S. completed its evacuation mission from the war-torn country.

Iran FM Urges Russia’s Vigilance against Possible Border Changes in Region

Iran’s foreign minister has called on Russia to be vigilant against any possible change in the borders in the region.

Russia: Iran FM in Moscow on Wednesday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian will hold talks in Moscow on Wednesday, according to the Russia's foreign ministry.

Putin, Erdogan discuss building nuclear plants in Turkey

Presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a meeting in Sochi, have discussed setting up two nuclear power plants in Turkey, according to the Kremlin.

Belarus says jointly with Russia to respond to NATO drills

Belarusian President warns of a joint response by Misnk and Moscow to Kiev’s military exercises with the U.S. and NATO countries near Belarusian borders.

Russian official: US no longer ‘global hegemon’

The recent developments in Afghanistan show that the US is no longer capable of playing the role of the global hegemon, a Russian official says.

Hundreds protest Russia election results

Hundreds of Russians turned out in the capital city of Moscow on Saturday to protest the outcome of the recent parliamentary election.

Russia warns US sanctions against ‘Spirit of Geneva’

The adoption of new US sanctions against Russia would be the worst possible scenario for relations between the two countries and would wipe out "The Spirit of Geneva", Moscow warns.

Russia FM, EU foreign policy chief discuss JCPOA, Afghanistan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on Thursday discussed the Iran nuclear deal and Afghanistan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.

Russia: Iran’s SCO membership ‘very useful decision’

Moscow regards Tehran's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) a very useful decision, and its SCO partners share this opinion, a Russian diplomat says.

US commander: Russia primary ‘military threat’

Despite increased worries and fears about China, Russia continues to be the primary military threat for America, because Moscow has access to more advanced weaponry than Beijing, the head of the US Northern Command says.

Most Europeans say US in cold war with China, Russia

The majority of European citizens believe a new cold war is under way between the US and its geopolitical rivals, China and Russia, according to a new research report.

Russia PM, Kremlin spokesman among those banned by US committee

A proposed amendment to the US defense budget is calling on the White House to sanction 35 Russian citizens for alleged human rights abuses, including the prime minister, mayor of Moscow and the Kremlin spokesman.

Russian, British top diplomats discuss Iran nuclear deal

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov underscored the need for the resumption of the Vienna talks over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Moscow’s security chief: AUKUS security pact against Russia, China

A top Russian official described the AUKUS alliance of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States as another military bloc directed against Moscow and Beijing.

Moscow says Washington failed to discredit Russia’s electoral system

The United States has failed to discredit Russia's electoral system despite all the cyber-attacks and vote interference, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova says.

Biden and Johnson agree on approach to Russia and China

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the US President Joe Biden agreed that the approach to Russia and China should be based on the common values shared by both London and Washington, the PM's spokesman said following talks between the two leaders in Washington on Wednesday.

France’s FM to discuss Iran, Ukraine with Lavrov

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during the UN General Assembly in New York this week, with the Iranian nuclear deal as well as the recent developments in Ukraine and Afghanistan, topping the agenda of their talks.

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