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“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.

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.

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