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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.

Russia Planning to Lay Naval Mines near US Coasts: Report

A Russian newspaper claims the country is laying nuclear mines near the American coasts.

Trump’s Kiss on Putin’s Cheek in The Economist’s Latest Cover

The image on the newest cover of UK-based The Economist is a variation on a theme: President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in profile, close enough that they could almost kiss.

Russian Doctor Provokes Outage by Posting Photos of Herself Posing with a Corpse

A female doctor in Russia’s St. Petersburg has caused outrage by posting pictures of herself online posing with a corpse.

Obama Popular with Europeans, Despised by Middle Easterners: Analyst

An Iranian analyst says the former US president, Barack Obama, was popular among Europeans, but people in the Middle East had a low opinion of him.

Russia Denies Reports of Its Ambassador’s Assassination in Yemen

Russia has dismissed reports by Saudi media outletd that claimed Russian Ambassador to Yemen has been shot and killed in the capital city, Sana’a.

Iran, Russia, Turkey Discuss Syrian Crisis ahead of Astana Meeting

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held meetings with senior Russian and Turkish officials on the resolution of the years-long crisis in Syria.

Obama Has 9 Days Left to Destroy the World: Russian Spokeswoman

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova expressed her concern over the unpredictability of the Obama administration's actions on Facebook.

Iran Offers Condolences to Russia over Deadly Plane Crash

Iran’s Foreign Ministry offered condolences to Russia over a military plane crash that killed all 92 people on board on Sunday morning.

Iranian MP: US May Have Been behind Russian Envoy Assassination

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said it is likely that Washington was involved in the recent assassination of the Russian envoy in the Turkish capital.

World Shows Mixed Reactions to Assassination of Russian Envoy to Turkey

The Monday night assassination of Russian Ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov, has been followed by diverse reactions in Western and Arab media, some of which are quite surprising.

Zarif: Iran, Russia Pioneers in Anti-Terror Fight

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Russia on an official visit, underlined that Tehran and Moscow have always led the way in the fight against terrorism.

Russian Diplomat Shot Dead in Moscow Hours after Assassination of Envoy in Ankara

Hours after the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey, a high ranking Russian diplomat was also found dead from gunshot wounds in Moscow.

Turkey to Name Street in Ankara after Assassinated Russian Envoy Karlov

The street housing the Russian Embassy building in Ankara will be renamed after Andrey Karlov, who was assassinated on Dec. 19, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced.

Turkish Police Arrest Family of Gunmen Who Killed Russian Envoy

Turkish police have arrested the parents, relatives and flatmate of an off-duty police officer who assassinated the Russian ambassador in Ankara on Monday.

Iran-Turkey-Russia Trilateral to Be Held in Moscow despite Assault on Russian Envoy

A senior member of Russian Parliament and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Iranian, Russian, and Turkish Foreign Ministers will hold their pre-planned meeting on Tuesday despite the recent assassination of Russian ambassador to Ankara.

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