Russia cutting military presence in Syria: Ministry

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 06:58

Moscow, Jan 13 (IANS) The Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday said that it is continuing to reduce military presence in Syria, in response to US media reports of more Russian forces there despite a withdrawal announcement.


'Putin ordered effort to influence US presidential election'

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 13:26

Moscow, Jan 7 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump win in the 2016 presidential election, the US intelligence has revealed in a unclassified report.


Russia hits back following CIA chief's accusation on Syria

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 21:38

Moscow, Jan 4 (IANS) The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that the US-led coalition has caused serious damage in Syria, refuting the head of the Central Intelligence Agency's accusation that Moscow uses a "scorched-earth" policy in the Middle Eastern country.


Iran welcomes peace talks on Syria

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 02:46

Tehran, Jan 2 (IANS) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday welcomed the imminent peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan.


Netanyahu, Putin talk by phone about regional security, Syria

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 02:54

Jerusalem, Jan 1 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Middle Eastern security and -- especially -- the situation in Syria, according to an Israeli government statement.


Putin congratulates Russians, reveals New Year secret

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 01:40

Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS) Thanking all Russians for their "victories, achievements, understanding and trust" in 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday wished "peace and prosperity" for all citizens and that they will be able to fulfil their dreams and "good intentions",


US sanctions Russia over alleged election hacking

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 03:18

Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) The White House announced sanctions against Russian entities and individuals over alleged hacking during the 2016 US presidential election.


Moscow criticizes Charlie Hebdo over cartoons of plane crash

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 02:10

Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS) Moscow criticized the cartoons published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo mocking the victims of the Russian military plane which crashed on Sunday with 92 passengers and crew on board.


Turkey, Russia agree on terms of permanent truce in Syria

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 21:40

Ankara, Dec 28 (IANS) Turkey and Russia have agreed on a proposal for a general ceasefire in Syria and will aim to put it into effect by midnight on Wednesday, Turkeys Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.


Faulty wing flaps led to Russia plane crash

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 20:18

Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS) The main flight recorder from the Russian plane that crashed into the Black Sea on December 25 has revealed that faulty flaps were to blame for the incident, the Russian media reported on Wednesday.


Putin launches natural gas pipeline supply to Crimea

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 03:52

Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a natural gas pipeline linking Crimea to Russia's gas pipeline system, which will allow the inhabitants of the peninsula to receive a continuous supply of gas.