Tag Archives: Russia

Russia names new envoy to Saudi Arabia

Oleg Ozerov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Sergei Kozlov as his country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, replacing the present envoy Oleg Ozerov on Monday. The present ambassador Ozerov was relieved of his post following a presidential decree issued in Moscow on

Russian UN envoy reportedly dies after suffering heart problems

Vitaly Churkin

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin has died on Monday morning, Russian news agency Interfax is reporting Churkin was at the Russian embassy on East 67th Street when he became sick with a “cardiac condition” around 9:30 am,

Russia calls for ‘post-West’ world order: Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wants to establish a “pragmatic” relationship with the United States. “I hope that (the world) will choose a democratic

Moscow finds brokering Syria peace trickier than waging war

With its show of military force, Russia changed the tide of the Syrian civil war. It is finding the next phase – brokering an end to the fighting – a tougher proposition. A round of Syria peace talks sponsored by

Senior Iranian military commander visits Moscow in violation of UN resolution

Qassem Soleimani

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani traveled to Moscow, violating multiple United Nations resolutions forbidding him from leaving Iran, Fox News quoted US security sources saying. Soleimani is visiting Moscow to express his displeasure with the growing relations between Russia,

Did Trump offer Putin sanctions relief?

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim Gen. Michael Flynn was the first sacrificial lamb of the Trump administration. But behind the gory details of this scandal, there lies a question which nobody seems to be asking: how much of Gen. Flynn’s

Russia strikes Syria after ‘Death Over Humiliation’ rebel battle

Russian jets pounded rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa on Tuesday for a second day in the first such intensive bombing campaign since Moscow’s major intervention in Syria more than a year ago, rebels and witnesses said. Rebel

Queen to unveil Britain’s new cyber security center

Queen Elizabeth II will inaugurate Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre on Tuesday, spearheading the country’s efforts to combat a growing wave of cyber attacks notably from Russia. The 90-year-old monarch is due to formally open the London hub alongside her

Russian bombing in Syria kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian air strikes on Thursday accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers during an operation against ISIS in Syria, the Turkish military said, highlighting the risk of unintended clashes between the numerous outside powers in a complex war. “During an operation by

Air strikes hit Syria’s rebel-held Idlib city, 15 dead

At least 15 people died in air strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib on Tuesday, in some of the heaviest raids there in months, residents and a rescue worker said. Around eight attacks by what were believed to

Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana

Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “Representatives of Jordan are expected

Oil edges further above $55 on Russia, OPEC cuts

Oil edged further above $55 a barrel on Wednesday supported by signs that Russia and OPEC producers are delivering on promised supply reductions, although a report showing a large rise in US crude inventories limited gains. Russia has cut production

The time of Trump’s surprises and Putin’s alliances

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The first 10 days of Donald Trump saw the controversial new US president deliver on many of his campaign promises. He has disrupted usual government business and has brought a seismic shock that has shaken Washington

Syria: Ceasefire meeting to convene Monday

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry announced Thursday the second round of Syria peace talk to be held in Astana on February 6. Iran, Russia, and Turkey will discuss in the upcoming meeting how a cease-fire in Syria is being implemented, the ministry

Lavrov calls for Syria’s return to Arab league

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Wednesday for Syria’s return to the Arab League, saying its membership would allow the organisation to help find a political solution to the country’s conflict. “The League could play a more important, more effective

UN peace talks on Syria delayed until February 20

UN-led peace talks on Syria have been postponed until February 20, the UN special envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday, according to diplomats at the closed meeting. The talks in Geneva had been scheduled to begin on February 8

Oil slips as US drilling recovery weakens deal to cut output

Oil prices fell on Monday as news of another weekly increase in US drilling activity spread concern over rising output just as many of the world’s oil producers are trying to comply with a deal to pump less to try

Putin’s phone call with Trump display of mutual respect

Donald Trump

The phone call between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday was a display of mutual respect between the two men, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. In the call, their first conversation since

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