Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to run for re-election, Russia’s top envoy for Syria said, dismissing Western efforts to condition reconstruction aid on the departure of a leader blamed for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his citizens.
President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Egypt that Russia will restore flights to Cairo, two years after it suspended air links when terrorists blew up a passenger jet.
President Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop at Russia’s airbase in Syria to declare “victory” in his two-year military campaign, part of a whirlwind three-nation Middle East tour aimed at demonstrating his growing influence in the region at U.S. expense.
President Vladimir Putin, who’s ruled Russia for 18 years, announced he will seek a new term in March.
Russian President Vladimir Putin dodged an opportunity to announce his long-awaited bid for another six-year term.
When Debevoise & Plimpton lawyers held a seminar in Moscow to explain the impact of new U.S. sanctions legislation, they had to rent out a hall in a hotel to hold all the worried clients who signed up.
Relations between Russia and the U.S. are in a “disgusting” condition despite President Donald Trump’s desire to improve them, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who won a new five-year term last year, said it’s time for him to step aside and let the Kremlin choose a successor. The Kremlin said Kadyrov is staying in his post.
Russia warmly welcomed relations with Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir, who’s wanted for crimes including genocide by the International Criminal Court, as he made his first visit to the country.
Syria’s fragmented opposition agreed at a meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh to form a single bloc to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad, giving a boost to a Russian-led diplomatic drive to end the 6 1/2 year civil war.
Russia must press the Taliban to enter peace talks in Afghanistan, while an international inquiry should establish whether the Kremlin is arming the insurgent group, according to a senior Afghan official.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said there’s a “real chance” to end the 6 1/2 year civil war in Syria as he secured backing from his Turkish and Iranian counterparts for a peace initiative that’s likely to keep his ally Bashar al-Assad in power.
Russian senators gave final approval to legislation rushed through parliament that allows authorities to crack down on foreign media in retaliation for U.S. actions against Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT.
Washington’s rivals, and some of its allies, are teaming up on a peace plan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin talked with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump by phone for about an hour on Tuesday as the Kremlin mounts a diplomatic push to resolve the war in Syria after a visit by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Other creditors are turning on the autocratic Latin American nation as it faces default thanks to U.S. measures cutting it off from the global financial system.
Russia, Turkey and Iran will hold summit talks on Syria next week as Ankara threatens a possible attack on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces and tensions rise between Moscow and Washington over the future of the war-torn state.
Russia reacted angrily after the World Anti-Doping Agency refused to certify that its athletes comply with rules outlawing banned substances, putting at risk the country’s involvement in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Russian lawmakers approved hastily drafted legislation that opens the way to a crackdown on foreign media in retaliation for U.S. actions against Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT.
Russia will expand controversial legislation on “foreign agents” for use against all media that receive funding from abroad, with the first outlets likely to be hit this month in retaliation over U.S. actions against Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT.
Russian lawmakers and analysts bemoaned U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to hold a formal meeting with Kremlin counterpart Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Vietnam, as state media sought to put a brave face on the perceived snub.
“In terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there’s not one on the calendar and we don’t anticipate that there will be one,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Russia is poised to list U.S. media outlets as “foreign agents” by extending legislation used to restrict the activities of civil society groups, in retaliation for an American order requiring state broadcaster RT to register for a similar status.
Russia said it will retaliate next week against American media after the U.S. government ordered state broadcaster RT to register as a foreign agent, following accusations it interfered in last year’s presidential elections.
Russia said North Korea is still two to three years from being able to carry out a long-range strike on the U.S., offering diplomacy a chance to halt the secretive Communist state’s nuclear and missile programs.
A Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump’s oldest son last year says he indicated that a law targeting Russia could be re-examined if his father won the election and asked her for written evidence that illegal proceeds went to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the international community to rally in support of the Iranian nuclear accord after talks with leaders of the Islamic Republic, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s move away from the multinational pact.
Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos made a significant claim in an email: Top Trump campaign officials agreed to a pre-election meeting with representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia poured scorn on U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Kremlin meddling in the presidential election after details of charges against three former aides to Donald Trump were published.
Venezuela’s top opposition leader canceled plans to visit Russia for talks aimed at building relations with a major foreign backer of President Nicolas Maduro because he feared authorities would confiscate his passport, an ally said.
A key critic of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he may be barred from traveling to Russia, where he’ll seek to build relations with one of the ailing regime’s few foreign backers.
Supporters of opposition leader Alexey Navalny heeded his call to turn out Saturday for nationwide protests to mark President Vladimir Putin’s birthday -- though the numbers were sharply down on earlier demonstrations.
Russia is threatening to retaliate against U.S. media after American authorities targeted state broadcaster RT, accelerating a downward spiral in ties between the two countries.
Saudi officials booked two entire luxury hotels and brought their own carpets and hotel staff with King Salman bin Abdulaziz on his historic visit.
Russia and Saudi Arabia struck a deal on weapons sales during an historic visit to Moscow by King Salman bin Abdulaziz as the two energy superpowers also consider extending a pact to curb oil supplies.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny urged his supporters to turn out for nationwide protests on President Vladimir Putin’s birthday Saturday after he was jailed for 20 days for organizing illegal demonstrations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has no personal ties to Donald Trump and criticized the U.S. leader for his hard line in the North Korean nuclear standoff.
The Israelis and Turks, the Egyptians and Jordanians -- they’re all beating a path to the Kremlin in the hope that Vladimir Putin, the new master of the Middle East, can secure their interests and fix their problems.
A Moscow court jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny for 20 days, less than a week before he planned to lead a major rally in President Vladimir Putin’s hometown on the Russian leader’s birthday.
Russia denied assertions by neighboring Ukraine that most Russian troops taking part in large-scale war games this month on NATO’s eastern border remained in Belarus after the exercises ended.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny called on his supporters to attend a rally in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod after police detained him in Moscow as he prepared to travel to the event.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday to discuss the setup and monitoring of a combat-free zone in Syria, as well as Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile defense system.
Russia prepared for a major new offensive by government forces in Syria after building a bridge across the Euphrates river, amid growing tensions with the U.S. as the two powers compete for control of a strategically important slice of territory bordering Iraq.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out at former U.S. President Barack Obama for planting a “time bomb” that has deepened the worst rift between the two powers since the Cold War and frustrated cooperation in addressing global crises from Iran to North Korea.
Russia issued an unusually blunt warning to the U.S. that it will retaliate against American-backed fighters in Syria, accusing them of firing on government troops battling for territory in a strategic region bordering Iraq.
President Donald Trump said “I have decided” whether the U.S. will continue to abide by the Iran nuclear deal, declining to elaborate as his top diplomat prepares to lobby other countries to demand changes in the multinational accord.
Russia said it will press ahead with President Vladimir Putin’s plan for United Nations peacekeepers in Ukraine, even after the effort stalled in the face of opposition from Washington and Kiev this week.
Russia branded U.S. President Donald Trump’s hostility toward the Iranian nuclear agreement as “very worrying,” vowing to do everything it can to protect the pact.
A few miles apart in the Euphrates River valley, Russia and the U.S. are fighting separate military campaigns against Islamic State -- and an underlying strategic battle with each other, whose outcome could reshape the Middle East.
Russian security services believe Islamic State is behind a wave of hoax bomb threats that have forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from government buildings, shopping malls and airports across the country, state news service RIA Novosti reported.
The last time Vladimir Putin sent thousands of troops into Belarus to defend against an imaginary invasion from the west, a real war erupted on Russia’s periphery within months -- in Ukraine in 2014.
Russia’s ruling party swept gubernatorial elections Sunday, but the beleaguered opposition claimed a rare breakthrough in voting for district councils in Moscow after overcoming divisions.
Saudi Arabia may be the latest country to give up on regime change in Syria and fall in line with Russia’s successful campaign to shore up President Bashar al-Assad.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to have fallen in with “bad company,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said, lamenting U.S. policy toward his country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin again rejected U.S. calls for new sanctions against North Korea after its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, echoing China’s resistance to more punitive measures to pressure Pyongyang into abandoning its atomic and missile programs.
Russia said major war games planned next month with Belarus, on NATO’s eastern flank, don’t threaten other countries and aren’t a cover for invading neighboring states.
Donald Trump blamed Congress for worsening relations with Russia, which accused the U.S. president of caving in to legislators by signing a law that could keep sanctions in place for years.
Russia’s military campaign to save Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from being overthrown by rebels may have worked too well. The Kremlin’s discovering that it’s losing influence over its protege as he grows increasingly confident about his survival.
Vladimir Putin said he hoped there wouldn’t be a need for further retaliation against Washington after his government ordered the U.S. to slash staff at its diplomatic missions in Russia by 755, or nearly two-thirds, in retaliation for new sanctions approved by Congress.
Russia ordered the U.S. to slash hundreds of embassy and other personnel in the country in a dramatic and sweeping retaliation to the passage of a new sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress.