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US indictment of Russian nationals over US election ‘absurd’: Moscow

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia has flatly dismissed as absurd the indictment of 13 Russian nationals by the US Justice Department for allegedly interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.Thirteen people interfered in the US elections? Thirteen people against billions budgets of special agencies? Against intelligence and counter-espionage, against the newest …

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Russia’s Putin, Saudi King Salman discuss Syria, Qatar

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss the developments in the Middle East, including the situation in Syria and tensions with Qatar.According to the Kremlin’s press service, Putin and Salman exchanged views over Syria via a phone conversation on Wednesday,taking into …

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Iran, Russia, Turkey FMs to meet on Syria in March

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Noting that the meeting in March will be focused on de-escalation areas in Syria, Bogdanov said that Moscow supports Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.He confirmed the possibility of extending the already made agreements on de-escalation areas, while saying the situations will determine the future actions.Moscow has always …

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Abbas meets Putin in Moscow to discuss US mediation role

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country will no longer accept Washington as mediator in the conflict with Israel.We state that from now on we refuse to cooperate in any form with the US in its status of a mediator, as …

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Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.President Vladimir Putin has ordered a special commission to investigate what caused the AN-148 plane operated by …

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71 dead, no survivors in Russian passenger plane crash

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, killing everyone on board.The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky …

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Russian FM blames US biased behavior toward Iran

MOSCOW (Web Desk) There are other countries in the region with such programs. We must look at it as a whole. It is hardly justified to mix nuclear affairs with human rights and put the issue on the agenda that Iran should stop taking certain steps in the region… to …

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PALESTINIAN LEADER SEEKS RUSSIA’S BACKING OVER JERUSALEM

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas visits Russia on Monday in a bid to secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Abbas has refused any …

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Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

MOSCOW (Web Desk) The Pentagon has released a new nuclear arms policy that aims to revamp US nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons.The latest policy was revealed on Friday in a Pentagon policy statement known as the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).The new thinking, which came largely to counter …

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Russia dismissed evidence of Iran supplying missiles to Yemen’s Houthis

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia says evidence presented by the United States alleging that Iran had supplied missiles to Yemen’s Houthi fighters is not conclusive, stressing there is no case for any UN action against Tehran.After traveling to Washington to view pieces of weapons that Washington claims Tehran gave to Houthi …

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