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Russia committed to boost all-out ties with Iran: Putin

MOSCOW: (Web Desk) Russia is committed to boost all-out ties with Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a telephone conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday evening. Putin expressed his condolences to the Iranian people and government for the train collision in northern province of Semnan. Referring …

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Russian President Putin Meets Next UN Chief Antonio Guterres

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to have the same course of interaction with the incoming UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, as he had with the outgoing chief, Ban Ki-moon. In a meeting with Guterres on Thursday, Putin said Russia “has always supported and supports strengthening (the UN’s) leading …

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More Than 3,200 Russian Citizens Left for Syria, Iraq to Join Daesh

MOSCOW: Over 3,200 Russian nationals have left the country to join the ranks of the Daesh terrorist group in the crisis-torn Syria and Iraq since the beginning of the conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s director of the Department for New Challenges and Threats said. According to the official, a number …

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Russia economy minister sacked over bribery charges

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, the Kremlin says after the official was charged with taking bribe to approve a state takeover. Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, announced the development on Tuesday, saying that Putin has lost his trust in Ulyukayev. The 60-year-old minister was detained …

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Russia arrests 10 terrorists linked to Daesh

MOSCOW: Russia’s media say the domestic security service has arrested 10 suspected members of a terrorist group who were plotting attacks in the two main cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. According to the reports, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday that those detained were from Central Asia and that …

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Russia Calls on Chemical Weapons Watchdog to Visit Syria’s Aleppo

MOSCOW: (Web Desk)  The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday it wanted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to urgently send a mission to Aleppo, saying it had evidence Takfiri terrorists had used chemical weapons there. The ministry said earlier Friday it had found evidence that there was …

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ISIL War: What You Think You Know About Iran and Russia Is Wrong

The United States and its allies keep telling us that the presence of Iranian and Russian forces in Syria tends to hurt their War-on-Terror achievement and prospects for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. They further claim that Iran and Russia’s present-day ambitions for the Middle East will roil the …

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Russia’s Naval Deployment in Mediterranean Clear Message to Terrorists

DAMASCUS:  (Web Desk)- A senior Syrian lawmaker underlined Moscow’s preparedness for any military option in Syria, and said the Russian air fleet’s deployment in the Mediterranean Sea sends a strong message to the terrorists and their supporters. “The deployment of the Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea sent a message …

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