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Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on re-election

Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his re-election Saturday, calling for deeper ties between Moscow and Tehran. 

Moscow says US coalition strikes on Syrian forces `unacceptable`: Report

Russia on Friday condemned strikes by the US-led coalition against Syrian forces as "unacceptable".

Vladimir Putin holds first phone call with France`s Macron: Kremlin

Vladimir Putin holds first phone call with France`s Macron: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and new French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed boosting poor ties between Paris and Moscow in their first phone conversation, the Kremlin said Thursday.

Canada backs sanctions legislation targeting rights abusers

Canada's international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators

Vladimir Putin ready to provide recording of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of the exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump, who is accused of sharing classified intelligence.

World needs to talk to North Korea not threaten it, says Putin

Putin, speaking in Beijing, said nuclear tests of the type that Pyongyang had been carrying out in recent weeks were unacceptable, but that a peaceful solution to rising tensions on the Korean peninsula was needed.

Russia, China worried about rising tensions after North Korea missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed concern about rising tensions on the Korean peninsula after a North Korean missile test today, Putin's spokesman said.

Former executive at Russian state firm freed from house arrest: TASS

Leonid Melamed, the former head of state technology firm Rusnano, has been freed from house arrest, TASS news agency reported on Thursday, citing Melamed`s lawyer.

Donald Trump defends firing of FBI chief; Democrats demand independent Russia probe

Donald Trump defends firing of FBI chief; Democrats demand independent Russia probe

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday as Democrats intensified accusations that the ouster was intended to undermine an agency probe into his presidential campaign`s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election.

Tajikistan detains son of defector to Islamic State: Security sources

Tajik security services have detained the eldest son of a former elite police force commander who defected to Islamic State two years ago, suspecting that the young man was going to join his father, security sources said on Wednesday.

Islamic State says it beheads Russian officer in Syria: SITE

Islamic State says it beheads Russian officer in Syria: SITE

Islamic State has issued a video showing the beheading of a man it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday.

US studying Moscow's Syria deal: Mattis

"All wars eventually come to an end and we have been looking for a long time how to bring this one to an end," Mattis told reporters ahead of his arrival in Denmark on Monday. 

Ex-Obama administration officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence under Obama, and Sally Yates, who was Deputy Attorney General, will testify to the Senate subcommittee.

Vladimir Putin backs check into Chechen gay attacks after Angela Merkel plea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed an official check into reported brutal attacks on gay men in Chechnya in his first public comment after German Chancellor Angela Merkel confronted him on the issue.

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign pact on safe zones in Syria

Syrian regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel backer Turkey on Thursday signed a memorandum on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria.

Russia passes law banning ''outlandish'' baby names

Russia's State Duma has passed a bill, which bans parents from officially giving their babies names that are foul words, numbers, titles or abbreviations.

US air strike gives Rex Tillerson a boost for Moscow talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson`s visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by striking a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to end the Syrian war.

50 injured in Moscow train accident

At least 50 persons were injured when a commuter train and the Moscow-Brest long-distance train collided here, Russian Railways said on Sunday.

US, Russia clash in UN Security Council over Syria missile strike

US, Russia clash in UN Security Council over Syria missile strike

The US and Russia clashed in the UN Security Council over the missile attack on a Syrian airfield, with Washington warning it is "prepared to do more" as Moscow accused it of flagrantly violating international law with its "act of aggression."

Russian lawmaker says Russia-US Syria coalition in doubt: Agencies

Russia's coalition with the United States on the Syria crisis is in doubt after Washington carried out air strikes on a Syrian airbase, news agencies quoted a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Friday.