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Al Qaeda and Syria branch split up

Al Qaeda and Syria branch split up

The Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra Front, said on Thursday it was breaking ties with the global terror network, in a video showing its leader Abu Mohamad al-Jolani for the first time.

Russia says starts humanitarian operation in Syria's Aleppo

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday the Russian and Syrian militaries would start a large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo during which civilians and militants would be given the chance to leave the city.

Erdogan to visit Russia on August 9

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on August 9 for his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin since Moscow and Ankara mended ties damaged by the downing of a Russian jet last year, Turkish officials said on Tuesday.

China says South Korea damaged 'mutual trust'

China has blamed South Korea for damaging "mutual trust" with its planned deployment of an advanced US missile defence system in the face of Beijing's opposition.

Russian President Putin calls for measures to strengthen national currency ruble

Russian President Putin calls for measures to strengthen national currency ruble

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to consider measures needed to strengthen the national currency, the ruble, the president's official website said Wednesday.

Kremlin confirms Putin and Erdogan to meet in Russia early August

The Kremlin confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to meet in Russia in early August.

Olympics: IOC mulls `options` as Russia made to wait on Rio fate

Olympics: IOC mulls `options` as Russia made to wait on Rio fate

The IOC said Tuesday it would study "legal options" before deciding whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games and barred sports minister Vitaly Mutko, acting on a bombshell report detailing rampant state-run doping.

Russia to deploy latest air Defence system in Crimea

 Russia will deploy its most advanced S-400 air defence systems to the annexed Crimea peninsula in August, a military official said Friday.

Two Americans killed in Nice attack: State Department

Two American citizens were killed in the attack in Nice that has left at least 84 people dead.

'Putin, Kerry did not discuss military cooperation in Syria'

President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry did not discuss direct military cooperation in Syria during talks aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in the war-torn country, the Kremlin said today.

Moscow pins hope on Boris Johnson for better UK-Russia relations

Moscow pins hope on Boris Johnson for better UK-Russia relations

Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajarova said she hoped bilateral relations, which until now had been tense, would improve.

US to offer Russia anti-terror pact in Syria: report

The United States is to offer to cooperate with Russia in joint military action against the Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State extremist groups in Syria, a media report said on Thursday.

Fadnavis returns from Russia visit

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis returned from his official tour of Russia.
 

Headline US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees: Kerry

Headline US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees: Kerry

The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.

Moscow accuses NATO of demonising Russia in order to justify alliance's defence plans

Moscow accuses NATO of demonising Russia in order to justify alliance's defence plans

The statements made by NATO leaders during the Warsaw summit were aimed at demonising Russia to justify the alliance`s defence plans, which have started to expand dramatically, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday.

Kerry in Ukraine to reaffirm support in face of Russia threat

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday to reaffirm support for Kiev's fight against pro-Russian insurgents and its bid to anchor its ties to the West.

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing today

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing today as it was battling forest blazes in Siberia, authorities said.

Turkish PM retracts compensation offer for downed Russia jet

Turkish Prime Minister went back on an earlier offer of compensation to Russia for shooting down one of Moscow's military jets in November.

China, Russia fed up with US hegemony: Chinese daily

China, Russia fed up with US hegemony: Chinese daily

China and Russia have decided to deepen their ties because they are "fed up with Washington's pursuit of hegemony", the Global Times said.

European Union approves 6-month Russia sanctions rollover

EU ambassadors agreed to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for six months in the absence of any progress on resolving the Ukraine conflict, European sources said today.