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North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

In the Pyongyang subway, commuters in one station crowded around a glass case containing a Castro obituary published by the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun.

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

The military airdropped leaflets with a picture of a green coach like those used in the past to transport civilians and rebels from areas retaken by the government.

Majority of Russians want Vladimir Putin to be president after 2018

Majority of Russians want Vladimir Putin to be president after 2018

The majority of Russians want Vladimir Putin to continue to be their President after 2018, according to a poll by the Moscow-based Levada-Centre.

Russia blasts US for barring its diplomats from observing poll

Moscow on Tuesday blasted the US for curbing Russian diplomats access to polling stations to observe the presidential election, calling the move "unacceptable".

Russia announces new humanitarian pause in Syria''s Aleppo fighting

Russia announces new humanitarian pause in Syria''s Aleppo fighting

Russia on Wednesday announced a new "humanitarian pause" in fighting in Syria`s city of Aleppo, to avoid casualties and to facilitate the evacuation of civilians and armed groups in the city.

Russia loses election to UN rights council

The UN General Assembly elected Hungary and Croatia instead to represent eastern Europe at the 47-nation council, which monitors and investigates rights violations worldwide.

Russia denies role in bloody strike on Syria school

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an immediate probe into Wednesday`s attack on the school in rebel-held Idlib province that he said "may amount to a war crime".

Russia denies role in bloody air strike on Syria school that killed 22 children

Moscow on Thursday denied any involvement in bloody air strikes on a Syrian school as its relations with the West took another hit and the EU slapped more sanctions on its ally Damascus.

Moscow says Russian and Syrian planes have not struck Aleppo for seven days

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that Russian and Syrian military planes had not launched any air strikes on Aleppo in the last seven days, contradicting a monitor who says frontline areas in the city have been bombed since Saturday.

Moscow denies Russian or Syrian air strikes on Aleppo in past week

Moscow denies Russian or Syrian air strikes on Aleppo in past week

Russia said on Tuesday Russian and Syrian military planes had not launched air strikes on Aleppo since Moscow said it was suspending bombing seven days ago, contradicting a monitor who says air strikes on some areas resumed on Saturday.

Russia to conduct observation fight over Turkey

Russian inspectors on Monday will start observation flights over the Turkish territory under the Open Skies Treaty to monitor its compliance, a senior Russian defense official said.

US condemns Assad on chemical weapons use

US condemns Assad on chemical weapons use

The White House condemned the Assad regime's "defiance" of international norms after United Nations experts found the Syrian army had conducted three chemical weapons attacks against its own people in 2014 and 2015.

MI-8 helicopter crashes in Russia's Siberia; 21 killed, 3 evacuated

MI-8 helicopter crashes in Russia's Siberia; 21 killed, 3 evacuated

Twenty-one people were killed and three others rescued after an MI-8 helicopter crash-landed in Russian Siberia`s Yamal Peninsula on Friday night due to poor weather conditions.

Angela Merkel to host Russian President Vladimir Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine

Angela Merkel to host Russian President Vladimir Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Berlin on Wednesday for a summit on Ukraine amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West 

Defense deals signed by India, Russia in Goa: Key highlights

Defense deals signed by India, Russia in Goa: Key highlights

India and Russia on Saturday signed big-ticket defence deals, including an agreement for the 'game-changer' S-400 Air Defence System and Kamov helicopters and to replace the existing ageing fleets and build new frigates.

India to soon allocate site for second Russian-designed nuclear

India to soon allocate site for second Russian-designed nuclear

Both sides emphasized that the space agencies' of India and Russia will engage more actively on space technology applications.

Damascus, Moscow press deadly bombing of rebel Aleppo

Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out fresh strikes on rebel-held districts of Aleppo early Thursday, after an intense bombardment over the previous two days killed at least 71 civilians, a monitor said.

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said relations between Russia and the US have undergone fundamental changes.

Moscow slams growing US 'pressure' on its diplomats

 Russia`s foreign ministry on Tuesday blasted what it termed "pressure" on its US-based diplomats by US intelligence, which it accused of increasingly numerous "recruitment attempts" on Moscow`s diplomatic staff.

Syria peace efforts must continue despite break with Russia: John Kerry

Syria peace efforts must continue despite break with Russia: John Kerry

The United States Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Russia on Tuesday for its "irresponsible and profoundly ill-advised decision" to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said efforts to end the war in Syria must continue, in spite of the U.S. decision to break off talks with Moscow.