Turks advised against non-urgent travel to Russia: Ministry

Turkey`s Foreign Ministry on Saturday warned that non-urgent travel to Russia should be avoided in the latest escalation of a row between Moscow and Ankara following the downing of a Russian plane by Turkey. 

Turkish Foreign Ministry advises against all non-urgent travel to Russia


Ankara: Turkey`s Foreign Ministry on Saturday advised people to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian jet downed by Turkey on Tuesday.

Turkey seeks to calm tensions with Russia over jet

Russia ordered retaliatory measures after Turkish fighter jets shot down the warplane on Tuesday, threatening ties between two rival players in the Syrian war.

Putin seeks map of forces not to bomb in Syria: France

France has stepped up its aerial bombing campaign of Islamic State targets in Syria since the group claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris on Nov. 13.

Russia expects apology from Turkey, mulls economic sanctions
Russia expects apology from Turkey, mulls economic sanctions

Putin slammed the Turkish leadership for deliberately steering the Russia-Turkey ties into the dead end, which he said was "regrettable".

Hundreds of activists hurl stones at Turkish embassy in Moscow

Several hundred young activists on Wednesday hurled stones and eggs at Turkey's embassy in Moscow and brandished anti-Turkish placards after Ankara downed a Russian warplane on the Syrian border.

DNA: Vladimir Putin's gigantic, triple-decker war room revealed

Russia's strongman Vladimir Putin has been overseeing the daily airstrikes in Syria from a colossal three-floor war room in Moscow.

Russia gives France puppy to replace dog killed in attacks

Russia's interior minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said he had written to his French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve offering to send a puppy named Dobrynya to replace Diesel.

Six Russians killed in Mali hotel attack: Foreign ministry

Six Russians were killed in the hotel attack in Mali, the foreign ministry in Moscow said on Saturday, saying that they worked for a cargo airline.

Russia says conducts third day of 'massive' Syria strikes

Russian's military on Wednesday blasted targets across Syria with long-range strategic bombers for a third day, the defence ministry said, as Moscow pressed on with its intensified air campaign in the country.

Bomb hidden in soda can brought down Russian plane in Egypt, says Islamic State
Bomb hidden in soda can brought down Russian plane in Egypt, says Islamic State

The Islamic State group has said it smuggled a bomb on board a Russian airliner.

Lavrov says pre-conditions on Assad departure 'unacceptable'

Russia said on Wednesday that following the carnage in Paris it was now clear that global powers should unite without any preconditions on the fate of Syria's embattled leader Bashar al-Assad.

Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield
Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

Russia will counter NATO's US-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

US accuses Moscow of 'dangerously' worsening Syria war
US accuses Moscow of 'dangerously' worsening Syria war

The US has said that Russia's air war in Syria had "dangerously exacerbated" the conflict.

Premature for Syrian opposition to join talks in Russia: US

 The US State Department said on Tuesday that it was premature for Moscow to invite Syrian opposition to attend talks in Russia.

Russia says bombed targets after opposition gave coordinates

Moscow's jets hit targets close to Palmyra, Deir Ezzor, Ithriya and eastern Aleppo with assistance from the opposition.

Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library in Moscow

Russian investigators claim they had raided the library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow and detained its 58-year-old head.

Nine Russian raids hit Syria hospitals: Medical group

Nine Russian air strikes have hit hospitals or field clinics operating in war-torn Syria, killing civilians and medical staff, a Syrian medical organisation has said.

Putin, Erdogan discuss Assad's Moscow visit: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the surprise visit to Moscow of Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad by telephone, the Kremlin said today.

Tens of thousands flee new Syria offensives

Tens of thousands have fled new regime offensives in Syria, the UN said, as Russian air strikes were reported to have killed 370 people so far, around one third of them civilians.