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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny released from jail after 25-day stint: Spokeswoman

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released from a Moscow prison on Friday, his spokeswoman said, after completing a 25-day sentence for repeatedly violating the law on organising public meetings.

Russia has no confirmation of IS leader Baghdadi's death: Report

Russia has no confirmation of IS leader Baghdadi's death: Report

Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike in Syria last month, the Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying.

Pakistan an important partner in South Asia, Putin tells Sharif

He conveyed this to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana on Friday.

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Macron, who took office two weeks ago, has said dialogue with Russia is vital in tackling a number of international disputes. 

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

After playing handshake power games with US President Donald Trump at his first international summit last week, 39- year-old Macron hosts the Russian leader in the splendour of Versailles outside Paris.

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

Russia today warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of "strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over.

Israeli PM to meet Putin to discuss Iranian military presence in Syria

Israeli PM to meet Putin to discuss Iranian military presence in Syria

Netanyahu told his weekly cabinet meeting that he hopes to reach "understandings" with Putin on Iran's role in any future agreement to end the war in Syria.

Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

"Russia-US Cooperation in solving global and regional problems answers the interests of the entire world," AP quoted Putin as saying. 

Putin says not right time to resume Aleppo strikes

The announcement came as Syrian rebels launched an assault on government forces to break a months-long siege of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

PM Narendra Modi to host Vladimir Putin on Saturday: Defence deals, Russia-Pakistan military ties, terrorism on agenda

PM Narendra Modi to host Vladimir Putin on Saturday: Defence deals, Russia-Pakistan military ties, terrorism on agenda

India is likely to reaffirm its concerns over growing Russia-Pakistan military ties when Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Two million people without water in Syria`s Aleppo: UN

Nearly two million civilians were without water in Syria`s second city of Aleppo on Saturday after regime bombardment damaged one pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the UN said.

Intense Syrian, Russian strikes kill 25 in Aleppo

Intense Syrian, Russian strikes kill 25 in Aleppo

The toll was expected to rise because people remained trapped under rubble, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

Russian holds parliament vote with little threat for Putin

The nationwide election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen the country seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine, plunge into its worst standoff with the West since the Cold War and start a military operation in Syria.

Will support India's bid for membership at NSG meet next week: Russia President Putin

Will support India's bid for membership at NSG meet next week: Russia President Putin

Russia has decided to support India's bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership as President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said that he would raise the matter at a meeting in Seoul. 

Putin vows Russian retaliation over US missile shield in Europe

Putin vows Russian retaliation over US missile shield in Europe

Some elements of the US missile shield, which Putin said was a direct threat to Russia's security, are being installed in Poland, and some in Romania.

Armenian, Azerbaijan forces in deadly clashes as Putin urges ceasefire

Armenian, Azerbaijan forces in deadly clashes as Putin urges ceasefire

Fierce clashes left at least 30 Azerbaijani and Armenian soldiers dead Saturday as Russia and the West urged an immediate ceasefire after a major escalation in violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Russia can make powerful Syria comeback within hours, says Putin

Speaking in Kremlin, Putin sought to dampen any talk of a rift with Damascus, saying Moscow's partial withdrawal from Syria had been agreed with President Bashar al-Assad.

Obama, Putin discuss Russia's 'partial withdrawal' from Syria

The White House said Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have discussed Russia's planned military drawdown in Syria, hours after a shock announcement that signals a new phase in the five-year-old conflict.

New Zealander Anna Cochrane aims for static trapeze world record – Watch

New Zealander Anna Cochrane aims for static trapeze world record – Watch

A New Zealand paramedic has set a new world record by performing a static trapeze act while suspended at an altitude of more than 3,000 metres.

Russian court throws out lawsuit against Putin

On Thursday anti-corruption crusader Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against Putin, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by the president`s son-in-law.