Russia rejects rampant terrorism in Arab region

Russia has rejected the unabated terrorism existing the Arab region, as the country`s visiting Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said here Saturday that his country will not stand idly toward the rampant terrorism in the region.

Russia will not sit idle by as jihadists press Iraq assault

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in Damascus on Saturday that his country "will not remain passive" as jihadists push an offensive in Syria`s neighbour Iraq.

US, EU must combat Mideast `terrorism`: Russia

Russia`s Deputy Foreign Minister has called on the United States and Europe to take "serious" steps to combat terrorism, warning that several Middle Eastern countries are threatened.

Iran-Russia bilateral talks helpful: Deputy FM

Iran`s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that the meeting with Russia has proved to be "very helpful" and would further continue in Vienna.

Russia slams fresh US sanctions, says America back in Cold War

Moscow has sharply criticised the new set of sanctions imposed by the US administration against seven top Russian government officials and 17 firms linked to President Vladimir Putin in its latest action to punish Moscow for its intervention in crisis prone Ukraine.

Syria claims rebels behind chemical weapon attack, gives evidence to Russia

The Syrian government has claimed that the rebel fighters in the war-torn country had used the chemical weapons in the attack that took place on August 21 and not the Syrian regime.

Iceland lawmakers discuss citizenship for Snowden

Icelandic lawmakers have introduced a proposal in Parliament to grant immediate citizenship to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

World powers, Iran `far apart` in nuclear talks: Ashton

The positions of world powers and Iran remain "far apart" in talks seeking to end the standoff over Tehran`s nuclear programme, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Saturday.

Solution to Iran`s N-programme possible: Russia

Moscow believes that solution regarding the Iranian nuclear programme is possible without military strikes.

`Russia knows everything about US missile shield`

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said the country knows everything about the US missile shield`s composition in Europe.

`No military component in Iran`s N-programme`

There is no military component in Iran`s nuclear programme, Russia`s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said.

Chance not lost to resolve Iran`s nuclear programme: FM

Though sanctions on Iran are important, there is a need to make them "wise"
and unscrupulous sanctions should not be imposed on the people
of Iran as they are absolutely unacceptable, a Russian
diplomat has said.

Russia can’t agree with sanctions against Iran: Deputy FM

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister has said that the country cannot agree with sanctions against Iran because sanctions do not work as a rule.