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Syria ceasefire requires regime, Russia 'change behaviour': Britain

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

A deal to end fighting in Syria requires a "change in behaviour" from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia to succeed, Britain's foreign minister said Friday.World powers agreed...

Russian patriarch in Cuba before pope meeting

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill arrived on Thursday in Cuba, where he will sit down with Pope Francis in the first meeting of its kind since the historic 11th-century church schism.The 69-year-old Kirill,...

Russian patriarch arrives in Cuba before pope meeting

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill arrived on Thursday in Cuba where he will sit down with Pope Francis in the first meeting of its kind since the historic 11th-century church schism.Kirill, 69, was greeted...

Russian support for Assad has 'exacerbated' Syria conflict: US

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of worsening the brutal Syrian conflict with its military action in support of President Bashar al-Assad, as international talks unfolded in Munich on ways...

Medvedev lambasts 'stupid' Merkel migrant policy

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has condemned German Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal policy on migrants as "quite simply stupid", in an interview due to appear this weekend."It's quite simply...

Hollande calls for Russia to halt action that supports Assad

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande called Thursday for Russia to halt its military action in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."We need to ensure that Bashar al-Assad leaves power and at the...

Russian support for Assad has 'exacerbated' Syria conflict: US

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of worsening the brutal Syrian conflict with its military action in support of President Bashar al-Assad, as international talks unfolded in Munich on ways...

Russia proposes Syria ceasefire but warns foreign troops risk 'world war'

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Moscow said Thursday it had made a "quite specific" ceasefire proposal for Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich, hoping to revive a floundering peace process amid warnings of a "new world war".With...

Russian protest leader sues Putin over 'corruption'

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin on Thursday over alleged graft, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by his son-in-law."I...

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.Asked about proposals by some Arab...

Russia proposes Syria ceasefire ahead of international talks

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russia said it had made a "quite specific" proposal for a ceasefire in Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich Thursday in a bid to kickstart peace talks derailed by the regime onslaught on the...

Russia drops aid on besieged Syrian city

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russian cargo planes have delivered humanitarian aid to regime-held neighbourhoods in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor city, a monitor said Thursday.They carried out the air drops on areas besieged by the Islamic...

US voices concern Ukraine security, calls for govt unity

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday expressed concern about signs of renewed conflict in eastern Ukraine, while calling on the country's shaky coalition government to unite and implement reforms.In...

Russia has made 'quite specific' proposal on Syria ceasefire: Lavrov

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russia has made a "quite specific" proposal for a ceasefire in Syria and is awaiting a US response, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. "We made propositions for a ceasefire that are quite...

Russia ready to discuss Syria ceasefire at international talks

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russia said Thursday it was ready to discuss a ceasefire in Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich in a bid to kick-start peace talks derailed by the regime onslaught on the besieged city of Aleppo....

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