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Obama urges Putin to end air strikes against Syrian opposition: White House

14 February 2016 | 0 comments

US President Barack Obama has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to end air strikes against Syrian opposition forces, the White House said Sunday.In a phone call with Putin Saturday, Obama stressed...

Ukrainian Greek Catholics 'betrayed' by pope-patriarch meeting

14 February 2016 | 0 comments

Pope Francis is under fire in Ukraine after his historic meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, with the head of the country's Greek Catholic Church saying believers felt "betrayed"."Today, a...

Russia will 'fail to save' Syria's Assad: Saudi FM

14 February 2016 | 0 comments

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Russia's efforts to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not succeed in keeping him in power.Jubeir told a press conference in Riyadh that...

Syrian opposition criticises ceasefire deal

14 February 2016 | 0 comments

A senior figure in the Syrian opposition movement on Sunday criticised the truce deal forged by the US and Russia, saying Moscow was continuing its onslaught on civilian areas."We have gotten used to...

McCain slams Syria deal for empowering 'military aggression'

14 February 2016 | 0 comments

US Senator John McCain on Sunday slammed the Syria truce deal his government forged with Russia, saying it would only empower Moscow's "military aggression"."Let's be clear about what this agreement does:...

Putin, Obama discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin

14 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US counterpart Barack Obama held frank talks on Syria amid US concern over Turkish shelling of Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria days before a ceasefire deal...

Cuba decorates Russia patriarch after pope visit

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Cuba's president Raul Castro awarded the country's highest honor to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Saturday, hailing his role in the communist island's relations with Moscow.The 84-year-old president...

Russia decries 'new Cold War' as East-West tensions cloud talks

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

The world has plunged into a "new Cold War", the Russian premier said Saturday, as Moscow came under attack at a global security gathering over its targeting of moderate rebels in Syria.US Secretary of...

Russia decries 'new Cold War' as East-West tensions cloud talks

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

The world has plunged into a "new Cold War", the Russian premier said Saturday, as East-West tensions over Syria and Ukraine dominated a gathering of world leaders in Germany.US Secretary of State John...

Russia decries 'new Cold War' as East-West strains cloud talks

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

The world has plunged into a "new Cold War", the Russian premier said Saturday, as East-West tensions over Ukraine and Syria took centre-stage at a gathering of world leaders in Germany."We have slid...

Russia sanctions to remain until Ukraine deal implemented: Kerry

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Sanctions against Russia will continue until it implements all aspects of the Ukraine peace agreement reached in Minsk last year, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday."Russia has a simple choice:...

Russia's Syria military targeting must change: Kerry

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russia must change its military targeting as it backs the Syrian regime, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, as world powers seek a cessation of hostilities in the war-torn country within...

Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria. The Zelyony Dol, a patrol ship armed with Kalibr...

World has slipped into 'new Cold War': Russian PM

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War".With tensions high over the Ukraine conflict and Russia's backing...

Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Mexico greeted Pope Francis on Friday with mariachi music and throngs of Catholic faithful lining the streets after he held historic talks with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba.President...

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