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      Assad flies to Moscow to thank Russia’s Putin
      Oct21

      Assad flies to Moscow to thank Russia’s Putin

      Putin, Bashar al-Assad hold talks in Moscow . . MOSCOW – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow on Tuesday evening to personally thank Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his military support, in a surprise visit that underlined how Russia has become a major player in the Middle East. It was Assad’s first foreign trip since the...

      Russian Airstrikes Hit Deep into ISIS-Controlled Areas
      Oct02

      Russian Airstrikes Hit Deep into ISIS-Controlled Areas

      Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike . . MOSCOW – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that it had bombed seven targets in Syria in overnight air raids, including a command post and a training camp near the northwestern city of Raqqa that would be the first strike in an area widely recognized as being under the control...

      Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria
      Sep30

      Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria

      Russia’s Syria build-up is Moscow’s first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1979 . . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been granted permission from the upper house of Russia’s parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria following a request from the...

      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad has to Step Down
      Sep19

      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad has to Step Down

      Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets Senator John Kerry in Damascus REUTERS/Sana (SYRIA) . . WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure should be decided through negotiation. Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary...

      Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Blames Europe’s Refugee Crisis on Western Powers
      Sep16

      Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Blames Europe’s Refugee Crisis on Western Powers

      Since the Syrian Civil War began in 2011 between President Bashar al-Assad’s government and rebels, Russia has played a strategic role in the resolving of the crisis on the world stage . . DAMASCUS – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Europe’s refugee crisis on Western support for “terrorists”, as people fleeing his...

      Russia Say’s World Powers Need to Arm Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Forces
      Sep11

      Russia Say’s World Powers Need to Arm Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Forces

      Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after talks in Damascus, Syria. . . MOSCOW – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday called on world powers to help arm the Syrian army, describing it as the most efficient force against the Islamic State group. The U.S. and NATO have...

      Investigators of Flight MH17 Find Fragments of a Russian Missile
      Aug11

      Investigators of Flight MH17 Find Fragments of a Russian Missile

      Pro-Russian rebels control the area where the MH17 crashed . . UKRAINE – Investigators in the downing of Flight MH17 have reported finding fragments of a suspected Russian missile system at the crash site in eastern Ukraine. The joint team in the Netherlands says the parts, possibly from a Buk surface-to-air system, are “of particular interest”...

      Inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko’s Poisoning Death Points Finger at Russian President Vladimir Putin
      Jul31

      Inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko’s Poisoning Death Points Finger at Russian President Vladimir Putin

      Russian President Vladimir Putin “personally ordered” the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the inquiry into the former spy’s death has heard. . LONDON – The inquiry into the former spy’s death has heard that Russian President Vladimir Putin “personally ordered” the killing of Alexander Litvinenko. Ben Emmerson the lawyer for the widow...

      Russia Veto’s U.N. Resolution for Investigation into Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
      Jul30

      Russia Veto’s U.N. Resolution for Investigation into Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

      The Security Council on Wednesday “sent the wrong message” to the families of the victims, Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told the council after the vote NEW YORK – Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s U.N. ambassador, has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have established an international criminal tribunal to...

      Russian President Vladimir Putin will Oppose International Tribunal for Flight MH17
      Jul29

      Russian President Vladimir Putin will Oppose International Tribunal for Flight MH17

      The Kremlin quoted Putin as saying a tribunal would be “inexpedient” because Russia still has “a lot of questions” about the investigation to which it had little access. MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those...