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World Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov (Reuters)

Kremlin: US Planes Will Be Downed if They Fly over Russian Territory

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov took advantage of his presence on Wednesday at the World Youth Festival held in Sochi to send messages to the US…

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Arab World Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov and UN envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen (AFP)

New Round of Negotiations on Syria to Kick Off in Astana

The parties involved in the Astana peace process talks on Syria will hold a new round of negotiations next week in the Kazakh capital, according to Syrian and…

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Arab World Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and Foreign Ministry's Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova attend an annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, 18 January 2024. (EPA)

Russian FM Criticizes West's ‘Double Standards,’ Says No Alternative to Palestinian State

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that his country sees no alternative to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state according to the…

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Features Putin and his Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visiting to a military training camp in October (AFP)

Russia Consolidates its Gains in 2024 and Prepares for The Rift in the Western Camp to Widen

Both regional and international conditions seem to favor Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of the year. 2023 was more turbulent and concerning than…

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World Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the Kremlin (Iranian Presidency)

Putin and Raisi Seek Harmonizing Bilateral Ties, Address Regional Issues

There has been a significant alignment in the positions of Moscow and Tehran on the majority of regional issues, as Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged…

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Arab World The Russian Foreign Minister during a meeting last week in the Kazakh capital, Astana (Reuters)

Russian FM: Iran, Lebanon Do Not Want to Expand the Scope of War

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned of the consequences of prolonged escalation in the Gaza war, cautioning that the US may want to widen the…

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Interviews Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov with Hamas leaders Musa Abu Marzouk and Bassem Naim in Moscow (Reuters)

Hamas Official to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Briefed Russia on Causes Behind Oct. 7 Attack

Hamas is ready to discuss a deal to release civilian prisoners, said politburo member Moussa Abu Marzouk. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Abu Marzouk…

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World NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shake hands prior to their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Kyiv Welcomes Western Allies, Adheres to NATO Membership

Three Western officials visited on Thursday the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, where President Volodymyr Zelensky lobbied for more air defense systems ahead of winter…

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