Raed Jaber
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…

Raed Jaber (Moscow)
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…

Raed Jaber (Moscow)
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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Gulf The Russian Foreign Minister in a group photo with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries before their meeting in Moscow (AP)

Gulf-Russian Ministerial Meeting Focuses on Developing Cooperation

The foreign ministers of Russia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries held an extensive round of talks on Monday in Moscow, within the framework of the…

Raed Jaber (Moscow)
Arab World Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the Hmeimim base in Latakia (File photo: AP)

Russia, Syria Launch Drills Challenging US and Israel

Russian and Syrian air and air defense forces began joint drills in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced. The head of the Russian…

Raed Jaber (Moscow)
World The Russian and Belarusian ministers of defense have signed documents that determine procedures regarding weapons relocation and mechanisms of placing them under the Russian forces’ control on the Belarusian territories. (AFP)

Moscow, Minsk Kick Off Relocation of Nuclear Weapons in Belarus

Russia and Belarus have finalized the arrangements for relocating some of Russia's tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus. Russian Defense Minister Sergei…

Raed Jaber (Moscow)
Arab World Quartet of Syrian-Turkish Normalization to Meet in Moscow on May 10

Quartet of Syrian-Turkish Normalization to Meet in Moscow on May 10

The foreign ministers of the quartet Russia, Syria, Türkiye, and Iran will meet in Moscow on May 10 to advance the normalization path between Damascus and…

Raed Jaber (Moscow)
Arab World ‘Normalization’ Talks Between Ankara, Damascus Kick Off in Moscow

‘Normalization’ Talks Between Ankara, Damascus Kick Off in Moscow

Tension and anticipation dominated Tuesday’s four-way talks in Moscow with the presence of deputy foreign ministers from Russia, Syria, Iran, and Türkiye. …

Raed Jaber (Moscow)