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Will new inter-Syrian talks repeat the fate of Geneva-2?

Will new inter-Syrian talks repeat the fate of Geneva-2?

The new round of inter-Syrian negotiations in Geneva is not encouraging, and this is connected with the position of the moderate opposition, which announced at the beginning of the meeting that the resignation of President Bashar ...

Counting of votes at elections in Iran completed

Counting of votes at elections in Iran completed

The counting of votes at the elections to the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts finished in Iran. According to Interior Ministry of Iran, reformers received at least 85 seats in the Majlis, moderates received 73 seats, conservatives …

Syrian opposition supports two week ceasefire

Syrian opposition supports two week ceasefire

The Syrian opposition has confirmed its readiness to maintain a ceasefire for two weeks. "The Supreme Committee for Negotiations (SCN) believes that a preliminary ceasefire for a period of two weeks will allow the other party to …

Experts: Russia clashes with Erdogan, not Turkey

Experts: Russia clashes with Erdogan, not Turkey

It is necessary to clearly separate the Turkish leadership, which organized the diplomatic conflict with Russia through the destruction of the Russian Su-24, and the Turkish people, who are interested in maintaining friendly relations with …

Lavrov says Russia doesn't look for enemies in West

Lavrov says Russia doesn't look for enemies in West

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the Italian newspaper Limes that Russia, pursuing an independent foreign policy, does not search for enemies. "Obviously, the desire of ...

Iranian-Saudi conflict: an expected surprise

Iranian-Saudi conflict: an expected surprise

The diplomatic conflict which arose between Saudi Arabia and Iran was "an expected surprise", the participants of the round table discussion on the possible implications of the crisis in relations between Riyadh and Tehran said …

Kerry: Russia and US can cooperate despite differences

Kerry: Russia and US can cooperate despite differences

Negotiations have been held in Moscow between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry. It was expected that the central topic of the meeting will be the situation in Syria and the prospects ...

Russia and US to check lists of terrorist groups in Syria

Russia and US to check lists of terrorist groups in Syria

At the next meeting in Vienna Russia is going to coordinate with the partners a list of terrorist organizations in Syria. This statement was made Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova. "We intend to work out a common …

Will Putin's speech at UN change the world?

Will Putin's speech at UN change the world?

Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, has been heard by both Russian allies and by countries which are in confrontation with the Russian Federation, due to this there is …

Ankara in crosshairs

Ankara in crosshairs

Andrei Baklanov: “We expect that Turkey will reconsider its attitude to ISIS”

Moscow prepares 'Geneva-3'

Moscow prepares 'Geneva-3'

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov reported today that Russian diplomats have started practical preparations for a new international conference on a settlement of the Syrian conflict, 'Geneva-3'. The Deputy …

Andrei Baklanov: "Iran is being drugged into a war"

Andrei Baklanov: "Iran is being drugged into a war"

Earlier this week, a five-day ceasefire started in Yemen. It was declared by Saudi Arabia and supported by Shiah militants from the Houthi Movement to bring humanitarian aid to the population of the country. The Iranian ship ‘Iran Shahed’ is carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen at the moment. According to Tehran, food products, medicines and essentials are on board. As the ship is convoyed by a ship of the Iranian Naval Forces, representatives of the Arab coalition say that won’t let the Iranians moor in a Yemeni port without the coalition’s sanction and examining the cargo.