Russian oil company Rosneft makes debut in Kurdish Iraq: Report - UPI.com
UPI - 2017-02-22 15:11
Russia's Lavrov says Moscow waits for U.S. suggestions on cooperation in Syria
Reuters - 2017-02-22 13:25
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia waits for the United States to come up with proposals on a possible cooperation in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Wednesday. ...
Maria Zakharova : Russia to continue assisting Syrian army in fighting terrorists
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian military will push ahead with assistance to Syria’s government troops in the struggle against terrorists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Wednesday. “The Russian armed forces will go ah ...
Russian Rosneft signs 'offtake contract' with Kurdistan in oil sector
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-22 03:02
‘Jerusalem Post’ interview with Russian Deputy FM Oleg Syromolotov
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-22 00:34
On February 20 I met Russian Federation Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolov for an interview in Jerusalem. The interview was published in The Jerusalem Post on February 21. In it Syromolotov […] ...
Rosneft Signs Crude Oil Purchase Contract with KRG
BAS News - 2017-02-21 21:14
ISTANBUL — A Russian oil company Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq signed an agreement for Rosneft to purchase crude oil from the KRG between the years of 2017 and 2019, Rosneft stated in a press release on Tuesday."Pursuant to ...
Ukrainian MP plans to travel to Washington to push peace plan
Reuters - 2017-02-21 19:33
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Ukrainian lawmaker who proposed an alternative plan for peace with Russian-backed separatists to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration told Reuters on Tuesday he plans to travel to Washington to present the proposal publicly. ...
Russian oil firm signs contract with Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 12:27
Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) signed an agreement on the sidelines of the IP week conference in London, which stipulates oil purchases by Russia’s top oil producer in the period between 2017 and 2019, Rosneft said in a press release ...
Russian company Rosneft to pre-finance crude exports from Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-02-21 11:20
Four Russian soldiers killed, two wounded in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Four Russian servicemen were killed and two others were wounded in a car bomb explosion on February 16 in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. ...
Iraq supports Russia in preserving ceasefire in Syria: foreign ministry
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iraqi leaders support Russia’s intent to secure the ceasefire in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ...
Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin has died suddenly Orient Net Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York ..
Orient News - 2017-02-21 02:01
Four Russian Soldiers Killed in an Airstrike in Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-20 19:47
The strike aircraft remains unidentified HOMS — Four Russian soldiers were killed in an attack in the western Syrian province of Homs on Monday, the Defence Ministry of Russia reported. A group of Russian soldiers, who were travelling in a Syrian army co ...
Russia Says Four Soldiers Killed in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 16:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Four Russian soldiers have died and two were wounded last week when their car was hit by a radio-controlled bomb in Syria, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Monday. The ministry said the explosion ripped th ...
Syrian Army Advancing Towards Palmyra City
BAS News - 2017-02-20 14:09
The army is approximately 21 km from the gates of the city PALMYRA — The Syrian government troops are continuing their offensive towards Palmyra with the support of the Russian Air Force. Preparations are made to storm the city of Palmyra, which was capt ...
Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine
Reuters - 2017-02-20 14:07
AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists appeared to be respecting a new ceasefire attempt on Monday after international powers called for shelling to stop and for the withdrawal of banned heavy weapons. ...
Russia says four soldiers killed in Syria: agencies
Reuters - 2017-02-20 14:07
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian soldiers have died and two were wounded last week when their car was hit by a radio-controlled bomb in Syria, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. ...
Russia to Fulfill MiG-29 Delivery Contract to Egypt
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow will deliver MiG-29 fighters to Egypt on schedule, a Russian military cooperation official said. Russia’s contract on the delivery of MiG-29 fighter aircraft to Egypt is on pace with its schedule, Federal Service for Military-Technical ...
Russia, UAE to work on fifth generation jet
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and the United Arab Emirates will pool efforts to develop a light fifth generation jet, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Monday. “We’ve signed an agreement on industrial cooperation in the field of military ...
Kurds Urge Russia to Support Federalization for Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-20 12:26
They call for strengthening Russian-Kurdish relations ISTANBUL — Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday. They urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and ...
Russian President Envoy “Bogdanov” Arrives Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East Michael Bogdanov arrived in Baghdad on Sunday. The Russian president’s envoy is expected to hold talks with Iraqi officials on the latest security and military developments in Iraq as well ...
UK officials think Russia behind Montenegro plot: Sunday Telegraph
Reuters - 2017-02-19 02:25
LONDON (Reuters) - British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro's pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources. ...
New Russian airstrikes hit Daraa, women, children killed
Orient News - 2017-02-19 02:00
Asya Abdullah: Turkey has no role in the Raqqa operation
ANHA - 2017-02-18 22:57
NEWS DESK – The PYD co-chair Asya Abdullah said after meetings with Russian and Kurdish officials in Moscow that no stability was possible in the Middle East without the Kurdish question being solved. Asya Abdullah criticized the exclusion of the Rojava K ...
Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation in Syria
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-18 18:29
Putin orders Russia to recognize documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine
Reuters - 2017-02-18 17:55
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities on Saturday to temporarily recognize civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said. ...
Ukraine foreign minister not happy with ceasefire talks
Reuters - 2017-02-18 17:03
MUNICH (Reuters) - Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Saturday that he was "not at all" happy with the result of talks with Germany, France and Russia in Munich aimed at putting an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed ...
Asya Abdullah: Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Collaboration that Russia, Iran and Turkey are maintaining the sphere of peace settlement in Syria does not affect the interests of the Kurdish people in any way, Asya Abdullah, the co-chairperson of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) told a new ...
It's Time for Kurds to Achieve Independence: Trubinkov
BAS News - 2017-02-18 12:53
Independence is a legitimate right of Kurds, Vyacheslav Trubnikov says MUNICH — It is time for the Kurdish people in the Kurdistan Region to achieve independence, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, a Russian journalist and former diplomat told BasNews on Saturday. Tr ...
12 deadly Assad-Russian airstrikes hit Homs’ al-Waer
Orient News - 2017-02-18 05:59
TASS: World - Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation in Syria
TASS - 2017-02-18 05:50
Assad terrorists, Russian jets hit areas in Daraa, suburbs
Orient News - 2017-02-18 02:01
Russian envoy: Dozens of Syrian armed groups want to join ceasefire
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 11:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Several dozens of Syrian opposition groups want to join the ceasefire in Syria, said Alexander Lavrentyev, the Russian president’s special envoy on Syrian reconciliation. “Another several dozens of groups, including those active within the so- ...
Fighting intensifies in Syria's Deraa
Aljazeera - 2017-02-17 04:59
Heavy Russian attacks reported after rebels try to obstruct Syrian government bid to retake strategic border crossing. ...
Opposition advances in Daraa while Russian jets hit hospitals
Orient News - 2017-02-17 02:06
Russian jets kill 4 civilians in Idlib’s Hubeit
Orient News - 2017-02-17 02:06
Astana II: Participants adopts document on trilateral ceasefire group
Waar Media - 2017-02-16 17:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Participants in the Syria talks in Astana II have adopted a document on a joint group of Russia, Turkey and Iran to maintain ceasefire in that country, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Middle East and North Africa Ser ...
Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
Reuters - 2017-02-16 17:12
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries. ...
U.N. Syria envoy says plans to meet Russia's Lavrov in Munich: agency
Reuters - 2017-02-16 07:53
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said on Thursday he plans to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for further talks in Munich, RIA news agency reported. ...
Ukraine says Russian state hackers using new viruses for attacks
Reuters - 2017-02-15 19:29
KIEV (Reuters) - State-sponsored Russian hackers are using a new type of virus designed to attack critical Ukrainian infrastructure such as the power grid and financial system, a senior Ukrainian state security official said on Wednesday. ...
U.S., Russian military leaders to meet in Azerbaijan: statement
Reuters - 2017-02-15 16:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marine Corps General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford will meet with the head of the Russian army's General Staff Valery Gerasimov on Thursday in Azerbaijan, Dunford's office said in a statement on Wednesday. ...
Delay effects of Astana II
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 14:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Kazakh officials say meeting postponed but bilateral talks between participants continue. Confusion surrounded a second round of Syria peace talks in Astana on Wednesday, as Kazakh officials said a meeting had been postponed but Russian sourc ...
Russian Defense Ministry: Astana II to be held on Feb. 15-16, no delay
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 10:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Earlier, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said that the meeting of the international group for settlement in Syria was postponed until Thursday Talks on Syria in Kazakhstan’s Astana will be held on Wednesday and Thursday as scheduled, with no pa ...
Russian-Assad airstrikes hit Daraa - video
Orient News - 2017-02-15 02:02
Russian jets pound Deraa city after rebel gains
Reuters - 2017-02-14 23:19
AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian jets pounded rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa on Tuesday for a second day as Syrian government troops fought with rebels near a strategic border crossing with Jordan, rebels and witnesses said. ...
Kremlin: Flynn’s resignation is Washington’s internal affair
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 15:52
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kremlin will not comment on the reasons for US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation as it is Washington’s internal affair, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday. “We would like to refrain ...
Russia continues using Iran’s airspace in war against terrorism, says security chief
Rûdaw - 2017-02-13 13:44
'the passing of Russian jets is based on an earlier agreement ...
French election contender Macron is Russian 'fake news' target: party chief
Reuters - 2017-02-13 13:22
PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is a "fake news" target of Russian media and his campaign is facing thousands of cyber attacks, his party chief said on Monday. ...
ISIS militants carrying explosives to Palmyra
Waar Media - 2017-02-13 13:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State terror group (ISIS) militants plan to deliver explosives to Syria’s Palmyra in order to inflict maximum damage on architectural landmarks before leaving the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday. “ ...
Russia invites U.S. to Astana talks
KurdPress - 2017-02-13 10:44
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated that his country invited the U.S. for talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, that is seeking to find a solution to the civil war in Syria. ...
Syrian army controls strategic town of Tadif
KurdPress - 2017-02-13 08:52
Forces of Syrian army took full control of the strategic town of Tadif in a ground operation that was supported by Russian jets. ...
Moscow mediates talks between Assad & Syrian Kurds – Russian FM — RT News
RT - 2017-02-13 04:23
ENKS to Take Part in Next Round of Syrian Peace Talks
BAS News - 2017-02-13 02:10
PYD Excluded from the negotiations LEEDS — The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) has been excluded from the upcoming peace talks in Geneva despite Russian insistence on the inclusion of the pary. No representative from the ...
Syria-bound Russian jets use Iran airspace
Orient News - 2017-02-13 02:00
Syrian opposition picks delegation to Geneva talks
Reuters - 2017-02-12 19:54
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition body on Sunday approved a new delegation to take part in Geneva peace talks later this month, which include Russian-backed blocs that have been critical of the armed insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad. ...
Russia does not designate PKK and YPG as terrorists: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia does not recognize the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorist organizations, said Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko in an interview with Russian news outlet Inte ...
Russia mediating talks between Damascus and Syrian Kurds: Lavrov
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia has been mediating talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the Syrian Kurds, including the leaders of People's Protection Units (YPG), said Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian newspa ...
Russian jet hit Turkish soldiers in Syria while CIA chief was in Turkey / Murat Yetkin
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 01:29
Let’s just look at the facts that we know chronologically: ...
Russia: we don’t view PKK or YPG as terrorists
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 00:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko has said that they did not see PKK operating in Turkey and YPG operating in northern Syria as terrorist organizations. According to the Sputnik’s Turkish site, Botsan-Harshenko, spe ...
America First Policy, Worst Nightmare for the EU`s Energy Security
Rûdaw - 2017-02-11 21:01
Trump will throw the Europeans into Russian arms ...
NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure
Reuters - 2017-02-11 18:48
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO accused Russia of escalating a disinformation campaign since the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Ukraine's Crimea region, saying Russian websites such as Sputnik and RT had posted false stories, the alliance's spokeswoman said on Satur ...
Russia Does Not Designate PKK and YPG As Terrorists: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-11 17:23
Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko says PKK and YPG are not the list of terrorists in Russia ISTANBUL — Russia does not recognize the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorist organizations, said Russian F ...
Iran allowing Syria-bound Russian planes to use airspace-report
Reuters - 2017-02-11 12:58
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has again allowed Russian planes to use its airspace during recent operations in Syria, a senior Iranian security official was quoted as saying on Saturday. ...
Russian, Turkish FMs discuss Syria during phone conversation
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 10:16
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed during a phone conversation on Thursday the situation in Syria, the Turkish NTV broadcaster quoted a diplomatic source as saying. ...
France watches skies for Russian wargames, domestic drone threat
Reuters - 2017-02-10 19:09
LYON-MONT VERDUN AIRBASE, France (Reuters) - From close-up encounters with Russian warplanes to the threat of attacks from lightweight drones, France's air force is on alert on two fronts as it confronts a return to Cold War shadow-boxing and heightened d ...
Lavrov confirms Moscow mediating talks between Assad and Syrian Kurd
Waar Media - 2017-02-10 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has confirmed that Moscow has been mediating talks between Damascus and the Syrian Kurd to help maintain Syria’s sovereignty and statehood, in an interview with Russia’s Izvestia daily. Russia “makes eff ...
Russian warplane accidentally kills three soldiers in Syria’s al-Bab: Turkish military
KurdPress - 2017-02-10 12:37
A Russian warplane accidentally hit a building housing Turkish Armed Forces units during air operations against the Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria’s al-Bab on Feb. 9, killing three soldiers and wounding another 11, the Turkish Armed Forces has announ ...
Kremlin says Turkey provided intel for 'friendly fire' strikes
Reuters - 2017-02-10 11:29
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian air strikes that accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in Syria were launched based on coordinates provided to Russia by the Turkish military, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. ...
Russian Airstrike Kills Two Turkish Soldiers in Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-09 22:35
LEEDS — An airstrike conducted by Russia on Thursday has killed at least three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others who were fighting against the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria The Turkish General Staff released a statement on Thursday saying a R ...
Russia and Egypt could sign contracts on nuclear power plant in 2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-09 21:42
WAAR-DUHOK: All grounds exist to believe that Russia and Egypt will sign main contracts for construction of Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in 2017, Russian Ambassador to Cairo Sergey Kirpichenko told TASS in an interview on Thursday. Negotiations on con ...
Russian airstrike kills 3 Turkish soldiers in al-Bab
Rûdaw - 2017-02-09 18:10
Putin called Erdogan to express his condolences over the accident ...
Russia airstrikes accidentally kill 3 Turkish soldiers in Syria, Turkish army says
Reuters - 2017-02-09 16:36
ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian airstrikes accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others during an operation against Islamic State in northern Syria on Thursday morning, Turkey's military said in a statement. ...
Russian air strike kills Turkey soldiers
BBC - 2017-02-09 16:14
President Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers in Syria, Turkey says ...
The Russian representative in UN” Kurds should take part in Geneva talks”
ANHA - 2017-02-09 15:58
NEWS DESK– The Russian delegation to the UN Alexey Borodavkin emphasized that the peace talks about Syria should be direct and with the participation of the Kurds. The Russian delegation to the UN said about Geneva talks” Syrian peace talks should be dire ...
Bashar al-Assad is ready for negotiation with Kurd
Waar Media - 2017-02-09 15:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Alexander Youshinko Russian Duma member declared to press that Bashar al-Assad Syrian president showed his readiness for negotiation with Kurd and reviewing opinions about Syria’s future. And all that is coming after al-Assad received a deleg ...
Putin, Volkswagen Group CEO discuss company’s prospects in Russia
Waar Media - 2017-02-09 15:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed with CEO of Volkswagen Group Matthias Muller the prospects of the company’s operation in Russia. The meeting took place in Kremlin on Wednesday. “We are happy that your business is doing well in ...
Syria Peace Talks Should Be Direct, Include Kurds - Russian Envoy to UN
Sputnik - 2017-02-09 12:02
Kremlin says east Ukraine unlikely to be part of deal with Trump
Reuters - 2017-02-09 10:50
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday it was unlikely that the situation in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are ranged against the Ukrainian army, would be part of any deal with U.S. President Donald Trump. ...
Ukraine conflict: Rebel leader Givi dies in bomb attack
BBC - 2017-02-08 13:02
A second separatist commander is killed days after another pro-Russian rebel dies in a car bombing. ...
Kurdistani delegates to carry out meeting in Moscow
ANHA - 2017-02-08 07:30
Party representatives from all four parts of Kurdistan (North, West, South and East) will come together for a meeting expected to take place in the Russian capital Moscow on February 15. ...
US-coalition, Russian airstrikes hit Idlib, big death toll reported
Orient News - 2017-02-08 02:03
Iran, Russia, Turkey to cooperate on Syria ceasefire: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-07 07:33
Experts from Russia, Iran and Turkey confirmed readiness to cooperate in order to achieve full ceasefire in Syria, Stanislav Gadzhimagomedov, the head of the Russian delegation, said Monday. ...
Human Resources Generalist- Bridgewater Virginia - Marshalls - Virginia
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-02-07 03:03
Bi-lingual in one of the following languages - Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Russian. This position is based in a distribution center providing product to Marshalls...From The TJX Companies, Inc. - Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:26:55 GMT - View all jobs ...
Al-Bab's uncertain future: Turkish, Syrian, and Russian interests at play
Rûdaw - 2017-02-06 01:25
Moscow does not consider Turkey in N.Syria a threat to its interests ...
Russian military expert predicts Trump will team up with Russia and Assad not Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-02-05 10:53
A Russian military official has predicted that the new U.S. President Donald Trump will cooperate with Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to retake the control of the Syrian northern city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS). ...
Ukraine conflict: Rebel commander killed in bomb blast
BBC - 2017-02-04 17:36
A pro-Russian rebel chief is killed in a car bomb attack in eastern Ukraine, military officials say. ...
Erdogan, Putin to meet in Moscow in March
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 12:17
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to pay a visit to Moscow next month to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Turkish Ambassador to Russia Hussein Dirioz said Feb. 3. ...
Cleared Research Assistant - Technical/Quantitative (Bachelor's level) - RAND Corporation - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-02-04 03:00
Proficiency in one of the following languages — Russian, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Kurdish or Arabic (language skills will be tested). Limited duration position;...From RAND Corporation - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:39:38 GMT - View all jobs ...
US ambassador to UN condemns Russian actions in Ukraine
Orient News - 2017-02-04 02:01
More heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine
BBC - 2017-02-03 23:12
Government forces and Russian-backed rebels accuse each other of attacking civilians in eastern Ukraine. ...
Russia's Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks
Reuters - 2017-02-03 17:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday that a flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine may nullify two-year long efforts to pacify warring sides, Russia's foreign ministry said on F ...
Kremlin says it hopes pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels have enough ammunition
Reuters - 2017-02-03 13:48
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday he hoped that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine had enough ammunition to respond to what he called aggressive actions by the Ukrainian army. ...
Ukraine, separatists say more civilians killed in eastern flare-up
Reuters - 2017-02-02 23:14
AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of carrying out fresh artillery attacks on frontline residential areas in eastern Ukraine, resulting in civilian casualties on both sides. ...
U.S. eases sanctions on Russian intelligence agency
Reuters - 2017-02-02 19:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday eased sanctions on Russian intelligence agency FSB put in place by former President Barack Obama last year over accusations that Moscow launched cyber attacks to try to influence the U.S. pre ...
Putin accuses Kiev of provoking flare up in fighting in east Ukraine
Reuters - 2017-02-02 17:11
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Kiev of provoking this week's flare up in fighting in eastern Ukraine, saying it was a ploy to win the support of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. ...
Syrian Kurds invited to Russian FM meeting with opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with Syrian opposition parties and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Friday. “We have invited on Friday all the opposition representatives from the political opposition that wish t ...
Syrian draft constitution mentions ‘decentralized Syria’, not federalism
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
ASTANA, Kazakhstan,— A Russian-proposed draft of the Syrian constitution falls short of mentioning federalism as a system of governance in the war-torn country, but hints at larger cultural and administrative freedoms within a decentralized Syria, accord ...
Kurds glad for removing ‘Arab’ from Syria’s official name in draft constitution
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Syrian Kurds welcome the exclusion of the word “Arab” from the “Syrian Arab Republic” title in the Russian draft of the Syrian constitution, a member of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said Friday. “There are some very positive suggestions amon ...
Syrian Kurds welcome Russian-proposed draft constitution for Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
PARIS,— In an interview with Sputnik, Halit İsa, a representative of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in France, revealed the details of his Friday meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Mr. Lavrov familiarized us ...
Ukraine says military cargo plane shot at from Russian-held gas rig
Reuters - 2017-02-01 16:27
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak said on Wednesday a Ukrainian military cargo plane had been shot at with a firearm from a Russian-held gas rig on the Black Sea. ...