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IS in Possession of Chemical Weapons Taken from Iraq and Libya: Russia

BAS News - 2017-04-25 00:48
SOFIA — The Islamic State (IS) in Syria has the capabilities to produce chemical warfare agents, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's non-profileration and arms control department, Mikhail Ulyanov, said at a news conference on Monday. According ...

Erdogan plans to visit Russia on May 3

Waar Media - 2017-04-21 16:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Russia on May 3 and hold a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the Turkish president’s office told TASS on Friday. “This trip has been scheduled. Our president plans to visit Russi ...

Russian marine major killed in combat in Syria: agencies

Reuters - 2017-04-20 20:45
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian marine major has been killed in combat in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, confirming an earlier report that one of Moscow's highest-ranking officers there had lost his life. ...

Russian navy visits Philippines as Duterte tightens ties with U.S. foes

Reuters - 2017-04-20 10:45
MANILA (Reuters) - Russian navy vessels arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for joint exercises as part of a drive for new security ties under President Rodrigo Duterte's revamped foreign policy of courting the traditional foes of Manila's top ally, Wa ...

Russia denies media report it understated Syrian battle death toll

Reuters - 2017-04-19 16:01
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday dismissed as false a Reuters report which said Russia had understated the number of its servicemen and private contractors killed during a period of intense fighting to retake the city of Palmyr ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Health Dept. Office, Kill Russian Militant

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A Russian member of the Islamic State (IS) was killed by the Iraqi police forces in western Mosul. The man known as Abu Hajir al-Rusi was killed by the Iraqi forces in a rocket attack in the al-Thawra district. In a nearby district of al-Farou ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Arrested: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-18 18:54
He was arrested in early April in Syria ERBIL— The leader of the Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested by the Russian and Syrian joint forces, according to a report by Russia Today (RT). RT cited a press release by the European Depart ...

Russia lifts visa requirements for Iranians

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 12:00
Russia has passed a law which grants permission to an eight-day visit to the Russian Far East for the citizens of Iran and 17 other countries. ...

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Syrian army regains key town in north Hama province

Reuters - 2017-04-16 21:06
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army regained the strategic town of Soran near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria on Sunday with an assault backed by heavy Russian air strikes, rebels and residents said. ...

Iranian, Russian and Syrian FMs dismiss anti-Syria chemical plot

KurdPress - 2017-04-14 17:02
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian and Syrian counterparts Sergey Lavrov and Walid al-Muallem in a news conference in Moscow on Friday discussed diplomatic solution of Syria crisis, fighting terrorism and underlined the need for ...

Russian newspaper fears for staff after Chechen clerics vow vengeance

Reuters - 2017-04-14 15:43
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's most famous campaigning newspaper said on Friday it had appealed to the Kremlin to protect its staff after Chechen clerics said the paper faced "retribution" for alleging that gay men in Chechnya were being tortured and killed. ...

Erdogan and Putin back investigation into Syria chemical attack

Reuters - 2017-04-13 21:09
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Thursday to support an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into the chemical weapons attack in Syria last week, Turkis ...

U.S.-Russia relations at another low after Syria attacks

Reuters - 2017-04-13 00:59
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off o ...

A warplane bombard Bashamra village in Afrin

ANHA - 2017-04-12 13:54
AFRIN- A warplane estimated to be Russian bombarded Bashamra village in Sherawa district in the canton of Afrin and inflicted material damage to the civilians’ properties. Some sources from the village assured that a warplane has been hovering since Tuesd ...

Iranian, Syrian, Russian FMs to hold trilateral meeting in Moscow

KurdPress - 2017-04-12 08:12
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem are expected to make a visit to the Russian capital, Moscow, soon to attend a trilateral meeting with their Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. ...

G7 to Discuss Ways to Get Russia to Withdraw Its Support of Assad

BAS News - 2017-04-10 17:24
ISTANBUL — One of the topics of discussion during the G7 meeting taking place on Monday includes ways to eliminate Russian support for the Syrian government. Foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, with the inclusi ...

Ukraine president's grip weakens as central bank chief quits

Reuters - 2017-04-10 11:07
KIEV (Reuters) - If Ukraine's central bank chief needed any more incentive to quit, last week she woke up to find the image of a pig draped in a Russian flag spray-painted onto the wall of her house and a gaggle of young protesters calling her a Russian s ...

Syrian President Assad's allies say U.S. attack crosses 'red lines'

Reuters - 2017-04-09 15:10
AMMAN (Reuters) - A joint command center made up of the forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base crossed "red lines" and it would now respond to any new aggre ...

Suspect in Russia metro bombing traveled to Turkey, say co-workers

Reuters - 2017-04-08 21:45
ST PETERSBURG, Russia/OSH, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - The man Russian police believe was the suicide bomber who killed 14 people in a blast on the St Petersburg metro this week developed an interest in Islam and soon after traveled to Turkey, two people who k ...

Putin blames US strikes on Syria, calls it 'act of aggression'

KurdPress - 2017-04-08 11:23
“Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns the US missile strikes on Syria as an act of aggression against a sovereign country that harms US-Russian relations as well as the goal of fighting international terrorism, Kremlin declared in a statement release ...

Kremlin: Russia was informed about US strikes in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-07 15:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia was informed about forthcoming US strikes in Syria over existing communication channels. However, “nobody called [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said. “Yes, this piece of infor ...

Moscow suspends US-Russia memorandum on flights safety in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-07 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia suspends the Memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria earlier signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on F ...

Rosneft Said to Prepay About $1 Billion for Kurdistan Oil

Waar Media - 2017-04-07 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Rosneft PJSC’s commitment to pay in advance for crude oil from the Kurdistan region is about $1 billion, according to two people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to named as the supply deal is private. The Russian state-run producer ...

Russia’s Rosneft said to prepay about $1 bln for Iraqi Kurdistan oil

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
MOSCOW,— Rosneft PJSC’s commitment to pay in advance for crude oil from the Kurdistan region of Iraq is about $1 billion, according to two people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to named as the supply deal is private. The Russian state-run pro ...

Russian police find explosives similar to device used by suicide bomber

Reuters - 2017-04-06 15:19
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Russian authorities raided a residential building in St Petersburg on Thursday and found explosives similar to those used by a suicide bomber who this week blew up a metro carriage killing 14 people, two security sources said. ...

Iran, Russian FMs discuss mutual interest on phone

KurdPress - 2017-04-05 13:06
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed mutual interests in a telephone conversation late Tuesday and Zarif condoled Lavrov over the terrorist incident in St. Petersburg metro in which scores of pe ...
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