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Erdogan, Rouhani meet in Ankara ahead of Syria summit

Erdogan, Rouhani meet in Ankara ahead of Syria summit

Hassan Rouhani said before leaving Iran that foreign forces operating in Syria without approval from the Damascus government should leave.

Kremlin says no preparations yet for possible Putin-Trump summit

Kremlin says no preparations yet for possible Putin-Trump summit

The Kremlin said on Monday no planning discussions had been held on a proposed summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump since the US leader proposed the meeting in a phone call on March 20.

Emir meets chief executive of Russia's Rosneft

Emir meets chief executive of Russia's Rosneft

Igor Sechin conveyed the Russian president's greetings to His Highness the Emir and wishes of development and growth to the Qatari people.

Anger mounts in Russia over mall fire that killed 41 children

Anger mounts in Russia over mall fire that killed 41 children

President Vladimir Putin flew to the scene in the Siberian city of Kemerovo two days after the tragedy and laid roses at a makeshift memorial.

Emir, Putin vow to bolster ties

Emir, Putin vow to bolster ties

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed ways to strengthen bilateral co-operation in several fields, including defence, energy, economy, investment ...

Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning.

Russian voters left guessing at Putin's economic plan

Russian voters left guessing at Putin's economic plan

Russian President Vladimir Putin will enter Sunday's election with little agreement among his top policymakers on an economic strategy for his next term, officials and analysts said.

Putin says he will 'never' give Crimea back to Ukraine

Putin says he will 'never' give Crimea back to Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week's poll.

Putin says will not change constitution to cling to power

Putin says will not change constitution to cling to power

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to be reelected for a fourth term in an upcoming ballot, said Saturday he had no plans to change the constitution to stay in the Kremlin beyond 2024.

Russia orders five-hour daily truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta

Russia orders five-hour daily truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta

Russia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a five-hour daily truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta, it said on Monday, after a UN Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the entire country.

France, Germany ask Putin's support on Syria

France, Germany ask Putin's support on Syria

The leaders of France and Germany have written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ask for his support for a UN Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, an Elysee source said on Friday.

Macron urges Putin to help end civilian suffering in Syria

Macron urges Putin to help end civilian suffering in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday to help ease civilian suffering caused by Syrian government attacks on rebel positions.