Fury in Moscow after air closures block Lavrov trip to Serbia

Fury in Moscow after air closures block Lavrov trip to Serbia

Moscow on Monday furiously condemned the rejection by several European countries of a request for Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's plane to pass through their airspace, forcing him to cancel a trip to ally Serbia

Russia's Lavrov cancels Serbia trip after countries close airspace

Russia's Lavrov cancels Serbia trip after countries close airspace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was forced to cancel a visit to Serbia on Monday after several of its neighbours prevented his plane from passing through their airspace, officials said.

Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks

Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan were in Moscow on Wednesday for meetings with Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov as world powers seek to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russian FM mocks British army chief over IS comparison

Russian FM mocks British army chief over IS comparison

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday mocked the "intellectual capacities" of Britain's army chief for calling Russia a bigger threat than the Islamic State group.

Education minister ratifies high school exam results

Education minister ratifies high school exam results

HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi has ratified the results of the second round of high school final examinations for the 2017-2018 academic years.

Russia invites North Korean leader to visit Moscow

Russia invites North Korean leader to visit Moscow

Sergei Lavrov was the first Russian official to be received by Kim Jong Un, Russian news agencies said.

Russia says Syria chemical attack was 'staged'

Russia says Syria chemical attack was 'staged'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Moscow had "irrefutable" evidence that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged with the help of a foreign secret service.

UK can't ignore 'legitimate questions' over poisoning: Lavrov

UK can't ignore 'legitimate questions' over poisoning: Lavrov

Moscow is insisting on a "substantial and responsible investigation" in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention, Sergei Lavrov said.

Russia says 'terrorists nearly wiped out' of Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Russia says 'terrorists nearly wiped out' of Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said Syrian forces had "nearly wiped out the terrorists" in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Moscow claims Syria rebels plan to 'stage' chemical attack

Moscow claims Syria rebels plan to 'stage' chemical attack

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Moscow, Russia.

Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syria, North Korea, Ukraine

Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syria, North Korea, Ukraine

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed the ongoing crises in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine in a call on Wednesday, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

Moscow concerned over growing tensions in Gulf

Moscow concerned over growing tensions in Gulf

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow is concerned about rising tensions in the Gulf region.