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Kremlin says Worried That Terrorists Regrouping in Syria

MOSCOW, Sept 26 – The Kremlin said on Monday it was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where it said terrorists were using a ceasefire to regroup and wage offensives against government troops. “The Kremlin views the situation as extremely complicated,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters. “We are chiefly

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U.N. Envoy Hopes for Syria progress in US-Russian talks in Moscow

GENEVA, July 14 – U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura voiced hope on Thursday that a U.S.-Russian meeting would achieve progress on the Syria peace process, including a halt to indiscriminate bombing and a formula for political transition. “Let’s see what happens in Moscow in the next few hours. Let’s hope there is some type

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Syrian Rebels Say Russian Jets Hit Refugee Camp Along Jordan Border

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, July 12 – Jets believed to be Russian on Tuesday struck a refugee camp along Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores in the first such Russian strike near the Jordanian border, rebels said. Several jets flying at high altitudes struck at noon a makeshift

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UK’s Hammond Says New Initiative Needed for Syria Talks

MEXICO CITY, May 3 – British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he was deeply concerned about the state of the ceasefire in Syria and that a new initiative was needed to keep dialogue alive, after a sharp escalation of violence in the city of Aleppo. Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working

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Iran’s Soleimani in Russia For Talks on Syria, Missiles

By Lidia Kelly and Parisa Hafezi MOSCOW/ANKARA, April 16 – Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has flouted an international travel ban and flown to Moscow for talks with Russia’s military and political leadership on Syria and deliveries of Russian missiles, sources said on Friday. The main purpose of his visit was to discuss new delivery routes for

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Fire Rips Through Russian Defense Ministry Building in Moscow

MOSCOW, April 3 – A fire ripped through a Russian Defense Ministry building in central Moscow on Sunday, sending plumes of smoke over the Russian capital as fire fighters battled to extinguish the blaze. Around 50 people were reported to have been evacuated from the administrative building, which dates from the end of the eighteenth

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Around 20 Daesh Recruiters Arrested in Moscow

MOSCOW, March 30 – Around 20 Daesh followers were arrested in Moscow trying to recruit new fighters for the group, Russia’s RIA news agency cited a security source as saying on Wednesday. “During a joint operation of the FSB (Federal Security Service) and the police, around twenty people suspected of connections to [Daesh] were arrested,” RIA quoted

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CIA Head Discussed Assad Leaving Power in Moscow this Month: RIA

MOSCOW, March 28 – The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, raised the issue of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving power when he visited Moscow at the start of March, RIA news agency cited the U.S. embassy in Russia as saying on Monday. Brennan also discussed the observance of the ceasefire in

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Woman Tells Moscow Court “God Ordered” Her to Sever Child’s Head

MOSCOW, March 2  – An Uzbek woman accused of murdering a child in her care and brandishing the child’s severed head outside a metro station, said on Wednesday in a Moscow court that “Allah ordered” her to carry out the act. Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old mother of three sons, made the comment to reporters on

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