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Assad Tells Putin His Government Will Help with Syria Ceasefire

MOSCOW, Feb 24 – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that his government was ready to assist in implementing a ceasefire in Syria, the Kremlin and the Syrian presidency said. The United States and Russia announced plans on Monday for a cessation of hostilities in Syria, excluding Daesh and Nusra Front

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Obama Urges Russia to Stop Bombing “Moderate” Syria Rebels

By Tom Perry and Jeff Mason BEIRUT/RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb 15 – U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing “moderate” rebels in Syria in support of its ally President Bashar Al Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war. Major powers

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Putin, Obama Agree on Cooperation to Implement Syria Agreement

MOSCOW, Feb 14  – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to intensify diplomatic and other cooperation to implement an agreement on Syria struck at talks in Munich, the Kremlin said on Sunday. Major powers agreed on Friday to a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in Syria. The pause is due to begin

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Turkey Says Another Russian Jet Has Violated Air Space

ANKARA, Jan 30 – A Russian SU-34 jet violated Turkish airspace on Friday despite radar warnings, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Saturday, amid ongoing bitterness between the two countries involved in Syria’s war. The Russian ambassador was summoned over the incident late on Friday, the statement said, adding that the violation was a clear sign

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Turkey Detains 3 Russians Suspected of Daesh Ties After Istanbul Bomb

ISTANBUL, Jan 13 – Turkish authorities detained three Russian nationals suspected of links with Daesh following a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists, media reports said on Wednesday. A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed nine German and one Peruvian tourists on Tuesday in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet Square,

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Russia’s Putin Says Syria Needs a New Constitution

By Denis Pinchuk and Denis Dyomkin MOSCOW, Jan 12 – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Syria needs to start working on a new constitution as a first step to finding a political solution to its civil war, though he acknowledged the process was likely to be difficult. Putin, who has thrown Russia’s support behind Syrian

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Russia’s Putin Wants Global Cooperation Against Terrorism

MOSCOW, Jan 11 – Russia wants to fight terrorism jointly with the rest of the world, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Monday, while again accusing the West of exacerbating international crises that had contributed to it. “We are faced with common threats, and we still want all countries, both in Europe

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U.S. Sees Bearable Costs, Key Goals Met for Russia in Syria So Far

By Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Dec 28 – Three months into his military intervention in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has achieved his central goal of stabilizing the Assad government and, with the costs relatively low, could sustain military operations at this level for years, U.S. officials and military analysts say. That assessment

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Kerry to Explore Syria Peace Process in Kremlin Talks

By Lesley Wroughton MOSCOW, Dec 15 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to try and narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over the role of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in any political transition and which rebel groups should be part of peace talks. Kerry will seek to

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Kremlin Says Planned Putin-Erdogan Summit in Russia Cancelled

MOSCOW, Dec 14 (Reuters) – A bilateral summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan planned for Dec. 15 in St. Petersburg will not now happen, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. The summit was agreed upon during a meeting between the two men in Turkey on the sidelines of

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