Russia Bombs Syrian Militants From Iran Base for First Time

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW, Aug 16 – Russian bombers based in Iran on Tuesday struck militant targets inside Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry said, after Moscow deployed Russian aircraft to an Iranian air force base to widen its campaign in Syria. The ministry said the strikes, by Tupolev-22M3 long-range bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers, were

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Russian Hopes for Iran Trade Boom Run Aground at Caspian Port

By Svetlana Burmistrova ASTRAKHAN, Russia, June 5 – When sanctions on Iran were lifted in January, Russia might have expected to be near the front of the queue for business opportunities. Moscow, after all, was one of Tehran’s oldest allies and is now its partner on the battlefield in Syria. On the evidence of the

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