Syria: Australia safes head in Syria as Russia-US tension escalates

Australia has announced that it is “temporarily” suspending the activities of its six warplanes partaking in the US-led air campaign on the Islamic State in Syria, as tension between the US and Russian military increases. The statement from the Australian Read more

KSA: Russia pleased with Saudi relations, Deputy Foreign Minister

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has hailed the relations with Saudi Arabia stating that there are excellent contacts between their officials “in all directions.” He added that there is “a deepening of mutual understanding” between the two countries and Read more

Russia warns Israel over actions in Syria

Russia has sent a message to Israel warning that its in-and-out military operations in Syria will not be tolerated. Following last week’s incident, the Israeli ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Foreign Ministry to informed about Moscow’s concerns about Read more

Libya: Haftar Explains His Vision of New Libya

Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, who was not straightforward about his ambitions to serve as the country’s leader, has however stated in an interview, “military people who were elected to lead their country achieved remarkable success.” Libya needs a leader with Read more

Jordan, Russia Call for Political Settlement in Syria

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov who also doubles as President Putin’s special representative for the Middle East and Africa met with King Abdallah of Jordan on Thursday to discuss the Syrian crisis. The Russian official also met Prime Minister Read more

Syria: Russian initiative supported by Tehran can end war, FM Moallem

Foreign Minister Walid Moallem has hailed the Russian efforts to end the ongoing 3year old war as a delegation of Syrian dissidents, tolerated by President Bashar al-Assad, head to Moscow for talks with Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. Government members Read more