Medvedev: Annan mission may be the last chance to avoid a "bloody civil war"

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has offered full support for envoy Kofi Annan’s peace mission in Syria, saying it may be the last chance to avoid a “prolonged and bloody civil war”. Mr Annan has been seeking to persuade Russia to take a firmer stance against President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Putin: Russian 2012 election will be dirty

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that the March 2012 presidential election campaign would be dirty, but stopped short of saying whether he would seek another stint as Kremlin chief. Putin, Russia’s most popular politician, made clear he would play a significant role in the election but told supporters he would need to […]

Iran threatens to make an enemy of Russia over sanctions

Iranian President, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, criticized Russia’s latest stance against his country, describing it as “unacceptable.” Addressing a massive crowd in the city of Kerman, Ahmadinejad called on the Russian government to reconsider its position so that the Iranian people will not add Russia to the list of Tehran’s historical enemies. While Iranians are used to […]

Russia to provide political and military support to Lebanon

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Thursday for the full implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701 and vowed coordination with Lebanese authorities to fight terrorism. “I told the Lebanese president that Russia always called for preserving Lebanon’s sovereignty. Interference in its internal affairs is unacceptable. The Lebanese should themselves solve their problems,” Medvedev said […]

Russia to provide political and military support to Lebanon

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called on Thursday for the full implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701 and vowed coordination with Lebanese authorities to fight terrorism. “I told the Lebanese president that Russia always called for preserving Lebanon’s sovereignty. Interference in its internal affairs is unacceptable. The Lebanese should themselves solve their problems,” Medvedev said […]

Lebanese and Russian presidents to meet

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman will head to Russia on Wednesday. Suleiman will reportedly meet with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday, following which they will hold a joint press conference. Also, according to the correspondent, ministers Elias al-Murr, Ali Shami, Mohammad Safadi, Abraham Dedeyan, Adnan al-Kassar will accompany the president on his official trip. […]