By Ilya Arkhipov and Jason Scott Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to leave the Group of 20 summit in Australia earlier than scheduled, according to people familiar with his plans, as some leaders demanded Russia stop arming rebels in Ukraine. Putin plans to skip an official lunch today and bring forward his news conference before […]
Russia’s role in Ukraine’s crisis was taking center stage in Brisbane, Australia on November 15 as world leaders gathered for the two-day G20 summit. President Barack Obama said in a speech at Brisbane’s University of Queensland on November 15 that the United States is leading the world in “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” which he […]
British PM David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin. Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin about Russia’s continued acts of aggression in Ukraine as it supplies heavy weapons and tanks to the separatists. In a […]
Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s solicitous act of draping China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan in a shawl has become a social media highlight of the Apec summit. It also ignited Chinese forums on Tuesday, which was Singles Day. Vladimir Putin has a special place among the cast of world leaders for the Chinese public. Perhaps it […]
Russia’s action in evacuating its citizens from Syria via Lebanon is a clear sign that Moscow expects the Assad regime may fall. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov acknowledged this possibility last December.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman who is on an official 3 day visit to Russia, urged Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Wednesday to back calls for a global conference on helping Lebanon cope with Syrian refugee crisis
Russian legislators looking to retaliate against a new American human rights law have settled on an exceptionally vulnerable target: Russian orphans.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that any attempt to unilaterally use force or interfere with events in the Middle East or North Africa would be counter-productive, rebutting growing calls to intervene in Syria’s civil war.
The possibility of a drawn out civil war in Syria looms, as fighting continues across the country. Assad’s army has ceded ground elsewhere in order to focus its resources on fighting in Aleppo. In the meantime, the U.N. may name a new envoy to replace Kofi Annan next week.
As Aleppo burns, Syria’s regime is gradually losing its image as a well-oiled and organized military machine—and Assad may be more vulnerable than many once thought. The Syrian regime launched its first sustained ground offensive yesterday into Salahedin, the Aleppo neighborhood