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Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

"Of course, there were hard times before the war, but the situation today is even more difficult."

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Armenia, Azerbaijan clash over Karabakh as Russia urges halt

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Armenia, Azerbaijan clash over Karabakh as Russia urges halt

Russia urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately start observing a ceasefire agreed over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as intense ...

Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

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Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

Russia's FM said said countries 'cannot dally' in finding mechanisms to verify the ceasefire and help end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ...

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

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Shelling, missile fire ahead of Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

The region's ombudsman Artak Beglaryan said Azerbaijan had fired missiles on civilian areas of its main city Stepanakert, which has been under ...

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Macron demands Turkey explain 'jihadists' in Azerbaijan

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces intensified their shelling on Thursday as Macron said jihadist militants had been deployed to Nagorno Karabakh ...

Turkey vows support for Azerbaijan in conflict with Armenia

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Turkey vows support for Azerbaijan in conflict with Armenia

Following the outbreak of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Sunday over the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh, Turkish ...

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the ...

Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

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Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

Russia has vowed to develop military cooperation with Iran after a UN arms embargo expires in October.

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the ...

Russia says ready to help ease tensions in Mediterranean

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Russia says ready to help ease tensions in Mediterranean

Russia is prepared to intervene in the eastern Mediterranean where Cyprus and Greece are mired in a standoff with Turkey over maritime and ...

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Assad holds talks with Russian foreign minister in Damascus

Lavrov is in Damascus for the first time since 2012.

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US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

The resolution's new draft states that the arms embargo on Iran will continue 'until the Security Council decides otherwise'.

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Nine soldiers dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The skirmishes mark the most serious spike in hostilities since 2016, when scores were killed in four days of fighting.

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Russia vows to back Iran on nuclear deal

At the start of talks with his Iranian counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that his country would firmly oppose any ...

Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

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Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

Algerian officials greeted Aguila Saleh at Algiers International Airport, though the reason for the visit remains unknown.

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Russian ministers' Turkey visit postponed: Ankara

Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu were set to visit Istanbul on Sunday - a meeting agreed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ...

Turkey and Russia to hold talks on Libya, Syria

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Turkey and Russia to hold talks on Libya, Syria

Russian officials will visit Turkey to discuss Syria and Libya.

Tripoli forces seize another key town

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Tripoli forces seize another key town

The UN recognised government gained ground and managed to wrest a town from Haftar's forces.

Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

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Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call.

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