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Russia will trail its controversial 'Sputnik' coronavirus vaccine in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

President Vladimir Putin claimed Russia has developed the world's first coronavirus vaccine.

MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

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MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

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World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in ...

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

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Putin 'to help ease' Turkey-Cyprus gas search tensions

Vladimir Putin reportedly made the pledge during a 45-minute telephone conversation with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

Chechnya's Kadyrov blames blogger murder on foreign secret services

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Chechnya's Kadyrov blames blogger murder on foreign secret services

Chechen strongman Kadyrov claimed foreign secret services killed dissident blogger Mamikhan Umarov in Austria and have pinned the blame on the ...

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Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

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Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

A Chechen former separatist has been assassinated in Vienna.

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Russians to back reforms allowing <em>Putin</em> to extend rule

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Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Putin says the changes are needed to ensure stability and cement Russian values in the face of pernicious Western influences.

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

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Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

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Pompeo warns Taliban against attacking Americans

The State Department has warned the Taliban against targeting Americans in the country, amid outrage over alleged Russian rewards to attack US soldiers.

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Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold talks on Syria

Turkey, Russia and Iran have been holding talks on Syria via the Astana process.

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Biden slams Trump over alleged Russia-Taliban bounty intelligence

Joe Biden has become the latest to criticise the US president over allegations he was briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had ...

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Trump slammed for inaction over 'Russian bounties' in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump has been slammed for failing to respond to intelligence accusing Russia of offering rewards to Taliban-linked ...

US thinks Russia spies aided Taliban attacks: report

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US thinks Russia spies aided Taliban attacks: report

The Trump administration believes Russian spies aided attacks against US forces in Afghanistan by offering bounties to the militants.

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Oil firm says Russian mercenaries enter key Libya field

Russian and other foreign mercenaries drove into Libya's key Al-Sharara oil field.

Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

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Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

Bolton was fired by Trump as National Security Adviser almost a year ago.

US paper faces backlash after publishing Islamaphobic ad

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US paper faces backlash after publishing Islamaphobic ad

A doomsday ad published by The Tennessean claimed “Islam” would cause a nuclear explosion in Nashville in July, drawing backlash which prompted ...

A letter to <em>Putin</em>: 'Release Syrian detainees'

Paul McLoughlin

A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

A Syrian doctor and former detainee has made a last-ditch effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Syria's packed jails by writing to Russian ...

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