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Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries and other benefits.

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist rebel group.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

<em>Russia</em> deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

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Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

Turkey's state broadcaster launches Russian-language service to fight 'disinformation'

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Turkey's state broadcaster launches Russian-language service to fight 'disinformation'

Turkey's TRT is expanding its operations with a new Russian-language service.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

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Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE Syria: reports

Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured parts of the highway last year.

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Hundreds of foreign mercenaries withdraw from Libya's front lines

Foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's forces have been flown away from the front lines after the rogue general suffered major losses ...

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

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WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

The Libyan Government of National Accord has paraded a captured Russian missile defence system through the streets of Tripoli while accusing ...

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded battlefield, writes James Snell.

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Chechen leader Kadyrov hospitalised with suspected coronavirus

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has overseen a heavy-handed reponse to the Covid-19 outbreak - is the latest Russian official suspected to ...

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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.

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Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

The ICRC has warned of a serious humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria, as food shortages and electricity cuts makes the situation yet more ...

Kuwait and Saudi halt oil production from neutral zone

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Kuwait and Saudi halt oil production from neutral zone

The two oil giants stopped oil production following an agreement to push up prices.

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Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

<em>Russia</em>, 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.

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

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Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

The financial crisis in Lebanon could lead to a major food crisis, the country's premier has warned.

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