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Russia, St. Petersburg : 2908086 08/09/2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Constantine palace in St. Petersburg, August 9, 2016. Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik

Kremlin Teases Putin Trip to Turkey in October

A Kremlin spokesman said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is finalizing plans to visit Turkey in October, a nation with whom relations have been tense following repeated violations of Turkish airspace that resulted in the downing of a Russian jet over Turkey.

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyau, Shimon Peres

Obama: Peres Was Essence Of Israel Itself

TEL AVIV – President Barack Obama joined statesmen from all over the world in eulogizing former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday night, calling him “the essence of Israel itself.”

A Syrian man carries the body of an infant retrieved from under the rubble of a building in the al-Muasalat area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo following a reported airstrike on September 23, 2016

Russia Threatened with War Crimes Probe over Syria

At least 23 civilians have been killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as France and Britain’s Foreign Ministers raised the prospect of investigating Russia for war crimes, ahead of an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting about the spiraling violence in Syria’s civil war.

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Rally, Mock Executions to Protest Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at U.N.

NEW YORK – Thousands of members from the Iranian resistance group the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), or the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), held a rally and put on mock executions at the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City on Tuesday to protest President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the U.N. and to shed light on his role in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners who were hung, shot and buried in mass graves.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Assad to AP: Neither Syria nor Russia Bombed UN Aid Convoy

Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad has said neither Syria nor its ally Russia launched the bombs that destroyed a United Nations aid convoy carrying food supplies to a rural area west of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo that killed at least 20 people, including the local director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

SYRIA, ALEPPO : (FILES) This file photo taken on July 25, 2016 shows Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, carrying a young boy after they dug him out from under the rubble of buildings destroyed following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo, on July 25, 2016. The Syrian Civil Defense organisation "White Helmets" is announced on September 22, 2016 as one of four laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, dubbed as "Alternative Nobel Prize", besides Russian human rights advocate Svetlana Gannouchkina of Memorial, Mozn Hassan of the organisation for Feminist studies "Nazra" and Turkish independant newspaper Cumhuriyet. / AFP PHOTO / THAER MOHAMMED

Russia at the UN: ‘It Is Essential to Prevent Disruption’ of Syrian Ceasefire

It was more than a little discordant to hear Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tell the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that it is “essential to prevent disruption” of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, while Syrian warplanes — allegedly with Russian help — were showering bombs on the besieged city of Aleppo, with a ground operation waiting in the wings.