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In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo a Russian soldier guards as a military helicopter flies over Palmyra, Syria. Government troops and their allies intensified an offensive Friday against Islamic State militants in central Syria, trying to consolidate their control on the area. Backed by Russian warplanes and fighters from …

On Mideast Trip, Putin Orders Partial Withdrawal from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday for the last leg of a day-long diplomatic dash, during which he ordered the partial withdrawal of Russia’s troops from the war-torn country.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with Prime Minister of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Nechirvan Barzani during their meeting at the the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia Becomes Primary Source of Funding for Kurdistan

The Russian government is now the primary funder of oil and gas deals in the autonomous region of Kurdistan and has yet to outline its position on next week’s Kurdish independence referendum, a report from Reuters has revealed.

Washington, UNITED STATES: US Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican from California, testifies on the business perspectives of comprehensive immigration reform during a hearing by the US House Judiciary committee's subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, 06 June 2007. A US Senate …

Rohrabacher Loses Top Aide Over Russia Ties

Paul Behrends, a top aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and staff director for his House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, was fired on Wednesday after several news reports revealed his alleged ties with pro-Russia lobbyists.