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Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting with the heads of local regional councils, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10 and pre-election polls show Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni.(AP …

Israel Says Russian Offer to Create Buffer Zone For Iranian Forces in Syria Not Enough

TEL AVIV – A Russian proposal to keep Iranian forces in Syria 100 kilometers (62 miles) away from Israel’s northern border has been rejected by Jerusalem since Iran’s long-range weapons can circumvent the buffer, a senior Israeli official said following a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained that Britain has not given access to its citizens after the poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter

Russian Foreign Minister Invites Kim Jong-Un to Visit Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to meet with his opposite number, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. Lavrov also met with dictator Kim Jong-un and invited him to visit Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Russia Claims U.S. Was Given ‘Red Lines’ for Syria Bombing

In an interview with Russian media on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow warned U.S. forces not to bomb certain areas when it led airstrikes on Syria last week to punish dictator Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons.

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Tillerson Holds ‘Lengthy’ Post-Sanctions Talks with Russian Foreign Minister

Both U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in the Philippines this weekend. On Sunday, the two had what Tillerson described as a “lengthy” meeting on the sidelines of the conference. Both emerged from the meeting with cautious flickers of optimism that U.S.-Russia relations might be improved.

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Russia: Israeli Security Needs Accounted For in Syria Ceasefire Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that a ceasefire deal in southern Syria brokered by Washington and Moscow took into consideration Israel’s security needs, despite Israeli concerns that it will enable an increased Iranian presence on Israel’s northern border.

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Trump Asks Russia to Rein in Iran, Syria’s Assad

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar Assad and his key ally Iran, as Washington and Moscow sought to boost their fragile ties with high-profile White House talks.

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Trump to Speak with Putin Saturday

The first official conversation between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled for Saturday, according to an administration official who spoke to CNN.

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Turkey, Russia Vow Cooperation after Ambassador’s Killing

Russian investigators worked Tuesday to determine whether the assassination of their ambassador to Turkey was the work of a lone gunman or part of a wider conspiracy as the two countries, which have backed opposing sides in the Syrian war, said they would not let the killing disrupt efforts to repair their relationship.

An alliance The Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD) and Arab rebels has taken a key dam of Tishreen on the Euphrates River from ISIS. On December 24, the Syrian Democratic Forces also managed to liberate 5 villages and more than 10 vast farmlands along the banks of the Euphrates. The Syrian …

Syria Rebels Reject Aleppo Exit as Regime Army Advances

Russia said Monday it would hold talks with Washington on a total rebel withdrawal from Syria’s Aleppo, where the army has made sweeping advances, but opposition factions rejected any evacuation.

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Iran, Russia Reaffirm Alliance in Syrian War

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said Tehran and Moscow would continue to cooperate in the Syrian war “until the ultimate goal of eradicating terrorism and restoring peace and full security to the region is achieved.”

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 …

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.

A man walks past the rubble of a building following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo on April 18, 2015. Aleppo has been devastated by fighting since rebel fighters seized its eastern half in 2012, setting up a front …

Kerry Admits Diplomacy at Impasse as Syrian Truce Collapses

The United States and Russia ended any pretenses Thursday of their cease-fire for Syria remaining in force after days of increased violence and the Syrian military’s announcement of a new offensive in Aleppo.