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Russia

Russia calls new US sanctions illegal and 'draconian'

Moscow rejects allegations it used nerve agent against former Russian spy, saying sanctions no threat to its economy.

United States

US to impose sanctions on Russia over Skripal attack

Punitive measures will take effect on or around August 22, the US State Department announced on Wednesday.

Europe

Georgia protesters demand Russia end its 'occupation'

Georgia marks 10 years since a war with Russia that left the country dismembered.

Europe

Russia-Georgia war: 10 years since conflict

The five-day conflict in 2008 centred on South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway provinces in Georgia.

Georgia

Where does Georgia stand 10 years after Russia war?

Western partners' lack of resolve to confront Moscow angers Georgians, but up to 75 percent still support NATO dream.

Georgia remains strongly pro-West 10 years after war with Russia

Europe

Russian army showcases heavy metal at Nashestvie rock festival

Russia's biggest rock festival has become an unlikely stage for military hardware between musical acts.

Russia

Russia confirms Syrian refugee proposal sent to United States

In a letter, Moscow said it was ready to discuss with Damascus safety guarantees for refugees stranded at Rukban.

Russia confirms Syrian refugee proposal sent to United States

Europe

Eighteen killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

Aircraft goes down after take-off while taking 15 workers and three crew members to an oilfield in Krasnoyarsk region.

Eighteen killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

Mueller Probe

Trump says attorney general should stop Mueller probe 'right now'

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump called the idea that his campaign worked with Moscow a 'TOTAL HOAX'.

Trump says attorney general should stop Mueller probe 'right now'

Syria's War

Russia: Iran-backed forces withdraw from Golan frontier

Israel deems such a pullback to be insufficient as it insists forces controlled by Iran should leave Syria entirely.

Russia: Iran-backed forces withdraw from Golan frontier

Opinion

Why Trump needs to 'be cautious' in his war of words with Iran

Trump's Iran threats pull from the playbook he used for N Korea, but Iran is a different kind of adversary altogether.

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

by Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

The reporters were investigating the activities of so-called Wagner group, a group of private military contractors.

Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Opinion

Russia's endgame in Syria: Iran for Ukraine?

Russia wants to use the gains it made in Syria as a bargaining chip with the US on Ukraine and the economic sanctions.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Syria's War

Syria talks led by Russia, Iran and Turkey revived in Sochi

Meetings in Black Sea resort city held within the framework of Astana diplomatic track also attended by UN officials.

Syria talks led by Russia, Iran and Turkey revived in Sochi

Opinion

Why the Russia hysteria in the US is dangerous

The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin