Opinion

Turkey, Russia and the Libyan conundrum

Shifting dynamics on the ground in Libya have established Turkey and Russia as the main power-brokers in the conflict.

Guma El-Gamaty

by Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty

Syria's War

Syria ceasefire has failed as civilians killed daily: UN

Some 350,000 Syrians have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in opposition-held Idlib province since December.

Syria ceasefire has failed as civilians killed daily: UN

AJ Impact

Venezuela's 'pork leg' politics highlight Russian influence

The intrigue surrounding pork legs points to the intersection of forces shaping Venezuelan life in 2020.

Venezuela's 'pork leg' politics highlight Russian influence

Opinion

Putinism and Putin's retirement plan

The Russian president is making early preparations for his retirement. What does this mean for Russia?

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Russia

Putin's hand-picked PM nominee backed by ruling party

Mikhail Mishustin, a former tax official, set to be next prime minister of Russia.

Putin's party backs president's pick for prime minister

Middle East

Libya talks in Russia: Haftar consulting allies on truce deal

Some fighting has resumed in Libya after ceasefire talks stalled in Moscow. But not all hope of a deal is lost.

Russia

Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock overhaul

If approved, tax chief Mikhail Mishustin will have a week to choose a new government and ministers.

Russia

Is Putin attempting to carve out a 'father of the nation' role?

After he proposed sweeping constitutional reform, analysts say Russian president is seeking to extend his hold on power.

AJ Impact

US threatened Europe with auto tariffs over Iran: Washington Post

Newspaper describes the US threat over Iran's nuclear programme as secretive and designed to influence foreign policy.

US threatened Europe with auto tariffs over Iran: Washington Post

Russia

Russian gov't quits after Putin proposes constitutional reform

In televised announcement, outgoing PM says gov't resigning to give president room to carry out constitutional changes.

Opinion

Soleimani's killing strengthens Putin's hand in Syria and Iraq

In the latest US-Iran escalation, Russia sees new opportunities to expand its influence in the Middle East.

Anton Mardasov

by Anton Mardasov

Anton Mardasov

Libya

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Libya

No breakthrough in Moscow talks for Libya ceasefire deal

Commander of eastern-based forces asks to be given until Tuesday to decide whether to sign the deal.

No breakthrough in Moscow talks for Libya ceasefire deal

Libya

Libya talks in Russia fail to get ceasefire deal signed

Meetings attended by warring factions after truce came into force raised hopes for revival of the political process.

Heads of Libya's warring sides in Russia for talks

Opinion

How Ukraine's Zelenskyy is winning hearts and minds in Russia

The Ukrainian president's New Year address overshadowed Vladimir Putin's and won the praise of many Russians.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin