Turkey

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Creation of committee to write Syria's constitution democratises and legitimises Syrian president, analysts say.

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

AJ Impact

US shale oil output hits record level, but market still strained

The United States is projected to produce 8.8 million barrels in October, but the Saudi attacks still leave major gaps.

US shale oil output hits record level, but market still strained

Middle East

Syria's war: Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Idlib truce

Trilateral summit aims to negotiate peace in Syria’s last rebel-held stronghold.

AJ Impact

Russia offers reassurance over global oil stockpiles

Russian energy minister rules out upping oil production levels as crude prices soar after Saudi Aramco attack.

Russia offers reassurance over global oil stockpiles

Turkey

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks

Trilateral summit to focus on ensuring required conditions for voluntary return of refugees, Turkish presidency says.

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks

Turkey

Turkey: 'We didn't buy S-400 as a prop'

Defence ministry says efforts to mount the missile system and train military personnel are continuing.

Turkey: Russian S-400 missile system operational in April 2020

Opinion

Why the Kremlin launched Stalinist-style mass raids

The resurgence of opposition is worrying the Russian government.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Russia

Taliban delegation visits Russia after Trump says talks 'dead'

At Moscow meeting, Russia stresses importance of resumption of US-Taliban talks and group says eager to renew dialogue.

Taliban delegation visits Russia after Trump says talks 'dead'

Turkey

Erdogan to discuss US missile purchase with Trump

Discussions over possible purchase of US-made Patriot missiles will take place at UN General Assembly.

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss US missile purchase with Trump

Vladimir Putin

'Biggest police operation': Navalny supporters targeted in raids

More than 200 locations were searched by police targeting supporters of Putin's opponent.

'Biggest police operation': Navalny supporters targeted in raids

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Meeting comes as Moscow warns pre-election pledge could lead to a 'sharp escalation of tensions in the region'.

Netanyahu, Putin to meet as Russia condemns annexation plan

Russia

Did Russia poll indicate waning support for Putin's ruling party?

Opposition celebrates ruling party's losses in Moscow poll, but turnout was low and United Russia gained elsewhere.

Did Russia poll indicate waning support for Putin's ruling party?

Inside Story

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin losing power?

Russian president's party takes a hit in Moscow poll amid weeks-long protests against his government.

Ukraine

Should the Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap be viewed with caution?

Activists and analysts warn against interpreting recent prisoner exchange as a Russian bid for peace.

Should the Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap be viewed with caution?

Europe

Russians vote in local polls after weeks of protests

Closely watched municipal and regional elections held after summer of demonstrations and police crackdown.