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    Russia and Turkey sign gas deal, seek common ground on Syria as ties warm
    Oct11

    Russia and Turkey sign gas deal, seek common ground on Syria as ties warm

    Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on Monday for the construction of a major undersea gas pipeline and vowed to seek common ground on the war in Syria, accelerating a normalisation in ties nearly a year after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hosted Russia’s Vladimir Putin at an Ottoman-era villa in...

    Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia
    Oct11

    Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

    Outraged by Russia’s intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin. While the EU says conflicts in Syria and Ukraine need to be kept separate, the latest...

    Syrian Dina Sheikh Ali wins five medals at Arab Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship
    Oct11

    Syrian Dina Sheikh Ali wins five medals at Arab Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship

    Kiev, SANA – The Syrian expatriate and athlete Dina Sheikh Ali ranked second at the Arab Rhythmic Gymnastics championship held in Tunisia in the beginning of October 2016. The athlete Sheikh Ali won five medals- a gold, three silvers and a bronze. Gymnast Dina Sheikh Ali, currently lives in Ukraine, has participated in several international...

    Kremlin: Putin to meet Poroshenko, Hollande, Merkel on Oct. 19
    Oct11

    Kremlin: Putin to meet Poroshenko, Hollande, Merkel on Oct. 19

    …read more Source: Al-Manar TV

    ‘Poverty rates double in Ukraine in 2015’
    Oct11

    ‘Poverty rates double in Ukraine in 2015’

    Fresh figures released by the Ukrainian Institute of Demography and Social Studies show poverty rates doubled in Ukraine in 2015. …read more Source:...

    Immobile strike rescues Italy as Spain cruise
    Oct10

    Immobile strike rescues Italy as Spain cruise

    Lazio striker Ciro Immobile grabbed an injury-time winner as four-time champions Italy snatched a 3-2 comeback win at Macedonia on Sunday, narrowly avoiding a World Cup qualifying embarrassment. Italy, who had needed a late penalty to salvage a point against Group G rivals Spain on Thursday, were staring at a shock defeat in Skopje against a...

    Putin meets Erdogan to revive ties after Syria crisis
    Oct10

    Putin meets Erdogan to revive ties after Syria crisis

    Istanbul // Vladimir Putin met Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Mondayduring his first visit to Turkey since Russian and Turley fell out over the Syria conflict.Only a few months ago, the two presidents were exchanging bitterly personal accusations after Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border last November.But after a June...

    Russia to build permanent Syrian naval base, eyes other outposts
    Oct10

    Russia to build permanent Syrian naval base, eyes other outposts

    Russia will create a permanent naval base in Syria to expand its military footprint in its closest Middle East ally, a government official said on Monday, a week after Moscow said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba. The move, announced by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov, is further evidence Russia is...

    Hollande Uncertain on Putin Visit after Aleppo Veto
    Oct10

    Hollande Uncertain on Putin Visit after Aleppo Veto

    French President Francois Hollande is weighing up whether to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris next week after the Kremlin blocked a UN bid to end to the bombing of Aleppo, the French government said Monday. Putin is due in Paris on October 19 to inaugurate a new Orthodox church next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. On Sunday, Hollande...

    Thinking about targeting military airports in Syria is a ‘dangerous game,’ claims Russian FM
    Oct10

    Thinking about targeting military airports in Syria is a ‘dangerous game,’ claims Russian FM

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that thinking about targeting Syrian military airbases is a “dangerous game” and noted that his country’s aircraft are there at the request of Syria’s “legitimate government,” Russia’s First Channel TV has reported. “This is a very dangerous game given that Russia has got air...

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