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    US, Russia Push for New Syrian Constitution by August
    Mar25

    US, Russia Push for New Syrian Constitution by August

    The United States and Russia are calling for the drafting of a new Syrian constitution by August. They have also agreed to push both the Syrian government and the opposition to free all political prisoners, especially those who are vulnerable. After a four hour meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President...

    Kerry, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine. But everyone wants to know: What’s in the briefcase?
    Mar25

    Kerry, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine. But everyone wants to know: What’s in the briefcase?

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Wednesday to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on ending the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Kerry said he hoped the meetings would allow the countries to find a way to “rebuild and strengthen the relationship between the U.S....

    MH17 conspiracy theories about Ukraine swirl in Dutch referendum
    Mar25

    MH17 conspiracy theories about Ukraine swirl in Dutch referendum

    Campaigners for a No vote in a Dutch referendum over closer EU ties to Ukraine are echoing dubious claims by Russian state media. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Putin Seeks to Contain Chechnya’s Idiosyncratic Leader
    Mar25

    Putin Seeks to Contain Chechnya’s Idiosyncratic Leader

    President Vladimir Putin has imposed the Kremlin’s writ on every corner of Russia except one: the Chechnya region, whose leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, often pays little heed to the rules that govern the rest of the country. Putin is now trying to rein Kadyrov in, though alienating him would risk reigniting an Islamist insurgency that he helped...

    Fake Video of American Shooting a Quran Traced to Russian Propaganda Agency
    Mar24

    Fake Video of American Shooting a Quran Traced to Russian Propaganda Agency

    An investigative report from the BBC exposed a Russian disinformation attempt that could have been straight out of the Cold War. In September 2015, a video appeared online showing a man dressed like a U.S. soldier firing three shots from a Russian-made Saiga 401K rifle at a copy of the Quran. The video caught plenty of interest in Russia, and...

    Syrian Forces Enter IS-held Palmyra; Intense Clashes With IS
    Mar24

    Syrian Forces Enter IS-held Palmyra; Intense Clashes With IS

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, as an Iraqi military spokesman announced the start of a long-awaited military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from IS militants....

    Syrian forces fight their way into Palmyra, as Kerry and Putin hail thaw
    Mar24

    Syrian forces fight their way into Palmyra, as Kerry and Putin hail thaw

    GENEVA/MOSCOW/BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by Russian air support fought their way into the Daesh-held city of Palmyra on Thursday, their biggest offensive yet against the extremists, as Moscow and Washington hailed cooperation to help end the civil war. US Secretary of State John Kerry met President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in an atmosphere...

    Kerry hopes for progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks
    Mar24

    Kerry hopes for progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks

    MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced hope that Washington and Moscow could narrow their differences on Syria and Ukraine as he sat down for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: CNS...

    Kerry hopes for progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks
    Mar24

    Kerry hopes for progress on Syria, Ukraine in Moscow talks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced hope that Washington and Moscow could narrow their differences on Syria and Ukraine as he sat down for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russia employs old Soviet playbook in Georgia
    Mar24

    Russia employs old Soviet playbook in Georgia

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: When Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution broke out in 2014, Western leaders should have recognized right at the outset that Russia would employ the same playbook there as it has in another vulnerable slice of the old Soviet Union — Georgia. With its small neighbor in the Caucasus, the Kremlin invoked … …read more...