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Over two years since the Metrojet Flight 9268 bombing that killed all 224 passengers on board, Egyptian and Russian ministers will agree to resume commercial flights between the countries

The international mediator in the Syrian peace process has called on Russia to convince its ally the Syrian regime to conclude a deal with the opposition to end the war

US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

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US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

The US State Department said its coalition forces will remain in Syria to continue fighting pockets of Islamic State militants, despite the Russian withdrawal.

Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

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Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The heads of 57 Muslim-majority states are set to meet in Istanbul for an emergency OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem.

Russia gets Turkey onside by partly financing S-400 deal

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Russia gets Turkey onside by partly financing S-400 deal

Russia's S-400 has become one of the 'must buys' for military focused Middle East states. Turkey's bid to buy the Russian air defence system ...

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President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a Russian airbase in Latakia.

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Trump could allow Assad to stay on as president

Washington's Syria policy could be about to take a dramatic u-turn, after media reports suggest that Trump might allow Assad to stay on as ...

Emran Feroz

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, ...

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Erdogan, Putin 'finalise missile deal, agree on Jerusalem'

Trump's outrageous decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has cemented unlikely allies in Erdogan and Putin.

Russia 'begins to withdraw' military from war-torn Syria

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Russia 'begins to withdraw' military from war-torn Syria

Russia said elements of Moscow’s military contingent to Syria had begun returning home on Monday, after Russian President Vladimir ...

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Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Moscow and Cairo signed a final contract on Monday that will see energy hungry Egypt light up with its first nuclear power plant.

<em>Putin</em> meets Assad at Russian military base in Syria

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Putin meets Assad at Russian military base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday and announced a partial pullout of Russian ...

New best friends: Russia's <em>Putin</em> visits Cairo and Ankara

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New best friends: Russia's Putin visits Cairo and Ankara

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had ...

Russia looks to sell Arctic gas to Saudi Arabia

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Russia looks to sell Arctic gas to Saudi Arabia

Russia is seeking new buyers for its Arctic gas supplies, with Saudi Arabia a potential market for Moscow's newly exploited natural resource.

Russia's <em>Putin</em> to visit Turkey, Egypt on Monday

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Russia's Putin to visit Turkey, Egypt on Monday

The president's office confirmed Putin will travel to Turkey on Monday to discuss 'key problems' in the region.

Paul Iddon

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Analysis: Continued US support for Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border will likely push Ankara to deal with Damascus, writes Paul Iddon.

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'Destroy and eliminate' Britons fighting with IS: UK minister

The UK's new defence minister Gavin Williamson said British citizens fighting for Islamic State group should be located, killed and banned from ...

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Trump Jerusalem move puts region in 'ring of fire'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at his US counterpart Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of ...

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Putin says IS suffers ‘complete defeat’ in eastern Syria

Russia's Putin said Wednesday that the Islamic State group has suffered a “complete defeat” in eastern Syria at the hands of Syrian ...

An endgame in Syria?

James Snell

An endgame in Syria?

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

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Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic ...

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Sam Hamad

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has ...

Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end: military

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Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end: military

Russia's military plans to scale back its involvement in Syria by the end of the year, the General Staff chief said, having backed Assad's ...

'Protect Sudan from the US,' Omar al-Bashir urges <em>Putin</em> 'Protect Sudan from the US,' Omar al-Bashir urges Putin

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'Protect Sudan from the US,' Omar al-Bashir urges Putin

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accuses Washington of fomenting Sudan's conflict while on a visit to Russia.

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