Russia’s Putin may meet Saudi crown prince at G20 in November – RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 summit in November, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Friday. The meeting could help prepare the way for a visit by Putin to Saudi Arabia, Bogdanov was

Putin says he wants all foreign forces to eventually quit Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow wanted all foreign forces, including the Russian military, to eventually withdraw from Syria. Putin said that the presence of U.S. forces in Syria violated the U.N. charter.

Kremlin: Putin and Saudi oil minister may talk this week

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih may talk this week on the sidelines of an energy forum in Moscow, a Kremlin spokesman said. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Putin was scheduled to speak at the forum and while there he may also have short, informal meetings

France supports Russia-Turkey agreement on Idlib

France supports the recent Russia-Turkey agreement on installing a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib, the French Foreign Ministry said Monday in a statement. The statement comes a day after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Paris. "The talks focused mainly on the Syrian

Netanyahu says Israel will continue Syria operations to prevent Iranian entrenchment

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel would continue its military operations in Syria, after Russia announced it would supply an advanced anti-aircraft system to its Syrian ally. "We will continue to act to prevent Iranian military entrenchment in Syria and we will continue the military coordination

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