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A woman walks past a house damaged by recent shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan.(REUTERS)

Nagorno-Karabakh row: Kremlin-backed ceasefire enters into force despite shelling from both sides

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:54 PM IST
The Moscow ceasefire talks were the first diplomatic contact between the two sides since fighting over the mountainous enclave erupted on Sept. 27, killing hundreds of people.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.(Reuters)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.(Reuters)

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to ceasefire, says Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov

Moscow, Russia | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 08:54 AM IST
The talks were the first diplomatic contact between the enemies since fighting over the breakaway enclave erupted on Sept. 27, killing hundreds of people. The ceasefire begins at 12 p.m.
President Donald Trump warned Moscow against meddling in next year’s election(AP)
President Donald Trump warned Moscow against meddling in next year’s election(AP)

Russian FM warned on election meddling but invited by Donald Trump

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 06:22 AM IST
US intelligence found that Russia, among other steps, manipulated social media to sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
President Donald Trump will Tuesday welcome Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington(AP)
President Donald Trump will Tuesday welcome Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington(AP)

Donald Trump to meet Russian Foreign Minister, two years after controversial encounter

Washington | By Agence-France-PresseDonald Trump
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 07:38 AM IST
The State Department on Sunday had confirmed Lavrov’s visit -- his first to the US capital since the controversial Oval Office meeting with Trump in 2017.
Japan claims a string of Russia-controlled western Pacific islands, called the Northern Territories in Japan and Southern Kuriles in Russia.(Reuters File Photo)
Japan claims a string of Russia-controlled western Pacific islands, called the Northern Territories in Japan and Southern Kuriles in Russia.(Reuters File Photo)

Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe to hold summit on June 29

Tokyo, Japan | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Senior officials and political leaders from both countries have held talks frequently in recent months to discuss ways to put an end to an decades-old territorial dispute and conclude a peace treaty.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television after voting in a presidential election in Tehran, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz//File Photo(REUTERS)
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television after voting in a presidential election in Tehran, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz//File Photo(REUTERS)

There will be no war with US: Ayatollah Khamenei

By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 12:10 AM IST
In comments carried by state TV, Khamenei reiterated Iran won’t negotiate with the US on a nuclear deal.
Four people were killed in the melee as Maduro’s forces prevented the 178 metric tonnes of rice, beans and other food from crossing into the country from Colombia. The leftist strongman says the aid is a pretext for a US-led invasion.(AP)
Four people were killed in the melee as Maduro’s forces prevented the 178 metric tonnes of rice, beans and other food from crossing into the country from Colombia. The leftist strongman says the aid is a pretext for a US-led invasion.(AP)

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela regime as Russia ups support

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 10:49 AM IST
A day after Russia and China vetoed a US and European resolution at the UN Security Council that called for unimpeded aid deliveries, Washington said it was targeting six Venezuelan military officers for stopping last weekend’s US-led convoy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ceremony to award party and state commendations to nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials for their contribution.(REUTERS File Photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ceremony to award party and state commendations to nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials for their contribution.(REUTERS File Photo)

Kim Jong-un says committed to denuclearisation of Korean peninsula

Agence France-Presse, Seoul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 07:39 PM IST
Kim hoped US-North Korean relations and denuclearisation of the peninsula “will be solved on a stage-by-stage basis
A damaged missile is displayed during a news conference by members of the Joint Investigation Team, comprising the authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine who present interim results in the ongoing investigation of the 2014 MH17 crash that killed 298 people over eastern Ukraine, in Bunnik, Netherlands, May 24, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)
A damaged missile is displayed during a news conference by members of the Joint Investigation Team, comprising the authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine who present interim results in the ongoing investigation of the 2014 MH17 crash that killed 298 people over eastern Ukraine, in Bunnik, Netherlands, May 24, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)

Putin says Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17

Saint Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:13 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the rocket that shot down flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014 was “of course” not Russian
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the group photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. The White House has confirmed that US President Donald Trump invited Russia's Vladimir Putin to Washington.(AP File Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the group photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. The White House has confirmed that US President Donald Trump invited Russia's Vladimir Putin to Washington.(AP File Photo)

Russia says Donald Trump invited Vladimir Putin to US during phone call

Reuters, Moscow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 12:44 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reportedly said Donald Trump Trump returned to the subject of an invitation a couple of times during a phone call with Vladimir Putin.
Yulia Skipal responded well to treatment after the nerve-agent attack, health officials had said earlier.(AP File Photo)
Yulia Skipal responded well to treatment after the nerve-agent attack, health officials had said earlier.(AP File Photo)

Russian ex-spy’s daughter who was poisoned says attack ‘disorienting’ but she’s recovering

AFP, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 08:54 PM IST
Yulia and her father Sergei Skripal, a former double agent, were found in a critical condition on a public bench in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.
Cars of foreign ambassadors are parked near the building of the Russian Foreign Ministry during a briefing, dedicated to the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, in Moscow, Russia March 21, 2018.(REUTERS)
Cars of foreign ambassadors are parked near the building of the Russian Foreign Ministry during a briefing, dedicated to the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, in Moscow, Russia March 21, 2018.(REUTERS)

Russia hits back against EU countries in spy poisoning row

Agence France-Presse, Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Russia summoned the ambassadors of a number of nations including Britain, France, Germany and Canada to inform them of retaliatory measures.
The US flag flies at the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 30, 2018.(AP)
The US flag flies at the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 30, 2018.(AP)

Russia expels 60 US diplomats over spy poisoning row

Reuters, Moscow | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Ambassador Jon Hunstman was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and told that 60 diplomats from US missions had a week to leave Russia, as Washington had expelled 60 Russians.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.(REUTERS)
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.(REUTERS)

Russia to expel 60 US diplomats, close US consulate in Saint Petersburg

Agence France-Presse, Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov added that Russia would also issue tit-for-tat responses to the other countries that have expelled diplomats.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov(AP File Photo)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov(AP File Photo)

Russia says moves to expel diplomats result of ‘colossal pressure’ by US

Agence France-Presse, Tashkent | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Russia said it would not put with this “loutish behaviour”.
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