Russia began carrying out air raids near the city of Homs in Syria on Wednesday. It says it's target is Islamic State but Washington has expressed concern that Moscow may be hitting moderate groups that are opposing President Assad.
Turkey is a NATO member, which makes the fact that it is planning to buy anti-aircraft systems from Russia more than a little unusual. Are Ankara and Moscow developing a closer partnership? Miodrag Soric comments.
Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Iran of filling the void left by the Islamic State in Syria. Israel's prime minister has expressed concern that de-escalation zones brokered by Moscow pose a security threat.
Russia inherited a massive chemical weapons stockpile from the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War. Its decision to put an end to that deadly legacy has been met with praise.
The first meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg is likely to be short. But that isn't stopping Moscow from hoping for a new era in relations with Washington.
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