Trump has let down those expecting reduced US interventionism in the world and is rewarding those he campaigned against as ‘friends of Hillary Clinton’ at the cost of the people who voted for him.
Syrian warplanes bombarded a besieged rebel-held district of Homs, southern Deraa and insurgent areas in Damascus’s outskirts on Saturday.
A round of Syria peace talks sponsored by Russia ended on Thursday with no joint communique, and saw opposing Syrian groups exchanging angry tirades at each other and the brokers.
India and Russia are nearing a joint venture to make light helicopters in India, reviving a plan announced by Vladimir Putin in 2015.
Trump was informed in late January that Flynn had not told Vice President Mike Pence the whole truth about conversations he had before Trump took office with Russia’s ambassador to the US
Russia has long held that the European Court of Human Rights, which has repeatedly questioned the country’s human rights record, infringes on its sovereignty. The Aleksai Navalny case is the latest in a series of tussles between the country and the court.
Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Trump’s presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.
The next round of UN-sponsored talks on the conflict, now in its sixth year, has been scheduled for February 20.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
A Fox News presenter called Russian President Putin a ‘killer’ in a segment interviewing the US President, prompting the Kremlin to ask for an apology.
The next round of UN-based peace talks on Syria have been scheduled for February 20, diplomats said on Tuesday.
By taking centre stage at the Astana conference with Turkey as its ally and asserting itself in the Syrian civil war by organising a ceasefire, Russia has re-established itself as a global power of consequence.
Alexander Mikhailovich Kadakin spent over two decades working in India, which he described as both his karma-bhoomi and his prem-bhoomi.
On the ground, rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts, which could undermine the deal.
Both Turkey and Russia, backing opposing sides in the conflict, are encouraging peace talks and want to disentangle themselves from the war.
Only adhering to the dominant western narrative can we say ‘post-truth’ is a recent phenomenon. The Indian scenario suggests the contrary.
This is the first time the opposition and representatives of President Bashar al-Assad have come together since UN negotiations in Geneva were suspended last year.
In his first official visit to CIA as president, Trump said that he supports the intelligence community while making no mention of Russia.
Stepping behind the White House podium for the last time, Obama’s seemed to be addressing an audience of one: the man who will replace him at noon Friday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: “Some countries are not attending the talks, and their role was destructive. They were helping the terrorists.”
The talks will stress on fully implementing the hitherto violated ceasefire agreement made by the government and its Iranian-backed allies.
US military’s largest troop movement to Europe in decades arrived at Poland on Thursday along with tanks and heavy equipment reinforcing Washington’s commitment to its allies.
James Mattis said Russia, China and Islamist militants were presenting the biggest challenge to the US-led world order since the Second World War.
Russia has had big plans for Donald Trump.
Understanding the populism of the Putin government is more urgent than ever as Russia plays a major geopolitical role in the Middle-Eastern balance.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Rex Tillerson expressed views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump’s positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico.
Trump’s comments are likely to intensify tensions between the intelligence community and the president-elect.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
Experts say Trump will face growing calls for a stiff military, diplomatic, economic, and perhaps also covert response to Russia after his inauguration.
Bashar al-Assad, also said his government was ready to negotiate on “everything” at peace talks his Russian allies hope to convene in Kazakhstan.
Trump’s incoming chief of staff said that the president-elect believed Russia was behind the intrusions into the Democratic Party organisations.
Turkey and Russia brokered the ceasefire which came into effect on December 30 and has mostly held but not altogether halted fighting in the country.
People in Aleppo have put their hopes in the peace process that brought the ceasefire under which rebels gave up the city’s eastern areas last month.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
In a statement, the rebel groups also said that any territorial advances by the army and Iran-backed militias that are fighting alongside it would end the fragile ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey.
On Saturday, Trump expressed continued scepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic Party officials.
The truce deal, brokered by Russia and Turkey and welcomed by the UN Security Council, has been repeatedly violated since it began, with warring sides trading the blame.
Far from making America great again, Trump is more likely to make America grope again in the darkness of the post-nuclear age.
Donald Trump praised Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that he plans to patch up relations with Moscow.