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.
After the US imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, a Trump spokesman clarified that he could reverse the Obama’s order on Russia.
The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a new round of US sanctions against Russia would harm relations between Moscow and Washington.
Monitors reported clashes between insurgents and government forces along the provincial boundary between Idlib and Hama and other isolated incidents.
For a population tired of the ups and downs they have seen over the years, 2017 brings with it fears of instability along with aspirations of reform.
US President-elect Donald Trump suggested that the US and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democratic Party computers
Syria would be divided into informal zones of influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for now, in a deal between the four countries.
With the entry of ISIS into the Afghanistan equation, Indian interests have diverged from those of Russia and Iran, who have said that ISIS is a much more dangerous threat than the Taliban.
In televised comments, President Vladimir Putin, speaking in St Petersburg, declared December 26 a national day of mourning.
The Kremlin said Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed Vladimir Putin about how the investigation of the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey was going.
Offering a glimpse of how he might conduct diplomacy after taking office on January 20, Trump reportedly welcomed a nuclear arms race with Russia and China and boasted that the US would win it.
Trump’s brief tweet alarmed nonproliferation experts who said that a boost to the US arsenal could fuel global tensions.
The images we have seen of Aleppo could play an important role in future discourses about the responsibility to protect.
Both countries cast Monday’s attack in Ankara as an attempt to undermine a resurrection of ties that have been strained by civil war in Syria, where they back opposing sides.
The move underlines the growing strength of Moscow’s links with Tehran and Ankara, despite the murder on Monday of Russia’s envoy to Turkey.
At least 25 residents of the Siberian city of Irkutsk have died after drinking bath oil, hoping it would give them the same sensation as alcohol.
At stake is the eventual legal status of weapons that are activated without direct human intervention.
A new deal is being negotiated to complete the evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo which ground to a halt on Friday after demands from pro-government forces that two more villages be evacuated.
After evacuations from war-torn Aleppo were obstructed, the UN will vote on Sunday on a resolution to allow its own officials to facilitate the evacuation process.
Russian air strikes in Aleppo have killed some 1,207 civilians, including 380 children, the Syrian White Helmets group told UN war crimes investigators in a letter.
Abe and Putin will meet at a hot spring resort to try and resolve a territorial row that has been a topic of debate since the second world war.