High stakes for Putin-Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

World / Politics Oct 22, 2019

High stakes for Putin-Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

Turkey's president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's latest incursion into northern Syria, and to the broader Syrian war. The stakes couldn't be higher. An agreement between Putin — who has backed the Syrian ...

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

World Oct 18, 2019

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

Russian President Vladimir Putin watched Thursday as the country's armed forces tested missiles that can carry thermo-nuclear warheads. The Grom-19 or Thunder-19 strategy games began Wednesday and involve 12,000 troops deployed on ships, planes and nuclear-missile-carrying submarines carrying out launches of long-range precision missiles, the ...

Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role

World Oct 17, 2019

Russia offers to mediate in Syria, asserting its role

Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution in northern Syria, further asserting Moscow's role as a regional force, ahead of a mission by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters. Ahead of talks with ...