Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

 

Tag Archives: LAVROV

Lavrov: Syrian ceasefire hinges on all sides involved

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a revival of a ceasefire in Syria depends on all sides involved and not only on “Russia’s unilateral concessions”. “One can only speak about the ceasefire revival only on the collective basis,” he said

UN Syria envoy meets Lavrov in Moscow ahead of peace talks resumption

The United Nations envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow Tuesday as he looked to lay the groundwork for peace talks expected to resume next week. The visit came as the UN said

Russia: Syrians must decide Assad’s fate

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday signalled that the Kremlin’s position on President Bashar al-Assad had not changed, saying that his fate must be decided only by people of Syria, including in free and democratic elections. Another Russian government

Russia claims Turkish troops are on Syrian soil

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Russia has evidence that the Turkish army is on Syrian territory, Russian news agency Interfax reported the Kremlin’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Sunday. The top diplomat also claimed on Sunday Turkey’s actions on Turkish-Syrian border were ‘creeping

Lavrov, Kerry call for prompt start to Syria talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a late phone conversation on Friday called for a prompt start to the next round of Syria peace talks, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The

Lavrov and Kerry hail Syria cease-fire

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry “hailed” the cease-fire in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The truce is seen as a crucial step toward ending the conflict. In a phone call, Lavrov and

Syrian opposition talks ‘balance of power on ground’

The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition on Wednesday said it “prioritized” a political solution for the bloody conflict marring the country but also said “there needs to be a balance of power on ground” after President Bashar al-Assad’s regime made advances with

Lavrov: U.S. mulls Russian proposal on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Russia had proposed a “concrete” plan to resolve the Syria crisis to the United States, RIA news agency reported. Lavrov said Washington was studying the proposal. In the same time, Secretary of

Russia: Syrian strikes have helped ‘turn around’ situation

Air strikes by the Russian military in support of forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have helped turn the tide in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. Lavrov said that the Russian air force’s strikes had “really helped

Russia backs teen rape claim rejected by German police

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday backed a claim by a German-Russian teenage girl that she was kidnapped and raped by foreigners in Berlin, after German police rejected her account. “We are now working with her lawyer. He is

Putin, Qatari Emir talk Syria, economic cooperation

President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar on Monday discussed the Syrian crisis, as global powers seek to push the warring sides towards the negotiating table. “Russia plays a main role when it comes to stability in the world,”

Lavrov expects talks between Syrian govt and opposition in Damascus

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he hoped that talks between the Syrian government and Syrian opposition would start this month in Damascus. Lavrov made his comments during a visit by Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah to Moscow.

Russia’s top diplomat says no meddling in Cyprus peace talks

Russia’s foreign minister has warned against any bid to fix a deadline on ongoing talks aimed at reunifying ethnically split Cyprus, suggesting that foreign meddling in the process will not work. Sergey Lavrov, visiting Cyprus Wednesday, says attempts to impose

Lavrov: No war with Turkey over ‘planned provocation’ jet downing

Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday said the downing of its fighter jet by Turkey appeared to be a “planned provocation” but said the countries would not go to war over the incident. “We have serious doubts about this being an

Russia hits ISIS oil assets, ‘ready’ to work with anti-ISIS coalition

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Russia is ready to work with the Western coalition fighting ISIS and had its air force conducting mass strikes on terrorist positions and their oil assets Thursday. Russia’s General Staff said the mass strikes hit oil refining assets under ISIS’s

Lavrov urges unity on ISIS after Russia, France kill 33 militants

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged on Wednesday global powers to unite without any preconditions on the fate of Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad after Russia and France killed 33 militants in 72 hours. “It seems to me there are no

Russia steps up push for Syria peace deal, proposes talks

Syrian government officials and members of the country’s splintered opposition could meet in Moscow next week as Russia pushes to broker a political solution to the crisis, a senior official said on Tuesday. “Next week, we will invite opposition representatives

Lavrov and Kerry discuss Syria, chance of political solution

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the Syria crisis during a phone conversation on Sunday requested by the United States, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The ministry added that Lavrov and

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