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Russian protesters demand ban on Chabad movement

Russian Jewish leaders slam anti-Semitic rally, in which some 100 protesters called for 'Holy War on Chabad 'settlement' in Russia.JTA, 4/20/2016, 10:37 AM

Iran to receive S-300 missiles 'by end of 2016'

Russian official confirms Tehran will finally receive controversial air defense missile system by the end of 2016.Ari Soffer, 4/19/2016, 5:49 PM

Russian chief rabbi: Stamp out hate speech

Rabbi Berel Lazar hits back following dissemination of anti-Semitic conspiracy theory by politician from Vladimir Putin's ruling party.JTA, 4/19/2016, 5:08 PM

Russia seeks resolution on Syria chemical weapons

Russia and China propose UN resolution that would have states report when terrorists are developing chemical weapons in Syria.Ben Ariel, 4/14/2016, 5:42 AM

Syria: Two Russian military pilots killed in crash

Russian military helicopter crashes near city of Homs, killing two pilots. Total of seven Russian troops have died in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 12:46 PM

Russians comb through ISIS-rigged ancient city

Army sappers work to demine the ancient ruins of Palmyra, after ISIS left plenty of explosive surprises as they fled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2016, 2:18 PM

Russian Jewish cemetery vandalized with swastikas

Vandals desecrate the Jewish cemetery in Petrozavodsk, Russia. Community leader: ‘We thought such behavior was a thing of the past.’Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2016, 4:30 PM

Russia denies it agreed to dethrone Assad

Kremlin spokesperson denies Russia agreed with US to exile Assad, despite his curiously timed elections announcement.Ari Yashar, 4/1/2016, 7:37 AM

Russian pressure? Assad is ready for elections

On heels of report revealing Russia agreed to turn its back on Assad and have him exiled, Assad says he has 'no problem' with elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2016, 5:01 PM

Putin withdrawing from Syria? Au contraire

Reuters analysis reveals Russia is shipping even more equipment to Syria after Putin announced withdrawal of 'main force.'Ari Yashar, 3/30/2016, 2:09 PM

Russia hands Syria its first major defeat of ISIS

Despite pullout, Russian ground and air forces heavily involved in helping regime conquer ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2016, 8:20 PM

Syrian regime: Russia cannot pressure us

Regime chief negotiator says thinking Russian pullout weakens regime position is a 'misreading,' US-Russia meetings have no impact on talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2016, 1:39 PM

Most Russian warplanes have left Syria

Spokesman for American military confirms that most if not all Russian warplanes have been withdrawn from Syria.Arutz Sheva North America, 3/18/2016, 11:37 PM

ISIS claims killing 5 Russian troops near Palmyra

Days after Putin announces pullout, ISIS announces it killed Russians near ancient city. Russian death toll previously had been at 4.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2016, 11:50 AM

'We felt Putin is loyal to Israel's security'

Rivlin meets Russian PM about expanding ties, as his director reveals details of meeting with Putin the day before.Hezki Baruch, 3/17/2016, 7:26 PM

Arab League: Russia withdrawal helps Syria peace

Arab League chief lauds 'positive step' of Russia pulling out most of its forces, says it may help bring success in peace talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2016, 2:51 PM

Kerry to visit Putin as Syria peace hopes run high

West cautiously applauds Russian pullout as negotiations advance. Kerry to stop in Moscow to 'take advantage of this moment.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2016, 10:54 PM

Syria rebels declare 'victory' as Russia withdraws

Morale of rebels and activists 'sky high' with Russia pullout, as they estimate Assad 'cannot survive alone.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2016, 7:32 PM

After 'pullout,' Russia bombs Syria

Day after Putin orders out 'main part' of forces, Russian airstrikes help Syrian regime advance on ancient Palmyra, held by ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2016, 6:24 PM

Russia begins withdrawal from Syria

First group of Russian military planes leave base in Syria after Vladimir Putin's surprise withdrawal announcement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2016, 11:54 AM

Syria: Russia will support fight against 'terror'

Syrian presidency says Russia will keep up its support for the regime's "anti-terrorist" battle, following its pullout of forces from Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2016, 4:14 AM

Russian forces to withdraw from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Defense Ministry to begin withdrawing troops from Syria. No explanation has been given.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2016, 8:05 PM

Russia 'has evidence' Turkey invaded Syria

Foreign Minister Lavrov says Turkish troops have entered Syrian territory as part of a 'creeping expansion' on the border.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2016, 4:52 PM

Russian slanders the Bible, faces jail time

Russian atheist may spend a year in jail for saying, 'there is no God, the Bible is a collection of Jewish legends.'Nissan Tzur, 3/3/2016, 10:43 PM

Russia: Nanny who beheaded girl 'schizophrenic'

Cover up? Russian authorities play down claims by 'bloody nanny' that she killed to avenge Syria campaign, insist she is mentally ill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2016, 12:55 PM

Moscow nanny: 'Allah ordered' me to behead child

Gulchekhra Bobokulova admits to murdering four-year-old child under her care, parading around with her head.Matt Wanderman, 3/2/2016, 10:33 PM

Moscow: Woman arrested holding severed head

Russian police nab suspect, heard shouting 'I am a terrorist!', outside metro station in Moscow.Ari Soffer, 2/29/2016, 12:46 PM

Syrian ceasefire breached numerous times

Just one day into truce, Saudis and opposition accuse Russia and Assad of at least 15 violations, Russia blames rebels for 9 breaches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2016, 4:35 PM

Russia pummels Syrian rebels before ceasefire

Monitor warns Russia conducting 'more intense than usual' wave of strikes, including on moderate opposition targets, to 'score points.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2016, 12:02 PM

EU warns Russia and Turkey are headed for open war

EU foreign policy chief warns a 'hot war' between Russia and Turkey may be imminent as Syrian war spins into 'something bigger.'Ari Yashar, 2/23/2016, 10:26 PM

Russia and Assad heading to a crisis?

After Assad vows to retake all of Syria, Moscow tells him to tone it down, warning he may find himself in 'a very difficult situation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2016, 11:06 AM

Russia accuses Turkey of helping ISIS recruit

Russian letter to UN Security Council alleges Ankara is helping jihadists recruit from Caucasus and Central Asia, in network led by Russian.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2016, 8:34 PM

Russian bombers approach UK

UK Ministry of Defense confirms that two Russian bombers are approaching UK airspace. Royal Air Force sends Typhoons to intercept.Matt Wanderman, 2/17/2016, 6:06 PM

Iran to receive advanced Russian jets, submarines

Russia, Iran likely to sign massive arms deal for jet fighters, submarines, and missile systems.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2016, 5:11 PM

Blame game: Syria claims US bombed hospital

After US and observer say Russia struck MSF hospital, Syrian ambassador to Moscow defends ally, says 'America did it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 10:50 PM

Syria peace deal is 'Ukraine 2.0'

McCain slams ceasefire agreement for letting Russia keep bombing at will, Ya'alon skeptical: 'we can't make an egg from an omelette.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2016, 3:21 PM

The end of Israeli air superiority over Lebanon?

Hezbollah gets 'game changing' anti-air weapons, threatens to end Israel's air advantage and shoot down fighter jets.David Rosenberg, 2/14/2016, 2:40 PM

Kerry vs Russia: Stop bombing Syrian opposition

Kerry reports most Russian airstrikes have hit legitimate opposition groups, demand it change its targeting posthaste.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2016, 6:47 PM

Germany says Syria peace deal hangs on Russia

Germany says Russia must stop airstrikes in order to implement deal, accusing Moscow of 'seriously compromising political process.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2016, 1:56 PM

Jewish leader: 'Jews won't take up Putin's offer'

After Putin proposed the Jews of Europe take refuge in Russia, head of the Jewish Autonomy of Tatarstan expresses doubts.Gil Ronen, 2/12/2016, 2:15 AM

Russia: Offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

After Saudis say their decision to deploy troops in Syria is 'final,' Medvedev issues a dire warning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 8:54 PM

Russian engineers working with ISIS in Syria

While Russia says it is fighting terror group, new evidence shows it is cutting economic deals amid the bloodshed in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 3:15 PM

Kurds turn to 'great power' Russia as Turkey fumes

'Russia not just an actor, it writes the script'; Kurds turn to increasingly assertive Russia - which is happy to oblige in swipe at Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 9:12 PM

US: Russian bombing 'enabling ISIS' in Syria

Harsh words from Obama envoy, as Russian bombing campaign continues targeting rebels opposed to ISIS and regime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 9:01 PM

Russian special forces 'embedded in ISIS'

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov claims Russian intelligence has successfully infiltrated Islamic State terror group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2016, 3:58 PM

Abbas 'firmly' backs Russian airstrikes for Assad

Russian Federation Council head meets with Abbas, says he finally showed hand in supporting Assad's regime in civil war.Ari Yashar, 2/7/2016, 7:57 PM

Russia denies it sabotaged Syria talks

Russia blasts the West for saying it sabotaged Syria peace talks by militarily backing the Damascus regime.Arutz Sheva North America, 2/5/2016, 9:09 PM

NATO accuses Russia of 'undermining' Syrian peace

After peace talks crumble amid new offensive backed by Russian airstrikes on opposition, NATO head takes shots at Moscow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2016, 11:05 AM

Russia says Turkey is about to invade Syria

Russian defense ministry warns it has 'serious grounds' to think Turkey is making 'intensive preparations for an armed invasion.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2016, 6:12 PM

US demands Russia cease bombing in Syria

Kerry lays blame for suspension of peace talks on Russia, asserts it has 'a responsibility' to stop bombing the Syrian opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2016, 1:06 PM

Russia claims not passing weapons to Hezbollah

Following internal probe of its military, Russia tells Israel that it is not passing weapons on to Hezbollah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2016, 8:33 AM

Russia accused of creating 'new Hitler' in Syria

Syrian opposition likens Assad to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, in attack on Russia's interference in Syrian civil war at start of peace talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2016, 9:37 PM

Iran hails Russia for pushing nuclear deal through

Iranian nuclear chief reveals if it wasn't for Moscow, controversial nuclear deal never would have been completed.Ari Yashar, 1/31/2016, 4:39 PM

Suspected Russian attacks kill 10 Syrian civilians

Air strikes in ISIS-held village kill 10 civilians, including three children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2016, 10:36 PM

NATO warns Russia to 'fully respect' airspace

Erdogan: 'Russia will have to face consequences if it keeps on such violations against Turkey's sovereignty rights.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2016, 6:50 PM

Russia safer for Jews than parts of Western Europe

'Refuge' offer to Jews may not have been serious, but Putin's record on anti-Semitism puts European critics to shame.Yoni Kempinski, 1/26/2016, 5:59 PM

Russian strikes helped 'turn around' Syria

Russian FM: Air strikes helped beat back terrorists, prop up Bashar al-Assad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2016, 11:12 AM