Kerry vs Russia: Stop bombing Syrian oppositionKerry reports most Russian airstrikes have hit legitimate opposition groups, demand it change its targeting posthaste.
Germany says Syria peace deal hangs on RussiaGermany says Russia must stop airstrikes in order to implement deal, accusing Moscow of 'seriously compromising political process.'
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.
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.
Russian engineers working with ISIS in SyriaWhile Russia says it is fighting terror group, new evidence shows it is cutting economic deals amid the bloodshed in Syria.
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.
US: Russian bombing 'enabling ISIS' in SyriaHarsh words from Obama envoy, as Russian bombing campaign continues targeting rebels opposed to ISIS and regime.
Russian special forces 'embedded in ISIS'Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov claims Russian intelligence has successfully infiltrated Islamic State terror group.
Abbas 'firmly' backs Russian airstrikes for AssadRussian Federation Council head meets with Abbas, says he finally showed hand in supporting Assad's regime in civil war.
Russia denies it sabotaged Syria talksRussia blasts the West for saying it sabotaged Syria peace talks by militarily backing the Damascus regime.
NATO accuses Russia of 'undermining' Syrian peaceAfter peace talks crumble amid new offensive backed by Russian airstrikes on opposition, NATO head takes shots at Moscow.
Russia says Turkey is about to invade SyriaRussian defense ministry warns it has 'serious grounds' to think Turkey is making 'intensive preparations for an armed invasion.'
US demands Russia cease bombing in SyriaKerry lays blame for suspension of peace talks on Russia, asserts it has 'a responsibility' to stop bombing the Syrian opposition.
Russia claims not passing weapons to HezbollahFollowing internal probe of its military, Russia tells Israel that it is not passing weapons on to Hezbollah.
Russia accused of creating 'new Hitler' in SyriaSyrian opposition likens Assad to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, in attack on Russia's interference in Syrian civil war at start of peace talks.
Iran hails Russia for pushing nuclear deal throughIranian nuclear chief reveals if it wasn't for Moscow, controversial nuclear deal never would have been completed.
Suspected Russian attacks kill 10 Syrian civiliansAir strikes in ISIS-held village kill 10 civilians, including three children.
NATO warns Russia to 'fully respect' airspaceErdogan: 'Russia will have to face consequences if it keeps on such violations against Turkey's sovereignty rights.'
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.
Russian strikes helped 'turn around' SyriaRussian FM: Air strikes helped beat back terrorists, prop up Bashar al-Assad.
Russian raids kill 33 civilians ahead of talksSuspected Russian airstrikes wreak damage, killing 9 children 2 women, and US outfits new airfield, days before talks to end Syrian war.
Turkish border on brink of Russian warfront?Russian troops deploy to Syrian border town, with Turkey 'closely watching' and reinforcing amid fears of all out war.
1,000 civilians dead in Russia's Syria strikesRussian lead airstrikes have killed over 1,000 civilians in Syria since the beginning of their involvement in September of 2015.
EJC urges Putin's cooperation against terrorStressing the need for united effort, EJC President tells Russian leader that terror has spread from targeting Jews to 'us all.'
Syria: Dozens dead in battles between regime, ISISIslamic State jihadists advance in blistering assault on Deir Ezzor, while regime capitalizes on Russian airstrikes near Aleppo.
Russia is giving Hezbollah advanced weaponsHezbollah commanders reveal Moscow is handing out laser guided rockets, tactical missiles with no restrictions on attacking Israel.
Russian airstrike kills eight schoolchildrenRussian airstrike hits school on Monday in city of Anjara in the Aleppo Province. Nine people are dead and over 20 wounded.
Russia bombs Al Qaeda prison, kills 21 civiliansAirstrikes on Syrian jail leave 21 civilians, 29 terrorists and 7 detainees dead, with 30 wounded and many in critical condition.
Russian Orthodox cleric justifies Syria campaignAs Orthodox Church marks Christmas, Russian Patriarch Kirill says Moscow's strikes in Syria are protecting Russia from 'terrorism.'
Russia asks Hezbollah, calm tensions with IsraelFollowing yesterday's bombing attempt against IDF soldiers near Har Dov, Russia asks Hezbollah to calm tensions.
Japan and Russia to finally sign WW2 peace treaty?70 years since the end of the Second World War, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe approaches Putin to end 'abnormal' ongoing dispute.
Russia considers US a threat to national securityRussian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a document listing US, NATO as threats to national security.
Russia denies causing civilian deaths in SyriaRussia slams as "absurd" accusations by the United States that Russian air strikes in Syria are killing hundreds of civilians.
State Dept.: Russian strikes killing civiliansState Department spokesman says Russia's indiscriminate air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians.
Russia envoy on Syria secretly visits IsraelOfficials told Alexander Lavrentiev in no uncertain terms any int'l deal on Syria would need to spell end to attacks from there on Israel.
Russia: We identified who downed plane in EgyptRussia's intelligence agency says it identified the groups behind the downing of Metrojet A321 over the Sinai Peninsula.
Russia slams report accusing it of war crimesAmnesty Int'l report full of 'cliches and fakes,' Russia's defense ministry says after being accused of causing mass civilian casualties.
Russia accused of committing war crimes in SyriaAmnesty International says Russia 'directly targeted' civilians with no military aim, killing hundreds; strikes hit hospitals, market.
Iran: Russia will build us 2 new nuclear plantsAEOI deputy head reveals Russia to begin construction on 'joint nuclear power plants'; says Iran, not world powers, to redesign Arak.
France, Russia look to intensify anti-ISIS battleFrench defense minister in Russia to discuss increasing airstrikes against Islamic State terror group.
Downed Russian jet's black box 'not readable'Crisis remains at high level as black box of jet shot down by Turkey will take 'a long time' to decipher, due to damage on memory cards.
Iran, not ISIS, is Israel's greatest foeIsraeli expert analyzes Israel's long term game plan in Syria, says Kuntar's death a step in the right direction to quietly oust Assad.
McCain flabbergasted Kerry likes Russia's bombing'I'm not making this up,' says an incensed McCain quoting Kerry's support for Russian bombing of US-backed Syrian opposition forces.
Russian airstrikes kill 32 civilians, no jihadistsMonitor reports that strikes on three areas in northern Syria left 32 dead, half of them women and children, and two rescue workers.
Russia opens black box of jet shot down by TurkeyMoscow declares it has proof jet didn't violate Turkish airspace, opens black box in presence of Chinese and British experts.
Is Russia gearing up for war with Turkey?Missile cruiser deployed to Syrian coast after jet shot down - but its massive nuclear-capable arsenal isn't meant for fighting jihadists.
Putin vows: No reconciliation with TurkeyIn angry speech Russian president hints Ankara downed Moscow's jet in a deal with the US, says Erdogan overseeing a 'creeping Islamization.'
Did the top Iranian general visit Moscow again?Iranian media reports that Qassem Soleimani visited Russia and met Putin. The Kremlin denies the reports.
Russia talks women out of joining 'terrorists'Russia's FSB secret service says it prevented women who had fallen 'in love' with 'terrorists' online from boarding flights to Turkey.
Putin-Erdogan 'peace talks' collapseScheduled summit to head off Russia-Turkey crisis canceled in advance, nipping chances of rapprochement in the bud.
Russia rejects Syrian opposition frameworkGroundbreaking talks by Syrian opposition groups which produced framework doesn't represent Syrian opposition, Moscow says.
Putin initiates law against anti-SemitismRussian president continues to surprise with his strong stance against anti-Semitism.
US fears Russian challenge to a Syria no-fly zoneSen. John McCain slams 'embarrassing' admission by general about why US is wary of imposing a no-fly zone.
Turkey accuses Russia of 'ethnic cleansing'Tensions between Russia escalate further after Turkish PM says Russia's strikes in Syria are 'strengthening ISIS.'
Russia finds black box of jet downed by TurkeyPutin orders to open black box of fighter jet shot down by Turkey with foreign experts, to clear up case that has sundered bilateral ties.
Russia crisis may cost Turkey $9 billionTurkish deputy PM reveals depth of fallout after Russian jet downed, warns if sanctions continue 'all dissuasive measures will be taken.'
ISIS executioner of Chechen 'spy' was RussianChechen leader says the jihadist who beheaded a Chechen man in an ISIS video is an ethnic Russian.