Putin tells Abbas he backs Israel-PA peace effortsRussian President meets PA chairman in Moscow, backs efforts aimed at facilitating the Middle East peace process.
Soleimani defies sanctions again, visits Putin3rd time's the charm: Iranian terror chief takes another trip to Moscow after nuclear deal, discusses Syrian war.
Russia, US agree to dethrone Assad, send him into exileReports indicate the US and Russia have secret agreement to ease Assad from power and send him into exile.
Putin withdrawing from Syria? Au contraireReuters analysis reveals Russia is shipping even more equipment to Syria after Putin announced withdrawal of 'main force.'
United States and Russia to push Syrian political transitionKerry says he and Putin agreed to push Syrian regime and rebels to accelerate talks.
Did Kerry bring money to bribe Putin?What's in your briefcase? Putin ribs Kerry ahead of Syria peace talks.
The real reason Russia is leaving SyriaThere is a consistent pattern in Russia's behavior; one just has to look for it.
'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.
Russia to complete Syria withdrawal within daysRussia's recently announced withdrawal from Syria will be completed in 2-3 days. Russia will retain air and naval bases.
Israel presents red lines to Russia on Golan, IranPresident Rivlin met with Putin on Wednesday, outlining Israel's concerns as Russia prepares to remove its forces from Syria.
Rivlin, Putin discuss common fight against extreme IslamRussian President Vladimir Putin hosts Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Rivlin: 'We also know how to deal with terror, fundamentalism.'
Kerry to visit Putin as Syria peace hopes run highWest cautiously applauds Russian pullout as negotiations advance. Kerry to stop in Moscow to 'take advantage of this moment.'
Obama, Putin discuss Russia's 'partial withdrawal' from SyriaUS President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin try to figure out how to end five-year-old Syrian civil war.
Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces from SyriaRussian President Vladimir Putin orders Defense Ministry to begin withdrawing troops from Syria. No explanation has been given.
Russia freezes Iran missile sale following Israeli pressureFollowing protests by Israel, Russia freezes controversial sale of heavy anti-air missiles to Iran.
Death toll plummets in Syria following ceasefire83% drop in casualties as ceasefire sponsored by US and Russia takes effect. NATO allies concerned by buildup of Russian forces.
Obama and Putin discuss Syria ceasefireWhite House announces presidential phone call ahead of ceasefire 'moment of opportunity,' admits it will be 'difficult to implement.'
Syrian ceasefire explodes amid growing global conflictObama asks for Putin to end strikes on opposition forces, Turkey renews its cross-border shelling, as hopes for ceasefire by weekend dim.
Tatarstan Jewish leader: Jews won't take up Putin's offerAfter Putin proposed the Jews of Europe take refuge in Russia, head of the Jewish Autonomy of Tatarstan expresses doubts.
Russian engineers working with ISIS in Syria to produce gasWhile Russia says it is fighting terror group, new evidence shows it is cutting economic deals amid the bloodshed in Syria.
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.
US official publicly accuses Putin of corruptionAdam Szubin of US Treasury Dept. asserts Russian president takes 'state assets' for personal use and US has known it for 'many, many years.'
Russia denies it asked Assad to step downSpokesman for the Kremlin denies reports that Putin sent a senior intelligence official to Damascus to ask Assad to step down.
Putin offers European Jews refuge in RussiaEurope's beleaguered Jews 'should come to us,' Russian leader tells European Jewish Congress in the Kremlin.
Jewish Congress 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.'
Will Japan and Russia 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.
Putin sends New Year's greetings to NetanyahuRussian president tells Israeli PM continued 'positive dynamics' will help 'enhance entire range of bilateral ties' for both peoples.
Netanyahu and Putin agree to continue Syria coordinationPrime Minister Netanyahu speaks to Russian President three days after elimination of Samir Kuntar.
Trump on Putin: He's strong and powerfulRepublican frontrunner returns the favor after Russian president lavishes praise on him.
Putin says works 'easily' with both US, Damascus on Syria crisisRussian President claims unwavering support for Assad helps negotiating with all sides on issue.
Putin praises 'talented' TrumpRussian president lavishes praised on Republican frontrunner, welcomes his statements on Russia.
Putin vows never to reconcile with 'Islamized' TurkeyIn angry speech Russian president hints Ankara downed Moscow's jet in a deal with the US, says Erdogan overseeing a 'creeping Islamization.'
Putin-Erdogan 'peace talks' collapseScheduled summit to head off Russia-Turkey crisis canceled in advance, nipping chances of rapprochement in the bud.
The war between the coalitionsTwo coalitions are battling for control of the Middle East. America belongs to neither of them.
Putin initiates law against anti-Semitic Biblical commentaryRussian president continues to surprise with his strong stance against anti-Semitism.
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.
Putin has checkmated himself into a lose-lose Syrian debacleThere is no way Putin can come out a winner in the situation he has created for himself.
Russia starts sending S-300 system to IranPutin's aide tells media delivery of advanced air defense system is 'starting,' raising concerns Iran's nuclear program will be untouchable.
Turkey accuses Russia of profiting from ISIS oilWar of words between Ankara and Moscow heats up, as President Vladimir Putin vows to make Turkey regret shooting down Russian jet.
Watch: Netanyahu, Putin meet in ParisIsraeli and Russian premiers reiterate importance of military cooperation in light of Russia-Turkey crisis over Syria.
Putin snubs Erdogan meet at Paris conferenceAfter Erdogan calls for talks at sidelines of climate conference to soothe tensions, Russian President shoots down the idea.
Big winner in Russia-Turkey crisis? IsraelAccording to Prof. Ze'ev Hanin, Russian sanctions against Turkey signal start of cold war - but could also spell economic reward for Israel.
Upping the ante: Putin sanctions TurkeyIn further escalation following downing of plane, Russia launches economic sanction package, banning organizations, imports, and workers.
Erdoğan to Putin: Don’t play with fireTurkey's Erdoğan wants a meeting with Putin, but Putin refuses to meet before he apologizes for downing a Russian warplane on Tuesday.
Learn a lesson from RussiaVladimir Putin gets it. So does Netanyahu. Forget the rest of the world's leaders.
'Assad won when Russia's plane went down'Experts agree Assad received a boon in the Turkey-Russia spat, as Putin went from being Erdogan's friend to his enemy.
Putin: Americans knew flight path of plane downed by TurkeyRussian President claims Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey.
Erdogan: Putin snubbed my phone callTurkish president says his state would have acted differently if it knew jet it downed was Russian; Russian envoy summoned over protest.
Erdogan defends shooting down Russian plane as tensions escalate'We are just defending our security and the rights of our brothers,' Anakara insists - as Moscow calls incident 'a stab in the back.'
Putin warns Turkey of 'serious consequences' for downing jetCalling downing of plane a 'stab in the back' by 'accomplices of terrorists,' Putin threatens Turkey, saying plane was in Syrian airspace.
Iran and Russia vow to oppose attempts to dump AssadRussia and Iran will jointly oppose "external attempts" at regime change in Syria, says the Kremlin after Putin meeting with Khamenei.
Putin in Tehran for first time in eight yearsRussian president arrives in Iran to discuss mutual backing of Assad, and expanding business ties in wake of nuclear deal.
Netanyahu, Putin to discuss Syria at Paris summitIn phone call, Israeli PM offers condolences to Russian President over confirmed ISIS attack on Russian plane in Sinai.
Russia and France seal new 'alliance'In phone call Putin and Hollande agree to coordinate war against ISIS together, Putin orders navy to work 'as allies' with France.
J'accuse ObamaObama is a leftist who is out of synch with harsh reality. World chaos can be traced to his feckless foreign policy.
Putin: We have new weapons to penetrate US missile defensePutin reveals he started deploying new weapons to beat 'any missile defenses,' says he is building strategic nuclear threat against US.
The Russian Bear has joined the cardgame in the Middle EastRussia has joined the game and it remains to see which way the cards will fall.