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Syria meeting breaks up without plan to restore truce

Diplomatic efforts to restore short-lived ceasefire are proving futile as intractable war rages on. 'Long, painful meeting.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2016, 7:12 AM

U.S.: No cooperation with Russia until Syria aid flows

Kerry tells Russian counterpart there will be no military coordination in Syria until regime forces there allow aid into besieged cities.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/16/2016, 11:41 PM

Lavrov and Kerry discuss joint action against Al-Qaeda in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister and American Secretary of State discuss the need for decisive joint action" against Al-Nusra Front.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2016, 5:15 AM

Kerry urges Russia to help stop Syrian regime's attacks

Kerry asks Russian counterpart to press Syria to stop bombing opposition forces and civilians in Aleppo and the Damascus suburbs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2016, 4:44 AM

Russian FM: Syria ceasefire to extend to Aleppo 'within hours'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says talks under way to stop slaughter in Syria's Aleppo.Anna Smolchenko with Rim Haddad in Damascus, 5/3/2016, 6:28 PM

UN Syria envoy meets Lavrov ahead of peace talks resumption

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as peace talks are expected to resume next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2016, 3:44 AM

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

UN calls for elections in Syria

Envoy urges UN-observed elections in 18 months, as Russia calls to include Kurds in negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2016, 12:15 PM

Russian strikes have helped 'turn around' situation in Syria

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

Turkey expresses condolences over death of Russian pilot

Turkish Foreign Minister expresses condolences for the death of a Russian pilot when one of its warplanes was shot down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2015, 3:46 AM

Backing away from the edge? Russian-Turkish FMs to meet

Lavrov says he will meet Turkish counterpart to hear what he has to say over shooting down jet, adds: 'Turkey knows what it must do.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2015, 2:17 PM

Islamic State Profiting from America's Egregious Policies

Kerry continues to tie the fate of Islamic State to the fate of Assad - a foolish policy that will let ISIS continue unhindered. David Singer, 9/26/2015, 11:26 PM

Kerry: Russia's Build-Up in Syria Will Prolong the War

Kerry makes his third phone call to his Russian counterpart in 10 days, warns against Moscow's military build-up in Syria.Ben Ariel, 9/16/2015, 6:03 AM

Kerry and Lavrov Discuss Syria Yet Again

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discusses the Syrian conflict with his American counterpart for the second time in four days.Ben Ariel, 9/10/2015, 5:15 AM

Kerry Expresses Concern Over Russian Presence in Syria

Secretary of State speaks to Russia counterpart about reports of Russia's enhanced military build-up in Syria.Ben Ariel, 9/6/2015, 4:22 AM

Russian, Iranian Foreign Ministers to Discuss Iran Deal

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to host Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday.Ben Ariel, 8/16/2015, 6:06 AM

Kerry 'Concerned' Over Top Iranian Commander's Russia Visit

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Russian counterpart to express concern about a visit to Moscow by Qassem Soleimani.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2015, 5:44 AM

Russian FM Caught in Saudi Hot Mic: 'F***ing Morons'

Hold that thought: Lavrov caught cussing in meeting on Syrian conflict - was he targeting cameramen, or Saudi counterpart?Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2015, 6:16 PM

Russia Slams 'Unfounded' Claims of Syrian Chemical Weapons

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov backs Syria after Security Council approves committee to investigate return of chlorine gas attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2015, 2:39 PM

Russia Condemns US Plan to Extend Syria Bombing

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pushes for 'immediate end to external intervention in the Syrian crisis.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2015, 10:33 PM

Russia Promises Hamas to 'Solve Palestinian Problem'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with Khaled Meshaal in Doha - and promises Hamas to 'return Palestinians home.'Nissan Tzur, 8/3/2015, 5:01 PM

Russia: Islamic State is Our Greatest Enemy

Russian FM Lavrov says Russian citizen ISIS terrorists are returning and 'can get up to dirty tricks at home.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2015, 1:59 PM

Russia Says America 'Wants to Take over the World'

Russian FM responds to Obama's State of the Union, saying he is looking for confrontation, as fallout from Ukraine, Syria deepens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2015, 3:03 PM

Three-Way Deal to 'De-Escalate' in Ukraine

Russia, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to lower flames.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/17/2014, 10:16 PM

One Dead, 5 Injured in Clashes Between Ukraine, Separatists

After armed men storm government buildings, encourage uprising in Donetsk, Ukraine fights back; clashes kill one, injure 5.Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2014, 12:50 PM

Russia Unfazed by American Threats of Sanctions

"Sanctions will hit you back like a boomerang," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns Secretary of State John Kerry.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/7/2014, 10:50 PM

Ashton to Discuss Israel-PA Peace with Middle East Quartet

EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton calls for "bold decisions" in the Israel-PA peace process.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/31/2014, 10:42 PM

Violence Rages in Ukraine for Second Straight Day

Protests explode as Ukrainian parliament moves to restrict freedom of expression. President Yanukovych now willing to talk.Tova Dvorin, 1/21/2014, 1:37 PM

Russia: Very Good Chance For a Deal with Iran

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that the world powers and Iran have no fundamental disagreements.Elad Benari, 11/17/2013, 4:44 AM

US & Russia Call For November Syria Peace Conference

Both countries urge a UN conference to seek the formation of a transitional government in the war-torn country.Adam Ross, 10/7/2013, 2:56 PM

Russia Mulls Sending Troops to 'Monitor' Syrian Chemical Weapons

Russian Foreign Minister makes the suggestion on Russian TV, as mortar round strikes Damascus embassy.Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 5:31 PM

Kerry to Syria: This Is Not a Game

A U.S. threat to attack Syria for gassing its own people remains an option, stresses Secretary of State John Kerry.Elad Benari, 9/13/2013, 2:14 AM

Russia Urges Syria to Give up Chemical Weapons Stockpile

Russian FM urges Assad regime to surrender its chemical weapon stockpile to avoid western military strikes.Ari Soffer, 9/9/2013, 8:15 PM

Kerry and Lavrov to Meet and Talk About Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris for talks on Syria's conflict.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/25/2013, 12:39 AM

Russia, UN Call for Urgent Conference on Syria

UN Secretary-General and Russia agree that a peace conference on Syria should be held "as soon as possible".Elad Benari, Canada, 5/17/2013, 9:57 PM

Russia to Arm Syria, Despite Israel's Objection

Russia's Foreign Minister clarifies his country intends to complete the deal to sell advanced missile systems to Syria.Elad Benari, 5/17/2013, 6:04 AM

U.S., Russia Seek International Conference on Syria

The U.S. and Russia agreed to push both sides in the Syria conflict to find a solution and hold an international conference.Elad Benari, 5/8/2013, 5:46 AM

Russia's Lavrov Meets Head of Syrian Opposition

Moscow says it wants to keep in regular contact with the Syrian opposition after FM Lavrov meets the coalition's leader.Elad Benari, 2/3/2013, 5:51 AM

Russian Foreign Minister Warns Against Strike in Iran

Attacking Iran's nuclear facilities "a very dangerous idea," says Russian FM Sergei Lavrov.Elad Benari, 1/24/2013, 5:16 AM

Assad 'Living on Warship'

Unconfirmed report in Saudi newspaper says Syrian strongman travels to Syria by helicopter to attend meetings.Gil Ronen, 1/14/2013, 2:53 PM

Russia: Assad Can't be Forced to Step Down

Russia admits that Syrian President will not be persuaded to quit, insists there is still a chance of finding a political solution.Elad Benari, 12/30/2012, 5:11 AM

Russia Urges Assad to Talk to Opposition

Russia, Syria's closest ally despite months of violence, encourages Assad to hold dialogue with opposition.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2012, 9:55 PM

Lavrov: Syria Acting to Consolidate Chemical Weapons

Russia's foreign minister says Syria has acted to consolidate its chemical weapons to prevent rebels capturing them.Elad Benari, 12/23/2012, 3:21 AM

Lavrov Supports Palestine During Meeting with Abbas

Russian Foreign Minister meets PA Chairman in Amman. "For us the statehood of Palestine is not questionable," he says.Elad Benari, 11/7/2012, 3:12 AM

Lavrov: Israeli Arabs Will 'Save' Israel From Iranian Nukes

At a meeting with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed Israeli fears of attack by IranDavid Lev, 10/11/2012, 3:27 PM

Russia: West 'Blackmailing' Us over Syria

Moscow: Western powers threaten to cancel U.N. observer force in Syria unless military intervention is authorized.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2012, 3:03 PM

Russia Willing to See Assad Leave in 'Political Settlement'

Russia is willing to see Syria's President Bashar al-Assad leave power – but not by force; rather, as part of a “political settlement.”Chana Ya'ar, 6/6/2012, 5:20 PM

Russia Frustrated With Assad

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov made a rare show of public pique over Assad's slow adoption of recommended reforms in Syria.Gabe Kahn., 3/15/2012, 2:13 AM

Lavrov Pushes for Reforms in Syria, Violence Rages

Russian Foreign Minister visits Assad, urges reforms. Assad claims to agree, but continues killing.Elad Benari, 2/8/2012, 7:16 AM

Russia Protecting Iran from West

Russia stepped up to protect Iran from Western interference Wednesday, warning that further sanctions would only "stifle" the economy.Chana Ya'ar, 1/18/2012, 2:15 PM