Putin meets Assad, calls for 'political process' on Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rare meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Thursday and said the situation in Syria is now favourable for the beginning of a "political process" which would lead to the withdrawal of foreign forces.
Erdogan, Putin say US 'wrong' to abandon Iran nuclear deal
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed it was "wrong" for the United States to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, a Turkish presidential source said late Thursday.
Russian protest leader Navalny released after anti-Putin rally
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained during a weekend protest on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth term, has been released and faces a court hearing next week, his lawyer said Sunday.
Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition
Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition, with Alexei Navalny and hundreds more detained at the weekend.
Macron warns against being 'weak' with Putin
French President Emmanuel Macron warned against showing any weakness towards Vladimir Putin -- while insisting he wants to work with the Russian strongman -- in remarks broadcast Sunday on the eve of his state visit to Washington.
Kremlin says US, UK accusations of Russian hacking 'groundless'
The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed as "groundless" warnings from Britain and the United States that Russian state-sponsored hackers were threatening their crucial computer networks.
Putin calls on Netanyahu not to take any 'destabilising action' on Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to take any action that could further destabilise the situation in Syria...
Erdogan tells Putin of concern over attacks in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday expressed concern to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over attacks in Eastern Ghouta, the Turkish presidency said, after an alleged chemical attack killed dozens of people.