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    Zarif invites Russia to play role in Middle East

    Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, who visited Moscow to attend Valdai Discussion Club’s Middle East Conference and meet his Russian counterpart, posted on his Twitter that Russia can play more in the ME.

    West Asia
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    US Syria strikes 'killed up to 200 Russian fighters' in Deir az-Zour

    US military forces reportedly killed scores of Russians fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime last week in deadly clashes in the oil-rich region of Deir az-Zour, according to one US official.

    West Asia
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    Defying US, Abbas seeks greater role for Russia in peace talks

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wants Russia to have a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as "the U.S. can no longer play a leading role," he said in an interview .

    West Asia
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    US, allies meet on North Korean threat, but ignore China, Russia

    Allied world powers met on Tuesday for crisis talks on the North Korean nuclear missile threat, but without key player China, there seemed little chance of a breakthrough.

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    Russia will not support US bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal, arguing such a move could also complicate.

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    Russia warns US not to get involved in Iran

    Moscow on Thursday warned Washington against interfering in Iran's “internal affairs” after US President Donald Trump pledged to help Iranians “take back” their government following protests.

    South Asia
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    Top US commander warns of war with Russia, Pacific countries

    A top US commander has warned of an imminent war by pointing to a shift of focus on conflicts in the Middle East to Russia and the Pacific region.

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    Russia urges India to join China's Belt and Road initiative

    Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing.

    South Asia
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    Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

    President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during his surprise visit to the Russian air base in the war-torn country Monday.

    West Asia
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    US would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND

    The United States will likely lose a military confrontation with either Russia and China, US think tank RAND Corporation says, warning about the US military’s insufficient training and readiness.

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    Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to hold 'Syrian congress'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his Iranian and Turkish counterparts have supported a proposal to hold a "Syrian people's congress" that will bring together government and opposition figures.

    West Asia
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    Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

    Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a long list of hotspots – from Syria and Libya to Venezuela and Ukraine

    Central Asia
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    Russia starts T-90 battle tank deliveries to Iraq

    Russia’s main battle tank manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, has started delivering advanced T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army under a major deal struck between Moscow and Baghdad earlier this year.

    West Asia
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    Iran leader wants Putin to ditch dollar to Isolate US

    During the meeting which lasted one hour, Iran’s Supreme leader told Vladimir Putin that Iran and Russia could neutralize US sanctions by ditching dollar in bilateral and multilateral

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    Iran, Russia To Link Persian Gulf To Europe

    Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia Wednesday moved ahead on North-South international transport corridor announcing their plan of linking Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas to Helsinki in Finland.

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    Russia's Putin arrives in Iran to discuss Syria, nuclear deal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to Iran on Wednesday designed to underpin closer ties between two countries at loggerheads with the United States as President Donald Trump threatens to pull out of a 2015.

    West Asia
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    Russia fires ‘Satan 2’ missile capable of ‘wiping out a country’

    Russia recently conducted a test launch of its Satan 2 nuclear missile, which it says is capable of wiping out an entire country with a single strike.According to the country’s defence ministry, the missile.

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    Crisis-hit Qatar signs military agreement with Russia

    Qatar said on Thursday it had signed a defence agreement with Russia, the latest in a series of such steps by the emirate since the Gulf diplomatic crisis erupted in June.

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    Russian warships in Philippines in blow to US

    Five Russian navy ships have arrived in the Philippines to deliver military equipment donated by Russia, amid Manila’s deteriorating relations with the United States.

    Southeast Asia
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    'Negative consequences' if Trump quits Iran deal: Kremlin

    Moscow warned on Monday there would be “negative consequences” if US President Donald Trump fails to uphold the landmark Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor.

    West Asia
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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    West Asia
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    Saudi king, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow.

    West Asia
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    Saudi king heads to Russia, with oil, investment and Syria on agenda

    The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world’s biggest oil exporters, are expected to discuss cooperation on oil production and differences over Syria and Iran on Thursday during the first.

    West Asia
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    Russia initiates legal action against US

    It is not clear at what court Russia has initiated the legal action. The Kremlin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said Moscow is open to filing a lawsuit with whichever court best gives it a chance of defending.

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