Russia’s Lavrov To Meet With GCC Ministers In Riyadh On Wednesday – Officials

PARIS, France – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday where he will meet with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC), two Gulf officials said on Tuesday. Lavrov is expected to meet with ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar in … More Russia’s Lavrov To Meet With GCC Ministers In Riyadh On Wednesday – Officials

Five Western Countries Condemn Russia’s Role In Syria, Ukraine Conflicts

PARIS, France – France, Germany, Italy, Britain and the United States issued a joint statement commemorating the 11th anniversary of the conflict in Syria, and condemned Russia’s role both there and in its invasion of Ukraine. ‘The coincidence of this year’s anniversary with the appalling Russian aggression against Ukraine, which contributes a breach of exceptional … More Five Western Countries Condemn Russia’s Role In Syria, Ukraine Conflicts

Russia’s Putin Puts Nuclear Forces On High Alert

PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military command to put Russia’s deterrence forces – a reference to units which include nuclear arms – on high alert, citing aggressive statements by NATO leaders and economic sanctions against Moscow. ‘As you can see, not only do Western countries take unfriendly measures against our country … More Russia’s Putin Puts Nuclear Forces On High Alert

U.S. VP Harris Says Russia Must Show It Is Serious About Diplomacy

MUNICH – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and leaders from three Baltic nations on Friday and said Russia must show it is open to diplomacy, while warning Moscow of severe consequences if it invades Ukraine. The Russian defense ministry said earlier in the day that President Vladimir Putin would … More U.S. VP Harris Says Russia Must Show It Is Serious About Diplomacy

Blinked Says U.S. Responds To Russia’s Demands, Seeks Dialogue

WASHINGTON – The United States delivered written replies on Wednesday to sweeping Russia security demands, a key step in a fragile diplomatic process as Russia staged new military drills on land and sea near Ukraine. Secretary of State Blinken said the document, handed over in person by U.S. ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan, addressed Russia’s … More Blinked Says U.S. Responds To Russia’s Demands, Seeks Dialogue

Macron To Seek Clarification Of Putin’s Ukraine Intentions In Phone Call

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron said he would seek clarification over Russia’s intentions towards Ukraine in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin on Friday amid rising fears of an attack by the Kremlin on its former Soviet republic. Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed their support for Ukraine in a joint … More Macron To Seek Clarification Of Putin’s Ukraine Intentions In Phone Call

Top Diplomats For U.S., Russia Meet In Geneva On Soaring Ukraine Tensions

GENEVA – The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign … More Top Diplomats For U.S., Russia Meet In Geneva On Soaring Ukraine Tensions

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Meets Russian Special Envoy For Syrian Settlement

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received Russia special envoy for Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentiv, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday. The two reviewed the latest developments in Syria, as well bilateral relations between the two countries, according to SPA. ‘The Russian envoy conveyed the greetings … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Meets Russian Special Envoy For Syrian Settlement

OPEC+ Gradual Output Hikes To Help Stabilise Markets, Says Iraqi Oil Minister

Milan / Italy – – Iraqi’s oil minister said on Wednesday that the OPEC+ policy of gradual crude output hikes will help stabilize global oil markets, the oil ministry said in a statement. Iraq supports the group known as OPEC+ that help oil markets stability, the oil minister, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, said, adding that the … More OPEC+ Gradual Output Hikes To Help Stabilise Markets, Says Iraqi Oil Minister

Russia’s Abramovich Denies Buying Chelsea For Putin, Court Hears

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is not President Valadimir Putin’s ‘cashier’ nor did he buy Chelsea FC as a vehicle to corrupt the West, his lawyer told England’s High Court in a defamation hearing over a book about Putin’s Russia. In the 2020 book, British journalist Catherina Belton chronicle Putin’s rise to power and how many … More Russia’s Abramovich Denies Buying Chelsea For Putin, Court Hears