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No joint work with Russia till Aleppo assault ends, says US

The United States threatened on Wednesday to halt its diplomacy with Russia on Syria and it said it held Russia accountable for the use of incendiary and bunker-busting bombs on Aleppo - a view a U.S. official said could open Moscow up to charge

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MH17 'shot down by rebels using Russian missile'

A Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile launched from a village held by rebels fighting Ukrainian government forces, international prosecutors said on Wednesday. The findings challen

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Sharjah eyes Russian tourists

Sharjah continues to target the Russian tourist market as it recently concluded its participation at the International Russian Travel Market OTDYKH Leisure 2016 exhibition for the 14th time. Held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in M

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Don't share Syria intelligence with Russia, warns top US general

The top US general told Congress on Thursday it would be unwise to share intelligence with Russia and stressed that would not be one of the military's missions if Washington and Moscow were to ever work together against Islamist militants in

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US jets hit Syrian army base, 80 soldiers killed

At least 80 Syrian soldiers were killed in a US-led coalition air strike at an army position near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group said, citing a source at the airport.

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Syria truce will not hold out, warns rebel leader

Syria's ceasefire "will not hold out", a senior rebel official in Aleppo warned on Saturday, as air strikes and shelling continued in some places and promised aid deliveries failed to come through. The ceasefire is t

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Russia bans Egyptian fruit and veg imports

Russia will temporary suspend imports of fruit and vegetables from Egypt from Sept. 22, Russia's food safety watchdog said on Friday, hours after Cairo rejected a Russian wheat shipment. The move came after Egyptian quarantine

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US, Russia, extend Syria truce by 48 hours

The United States and Russia agreed that the Syrian cessation of hostilities that began on Monday had largely held and should be extended for another 48 hours despite sporadic violence, the US State Department said on Wednesday. T

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Russia seeks talks with Egypt on wheat supply delays

Russia is seeking talks with Egypt over the North African country's recent delays in approving Russian wheat supplies, Russia's food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Monday. Egypt, the world's biggest wheat imp

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Iran, Russia start work on new nuclear plant

Iran began building a second nuclear plant with Russian help on Saturday, in a $10 billion project which follows Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers last year, state media reported. State television showed Iranian

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