Russia says two rebels killed in North Caucasus
MOSCOW - Russian security forces killed two suspected militants in the North Caucasus during a night-time sweep in the region plagued by an Islamist insurgency, investigators said on Tuesday.
U.S. decries Russia weapons sale to Syria
Joint chiefs chairman says the missiles, as well as Russia's buildup of warships in the region, will 'embolden' President Bashar Assad. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday condemned Russia's delivery of advanced antiship missiles to Syria and its buildup of warships in the eastern Mediterranean, arguing that the Kremlin's escalating support for its longtime ally in Damascus could prolong the civil war.
Battleground in Eastern Mediterranean is heating up fast
As if the 80,000 dead in Syria are not the result of a war, Israel warns Russia that shipping missiles to Assad could result in war in the region. Meanwhile, Russia has sent at least 12 warships into the Mediterranean to protect its assets in Tartous.
Islamists Rebuffed Bombing Suspect
During his visit to Russia last year, deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was coolly received by the Dagestan region's Islamists, who found him to be brash.
U.S. and Russia to seek Syria peace talks
It's unclear whether they'll be able to bring rebels and the government of Bashar Assad to the negotiating table. MOSCOW — The United States and Russia agreed Tuesday to try to bring together the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the opposition for peace talks, signaling a potential breakthrough in long-stalled diplomatic efforts to end a bloody conflict that threatens to destabilize the entire region.