Kerry arrives for Syria peace talks

2015-10-29 16:35

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Vienna ahead of talks that are aimed at ending the Syrian war and include bitter rivals.

Russia blasts 'modest' US anti-ISIS results

2015-09-16 20:00

Russia has lambasted the US-led coalition fighting ISIS jihadists for achieving "very modest" results as Washington frets over an alleged military build-up by Moscow in Syria.

Salty language lands Russia's Lavrov in social media storm

2015-08-13 05:36

It was meant to be a news conference about solving the Syria crisis and combating ISIS, but an unguarded remark into the microphone from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov grabbed all the attention.

Potato diplomacy: Lavrov gives Kerry ice-breaking gift

2015-05-12 18:14

After months of raging tensions over Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sought to break the ice by giving his US counterpart two baskets full of potatoes and tomatoes.

Lavrov: Ukraine step toward Nato counter-productive

2014-12-23 22:01

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Ukraine's adoption of a bill to drop its non-aligned status was "absolutely counter-productive".

West wants Russian regime change, says Kremlin

2014-11-22 22:06

Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.

Mugabe backs Russia

2014-09-16 19:26

Zimbabwean's veteran president Robert Mugabe has voiced his support for Russia describing Western sanctions against Moscow as illegal.

Russia's Lavrov urges US to talk sense

2014-09-02 18:00

Russia says Ukraine's moves to join Nato are aimed at undermining efforts to end the war in the east of the country, and called on Washington to use its influence and talk sense into Kiev.

Russia announces second aid convoy for Ukraine

2014-08-25 17:44

Russia is planning to send a second aid convoy to areas in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatist rebels, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Ukraine fighting rages as ministers prepare meeting

2014-07-02 12:28

Ukrainian government forces have pressed on with a military drive as Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France prepared a meeting of foreign ministers to control the crisis.


Turkey warns Russia after airspace violated

2015-10-05 16:16

Turkey has issues a sharp warning after a Russian warplane, apparently operating inside Syria, violated Turkish airspace.

Assad's ousting not on - Russia

2015-08-17 22:02

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has insisted Moscow did not accept the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad as a prerequisite for peace.

Lavrov: Russia ready to help Iraq defeat ISIS

2015-05-21 16:29

Russia is ready to supply weapons to Iraq, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, as the country struggles to halt advances by Islamic State militants.

Russia: US caused chaos

2015-02-23 21:14

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fuelling the rise of extremists.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry meets Netanyahu

2014-12-15 10:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet the Israeli prime minister, two days before Palestinians push for a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

Lavrov says deadline for Iran deal 'not sacred'

2014-10-15 07:08

Russia's foreign minister says the deadline to strike a nuclear deal with Iran is 'not sacred', in the strongest suggestion yet of a possible extension.

US open to talks with Iran on ISIS - Kerry

2014-09-16 12:36

As more than two dozen nations pledged to help Iraq fight ISIS militants, the US says it is open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia

2014-09-02 06:39

Ukrainian forces have ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels

2014-07-10 12:33

Rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine have braced for more fighting as Western leaders piled pressure on Kiev to strike a truce with pro-Russian separatists.

Ceasefire needed for Ukraine negotiations - Russia

2014-06-23 13:02

Russia's foreign ministry says that a "durable ceasefire" is needed in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels before peace negotiations could start.

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