US, North Korea in kindergarten fight' - Lavrov

2017-09-23 07:00

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a "kindergarten fight between children" and urged calm.

Russia ready to assist Kurds and US on Raqa offensive

2016-05-24 18:29

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow iss ready to co-ordinate with a Kurdish-Arab alliance and the US-led coalition in an assault on the ISIS Syrian bastion of Raqa.

US warns Russian strikes in Syria killing civilians

2015-12-30 09:38

The United States has expressed concern on at what it said was the heavy civilian toll of "indiscriminate" Russian air strikes in Syria.

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.


Trump asks Russia to rein in Syria's Assad, Iran

2017-05-10 22:25

US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his key ally Iran.

US and Russia reach provisional deal on Syria truce

2016-02-21 20:11

A Syria peace truce announcement follows statements by opposition groups and President Assad setting terms for accepting a temporary truce.

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.

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