The Russian airstrikes that began Wednesday have mainly targeted central and northwestern Syria, strategic regions that are the gateway to Assad’s strongholds in the capital, Damascus, and along the coast.
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have a tense relationship that was on full display as the pair met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Obama said he was willing to cooperate with Russia and Iran to try to end the four-year civil war in Syria, in which at least 200,000 people have died and millions have been driven from their homes.
Vladimir “Vovan” Krasnov and Alexei “Lexus” Stolyarov, who are famous for prank-calling Ukrainian and Russian celebrities, prank-called John after they heard that the singer told BBC he would like to meet Putin to discuss gay rights.
The White House insisted the meeting would focus on eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed forces are fighting the Kiev government, prompting tough sanctions that have damaged Russia’s economy.
“We await a clear standpoint on this terrorist act from all members of the international community, including regional actors,” Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
Looks like the embattled Fifa president has at least one powerful ally — Vladimir Putin.
PM Narendra Modi is in Russia to attend the BRICS and SCO summits.
Modi thanked Putin with regard to India getting the membership of SCO with the process set to be complete by next year.
The White House said both Obama and Putin addressed continued bloodshed in Syria and conflict in Ukraine.
“Does Modi do yoga?” That was the question posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was told that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started a Ministry of Yoga.
Russia’s new, hi-tech ICBMs can only bring back bad old memories of a world left behind.
The aircraft, carrying 298 people, was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur July 17 when it crashed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, about 60 km from the Russian border.
New technology has made public diplomacy easier and more perilous.
The search began just as Putin was starting his annual televised question and answer session.