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Pompeo and Kono discuss U.S.-DPRK summit

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held telephone talks today and agreed to meet in February before the second summit between U.S. President Donald …

Russia managed to save Assad as president, London says

Britain is resigned to Syrian President Bashar al Assad remaining in power and Russia gaining a new sphere of influence in the region, the foreign secretary has signalled, Sky News reports. But, speaking exclusively to Sky News, Jeremy …

Bahrain resumes work at embassy in Damascus

Bahrain resumed operations at its embassy in Syria, which has been shut since 2011. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said the reopening of the embassy affirms the importance of continued relations with Syria.  In a …

UAE reopens Damascus embassy - media

The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus, which has been shut since 2011, the Syrian information ministry said. There was no immediate comment from officials in the UAE.  A Syrian information note to …

Lavrov holds meeting with Syrian ambassador

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with Syria’s Ambassador to Moscow Riad Haddad, during which, the sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperation with Damascus, the Syrian Foreign …

Lavrov: Putin open to meeting with Trump

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is open to meeting with the U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "With regard to contacts at the …

Putin: Russia to respond if U.S. exits INF Treaty

Russia is against the scrapping of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, but Moscow would be forced to respond if the United States exits the treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on …

Most Japanese citizens back peace treaty talks with Russia

The majority of Japanese citizens support talks on drafting a peace treaty with Russia based on the Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956, according to an opinion poll carried out by the country’s largest private TV company Fuji and …