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    1. July 16, 2016

      World leaders call for calm amid Turkey coup attempt

      World leaders have called for calm and “democratic order” in Turkey after a breakaway faction of the country’s military...

    2. July 16, 2016

      US and Russia target Syria ceasefire

      The US and Russia have agreed on “concrete steps” to resurrect a crumbled ceasefire in Syria, Moscow and Washington...

    1. June 12, 2016

      Russia: Magnitsky’s bitter legacy

      The story of Sergei Magnitsky’s 2009 death became, for many in the west, an allegory of Vladimir Putin’s Russia —...

    2. May 5, 2016

      US and Russian officials locked in impasse over Assad’s fate

      After months of tedious negotiations and haggling over ceasefire deals, the US and Russian officials trying to end...

    3. May 2, 2016

      China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

      What do the governments of Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Russia have in common, apart from their lack of...

    4. April 12, 2016

      Russia runs up against Bashar al-Assad’s defences

      As yet another round of UN-hosted talks to find a path out of Syria’s civil war begins in Geneva this week, reignited...

    5. April 4, 2016

      Saudi’s friendships show American influence waning

      After King Salman of Saudi Arabia came to the throne in 2015 and allowed his favourite son and deputy crown prince,...

    6. March 24, 2016

      Russia and US pledge renewed effort for Syria peace

      Russia and the US pledged on Thursday to push for a faster political resolution to the Syrian crisis and broaden their...

    7. March 14, 2016

      Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria

      Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria on Tuesday after a...

    8. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Putin orders Russian military pullout from Syria

      Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the country’s armed forces to start pulling out of Syria on Tuesday. The...

    9. The World

      February 12, 2016

      Russia's intentions and the Syrian ceasefire

      The situation in Syria is so horrific that it is tempting to grasp at any straw. The news that world powers have agreed...

    10. February 12, 2016

      World powers agree path to Syria ceasefire

      World powers have agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria by the end of next week in an...

    11. February 3, 2016

      Syrian peace talks fall apart as Assad forces advance on Aleppo

      Fraught Syrian peace talks have fallen apart just days after opening, with the UN special envoy suspending negotiations...

    12. January 27, 2016

      Germany angry at Russian claims over abducted girl

      Germany has reacted angrily to an intervention by the Russian foreign minister into the case of a 13-year-old ethnic...

    13. January 4, 2016

      US calls for restraint as Saudi-Iran tensions escalate

      The US called on Saudi Arabia and Iran to show restraint amid fears on Monday that the sharp escalation in tensions...

    14. November 3, 2015

      Moscow claims it has won allies among Syria rebels

      Moscow says it has won over some members of Syria’s armed opposition as allies in a joint fight against terrorist...

    15. October 1, 2015

      Russia carries out a second day of air strikes in Syria

      Russian jets carried out fresh air strikes against anti-government forces in Syria on Thursday and ruled out joining...

    16. September 11, 2015

      Russia calls on US to co-operate with its military in Syria

      Russia has called on the US to co-operate with its military in Syria to avert “unintended incidents” as Moscow boosts...

    17. September 6, 2015

      US voices concern to Russia over military moves in Syria

      US officials are expressing concern about a possible military build-up by Russia in Syria, warning that Moscow’s...

    18. May 11, 2015

      John Kerry set for first Moscow visit since start of Ukraine war

      John Kerry is to visit Moscow on Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis that left...

    19. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Russia lifted its self-imposed ban on selling an advanced air-defence systems...

    20. April 13, 2015

      Russia lifts ban on Iran air-defence missiles

      Russia on Monday unblocked the sale to Iran of one of the world’s most advanced air-defence systems, in a move that...

    21. April 1, 2015

      Diplomats struggle to salvage Iran nuclear deal

      Talks to secure a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have limped on past their scheduled deadline as...

    22. January 26, 2015

      Nato accuses Russia over worsening Ukrainian crisis

      Nato has accused Russia of “sharply” escalating the crisis in eastern Ukraine in recent days by sending even more of...

    23. January 13, 2015

      US offers $2bn of financial support to Ukraine

      The US pledged to provide as much as $2bn in new financial assistance for Ukraine this year, even as the IMF and the...

    24. January 12, 2015

      Russian and Turkish conspiracy theories swirl after Paris attacks

      Barely 24 hours after Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s prime minister, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the...

    25. December 23, 2014

      Ukraine moves closer to Nato bid

      Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday voted to scrap the war-torn country’s “nonaligned” status, taking it a step closer to a...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Ukraine elections: can Kiev win hearts and minds in Donbas?

      Ukraine’s new parliament will be pro-western, according to the preliminary results of Sunday’s vote. But those results...

    27. beyondbrics

      August 26, 2014

      Guest post: low expectations for Ukraine and Russia in Minsk

      By Ben Aris of bne Presidents Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin of Russia are to meet in Minsk today for...

    28. August 25, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Sergei Lavrov says Russia to send second aid convoy

      Moscow will send a second humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine this week using the same route and procedure as the first...

    29. August 10, 2014

      Ukrainian army edges closer to Donetsk

      The newly-appointed prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic has ruled out ceasefire negotiations...

    30. June 6, 2014

      Putin and Poroshenko meet at D-Day ceremonies

      D-Day 70th anniversary Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, met for the first...

    31. May 27, 2014

      Vladimir Putin urges Ukraine to halt offensive against separatists

      Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Ukraine to halt a military offensive against pro-Russia separatists...

    32. May 26, 2014

      Kiev in airport offensive as Moscow says ready to talk to president-elect

      Ukraine’s government launched air strikes and deployed paratroops against pro-Russian militants who seized the city of...

    33. May 26, 2014

      Ukraine launches air strikes against pro-Russia militants

      Ukraine on Monday launched air strikes and deployed paratroops against pro-Russia militants who had seized Donetsk...

    34. April 23, 2014

      Kiev implicates Russia in politician’s murder

      Ukraine’s interim government on Wednesday accused Moscow of being involved in the murder of a regional Ukrainian...

    35. April 21, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Russia steps up rhetoric on possible intervention

      Russia’s foreign minister vowed to “stop” unrest in eastern Ukraine on Monday, fuelling concerns about escalation of...

    36. April 18, 2014

      Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

      Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine...

    37. April 18, 2014

      Four-way talks end with agreement on calming Ukraine tensions

      International talks between Ukraine, Russia, the US and the EU ended in Geneva on Thursday evening with an unexpected...

    38. April 10, 2014

      Russia presses Kiev on gas as armed stand-off continues

      Russia threatened to force Ukraine’s cash-strapped government to pay in advance for its gas imports, adding fresh...

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