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World 11 Dec 2017 | 11:10 PM

Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered "a significant part" of Moscow's military contingent there to start withdrawing on Monday, declaring their work largely done.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 10:19 PM

Russia ready to sign deal on flights to Egypt this week - minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Russia is ready to sign a protocol with Egypt on the resumption of direct flights between Moscow and Cairo this week, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told reporters on Monday.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 10:05 PM

Putin says Russia ready 'in principle' to resume direct passenger flights to Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - Russia is ready in principle to resume direct passenger flights to Egypt and an agreement is expected to be signed in the near future, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 10:05 PM

Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss restart of flights, sign nuclear deal

CAIRO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday, agreeing to resume civilian flights which Moscow halted more than two years ago after militants bombed a Russian tourist jet over the Sinai.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 10:04 PM

Putin warns against pre-empting any Israeli-Palestinian deal

CAIRO (Reuters) - Russia's president Vladimir Putin said on Monday any steps that pre-empt a possible agreement between Israel and the Palestinians are counter-productive and destabilising.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 9:25 PM

Bulgaria asks Russia to overhaul MiG fighter jets

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has asked Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG to overhaul and maintain its 15 aged MiG-29 fighter jets in a four-year deal worth up to 81.3 million levs ($49 million), the country's defence ministry said on Monday.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 9:07 PM

Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Russia threw its weight behind China's massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature project.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 8:25 PM

Russia's Putin to discuss Syrian peace process with Turkey's Erdogan - Kremlin

Cairo (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan will discuss a possible political resolution to the Syrian crisis when they meet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 8:07 PM

Russia's Putin, Egypt's Sisi to sign nuclear power station deal - Kremlin

CAIRO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will sign an agreement on Monday about the construction of a nuclear power station in Egypt and supplies of nuclear fuel, according to a document provided by the Kremlin.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 6:49 PM

Putin says Russia to permanently keep air base and naval facility in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia would keep its Hmeymim air base in Syria's Latakia Province as well as its naval facility at Tartous "on a permanent basis" despite a decision to start pulling some of its forces out of Syria.