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Moscow to seek Syria progress, bigger Middle East role in Riyadh

By: Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW – Russia is expected to urge Saudi Arabia to allow its regional rival Iran to join moves to end the conflict in Syria in a rare high-level meeting on Wednesday between the world’s top two oil … Continue reading

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Russia: Syrian opposition leader in Moscow for meeting with Lavrov

The head of the Syrian National Council is reportedly visiting Russia’s foreign minister Wednesday — a notable meeting between a major Syrian opposition group and a government that some opposition members have accused of backing the Syrian regime. SNC leader … Continue reading

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Clinton, Lavrov hold talks on Syria; Russian diplomat cites agreement ‘on most things’

The top U.S. and Russian diplomats have held talks on Syria ahead of an international conference on Saturday that aims to ease Syrian President Bashar Assad from power. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey … Continue reading

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Clinton hopeful that world powers’ Geneva meeting on Syria can be ‘turning point’ in crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has great hope that an upcoming Geneva meeting of world powers can be a “turning point” in the Syria crisis. Clinton, who has not said whether she will attend the meeting, … Continue reading

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Russia’s Lavrov to attend Syria meeting in Geneva

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will attend a meeting on the escalating conflict in Syria that international mediator Kofi Annan is attempting to organize in Geneva this weekend, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said on Tuesday. “Sergei Lavrov has officially … Continue reading

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Clinton, Lavrov agree they need to work together on Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday agreed that they needed to work together on Syria, a US official said. “They both agreed that we’ve got to work together,” the official said, following … Continue reading

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To the People of Syria

By: Masha Gessen MOSCOW — I am writing to say I am sorry. I cannot speak for all Russian citizens, but I can tell you this much: the government that on Saturday blocked the U.N. Security Council’s resolution on Syria … Continue reading

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