MOSCOW: Russia has invited Hamas and other Palestinian factions including Fatah to Moscow for talks on the Israel-Hamas war and other issues in the Middle East, an official said Friday.
Moscow, which for years tried to court good relations with all major players in the region, has grown increasingly critical of Israel and its Western backers amid the ongoing war in Gaza.
Russia has invited around a dozen Palestinian groups to Moscow for âinter-Palestinianâ talks from February 29, the state-run TASS news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
Source: Russia invites Hamas, other Palestinian factions for talks
ANKARA: Turkiyeâs President Tayyip Erdogan expressed his ongoing willingness to mediate between Russia and Ukraine for a âfairâ peace between the two countries, a text of his comments en route from a visit to Egypt showed on Thursday.
âWe have brought the parties together in Turkiye on multiple occasions. We can do this again and open the door to peace through a solution-focused process management, free from external influences,â Erdogan said.
Source: Turkiye continues to seek mediation between Russia and Ukraine, Erdogan says
UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemenâs Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting global shipping.
Source: Russia and China clash with US and UK at UN over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships
MOSCOW â Anti-war candidate Boris Nadezhdin has been barred from standing in Russiaâs presidential election next month, in a move that further clears the countryâs political landscape of opponents
Source: Russian anti-war election candidate barred from running against Putin
President Vladimir Putin told leaders of Russiaâs Jewish community on Wednesday that Moscow had achieved âspecific resultsâ in diplomatic efforts to free hostages caught up in Israelâs conflict with Hamas, Russian news agencies reported.
Source: Putin says Russia is working to free hostages in Gaza conflict
BERLIN: Russian and Iranian government officials have not been invited to this yearâs Munich Security Conference, as they did not seem open to meaningful dialogue, according to the man chairing the annual event.
The conference, attended by the worldâs defense and security elite and sometimes known as âDavos for defense,â will take place in the southern German city on Feb. 16-18.
Source: Munich Security Conference did not invite Russian, Iran officials this year
DUBAI: UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan had a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss relations and ways to bolster ties between the two countries, the Emirates News Agency reported.
Putin expressed gratitude for the UAEâs successful mediation efforts in the recent prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine.
Sheikh Mohamed and Putin also discussed a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern, with particular emphasis on the Ukraine conflict.
Source: UAE president has phone call with Vladimir Putin
RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef on Sunday met with the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov on the sidelines of the World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh.
During talks, they discussed ways to further boost cooperation between the two countries in the industrial and mining sectors, including through potential investment opportunities in the Kingdom and Russia.
Source: Saudi, Russian industry ministers discuss boosting cooperation, promoting investment
MOSCOW: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his counterparts from Iran, Turkiye and Lebanon ahead of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Tuesday due to discuss the Middle
Source: Russia’s Lavrov talks Middle East with Iran, Turkiye, Lebanon | Arab News