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Putin,Saudi Crown Prince discusses cooperation on oil,Syrian conflict

MOSCOW -UNS: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed cooperation on oil and the conflict in Syria with powerful Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a meeting in the Kremlin. Oil producers within and outside the OPEC cartel last week agreed to extend …

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Kushner ‘discussed secret line to Moscow’ – US media reports

Donald Trump’s son-in-law explored the possibility of setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow, according to US media reports. Jared Kushner is said to have discussed creating the channel during a meeting in December, reports in the Washington Post and New York Times …

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Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have …

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Putin,Xi,Nawaz meets in China

BEIJING : A rare meeting was held between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping here in the suburb of the capital of China Monday late afternoon upon conclusion of second roundtable conference. This would …

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Trump defends to share ‘facts’ with Russia

US President Donald Trump has defended his “absolute right” to discuss sensitive material on terrorism and airline safety at a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister. US media reports said he had shared material that was passed on by a partner which had not given permission. …

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Trump, Putin discuss first meeting, Syria during ‘very good call’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed steps to ease Syria’s civil war and a possible first face-to-face meeting, during what the White House described as a “very good call” Tuesday. The US and Russian leaders spoke by telephone, focusing on the six-year-old Syrian conflict, …

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‘Pakistan supports Russia process of stabilization of situation in Afghanistan’

MOSCOW -UNS : Pakistan has asked Russia to lead the process of stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan. This was suggested by Defence Minister Kh Asif during a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow. Kh Asif is in Russia to attend VI Moscow Conference …

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Russian hackers ‘targeted French presidential candidate Macron campaign’

PARIS (AFP) – French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the …

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Russia,Pakistan will boost ties in gas,petroleum sectors

ISLAMABAD -UNS – A High level delegation from the Russian Federation led by Mr. Yuri.P.Sentyurin, State Secretary &Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation and Mr.A.Vtaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom called on Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources. During the …

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Proposed UN resolution on Syria ‘unacceptable’:Russia

MOSCOW -UNS – Russia said Wednesday that a UN resolution put forward by Britain, France and the United States on a suspected chemical attack in Syria was “unacceptable”, after deflecting blame from its ally Damascus. “The text as presented is categorically unacceptable,” foreign ministry spokeswoman …

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