Turkish FM Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Lavrov discuss the issue of continuing cross-border humanitarian aid to millions of Syrians in need.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agree to work together despite differences as they held talks on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
Russia's shuttle diplomacy around the Middle East projects is an attempt to project power as the US looks to re-calibrate its approach in the region.
Germany, Poland, and Sweden throw out three Russian diplomats in a coordinated retaliation for expulsion of three EU diplomats by Moscow, drawing angry response from Russia, which called the decision "unjustified and unfriendly."
The meeting is likely to be the first forum for the West to consider any possible joint response to Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny's jailing last week.
The European Union will have to draw the consequences to decide the next steps, which could include sanctions, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell says after his controversial Russia visit.
Moscow announced the expulsions just hours after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss ties.
EU’s foreign policy chief Borrell has conveyed his concerns on the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny to Russian FM Lavrov, who called the bloc an unreliable partner. Both sides, however, appeared ready to engage where possible.
More than 280 people were detained in Moscow for protesting a court hearing that decides if Navalny should be jailed for violating the terms of a suspended sentence he was given on embezzlement charges in 2014.
Additional units of the Russian military police arrived in Ain Issa in northern Syria "to step up efforts to stabilise the situation," the Russian defence ministry has said.
Moscow agreed to delay the meeting initially fixed for September 4 to an unknown future date after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani proposed postponing it due to the need to develop Afghanistan’s position on this issue.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow is ready to lift visa restrictions for the Turkish holders of special and service passports as well as for drivers engaged in cargo transportation between the two countries.
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