Assad looks to Russia to help rebuild Syria

It could cost as much as $400bn to rebuild the Syrian economy, President Bashar al-Assad told…

Russia and Iran look for energy contracts as payback for Assad support

Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime throughout his country’s bloody civil war could be …

Johnson to push G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia over Syria

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is expected to use today’s G7 meeting in Lucca to call…

Russia accuses Erdogan of importing oil from Islamic State

The Russian Defence Ministry has accused Ankara of importing oil smuggled out of territories controlled by…

Turkish migrant workers banned as Putin slaps on sanctions

Russian businesses are to be prohibited from hiring new Turkish migrant workers from the beginning of…

Syrian bombings costing Russia $4m a day, say analysts

Syrian bombings: The bombing campaign in Syria is costing Moscow up to $4m per day, according to data collated…

Syria asks Russia for $1bn loan to counter destabilisation

Syria: The Syrian government has asked Russia to lend it $1bn to tackle social problems. Despite its long-term…