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Russia pondering easing arms embargo on Libya

Russia is ready to consider easing an arms embargo for Libya, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Wednesday. The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord Faiz…

Russia barred from the Winter Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from participating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Russian Olympic Committee was fined with $15m in costs after what the IOC called an…

The Highlights from World Cup 2018 groups draw

The 2018 world cup draw was held on Friday at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. The star studded affair featured legendary players, Diego Maradona, Pelé, Laurent Blanc among others, in addition to a speech made by the…

Israel strikes a Syrian military base

Syrian state TV reported missiles targeting a military base outside the Syrian capital overnight, were launched by Israel. Two missiles were intercepted, according to the Syrian State TV, but the base suffered material damages, he…

Russia vows more support for Libya national dialogue

Russia will take effort to promote national dialogue in Libya to help that country get out of the protracted crisis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday after a meeting between Russia president’s special envoy for the Middle…

Libya’s GNA deputy PM Ahmed Maiteeq to arrive in Russia

Deputy Prime Minister of Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Ahmed Maiteeq will arrive in Russia on Wednesday for talks with several top officials, Russian media reported. Maiteeq will begin his official visit in Grozny, the…

Syria-Russia unified defence system created

A unified air defense system has been set up in Syria thanks to efforts of Russian and Syrian military experts, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Major-General Sergey Meshcheryakov told a round table…

Haftar aims at Russian ties in oil sector, report says

In a sign that Libya’s powerful military is moving closer to Russia, so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar—the man responsible for recapturing the country’s oil ports and essentially restarting production—is…

Russia planning to resume Gaddafi-era contracts with Libya

Russia plans to resume contracts with Libya agreed by former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The infrastructure projects have been frozen since Gaddafi’s assassination and the breakout of civil war. "We plan to resign the contracts signed…

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