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How Isis is recruiting migrant workers in Moscow to join the fighting in Syria In autumn 2014, Rajabov took his wife and children with him to Moscow. A few months later he phoned his wife's mother, Mairambi Olimova, from an unfamiliar number to say the family had moved to Syria. Olimova reported the conversation to…

Moscow-hosted Syria talks end, sides agree only to meet again Naumkin, an academic, said the sides agreed to join forces over the threat of terrorism in Syria, where Islamic State insurgents have taken over wide swathes of territory, though Moscow has described numerous other anti-Assad groups fighting in the … Read more on Reuters

Russian Moderator Hopes for 'Sensible' Syria Talks in Moscow A Russian moderator for next week's talks between the Syrian government and a group of opposition figures set out modest goals for the Moscow meeting, saying he would consider it a success if the sides work together and agree to meet again. Read more on The…

Syria Peace Hopes Dim Further as Opposition Rejects Moscow Talks For months, Russia has been working to persuade government and opposition figures to attend preliminary talks in Moscow on Jan. 26 that are aimed at starting a new peace process. But in recent days, several leading opposition figures, apparently … Read more on New York…

Iranian diplomat considers Moscow-Tehran policy towards Syria right World … MOSCOW, June 30./ITAR-TASS/. Iran's top diplomat has said the policy of Moscow and Tehran towards the Syrian crisis was right. Russian and Iranian high-ranking diplomats have discussed the situation in the Middle East due to the events in Syria and Iraq. Read more on ITAR-TASS

Moscow warning over toxins used by Syria gunmen fell on deaf ears MOSCOW, April 30. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has repeatedly warned about the danger of chemical agents getting into the hands of gunmen in Syria, but Moscow's arguments fell on deaf ears, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Moscow was seriously … Read more on ITAR-TASS

Moscow meeting to take up removal of war chemicals from Syria Russian, US, Chinese, UN and Syrian officials, as well as officials of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are due to hold a meeting behind closed doors in Moscow on Friday to take up safe and secure transportation of chemical … Read…

UN chemical weapons experts to return to Syria Wednesday – Moscow UN chemical weapons inspectors are to return to Syria on Wednesday to continue their mission, says Russia. But Moscow is unhappy with the direction the US is steering the Russian-brokered plan to dismantle the Syrian stockpile of chemical weapons. Read more on RT (blog)

Chechen Extremists Force Putin's Syria Stance President Vladimir Putin's motives for intervening in the Syrian crisis and giving U.S. President Barack Obama a "do over" in his mishandling of the Syrian civil war have been the subject of great suspicion. Observers attribute Putin's move to various … Read more on The Moscow Times