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Russia in Africa: Prigozhin’s death exposes Putin’s real motives on the...

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The apparent assassination of Yevgeny Prigozhin in the crash of his private jet between Moscow and St. Petersburg represents an inflection point in Russian-African...

ISS: From Russia, with little to show for it

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Russian President Vladimir Putin was hoping for a record turnout of African leaders at the second Russia-Africa summit in St Petersburg last week to...

ISS: Pretoria once again on the horns of an ICC dilemma

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Just as South Africa was done rescinding its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the saga of former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s...

South Africa remains ICC participant, government says in turnaround

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The Presidency has moved to clarify that South Africa remains a signatory to the Rome Statute and a participant in the International Criminal Court...

ICC arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin: a king-size dilemma for South...

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an international arrest warrant for Russian president Vladimir Putin for alleged war crimes regarding the unlawful deportation...

South Africa approached to mediate Russia-Ukraine conflict

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has been approached to play a “mediation role” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The President had a phone call with...

Putin lifts ban on charter flights to Egypt six years after...

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President Vladimir Putin scrapped Russia's ban on charter flights to Egypt on Thursday, six years after suspending them for national security seasons in the...

Putin says Russia would accept conditional handover of cyber criminals to...

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President Vladimir Putin has said Russia would be ready to hand over cyber criminals to the United States if Washington did the same for...

Putin says Russia not planning to withdraw from Syria yet

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President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was not planning to withdraw its forces from Syria for now, and would keep...

Putin, before vote, unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons to counter West

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President Vladimir Putin announced an array of new nuclear weapons on Thursday, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying...

Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria

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President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military campaign, Moscow...

Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia’s presence there for half...

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President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in...

Putin congratulates Assad on regaining Palmyra

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on regaining the city of Palmyra, the Kremlin spokesman said on Sunday. "Assad...

Putin, Sisi agree about need to fight terrorists in Libya, Yemen

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi highlighted in a phone conversation on Monday that the fight against terrorists...

Russia to hold special Middle East meeting at UN Security Council

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Russia will hold a special ministerial meeting at the United Nations Security Council on September 30 to discuss conflicts in the Middle...

Russia’s Putin, Egypt’s Sisi say committed to fighting terrorism

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United by a deep hostility towards Islamists, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Russia's Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday they were both...

Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of ‘abyss’

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Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in...

Defiant Putin says Crimea will become Russian

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, told parliament on Tuesday that Russia will move forward with procedures to...

Crimea votes to join Russia, Obama orders sanctions

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Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum in 10 days' time in a dramatic...

Russia’s Putin says supports Sisi’s bid for Egypt presidency

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday threw his weight behind a presidential bid by Egyptian Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,...

Putin: Libya coalition has no right to kill Gaddafi

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sharply criticised the Western coalition enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya on Tuesday and said it has...