Intel: Iran, Russia, Turkey discuss stabilizing Syria in virtual summit

The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia held a virtual summit to discuss the latest developments in Syria today.

Amberin Zaman | Syria Conflict | Jul 1, 2020
al-monitor Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a joint press conference following a trilateral meeting on Syria in Ankara, Sept. 16, 2019. Photo by PAVEL GOLOVKIN/AFP via Getty Images.

UN report on Libya mercenaries 'unfounded,' says Russia

A Foreign Ministry official dismissed the findings of the report on Wagner Group's operations in Libya and called for an investigation into why it was leaked.

Al-Monitor Staff | United Nations | Jun 23, 2020

What to expect from entente between Moscow, Ankara in Libya

As Moscow intensifies its involvement in the Libyan conflict, the US State Department is stepping up pressure against Russian destabilization.

Kirill Semenov | Libya conflict | Jun 5, 2020

Putin appoints third special envoy to Syria

Putin's decision to appoint a new special envoy for developing relations with Syria likely has several aims, including to balance military and diplomatic involvement in Russia's Syria policy.

Anton Mardasov | Russia in Syria | May 28, 2020

Is Russia pulling support from Libyan strongman Hifter?

While Russia doesn't want to see Khalifa Hifter’s self-styled Libyan National Army collapse, there are signs Moscow’s interests may align more closely with other figures in the country’s eastern government.

Kirill Semenov | Libya conflict | May 13, 2020