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Unlikely allies: Oil brings Saudi king to Moscow - CNNMoney

For years, the world's biggest oil producers have clashed over Middle East politics and battled for energy market share. But their desperate need to rescue oil prices brought them together last year and that partnership was the focus of talks Thursday ...and more »

Putin, Saudi King focus on Syria, oil price stabilisation - New Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held talks in Moscow on October 5 behind closed doors, focusing on the Syrian crisis and energy. “We have held detailed talks behind closed doors to talk about ...and more »

Putin says Trump listens to everything Russia tell him about North Korea - Pravda

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the bellicose rhetoric about the crisis on the Korean Peninsula was ruinous. According to him, the USA and the DPRK (North Korea) should establish a direct dialogue to discuss the situation because a global ...and more »

Russia's New 'Useful Idiots'? - EurasiaNet

There are echoes of Soviet times in the way Russia has been courting far-right activists in the West. A new book looks at how and why it does it. Remember Richard Spencer, the U.S. white supremacist whose “alt-right” followers celebrated Donald Trump's ...and more »

Putin expects mutual interests to improve Russian-US relations - Xinhua

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. (Xinhua/REUTERS). MOSCOW, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The fundamental mutual interests of Moscow and ...and more »

More than 260 arrests in anti-Putin protests across Russia - The Guardian

Riot police confront supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny as president marks 65th birthday. Marc Bennetts. Sat 7 Oct 2017 14.09 EDT Last modified on Thu 19 Oct 2017 16.36 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...and more »

Saudi Arabia to Buy S-400 Air Defense System From Russia - Haaretz

Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia's state arms exporter, it revealed on Thursday. King Salman, the first sitting Saudi monarch to visit Russia, led a delegation to Moscow that ...and more »

King Salman in Moscow: Could Russia and Saudi Arabia form an unlikely alliance? - Middle East Eye

At last, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud is in Moscow in the first ever visit by a Saudi monarch. The visit was described by Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, as "a real turning point in relations between the two countries". It ...and more »

Russia, Saudi Arabia cement new friendship with king's visit - Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia's King Salman for talks at the Kremlin on Thursday, cementing a relationship that is pivotal for world oil prices and could decide the outcome of the conflict in Syria. Russian ...and more »

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Saudi Arabia 'has fired thousands' of extremist imams - Arab News

MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia has dismissed several thousand imams from mosques for spreading extremism, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow on Sunday. “We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance that kind of ...and more »