Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned that the world was now entering a new arms race with the unravelling of Cold War-era nuclear missile treaties. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin pool

Christmas came early this year for Russian president Vladimir Putin, and in the seasonally appropriate form of good news from the Middle East. Presid(...)

 Igor Korobov, former head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks died on Wednesday after “a serious and l(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday. “I hope the realisation that this policy has no prospects will sooner or later come to our American partners and we can begin to co-operate on a normal basis,” he said. Photograph:  Pavel Golovkin/AP

Vladimir Putin has urged the US to reconsider its sanctions policy, saying moves by Washington to impose yet more penalties on Russia were pointless a(...)

Army officers remove the bench last March where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Russian officials reacted with outrage and markets slumped on Thursday morning following the announcement of tough new US sanctions over Russia’s alle(...)

Asked by reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting in the White House if he believed Russia was still targeting the US, President Donald Trump replied: “No.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was again forced to clarify comments on Wednesday about his meeting with Vladimir Putin, as his press secretary insisted th(...)

Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Tuesday. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/PA

Differences emerged at Cabinet yesterday over how Ireland should respond to the latest outbreak of violence on the Israeli-Gaza border, with a demand (...)

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-aircraft fire in the sky after US-led airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus. Photograph: SANA/AP

The United States, France and Britain have bombed a number of government installations in Syria, launching more than 100 missiles against targets they(...)

Sergei Naryshkin, director of Russia’s  Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR): “The West is drawing a new iron curtain around itself.”  Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has accused British and US secret services of masterminding the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in the UK and of bullying their west(...)

Canada’s ambassador to Russia John Kur leaves the Russian foreign ministry headquarters in Moscow on March 30th, 2018. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty

Russia was battling a diplomatic siege this week as more than two dozen western countries rallied behind the United Kingdom to condemn the Kremlin fo(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin:  Moscow  regrets that the US and many EU countries have decided to punish Russia over the Skripal nerve gas attack. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty

The Kremlin pledged to retaliate on Monday after the US and its European allies expelled scores of Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack in th(...)

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