Russian siege on Raqqa, distant from US troops

Russian siege on Raqqa, distant from US troops

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2017, 9:13 PM (IDT)   Russian President Vladimir Putin acted to strengthen the military alliance he had set up with Iran and Turkey for working together in Syria – as a counterweight to President Donald Trump’s spectacular...
Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel’s border

Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel’s border

DEBKAfile Special Report May 3, 2017, 7:54 PM (IDT) Israel was seriously dismayed Wednesday, May 3, when first reports reached Jerusalem about the telephone conversation between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Tuesday, during which Trump agreed to consider...
US-Russia talks: No love-in, but no break-up either

US-Russia talks: No love-in, but no break-up either

Arabs received signs of reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Egypt with a sigh of relief. Meetings between King Salman and President Sisi are being prepared, and several Saudi officials were in Cairo to work out a way the remaining issues between the two principle...