Bashar al-Assad has travelled to Russian Federation to meet Vladimir Putin

Bashar al-Assad has travelled to Russia to meet Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met the Syrian regime's Bashar al-Assad in the Russian resort city of Sochi on Thursday, highlighting the importance of facilitating the "resumption of a full-fledged political process", according to the Kremlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in Sochi on May 17, 2018.

The news agency also paraphrased Mr. Putin's message, though slightly differently, saying that, "in the course of the meeting Putin announced to Assad that he was counting on the withdrawal of foreign armed forces from the territory of Syria". The fallout over the Iran deal is a rare topic for rapprochement between Europe and Moscow, whose relations are marred by disagreements over the Syria conflict, Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and the subsequent war in eastern Ukraine.

Friend says Margot Kidder had unusual wish for her remains
The cause of death for the 69-year-old actress is unknown at this point, but her passing was confirmed to CNN by her manager. She dated former Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau, directors Steven Spielberg , Brian De Palma and actor Richard Pryor .

"This stability is a wide door opened for the political process", Assad told Putin, according to the report.

"The next task, of course, the economic recovery and humanitarian aid for those people in a hard situation", Mr Putin added. The UN has hosted several rounds of peace talks in Geneva that have made no progress towards ending the conflict. "I have always said, and I want to reiterate that we have always enthusiastically supported a political process that should proceed hand-in-hand with fight against terrorism", the Syrian leader said.

Assad assured that the country returns to stability and it promotes the political process begun earlier.

Meghan Markle's father suffers heart attack and won't attend wedding
Markle even could go for a different generation in the royal family and ask Prince Philip to do the honours. Markle in this hard situation". "Of course I'd walk her down the aisle", he told the outlet.

He said the two also discussed economic cooperation and growing investments by Russian companies in Syria.

Regime forces recaptured Ghouta from rebels last month after a ferocious offensive that displaced tens of thousands, both to government-controlled zones around Damascus and to opposition-held parts of northern Syria.

The visit comes on the eve of a meeting in Sochi between Mr Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first face-to-face talk of the year between the veteran leaders.

Primary election day - what you need to know
The only "bad" news for Democrats is that Lamb's current seat (the 14th) is likely to be lost to the Republicans. OR is among eight states where Democrats control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump lawyer sought $1m from Qatar in late 2016
May 18, 2018 - 15:55
Mr Cohen has acknowledged paying Ms Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. Cohen facilitated a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ronda Rousey eager for WWE title, baby 'someday soon'
May 17, 2018 - 03:18
Rousey reportedly made her house show debut at a RAW-branded live in Geneva, Swtizerland in a six-Woman Tag Team Match. The former UFC champ tagged with Natalya and Ember Moon against James, Ruby Riott , and Liv Morgan .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Solo: A Star Wars Story Rotten Tomatoes Score Revealed
May 17, 2018 - 03:17
Though he's not the titular star of the film, Glover has been one of the Solo spin-off's biggest draws since he was cast. If you factor in a similar drop from the critic score for Solo: A Star Wars Story, it's not looking pretty at all.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SPOILERS** WWE Monday Night RAW 5.14.18 From London
May 17, 2018 - 03:16
Not exactly happy, Reigns sought out Mahal and brawled backstage with him, with the Modern Day Maharaja barely escaping. Non-Title: Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt def. - Segment 4: Roman Reigns and Jinder Mahal get into another backstage brawl.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Flood Warning In Effect For Huron River In Hamburg
May 17, 2018 - 03:15
National Weather Service forecasters say that's going to mean more weather trouble for Fairfax County right into the weekend. At that stage, water begins to flood the yards of homes, as well as submerge boat docks, along the Huron River and Ore Lake.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kia Sportage to introduce 48-volt mild-hybrid drivetrain
May 17, 2018 - 03:12
The battery recovers energy from the diesel engine's crankshaft when the auto is decelerating or driving downhill. The MHSG can then quickly restart the engine the moment the driver presses the accelerator pedal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IS involved in assault on police headquarters in Riau, Indonesia
May 16, 2018 - 15:04
The church and earlier police station attacks were likely motivated by the arrest of JAD leaders, authorities said. Most attacks in recent years have been limited to low-level operations against domestic security forces.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data
May 16, 2018 - 15:04
Social-media companies have come under intense scrutiny over reports that Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users. The social network will be conducting a "thorough investigation" to check whether these apps have misused user data or not.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-Pakistani PM Zeroes in on Pakistan's Civil-Military Divide in Interview
May 16, 2018 - 15:02
Sharif, asked about his ouster, brought up issues of security and foreign policy - which the military controls. Ten gunmen spent three days spraying bullets and throwing grenades around landmarks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top German FA angry with Mesut Ozil & IIkay Gundogan
May 16, 2018 - 14:56
In addition, in the framework of the visit to Britain, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Queen Elizabeth II. Why is Erdogan in Britain? For the UK's part, Mrs May will be keen to forge strong links with Turkey ahead of Brexit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gina Haspel criticizes "enhanced interrogation" in letter to Mark Warner
May 15, 2018 - 22:40
Last week, Haspel said she would not permit the spy agency to restart any kind of harsh detention and interrogation programmes. None of them objected to what was being done in the name of "national security", nor did any of them inform the public.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Will Power wins the 2018 IndyCar Grand Prix
May 15, 2018 - 22:40
Wickens fought off Alexander Rossi to keep the final podium spot, and Sebastien Bourdais got around Rossi to come home fourth. Helio Castroneves returns to IndyCar after teaming with Ricky Taylor to win a sports vehicle race at Mid-Ohio last week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Retailer Gap says 'sorry' for T-shirt's incorrect China map
May 15, 2018 - 22:39
However, the island has been governed separately since 1949 and maintains formal diplomatic relations with a handful of countries. It also added that it would implement more rigorous reviews to ensure the same thing would not happen again.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Four Children Orphaned After Surabaya and Sidoarjo Bombings
May 15, 2018 - 22:39
The family fanned out on Sunday with suicide bombs attached to themselves and their children, attacking three churches. Based on their remains, Karnavian said the mother and daughters were all wearing explosives around their waists.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Title Match Added To WWE Money In The Bank
May 15, 2018 - 22:38
Y'know, Jinder Mahal who cost Reigns his latest chance at fighting for the gold last week. Breezango by Bo Dallas pinning Fandango following a double team backdrop/neckbreaker.