Middle East update: January 30 2018

SYRIA Russia's big Syrian congress in Sochi concluded on Tuesday--having accomplished, as expected, nothing--and it appears things went really, really well: Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, helped open the conference on Tuesday by reading out a statement from Vladimir Putin saying the conditions were ripe for Syria to turn “a tragic page” in its history. … Continue reading Middle East update: January 30 2018

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