Russia has been widely criticized for its friendly relations with both nations, but Putin is hoping to raise his status in the region.
Part of Morsi's platform will be the institution of some form of sharia law as he promised during his campaign.
Russia also has a vested interest in maintaining its decades-old relationship with Syria, which is in large part built on weapons and defense contracts.
Jordan has agreed to shelter the pilot, identified as Col. Hassan Hammadeh, while the Syrian government has called him a fugitive from the service, a traitor to his country and to his military honor.
Prosecutors asked an Oslo court on Thursday to declare Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik insane.
Authorities fear that as many as 75 people have drowned, while some 40 people are currently clinging to the upturned hull of the ship as they wait for rescuers.
Uganda has banned 38 nongovernmental organizations for promoting homosexuality and recruiting children.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces delayed declaring a winner in last weekend's presidential elections.
The helicopter-laden Russian ship headed for Syria reportedly changed course Wednesday, turning around in the North Sea near Scotland and returning to its home port on the Baltic.
The Syrian government and rebels have agreed to a temporary truce in the city of Homs in order to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the city.
Although confusion still abounds, one of Hosni Mubarak's lawyers said on Wednesday that the former Egyptian president is in a stable condition.
British officials will boycott the nation's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy in Kiev on Sunday because of concerns over human rights in Ukraine, in particular the continued imprisonment...
Pope Benedict XVI has condemned the ongoing religious violence in northern Nigeria, and pleaded with both Christians and Muslims to stop the killings.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly regaining consciousness after early claims on Wednesday morning that he had slipped into a coma, or perhaps even died.
The State Department on Tuesday warned Iranian exile group Mujahideen-e Khalq, or MEK, to comply with its relocation from Iraq's Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya if it hopes to be removed from the...
Alongside prominent -- and predominantly secular -- revolutionary groups, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has launched the latest million-man march in protest of the ruling Supreme Council of Armed...
Although it is not entirely clear what the council will do, it does not have a precedent in recent Egyptian political history.
Luka Rocco Magnotta was flown back to his native Canada on Monday where he will face trial for the first degree murder of student Jun Lin
Nigerian rebel group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the three suicide attacks on churches in Kaduna state on Sunday, saying that the bombings were retribution for past Christian...
Rwanda officially ended the Gacaca community court system for prosecuting suspects from the 1994 genocide.