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Report: US to send advanced jets to Asia and Europe to deter “Russia and China threats”
Washington reportedly plans to send more advanced combat aircraft to Asia, as part of a pivot away from the West Asia region to focus on the great power rivalries with China and Russia.
China’s president in Moscow: Russia and China have “similar goals”
China and Russia "share similar goals," Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a visit to Moscow.
Putin and Assad hold meeting in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, held talks in Moscow. The leaders have exchanged views on a broad range of bilateral and international issues.
Syrian president lands in Moscow to meet Putin
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Russian warship with hypersonic missiles holds exercises off Norwegian Sea
A Russian warship armed with state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles held exercises in the Norwegian Sea, Russia's Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday.
Putin says Russia-China military cooperation ‘key’ for international stability
The Russian-Chinese strategic partnership has multiple aspects, with military cooperation being a key component, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a call on Friday.
Around two dozen dead in fire at Russian nursing home
At least 22 people have died in the Siberian city of Kemerovo after a private residence housing the elderly, caught fire early Saturday. The building reportedly belonged to a pastor of a local Protestant church.
Kremlin confirms President Putin to skip G20 in Indonisia
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the Bali summit of the Group of 20 and the Russian delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.
Russia says world on ‘brink of nuclear war’
Russia on Wednesday claimed that the world was on the brink of nuclear a conflict, accusing the West of provocation.
Russia calls for closer ties with Arab states
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for stronger relations with the Arab League, proposing closer cooperation in maintaining regional security and in resolving a number of ongoing conflicts.
Many killed, wounded in Russian school shooting
Thirteen people were killed and many others wounded as shots were fired at a school in the city of Izhevsk in Russia’s Urals region on Monday, Russia's Investigative Committee has confirmed.
Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev dies aged 91
Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and only president of the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 91, in Moscow.
Putin says west seeking to discredit Russia’s nationalities policy
Western countries have always been seeking to discredit Russia’s nationalities policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
Daughter of ‘Putin’s brain’ killed in car explosion
A criminal case has been launched over the death of the daughter of prominent Russian philosopher and political commentator Aleksandr Dugin, who is known as a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reports say a car bomb is behind the death of Darya Dugina.
Russia hints to likely recognize Taliban govt. in Afghanistan
Moscow will make a decision whether to recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan regardless of the opinion of the United States or any other country, says Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.
Israel to summon Russian envoy over Lavrov’s remarks
Israel has denounced Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday for suggesting that the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israeli Foreign Ministr Yair Lapid said the Russian ambassador would be summoned for "a tough talk" over the assertion.
Russia says successfully test-fires Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
Russia’s new RS-28 Sarmat Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile was launched successfully from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the north of the country, the Russian military announced on Wednesday.
China: US Russia sanctions put dent in world economy
China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman says US sanctions against Russia have only put a dent in the languishing world economy.
Russia hindering Vienna talks in cahoots with Israel: Ex-MP
An ex-Iranian lawmaker says the demands abruptly put on the negotiating table by Russia in Vienna are a “serious obstacle” to the conclusion of an agreement aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that Moscow made such a move in coordination with Israel.
Russia claims Ukrainian air defenses neutralized
The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that Ukrainian air defenses have been neutralized. Moscow has launched a ‘special operation’ in Ukraine on Thursday, amid escalating tensions between Kiev's forces and Moscow-backed troops in Donbass.
Oil prices surge above $100 following Russia Ukraine attacks
Oil prices soared past $100 for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "military operation" in Ukraine.
Blast reported in Russia near Ukraine border
A shell has exploded on the Russian territory, close to the border with Ukraine, local media reported.
Russia says its forces withdrawing from Ukraine border
Russian troops have completed their training drills in Belarus, close to neighboring Ukraine, and will begin returning to their places of regular deployment, the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday. It comes amid fears in the West that the exercises could have been a precursor to an invasion.
G7 warns sanctions would have ‘massive’ impact on Russia
World powers have warned Moscow that they stand ready to impose sanctions that would have a huge and immediate impact on Russia's economy, should it pursue any military aggression against Ukraine. Moscow rejects any plan to attack Ukraine, despite mass military deployment on borders.
Ukrainians march in Kyiv as concerns rise over Russian invasion
Thousands of protesters convened in Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv on Saturday to show unity amid increasing concerns over a Russian invasion.