Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Russia

Pro-Putin party wins majority in Russia election

The Kremlin-loyal United Russia party has recorded an overwhelming victory in Russia's parliamentary elections.

Several killed in Russian university shooting

At least six people were killed and 28 others injured in a shooting on the campus of a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday.

Iran secure Volleyball World Championship ticket

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s national volleyball team advanced to the final match of the 2021 Asian Volleyball Championship on Saturday, securing their ticket at next year’s FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship.

Russia demands answers from US over ‘election interference’

Moscow is waiting for an answer after presenting the American envoy with a dossier on purported examples of US attempts to interfere in Russia’s upcoming elections, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.

Russia says US seeking ‘de dacto partition’ of Syria

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov believes that the United States arsenal has a scenario of a de facto partition of Syria.

Japan protests Russia over alleged airspace violation

Japan lodged a protest with Russia in connection with the alleged violation of Japanese airspace by the Russian aircraft and called on Moscow to prevent ‘repetition of the incidents.’

Belarus to purchase $1bn worth of Russian arms, including S-400

Belarus is set to acquire over $1 billion worth of arms and military hardware from Russia, President Alexander Lukashenko said amid fresh tensions with NATO states. He added that the purchase of S-400 air defense system was discussed in Moscow.

Russia says has evidence showing US electoral intervention

Moscow has evidence related to US efforts to interfere in Russia's internal affairs and electoral processes, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says.

Israel says ‘not considering’ return of Golan Heights to Syrian govt.

Tel Aviv is not considering handing the Golan Heights over to the Damascus government, Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says.

Russia, US envoy discuss Iran nuclear deal

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley discussed the prospects for returning to the full-fledged implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) during their consultations in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.

Russia slams NATO plan over Afghan refugees

A possible NATO plan to house Afghan refugees in central Asian countries can become a disaster for European countries, Moscow warns. Thousands of Afghans have fled the country, with many more seeking to leave, after Taliban announced assumed control of Kabul and other cities.

Russia: US efforts to stop Nord Stream 2 failed, pipeline to be completed soon

Moscow announced years of economic sanctions and political efforts by Washington have come to nothing, and work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is now nearing the final stages of completion.

Russia: Situation in Afghanistan proves NATO’s decline

Moscow says the recent events in Afghanistan have clearly demonstrated the US-led NATO is “an absolute failure as a military-political bloc” after the Taliban group seized the war-ravaged country following the chaotic withdrawal of American troops.

Iran, Russia Refute US’ Bid to Reinstate Sanctions

Ranking diplomats from Iran and Russia have opposed the US administration’s “illegal” attempt to re-impose the UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Turkey Walking on Tightrope Held by US and Russia

An Iranian expert of Turkish developments says Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pursuing a policy of balancing power between the United States and Russia in Syria and is walking on a tightrope the two sides of which are controlled by Washington and Moscow. 

The Iceman Cometh; What’s Putin Doing in Mideast? (Part II)

The recent visits of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have raised the eyebrows in the region, causing observers to wonder what the Russian leader is doing in the Middle East. A senior expert has provided answers to this question.

The Iceman Cometh; What’s Putin Doing in Mideast?

The recent visits of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have raised the eyebrows in the region, causing observers to wonder what the Russian leader is doing in the Middle East. A senior expert has provided answers to this question.

Iran Hails Russia-Turkey Deal on Northern Syria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has hailed a Memorandum of Understanding between Russia, and Turkey on ending the conflicts in northern Syria.

Damascus Announces Unilateral Truce in Idlib: Russia

Syrian forces have unilaterally ceased firing in the northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held territory, Russia's defense ministry said.

Erdogan: We Will Save Region With Iran, Russia Assistance

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed the country is determined to stop chaos and turbulence in the region with the help of Iran and other governments.

Russia Declines Invitation to Iran-Focused Poland Summit

Poland's foreign minister said Russia has declined an invitation to an international conference on the Middle East next month in Warsaw.

US Warns India over Plan to Buy S-400 Missile System from Russia

The United States has threatened India with sanctions over New Delhi’s decision to buy the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia.

“Turkey Faced with Threat of Losing Trust of Iran, Russia”

Turkish leaders ought to be careful not to allow their highly pragmatic foreign policy to damage the trust other countries have in Ankara, as they need the cooperation of regional states in dealing with huge challenges facing them.

Turkey May Buy Russian Su-57 If US Bars Sale of F-35 Jets

Turkey would likely opt to purchase Russian Sukhoi Su-57 twin-engine warplanes in place of US F-35 single-engine stealth fighter jets if Washington suspends the delivery of the latter in response to Ankara’s sale of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.

Two ISIS Cells Dismantled in Russia, Turkey

The Russian and Turkish intelligence forces have arrested two separate cells affiliated to the ISIS terrorist group.

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