Tag: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained that Britain has not given access to its citizens after the poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter

Russian Foreign Minister Invites Kim Jong-Un to Visit Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to meet with his opposite number, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. Lavrov also met with dictator Kim Jong-un and invited him to visit Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will expel 60 US diplomats and close its consulate in Saint Petersburg

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit North Korea Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean media reported on Wednesday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will “soon” visit Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. The Russian Foreign Ministry subsequently announced that Lavrov would make the trip on Thursday, following up on an invitation Ri issued in early April.

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Report: Israel Tells Russia It Will Expand ‘Red Lines’ in Syria

Israel has notified Russia of its decision to expand its “red lines”—as it pertains to operations against Iran in Syria—to the entirety of its northern neighbor’s territory rather than just the southern portion of the country as it had so far, the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported Saturday evening.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS group leaders sumit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 16, 2014. Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met today …

Russia, India Agree to First Joint Project in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reportedly agreed to break ground on their countries’ first joint project in Afghanistan despite backing opposing sides in the Afghan war.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, the reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is put on display during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke up high over Eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. Any suspects in the …

Dutch, Australians: Russia Responsible for Flight MH17 Shootdown

The Netherlands and Australia are holding the government of Russia legally responsible for providing pro-Moscow separatists the missile system used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people onboard, including an American citizen.

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with a group of school teachers in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Khamenei has challenged President Donald Trump over America pulling out of the nuclear …

Iran Rebuffs Russian Demand to Withdraw from Syria

Iran reportedly rejected Russia’s demands that foreign troops, including Iranian troops, leave Syria when the ongoing civil war there ends, saying on Monday that Iranian soldiers will maintain its presence there for “as long as necessary.”

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday …

Syria: Assad Declares Damascus Fully ‘Clear’ of Islamic State

Forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad this week deemed Damascus and its countryside “completely clear” of Sunni jihadists, including the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), an alleged victory that puts the territory in and around the Syrian regime’s seat of power under its full control for the first time since the civil war erupted in 2011.

A policeman stands guard at Archangel Michael Church in Grozny, Russia. (AP)

Islamic State Jihadists Kill 3, Wound 3 at Church in Russia’s Chechnya

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for carrying out a terrorist attack on a church in the Muslim-majority Russian republic of Chechnya that killed three and wounded three others over the weekend. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported on Saturday, the

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Russia Prepares for World Cup Drone Attack

Moscow (Russia) (AFP) – Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.

FILE - In this May 26, 2017, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the commencement address at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Clinton is scheduled to be the speaker at Yale's class day on Sunday, May 20, 2018. An Associated Press analysis found that two-thirds of the …

Still Not Over It: Hillary Taunts Trump by Donning Russian Hat

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton donned a Russian fur hat Sunday and took a very public swipe at President Donald J. Trump over accusations his campaign worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election outcome.

Chechnya

Seven Dead After Attack on Orthodox Church in Russian Province of Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) – Four gunmen attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim Russian province of Chechnya on Saturday but were killed by security forces in a clash that also left two policemen and a churchgoer dead. The attack underscored security challenges in Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup next month.

Norway is setting oil revenue aside for a rainy day -- when crude supplies run out

China Warns Russian State Oil Company Against Drilling in South China Sea

China’s Foreign Ministry issued a warning to Russia’s state oil company Rosneft against drilling near disputed South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing. Russia insists the project in question has been conducted entirely within Vietnam’s territorial waters.