Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tag Archives: Russia

Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

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MOSCOW: Russia has begun a partial withdrawal of its troops in Syria under the order of President Vladimir Putin, local media reported on Tuesday. Putin announced the withdrawal during an unannounced visit to the Hmeymim military airfield in Syria on Monday. The first withdrawal includes 23 warplanes, two Ka-52 helicopters, ...

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Trump’s siege of Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has raised eyebrows in the political circles of the world. Jerusalem has been the primary source of tension between Israel and the Muslim World. Israel occupied the Palestinian majority East Jerusalem after the 1967 war. United Nations does not recognise Jerusalem as the sole capital of ...

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Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria

Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to a Russian base in Syria and ordered the start his troops’ withdrawal from the war-torn country. Syrian state TV reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Putin at Khmeimim Air Base southeast of Latakia on Monday morning. Russia’s ...

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Swaraj visits Tehran ahead of inauguration of Chabahar Port

Swaraj IRAN

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday made a previously unannounced stopover at Tehran on her way back from Russia and held a luncheon meeting with her Iranian counterpart Javed Zarif, a day before the inauguration of the strategically-important Chabahar port. Swaraj was returning from the Russian city ...

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Football: Russia builds inside-out arena for World Cup

Football

MOSCOW: How does it feel to be on the outside looking in? Football fans visiting Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals for the 2018 World Cup will find out when they get seated in one of two temporary stands that fill empty plots of land next to the arena – originally ...

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Russian lawmakers declare Western media foreign agents

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MOSCOW: Russia’s parliament has passed legislation to declare international media “foreign agents” in response to US scrutiny of the Kremlin’s RT channel. Amendments to a mass media law approved yesterday would allow the justice ministry to apply the label, which can also refer to spies, to media that receive funding ...

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May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

Theresa May

LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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Radioactive traces detected across Europe

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PARIS: A radioactive cloud of pollution that spread across Europe in September and October likely originated in Russia, or possibly Kazakhstan, French nuclear authorities believe. The potential nuclear accident that launched the cloud most likely took place between the Volga river and the Ural Mountains in the last week of September, IRSN said. ...

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Russia test-fires ‘Topol’ ICBM with new advanced warhead

Russia test-fires ‘Topol

MOSCOW: Russia has conducted a successful test launch of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that the test data would be used for the development of future missile penetration aids. The test launch was performed at the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s ...

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