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Netanyahu to talk post-US Syria with Trump advisor

Netanyahu to talk post-US Syria with Trump advisor

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister said that he would discuss Iranian ambitions in neighbouring when he meets Sunday evening with US national security advisor in . Bolton arrived in Israel on Saturday night for talks on the future of Syria in the wake of President ‘s decision to withdraw all US […]

Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief

Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief

MOSCOW: Russia‘s space agency on Saturday demanded an explanation after put off a planned visit to the United States by Russia‘s controversial space chief. Dmitry Rogozin, a firebrand nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, was set to visit the US in February but NASA said Friday that it was […]

Paul Whelan, former US Marine accused of spying by Russia, is a citizen of four countries

Paul Whelan, former US Marine accused of spying by Russia, is a citizen of four countries

The international links to an American charged with espionage in Russia widened Friday as Ireland became the fourth nation to acknowledge Paul Whelan as a citizen and seek consular access. The expanding passport list for Whelan, a 48-year-old former Marine arrested last week in Moscow, has boosted the complexities and […]

Russian weapon 27 times faster than speed of sound: official

Russian weapon 27 times faster than speed of sound: official

MOSCOW: A top Russian official says the nation‘s new strategic weapon has made any missile defenses useless. Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told Russian state television Thursday that the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of sound, making it impossible to intercept. He added that […]

Russia says will host Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani summit early 2019

Russia says will host Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani summit early 2019

MOSCOW: Moscow will early next year host the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss the Syrian conflict, Russia‘s deputy foreign minister said Friday, after the United States announced it was withdrawing troops from the country. “It‘s our turn to host the summit… around the first week of the […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin hails ‘successful‘ test of new hypersonic missile

Russian President Vladimir Putin hails ‘successful‘ test of new hypersonic missile

MOSCOW: Russian President on Wednesday hailed final tests of a , which he earlier said would render existing missile defence systems obsolete. “On my instructions, the ministry of defence prepared and conducted a final test of this system. This has just been completed with absolute success,” Putin said during a […]

Russia Conducts Successful Flight-Test of Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle

Russia Conducts Successful Flight-Test of Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle

On Wednesday, Russia successfully carried out the launch of a liquid-fueled intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) carrying the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle payload. The Avangard is a modernized Russian delivery vehicle, designed to maneuver in the upper atmosphere at speeds in excess of Mach 5. The missile that carries the Avangard […]

Russia slams UN rejection of resolution supporting INF Treaty

Russia slams UN rejection of resolution supporting INF Treaty

MOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry has said the international security and stability will be further undermined after a draft resolution in support to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was rejected in a UN vote. “A new blow was dealt to the architecture of international security and stability. Now, with […]

Russia to fine activists if minors join protests

Russia to fine activists if minors join protests

MOSCOW: Russian officials will be able to fine protest organisers if young people take part in their demonstrations, under a bill signed off by lawmakers in parliament‘s lower house on Tuesday. Opposition leader , whose anti-corruption activism has attracted a youthful following, said on Twitter the law was proposed “specifically […]

Putin says open to third nations joining nuclear treaty

Putin says open to third nations joining nuclear treaty

Moscow: Russian President suggested Tuesday he was open to the idea of other countries joining a key Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms or to starting talks on a new agreement. The president spoke after Washington this month said it would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF) […]