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Viswanathan Anand loses to Vladimir Kramnik in Tal memorial International

Viswanathan Anand loses to Vladimir Kramnik in Tal memorial International

Kramnik got a small advantage in the middle game and nurtured it well when Anand did not find the best response.

Russia says US ''aggression'' in Syria would mean ''tectonic shifts''

Russia says US ''aggression'' in Syria would mean ''tectonic shifts''

Russia and the United States back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict.
 

Talks with Russia on Syria `on life support`: US

Talks with Russia on Syria `on life support`: US

Two days after threatening to suspend talks with Russia on the crisis in Syria, the United States confirmed Friday that negotiations continue but insisted they are "on life support."

Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries `bloodbath`

Syrian regime forces advanced in the battleground city of Aleppo on Friday, backed by a Russian air campaign that a monitor said has killed more than 3,800 civilians in the past year.

Russia sends more warplanes to Syria amid world anger at 'barbarous' strikes

Russia sends more warplanes to Syria amid world anger at 'barbarous' strikes

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the Russian and Syrian bombing of the city of Aleppo as "barbarous".

US likely to end Syria ceasefire talks with Russia over Aleppo bombings

US likely to end Syria ceasefire talks with Russia over Aleppo bombings

The US and Russia have been trying to negotiate a ceasefire in the war-torn nation, but Secretary of State John Kerry said "the bombing of Aleppo right now is inexcusable", NBC news reported.

More than 9,300 dead in year of Russian strikes in Syria: Monitor

More than 9,300 people, including around 3,800 civilians, have been killed in one year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said Friday.

US-Russia talks on verge of ending as Aleppo faces catastrophe

With no let-up in the military campaign, US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that months of diplomacy to end the war had hit a dead-end.

Russia questions Bulgaria over new candidate for UN chief

Russia on Thursday raised questions after Bulgaria formally presented its European budget commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as its candidate to be the next UN secretary-general, diplomats said.

Kremlin says will press on with Syria operation, slams US

Kremlin says will press on with Syria operation, slams US

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Moscow to ground its planes over Syrian battle zones, including over Aleppo.
 

MH17 'killers' will be brought to justice, says Australian PM

MH17 'killers' will be brought to justice, says Australian PM

A 2-year probe found that the vehicle carrying the missile was driven from Russia into an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by Moscow-backed rebels.

US weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: Officials

US weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: Officials

US President Barack Obama has resisted ordering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country`s multisided civil war.

India a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan's nuclear weapons are entangled in history of tension: US

India a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan's nuclear weapons are entangled in history of tension: US

India has generally shown responsible behaviour with nuclear technology while Pakistan's history of nuclear weapons is entangled in tensions, a top US official has said.

INDRA 2016: Indo-Russia joint military exercise - In Pics

INDRA 2016: Indo-Russia joint military exercise - In Pics

INDRA series of bilateral exercises is one of the major defence cooperation initiatives between India and Russia since 2003.

Russia dismisses MH17 findings as false, politically-motivated

Moscow: Russia on Wednesday flatly dismissed a report from international prosecutors which concluded that Malaysian airliner MH17 had been downed by a Russian-made missile launched from a Ukrainian village held by pro-Russian rebels in 2014.

MH17 downed by missile transported from Russia: Inquiry

MH17 downed by missile transported from Russia: Inquiry

The missile which brought down Flight MH17 two years ago over eastern Ukraine was transported into the area from Russia, a Dutch-led investigation found Wednesday.

As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok

As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok

The ongoing ‘Indra 2016’ is the eight edition of joint military exercises between the two long-standing partner nations.

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over `nuclear saber-rattling`

The Pentagon chief also described North Korea as an emerging nuclear threat.

Russian bombers flying too close to airliners: Iceland

Iceland complained Monday that Russian air force bombers have been flying too close to civil airliners, the most recent incident involving a flight from Reykjavik.

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

"It is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes," said Britain's Matthew Rycroft.