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Russia slams proposed UN resolution on Aleppo, calls it 'provocative step'

Russia slams proposed UN resolution on Aleppo, calls it 'provocative step'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday slammed the proposed United Nation resolution demanding a temporary ceasefire in Aleppo as a 'provocative step.'

Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests: TASS

Russian air defence forces in Crimea have been placed on high alert on the eve of planned Ukrainian missile tests near the Black Sea peninsula, the TASS news agency cited a Crimean military source as saying on Wednesday.

Russia says it hopes Aleppo situation can be resolved by year-end: RIA

Russia says it hopes Aleppo situation can be resolved by year-end: RIA

Pro-government forces have surged to their biggest victories in the shattered city of Aleppo for years in recent days.
 

UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

The Syrian government offensive to recapture rebel-held parts of Aleppo sparked international alarm on Tuesday, with the UN saying nearly 16,000 people had fled the assault and more could follow.

Russia denies reports of 'secret negotiation' with Pakistan on CPEC

The Russian foreign ministry has denied Pakistani media reports about it having `secret negotiations` with Pakistan for the creation of CPEC.

Russia dismisses report of 'secret talks' with Pakistan on CPEC

Russia on Tuesday dismissed as not "corresponding to the realities" the reports in Pakistani media about it holding "secret talks" with Pakistan on the creation of China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC).

Pakistan allows Russia use of Gwadar Port under CPEC

Pakistan on Saturday decided to accord approval to a Russian request for using the Gwadar Port for its exports as Moscow has also showed its willingness to be part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Russian hackers infiltrated US voting systems? Wisconsin to recount Presidential Election votes

Russian hackers infiltrated US voting systems? Wisconsin to recount Presidential Election votes

Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed the request for recounting of votes before the deadline on Friday and said it has raised more than USD 5.2 million for recounting of votes.

Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin jokes that Russian borders 'don't end'

Putin corrected him: "Russia's borders don't end anywhere," before adding: "That is a joke."

China, Russia pledge to enhance military cooperation

China attaches great importance to military cooperation with Russia and is ready to strengthen bilateral strategic mutual trust, an official said on Wednesday.

Mending Russia-US ties not to be 'quick and easy': Kremlin

Mending Russia-US ties not to be 'quick and easy': Kremlin

Mending soured relations between Russia and the US under the new US administration of Donald Trump will not be a "quick and easy" process, authorities said on Wednesday.

Russian wants legal action against former Soviet leader Stalin

A Russian man, whose grandfather was executed after being falsely accused of spying, is taking posthumous action against former Russian leader Josef Stalin, a media report said.

Russia says United Nations sabotaged Syrian peace negotiations

Russia on Tuesday accused the United Nations of sabotaging peace negotiations between the Syrian regime and rebels.

Week of renewed Aleppo strikes kills 141 in east, 16 in west: Observatory

At least 141 civilians, including 18 children, have been killed in a week of renewed bombardment on the rebel-held eastern half of Aleppo which has devastated its hospitals, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Russia accuses Ukraine of abducting two soldiers in Crimea

Russia seized Crimea in 2014 by sending in thousands of special forces to take control of Ukrainian bases and holding a hastily organised referendum that was rejected by the international community.

Russian spaceship delivers three astronauts to space station

Russian spaceship delivers three astronauts to space station

Russia's Soyuz spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station, carrying a European, a Russian and an American astronaut for a four-month mission at the orbiting outpost.

White House warns Syria, Russia on 'heinous' bombings in Aleppo

White House warns Syria, Russia on 'heinous' bombings in Aleppo

"The United States condemns in the strongest terms these horrific attacks against medical infrastructure and humanitarian aid workers.," the US said.

Taliban is a potent armed political power: Russian official

Taliban is a potent armed political power: Russian official

"Russia completely agrees with the general perception that the US has no clear strategy in Afghanistan and it only wants to maintain a military and political presence in the war-hit nation to control China," said Kabulov.

United Nations extends Syria gas attacks probe

The UN Security Council has unanimously decided to extend for another year the mandate of a panel tasked with investigating chemical attacks in Syria and identifying those responsible.

UN extends Syria gas attacks probe

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously decided to extend for another year the mandate of a panel tasked with investigating chemical attacks in Syria and identifying those responsible.