A New Weapon in Russia’s Arsenal, and It’s Inflatable

MOSCOW — Deep in the Russian countryside, the grass sways in a late-summer breeze. In the distance, the sun glistens off the golden spires...

Putin Snubs France and Cancels his Visit

In an interesting twist of events the Russian President, Vladimir Putin cancelled his forthcoming visit to France, which was due on the October 19th....

Putin cancels visit to France amid Syria tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a planned visit to France after Paris shortened the program for the trip. The development comes amid increased...

Public humiliation: Chechen leader’s simple strategy to control social media

Ramzan Kadyrov is punishing ordinary people who criticise his rule with televised shamings, as well as detentions and abuse Aishat Inaeva, a social worker from...

Kerry says Russia, Syria should face war crimes probe for targeting civilians

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for Russia and Syria to face a war crimes investigation for their attacks on Syrian civilians,...

Ukrainian FM on Donbas: ‘Security should be there and Russia should be out’

While Ukraine struggles to implement key conditions of the Minsk agreements, its foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, called on Russia to leave Donbas in an...

Russian MPs back unlimited deployment of Air Force in Syria

The lower house of the Russian parliament (the State Duma) has ratified an agreement allowing the country’s Air Force to stay in Syria on...

Anger on streets in China as football team suffer shock defeat by war-torn Syria

Disgruntled fans gather to demand that president of football association is sacked as hopes for a football revolution suffer a blow. Chinese sports fans have...

Remembering Slain Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Former friends and colleagues pay tribute to campaigning journalist, shot dead outside her home 10 years ago today. Right across the North Caucasus, she came...

US position on Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif after Panama files leaks & its importance?

A question was asked in US State Dept briefing that given accusations of corruption and demands by Pakistani Political parties that PM Nawaz Sharif...