Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution to extend aid deliveries from Turkey to Syria, which the UN says is crucial to save millions of lives. The six-year-long UN approval of aid deliveries to Syria from Turkey is authorised until Friday. The remaining 13 UNSC members[…]
The United Kingdom imposed economic sanctions on dozens of individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and North Korea under new British powers to punish human-rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years”, and were[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have announced a military ceasefire in Idlib, after a meeting in Moscow that lasted six hours. Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria, has witnessed increased violence and bloodshed since last December, the start of a Russia-backed Syrian offensive[…]
The world’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) has started delivering its first 10-million kWh of electric power in Russia. The FNPP delivered the electric power into the isolated network of the Chauny-Bilibino hub in Russia’s Far East autonomous region of Chukotka. The FNPP is a project by Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock[…]
Libya’s warring rival leaders will hold peace talks in Moscow on Monday alongside representatives from Russia and Turkey, Russian news agencies cited the Russian foreign ministry as saying. The talks come after a ceasefire in Libya, initiated by Turkey and Russia, saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes[…]
The Russian foreign minister’s visit to the White House created much ado in Washington, coming amid impeachment procedures. Sergey Lavrov has now opened up on Donald Trump’s negotiating style and the atmosphere of the meetings. “I like the way Trump discusses international agenda and issues in bilateral relations. He avoids[…]
A festive December evening turned deadly as a man armed with an assault rifle opened fire in the very heart of Moscow, killing one and injuring five people just across the street from a children’s department store. It is just after 6pm on Thursday, twelve days before the end of[…]
Islamabad, which just settled a Soviet-era debt dispute with Moscow, now wishes for “a new phase” in relations with Russia. Geopolitics, coupled with promising new trade opportunities, could help them thrive, analysts explain. Russia-Pakistan relations returned to a brighter place this week, when Prime Minister Imran Khan voiced his desire[…]
Russia has consistently opposed the idea of space militarization, but the actions of the US and its allies force Moscow to counterbalance this growing threat, President Vladimir Putin has said. “Russia has always opposed and continues to oppose the militarization of space,” the president told a government meeting on military policies.[…]
Members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are finally making appropriate indications for a common pursuit of economic autonomy. In an era of a very cantankerous foreign policy of unilateralism espoused by the US under the Trump administration, the threat of economic demise for perceived or real[…]
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