A Turkish court has sentenced five people to life in jail over the murder of the Russian ambassador in Ankara more than five years ago, according to media in Turkey. Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman while speaking at a photo exhibition opening in the Turkish capital[…]
Doctors at the Siberian hospital that first treated Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Monday that they had saved his life but that they had not found traces of poison in his system. Navalny, a longtime opponent of President Vladimir Putin, fell gravely ill on Thursday after what his[…]
A passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed minutes after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport killing everyone on board. Saratov Airlines Flight 703 went down on Sunday near Ramenskoye town, about 40km from Moscow’s second-largest airport. Maxim Sololov, Russia’s transportation minister, confirmed there were no survivors. The Antonov An-148 aircraft had[…]
Residents and medical sources in Eastern Ghouta have warned that the Damascus suburb is running short of food, water and medical supplies amid intense Russian and Syrian bombardment of the rebel-held area. The area’s designation as a de-escalation zone by Turkey and allies of the Syrian government, such as Russia[…]
Syria’s main opposition group has urged Russia to put pressure on the government of President Bashar al-Assad to shore up faltering efforts to end the conflict. The rebels’ comments on Monday at a fourth round of UN-backed talks in Geneva came as a ceasefire at home fell apart. The High[…]
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