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EU leaders hit Russia with more sanctions over Crimea
21st Mar 2014

EU leaders hit Russia with more sanctions over Crimea

  The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on 12 more individuals for their part in Russia’s seizure of Crimea. Bloc leaders have also begun preparations for harsher economic sanctions if Russia does not back down. French President Francois Hollande … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Russia: Tens of thousands attend Moscow peace rally

A rally to protest at Russia’s intervention in the Ukraine has drawn tens of thousands of people. It comes ahead of a referendum in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula on whether to join Russia.  As many as 50,000 people took part in … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Russia: Egypt negotiates arms deal with Russia as Putin backs Sisi presidential bid

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on Thursday negotiating a $2-billion arms deal with Russia meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington. Sisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil … Continued

Russia: Opening ceremony kicks off Sochi Games, marking momentous day for Russia
8th Feb 2014

Russia: Opening ceremony kicks off Sochi Games, marking momentous day for Russia

    By Ivan Nechepurenko, Yekaterina Kravtsova, Ezekiel Pfeifer SOCHI, (The Moscow Times): President Vladimir Putin declared the 2014 Sochi Olympics officially open on Friday night after a grandiose 2 1/2-hour show that told the history of modern Russia with … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Russian FM meets with Syrian opposition over peace talks

Syria’s opposition leader met Russia’s top diplomat on Tuesday in a bid to persuade Moscow to push its ally Damascus to agree to a transitional government for the war-scarred nation. Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov announced that the … Continued

4th Feb 2014

Russia: Two killed, one wounded in Moscow school shooting

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): A teacher and a policeman were killed and one more policeman injured when a teenage gunman opened fire in a Moscow public school, the Interior Ministry said Monday. The attacker threatened a security guard with a pistol before … Continued

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus
30th Dec 2013

Russia: Second Volgograd blast kills at least 10 on trolleybus

[Photo taken on Dec. 30, shows the blast site of the trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia killing ten people (Xinhua/RIA Novosti)]   At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on a trolleybus in the Russian city … Continued

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia
29th Dec 2013

Russia: Suspected suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russia

  At least 15 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A female suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee. “According to … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Russia: At least five believed killed at Russian An-12 aircraft crash

MOSCOW,  (Xinhua): An An-12 cargo plane crashed en route from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk in Russia’s Southern Siberia, killing at least five crew members onboard, local emergency authorities said Thursday. “The plane en route from Novosibirsk Yeltsovka airport (in Southern Siberia) … Continued

24th Dec 2013

Russia: AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

File photo of Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle.(Xinhua) MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, died on Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town 1,300 km east … Continued

Russia: Air crash in Kazan confirmed to have killed all 50 people on board
18th Nov 2013

Russia: Air crash in Kazan confirmed to have killed all 50 people on board

[Passenger plane crashed on landing in Russia's Kazan (RIA Novosti)]   MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Authorities in Russia confirmed that all 50 people aboard a Boeing plane that crashed Sunday on landing in Russia’s Kazan, capital of Tatarstan republic, were killed. The … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on spacewalk for first time

[Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov with Olympic torch on a spacewalk] MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Two Russian cosmonauts took an Olympic torch on a spacewalk Saturday for the first time in history as part of the Sochi 2014 torch relay. The torch, unlit … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Russian nationalists take to the streets amid rising tensions over immigration

Thousands of Russian nationalists have held demonstrations to protest against foreigners residing in the country. Tensions have been heightened by the recent killing of a young Russian man and an ensuing riot. On Russian Unity Day, around 10,000 nationalists gathered … Continued

2nd Nov 2013

Iran VP urges Russia to release detained Greenpeace activists

TEHRAN, (Xinhua): Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar urged Russia to release the Greenpeace activists it detained during their protest against its oil drilling operations in the Arctic, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday. Ebtekar, also Head of Environmental Protection Organization … Continued

14th Oct 2013

Russia: Over 380 detained in xenophobia-driven riot in Moscow

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): More than 380 people were arrested Sunday after a riot triggered by the slaying of a Russian man by a migrant in southern part of the Russian capital earlier in the week. Some 400 angry demonstrators, mostly in … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Russia: Explosion kills 3 policemen in Chechnya

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): A car bomb explosion killed three policemen and wounded four others in Russia’s volatile Chechnya republic, local police said Monday. The explosion near the Sunzhen district Interior Affairs Office was carried out by suicide bombers, the Chechen Interior … Continued

13th Sep 2013

Russia: Dozens missing in nursing home fire in Novgorod region

MOSCOW, (Xinhua): About three dozen people were missing after a fire broke out at a nursing home for mentally disabled seniors northwest of Moscow, local media reported early Friday morning. Twenty-three people have been evacuated from the facility, which is … Continued

10th Sep 2013

Russia: US attack on Syria would cause “surge in terrorism”

Russia on Monday warned a military assault on Syria risked causing an “surge in terrorism” in the region and urged for a peace conference to end the two and a half year civil war. “All the more, politicians share our … Continued

7th Sep 2013

Russia: G20 summit fails to produce Syria solution

The meeting of the 20 leading industrial and emerging countries failed to move nations closer together in finding a solution for the Syria crisis. But there was progress on the issue of tax equity. After anything but promising conditions ahead … Continued

7th Sep 2013

Russia: Obama pushes for support on Syria intervention as G20 closes

Barack Obama has continued to push for military intervention in Syria, enlisting the support of ten nations at the close of the G20 conference. John Kerry has traveled to Europe to make his case for armed involvement. Obama on Friday … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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