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Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack

Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack

United Nations: Russia and Syria have invited a probe into the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma after US President Donald Trump threatened that there would be a “big price to pay”. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday, Russia’s Permanent Representative Vassily[Read More…]

Trump administration to impose fresh sanctions against Russia

Trump administration to impose fresh sanctions against Russia

Washington: President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to impose additional sanctions against Russia by Friday, according to US officials. The sanctions are economic and designed to target oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin, the officials told The Washington Post on Wednesday. However, the final number of Russians facing punitive action[Read More…]

What does President Putin’s Win means to India?

The world got the expected results in Russian Presidential Election when President Vladimir Putin got reelected by a landslide. His victory is a big blow to West especially US, UK, EU as they were on a hostile trajectory from Nerve Gas attack on Spies in UK to Meddling in US[Read More…]

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Russia

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Russia

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit 685 km in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy coast line, raising tsunami warnings in Russia on Tuesday. The earthquake happened at 05:04 AM (local time) with Kamchatka Krai peninsula being the epicenter. The quake followed several aftershocks before simmering down. However, no reports of loss of lives or[Read More…]

IS leader Baghdadi might have been killed by Russia

In a major development, Russia’s defence ministry is probing whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The ministry said an air strike might have killed Baghdadi on 28 May. However, the reports are yet to be[Read More…]

At least 91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail through tunnel

About 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil by fleeing through a 30-meter tunnel. Reportedly, nine of the inmates have been found, while police are attempting to nab the remaining 82. They disappeared from the prison in Parnamirim, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. This incident happened[Read More…]

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IAF aircraft goes missing near China border

An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft has gone missing after it lost radio contact in Assam’s Tezpur, near China border on Tuesday. The fighter jet, with two pilots on board, took off from Salonibari in Assam at 10.30 am on Tuesday. The aircraft’s fleet was facing some engine troubles[Read More…]

Ransomware attack hits 74 countries, says Kaspersky

Over 45,000 attacks of ransomware were recorded in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russia. Kaspersky Lab, the cyber security and anti-virus provider’s Global Research and Analysis Team said, in these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRY” added to the filenames. The attack, called as ‘WannaCry,’ is[Read More…]

Chemical attack shows war crimes continue in Syria, says UN

A suspected chemical weapons attack which left more than 70 dead in a rebel-held town shows war crimes continue in Syria, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday. “The horrific events of yesterday demonstrate unfortunately that war crimes are going on in Syria (and that) international humanitarian law is being[Read More…]

Explosion at St Petersburg metro station: 10 dead, 20 injured

At least 10 people have died after an unidentified device exploded on the underground system at Sannaya metro station in St Petersburg. At least seven stations on city subway network – “Victory Park”, “Electrosila”, “Moskovskiye Vorota”, “Frunze”, “Institute of Technology”, “Sennaya Ploshchad”, “Gostiny Dvor”-have been closed following the blast, Zero[Read More…]

Trump campaign had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence, says New York Times

Phone records and  intercepted calls of US President Donald Trump’s campaign team and other associates had repeated contact with the Russian intelligence officials before the presidential election, New York Times reported, citing US officials. According to the report, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same[Read More…]

Syria: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Russian airstrike, Putin apologises

Russian airstrikes accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others during an operation against Islamic State in northern Syria on Thursday morning, Turkey’s military said in a statement. Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and expressed sorrow and condolences for the accidental killing, the military[Read More…]

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