Putin inks ‘foreign agents’ media law
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Saturday new measures allowing authorities to list foreign media outlets as...
Pakistan, Russia cooperation in various sectors a step towards strengthening of bilateral ties: PM
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that Pakistan–Russia cooperation in various sectors was a step towards strengthening...
Russia, Iran, Turkey agree ‘mechanism’ to ensure Syria truce
Russia, Iran and Turkey, the sponsors of peace talks between Syrian rebels and Damascus, agreed Tuesday to establish a...
Putin inks ‘foreign agents’ media law
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Saturday new measures allowing authorities to list foreign media outlets as “foreign agents” in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable US pressure on Russian media. The new law has been rushed through both Russian houses of parliament in the last... Read more
Pakistan, Russia cooperation in various sectors a step towards strengthening of bilateral ties: PM
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that Pakistan–Russia cooperation in various sectors was a step towards strengthening of bilateral relations. The prime minister was talking to Yury P. Sentyurin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, who called on him at the PM Office. The prime... Read more
Russia, Iran, Turkey agree ‘mechanism’ to ensure Syria truce
Russia, Iran and Turkey, the sponsors of peace talks between Syrian rebels and Damascus, agreed Tuesday to establish a joint “mechanism” to monitor the frail truce in the war-torn country. The sides will “establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with the ceasefire, prevent any provocations... Read more
Pakistan, Russia hold ‘first-ever’ consultations on cooperation, connectivity
Pakistan and Russia have held their first consultations on regional issues here on Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the consultations, the whole range of regional issues as well as key areas of mutual interest including economic cooperation and connectivity were discussed, said a statement. The Russian... Read more
Russia, Turkey sign pipeline accord after crisis
Russia and Turkey on Monday signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline under the Black Sea, as President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to intensify relations after a bitter crisis. Making his first visit to Turkey since the shooting down of a Russian war... Read more
US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow
The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. The confirmation that the U.S.-Russian talks on Syria... Read more
Russia cancels manned space launch over ‘technical’ issues
Russia on Saturday cancelled a planned manned space launch expected in one week due to “technical reasons,” giving no explanation or a new launch date. “Russian space agency (Roscosmos) has decided to move the launch of Soyuz MS-02 ship planned for September 23 due to technical reasons after holding... Read more
Snowden urges Obama to pardon him
US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden called on President Barack Obama to pardon him, saying in comments published Tuesday it had been morally “necessary” to shine a light on mass surveillance. The former intelligence contractor has spent three years in exile in Russia after initiating the largest data leaks in... Read more
NASA mulls Russian idea to cut staff at space station
NASA is weighing a Moscow proposal to cut the number of Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station from three to two, particularly its potential risk to the crew, an official said Monday. Typically, six crew members live at the orbiting outpost, a hallmark of global cooperation that is... Read more
Russia, US close to joint military action in Aleppo
Russia and the United States are close to starting joint military action against militants in Syria’s Aleppo, Russian news agencies on Monday quoted Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying. Fighting for control of the divided city of some 2 million people has intensified in recent weeks and there have... Read more
Russia announces war games after accusing Ukraine of terrorist plot
Vladimir Putin summoned his security council and the Russian Navy announced war games in the Black Sea, a day after the Russian president accused Ukraine of trying to provoke a conflict over Crimea, which Moscow seized and annexed in 2014. The belligerent posture heightened worries in Ukraine that Russia... Read more
US urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams aid politicization
The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege of eastern,... Read more
Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned all Russians from its own Games next month because of the widespread doping culture that it says has polluted sport in the country. The IPC announced the decision to suspend the Russian Paralympic Committee in Rio, with its president Philip Craven saying that... Read more
Rio Olympics: Russian athletes affected by Rio bans
Following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month’s Rio Games. The IOC said... Read more