Tag: Russia

Tensions Grow Between Russia, Iran in Syria

Russian military police last week reportedly carried out a raid against Iranian-backed militiamen stationed at Syria’s Aleppo international airport, local media reported. In the aftermath, several Iranian militia leaders were arrested in what was seen as the latest episode of tensions between Iranian and Russian forces in Syria. Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war […]

IRAN, RUSSIA TO HOLD JOINT MARITIME DRILLS IN PERSIAN GULF

Two countries discussed increased military and defense ties during the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS). Iran and Russia will conduct a joint maritime drill in the Persian Gulf, Iran’s Mehr News agency reported on Monday. “Based on negotiations with the Russian Navy, the force will dispatch a fleet to the southern regions of Iran […]

Palestinians turn to Russia to bypass US peace plan

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to visit Moscow in the coming months with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Palestinians are urging Russia to play a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as they embark on an international campaign to bypass the Trump administration’s peace plan, which is scheduled to be released in the […]

Russia Nuclear Warning: Satan 2 missile that can destroy size of ENGLAND

Vladimir Putin is warning the West that the biggest beast in his fearsome military arsenal – known as Satan-2 – is close to deployment. Other deadly new-generation weapons – the Kinzhal hypersonic missile and the Peresvet laser system – have been put on “combat duty” already, he claimed. “The final tests involving the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile have been a success,” he […]

The chill in US-Russia relations has some worried about stumbling into a military conflict

It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and European analysts and current and former U.S. […]

Russia Says ‘New World Order’ Being Formed

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared today that the Western, liberal model of society is dying, and a new world order is taking its place. Lavrov made the comments at his annual meeting with students and professors at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy, reported Russian state news agency TASS. “The Western liberal model of development, […]

The Russians Have Landed Planes Full Of Troops, Military Advisers In Venezuela

Two Russian Air Force planes carrying around 100 members of the Russian military and a handful of strategic advisers landed in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, in a shockingly overt demonstration of support from Vladimir Putin’s government for embattled socialist president Nicolas Maduro. Reuters reports that the two planes took off from Russia Friday and landed in […]

U.S. sanctions Russia-based bank

The US Treasury slapped sanctions on Monday on a Russia-based bank partly owned by Venezuela for its support for the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and the state oil company PDVSA. The sanctions were aimed at Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank, which when founded in 2011 was 50 percent-owned by leading Russian banks and 49-percent owned […]

Special ops to turn focus from war on terror to China, Russia

Will be taking a larger role in cyberwarfare, information and ‘influence’ operations, sources say America’s elite special operations forces are getting new marching orders as the Pentagon moves away from its post-9/11 focus on radical terrorist groups and trains its eye on big-power rivals such as China and Russia. In a major shift of mission, […]

Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes. The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland. The report, unusual […]