Turkey begins to openly combat Syrian troops
The Defense Ministry of Turkey officially confirmed on June 16, 2019 that Turkish artillery was involved in shelling Syrian governmental army positions near Tell Bazam in the "de-escalation zone" in …
‘Deliberate policy to instigate war’: Russian diplomat castigates US actions against Iran
Washington’s actions against Tehran have for a long time been aimed at instigating a war, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Tuesday.
"For quite a while, we have been …
Putin says reliable, flexible and indivisible security system is a common goal
Russian President Vladimir Putin is sure that the creation of a reliable, flexible, indivisible and equal security system is a common goal for all world countries, he said in his greeting for the …
Press review: Countdown to Iran’s exit from nuke deal and HK ‘trump’ card in US trade war
Top stories in the Russian press on Tuesday, June 18, prepared by TASS
Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Tehran starts final countdown to nuclear deal’s collapse
Iran has announced a further reduction of …
Death toll in China's earthquake rises to 12 people
Twelve people died and 134 more were injured in the earthquake that rocked China's south-western Sichuan province on Monday, Chinese media reported on Monday citing emergency services.
Japan will not send military to Gulf of Oman after attack on tankers
Japan will not send military forces to the Gulf of Oman after last week's attack on the two tankers there, Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said on Tuesday.
"It is not clear who is behind the …
US preparing to send more troops to Middle East
The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to growing concerns over Iran, Reuters reported on Tuesday citing US officials.
Reuters said Washington …
Russian diplomat sure cooperation between Russian, European parliaments will be resumed
Russia is ready to work with the newly elected European Parliament, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Monday.
"We are ready to work with the …
Embassy blasts Romanian defense chief as reincarnation of notorious American Russia-hater
The ghost of late US First Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, who was driven insane by the alleged Russian threat and jumped out of a window while interned in a mental asylum shouting, "The …
Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman: oil market proves its geopolitical vulnerability
The news reports about the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 caused a stir on the global oil market – in just a couple of hours crude prices surged by approximately …