Russia accuses US of backing terrorists in Syria after airstrike

Beirut/Moscow (dpa) – A US-led coalition airstrike on Syrian government forces highlights the US’ willingness to back terrorists attempting to overthrow Syria’s ruling regime, charged Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday as he condemned the attack. In making the statement, Lavrov rushed to support Syria, a major Russian ally, a week after his meeting […]


Russia Slams Lithuania As Putin-Critics Fly In

Russia has accused Lithuania of being “openly adversarial” for hosting a conference where Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak. Khodorkovsky is one of Putin’s most famous opponents, becoming Russia’s richest man and a patron of Putin’s opponents in the late 1990s, before spending 10 years in jail on suspicious […]


Chinese jet 'flies upside down' over US sniffer plane

Two Chinese fighter jets have carried out what the US military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying over the East China Sea. US officials told CNN that one of the Sukhoi Su-30 jets that approached the WC-135 plane on Wednesday was flying upside down, […]


Russia Set For Rocket Fire Off Libya

Russian warships are planning to carry out live rocket tests in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya later this month, prompting the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to warn aircraft passing through the airspace of the war-torn north African nation. The FAA has warned that the tests could be carried out by the Russian […]


Erdogan’s Bodyguards Clash With Protesters in D.C.

Footage has emerged of a mass brawl outside the Turkish embassy in Washington during which men believed to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards are seen attacking protesters just hours after the Turkish president’s meeting with Donald Trump. The brawl ensued as Erodgan’s security detail and pro-Erdogan supporters confronted Kurdish and Armenian demonstrators. A video—posted by […]