• Russia-Ukraine War August 13, 2022 2:27 pm

    Russian Shelling Heavy in East; Ukraine Strikes Key Bridge

    Ukrainian officials say Russia’s military shelled residential areas across Ukraine while their own fighters damaged the last working bridge over a river in occupied southern Ukraine, hurting Russia’s ability to resupply its military.

  • Russia August 10, 2019 5:10 pm

    5 Dead in Russian Missile Test Explosion

    Russia’s nuclear agency says five of its employees were killed when a rocket engine exploded during a test at a far-northern military base. Soon after Thursday’s explosion, the Russian Defense Ministry said two people died and four were injured, including servicemen and civilian engineers. It was not immediately clear if the five fatalities cited in a Saturday statement by Rosatom...

  • Russia April 30, 2019 12:21 pm

    Beluga Whale Found With Russian Harness Mystifies Norwegians

    A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries says “Equipment St. Petersburg” is written on the harness strap, which features a mount for an...

  • Concord March 19, 2018 6:28 pm

    ‘Putin's Chef' Among Russians Indicted by Mueller

    He’s known as “Putin’s chef” — a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favor with Vladimir Putin through his stomach. On Friday, Yevgeny Prigozhin — along with 12 other Russians and three Russian organizations — was charged by the U.S. government as part of a vast and wide-ranging effort to sway political opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election....

  • Russia March 19, 2018 6:12 pm

    Workers Comb Snowy Field for Clues to Russian Plane Crash

    Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field near Moscow on Monday for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet’s two flight recorders. Investigators quickly ruled out a terrorist attack in Sunday’s crash of the An-148 regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern...

  • social media February 3, 2018 1:54 pm

    Syrian Militants Down Russian Fighter Jet, Kill Pilot

    Al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria downed a Russian fighter jet on Saturday and killed its pilot after he ejected from the plane and landed on the ground in the embattled northwestern province of Idlib. The pilot resisted being captured and fired at the militants who then shot and killed him, according to one of the militants and Syrian monitors. The Russian...

  • Iraq June 16, 2017 6:19 pm

    Uncertainty Over Islamic State Leader's Fate After Airstrike

    Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike targeting a meeting of ISIS leaders just outside the group’s self-declared capital in Syria, but U.S. officials said there was no definitive proof of his death. The demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would be...

  • President November 28, 2016 6:55 am

    Syrian Troops Capture Major Aleppo Neighborhood

    Syrian government forces and their allies captured a major eastern Aleppo neighborhood and several smaller areas Monday, putting much of the northern part of Aleppo’s besieged rebel-held areas under government control, state media reported. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the areas captured by Syrian government troops include 10 neighborhoods and over 3,000 buildings. The ministry said in a statement that more...

  • Syria November 15, 2016 7:45 pm

    Russia Launches New Offensive, Airstrikes Hit Syria's Aleppo

    Russia launched new strikes in Syria on Tuesday involving carrier-borne jets and long-range missiles as opposition activists on the ground reported that the first airstrikes in nearly a month struck the besieged, rebel-held parts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The Russian blitz began hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump discussed Syria over the...

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