US Elections: The world is watching
We’re all preparing for the close of polls and first signs of who’s coming out on top in this most fiercely- contested of all presidential elections. But it’s not just America that’s waiting. A world facing multiple challenges is also watching.
Syria through Russian eyes
That was Syria, where of course Russian foreign policy is delivered. This is Moscow, where of course it is manufactured.
Russia begins Syria military withdrawal
Russian forces begin pulling out of Syria after a six-month military campaign supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
Russia denies war crimes in Syria after hospital bombings
Russia rejects Turkish claims is has committed “an obvious war crime” following the deaths of up to 50 people in bombing attacks on hospitals and schools in Syria.
Putin ‘probably’ approved Litvinenko assassination
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “probably” approved the fatal poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium in London in 2006, a public inquiry has found.
Russia accuses Erdogan family of doing business with IS
Russia’s defence ministry says it has proof Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family are involved in the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq.
Turkey shoots down Russian plane on Syria border
Turkish fighter jets shoot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border after it allegedly violated Turkey’s air space.
Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’ after plane downed
Russian President Vladimir Putin describes Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane as a “stab in the back”, while Nato holds an extraordinary meeting to discuss the incident.
IS publishes photo of ‘bomb that destroyed plane’
Islamic State has published a picture of what it claims is the bomb used to blow up a Russian passenger plane over Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.
Russia: athletics doping allegations are ‘groundless’
The Kremlin dismisses allegations that Russian athletes engaged in widespread, state-sponsored doping that sabotaged the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Athletics doping: ‘Russia should be suspended’
A World Anti-Doping Agency commission is recommending that Russia should be suspended from international athletics following doping claims.
Putin suspends Russian flights to Egypt
Moscow suspending passenger flights to Egypt after the Sinai air crash, just a day after suggesting Britain had acted prematurely by grounding jets.
Russian plane crash: ‘unusual sounds’ in cockpit
Transcripts of cockpit recordings from the Metrojet plane which crashed in the Sinai desert with the loss of 224 lives are reported to reveal unusual sounds just before the disaster.
Russian plane crash due to “external activity”, airline says
A terrorist attack on the Russian plane which was brought down over the Egyptian desert cannot be ruled out, the Kremlin’s spokesman added.
What could have caused Russian plane to crash?
What could have caused this Russian plane to crash in the desert with the loss of 224 lives? Was it technical failure, pilot error or terrorism?