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Russia accuses Turkey of supplying explosive devices to Islamic State

May 26, 2016

Russia accuses Turkey of supplying explosive devices to Islamic State

Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for improvised explosive devices. #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Ban Ki-moon #Turkey #Bashar al-Assad #islamic-state
EU's Tusk urges global solidarity on refugee crisis | Reuters

May 26, 2016

EU's Tusk urges global solidarity on refugee crisis | Reuters

ISE-SHIMA, Japan European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday he would like the global community to show solidarity regarding the refugee crisis and recognise it is a global problem. Tusk said he would seek G7 support and commitment to increasing global assistance for the immediate and long-term needs of refugees #United States #Japan #Russia #markets #United Kingdom
More drug shame: 14 Russian athletes from Beijing Olympics fail dope tests, officials vow action

May 25, 2016

More drug shame: 14 Russian athletes from Beijing Olympics fail dope tests, officials vow action

Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Tuesday that 14 of its 2008 Beijing Olympics athletes have tested positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games #Russia #World Anti-Doping Agency #2008 Beijing Olympics #WADA #2016 rio olympics #Road to Rio #Dope testing
Russia claims to have eliminated 28,000 IS militants in Syria

May 25, 2016

Russia claims to have eliminated 28,000 IS militants in Syria

Russian Air Force claims to have eliminated over a third of IS fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia’s top security body revealed. #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #military #Moscow #Sergey Lavrov #militants #John Kerry #IS
Portuguese, Russian espionage suspects arrested in Rome | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Portuguese, Russian espionage suspects arrested in Rome | Reuters

ROME A Portuguese and a Russian national were arrested in Rome at the weekend on suspicion of espionage, the European Union's judicial cooperation unit Eurojust said on Tuesday. Portuguese media said the arrested Portuguese citizen worked for the national SIS intelligence service and was suspected of being a double agent who was passing sensitive information about NATO and the European Union to Russia. #Business #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #russian
Syrian air base used by Russia damaged in Islamic State attack: US report

May 24, 2016

Syrian air base used by Russia damaged in Islamic State attack: US report

Satellite imagery appears to show extensive damage to an air base in Syria used by Russian forces following an attack by fighters from the Islamic State group, US intelligence company Stratfor said #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #islamic-state #Russian Forces
Russia summons US attache as US spy plane flies close to Russian borders

May 24, 2016

Russia summons US attache as US spy plane flies close to Russian borders

At least two passenger jets belonging to major European airlines were endangered by the then-unknown aircraft over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan. #US #Russia #US Russia tensions
Heavy air strikes hit rebel road to Syria's Aleppo - monitor, rebels | Reuters

May 22, 2016

Heavy air strikes hit rebel road to Syria's Aleppo - monitor, rebels | Reuters

BEIRUT Air strikes hit the only road into rebel-held areas of Aleppo city on Sunday in the heaviest bombardment since February, a rebel official and monitors said, jeopardising access to an area where around 300,000 Syrians live. They said Russian warplanes had carried out the attacks on the Castello road, which was still open but dangerous. Defence officials from Syria's government and its ally Russia could not immediately be reached for comment. #United States #Economy #Syria #Russia #crisis
EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge, Greeks find floating objects | Reuters

May 19, 2016

EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge, Greeks find floating objects | Reuters

CAIRO/ATHENS An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with Athens saying the plane swerved in mid-air before plunging from cruising height and vanishing. Greek state television said aircraft debris had been found in the sea during a search for the missing Airbus A320 #Business #Egypt #Middle East #Russia #Europe #Paris #United Kingdom