A Syrian child being treated following a suspected chemical attack in Syria

Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72 World leaders from Washington to London to Istanbul expressed shock and outrage Tuesday at reports of a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria that... Read more »
Rescuers unload fragments and remains from a boat, found at the site of the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi, Russia, Dec. 25 2016. Photo: ZUMA PRESS

Russian military plane with 92 aboard crashes into Black Sea

Syrian-bound Russian defense ministry plane carrying 92 people including its renowned military band crashes into the Black Sea moments after taking off from Sochi A Russian military plane with 92 people on... Read more »
Robot escapes lab and makes a break for freedom in Russia

Robot escapes lab and makes a dash break for freedom in Russia

A robot in Russia escaped from a research lab in the town of Perm on June 15. An engineer at robotics company Promobot had forgotten to close a gate, and the runaway... Read more »

English and Russian fans clash with police ahead of Euro 2016 match

English and Russian soccer fans clashed with each other and French riot police in Marseille on Saturday ahead of their teams’ opening Euro 2016 match. England, France and Russia fans were involved... Read more »
Russia developing strategic ties with nations of the East Asia

Russia looks toward East Asia for new allies and economic expansion

Russian Federation hosted Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Singapore for the first time to mark partnership between Moscow and the Asian bloc Editorial... Read more »

Panama Papers: How global media revealed the secrets of world’s most rich and powerful

As the cracks appear in the once invincible wall of tax haven secrecy, it must be dawning on the rich and powerful that their privacy is no longer guaranteed and they must... Read more »

Russia leads the ranking for most women business leaders

Russia, Philippines have the highest share of women in senior business roles When it comes to the percentage of senior management roles held by women, the United States, United Kingdom ad Australia are... Read more »
India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer while US and Russia remain major global arms suppliers

India is world’s largest arms importer, US dominates arms sales

India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe. The latest data on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, SIPRI, also... Read more »
A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defense firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry.

US and Europe dominate global arms sales: SIPRI Report

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe increased... Read more »

32 ISIS militants killed in airstrikes in Syria

UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 32 ISIS fighters dead and 40 more injured in Raqqa province on Sunday At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and 40 more... Read more »

What Putin’s visit to Iran means for Middle East?

Russia;s relationship with Iran should be seen in the light of ending of the P5+1 nuclear deal that effectively put an end to Iran’s geo-political isolation By Yasmeen Aftab Ali A very important... Read more »
Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

More than 4,000 civilians have been killed  during 2014 – 2015 by “indiscriminate bombardments” targetted at ISIS (or Daesh militant group) by Iraqi, Syrian, U.S.-led and Russian military aircraft in Iraq and Syria,... Read more »

Russian passenger plane with 220 onboard crashes in Egypt

A Russian plane carrying over 220 people from Egypt to Russia disappeared from radars, and crashed in central Sinai, according to Russian and Egyptian authorities. Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A321, went... Read more »
Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi.

Pakistan, Russia sign US $2 billion deal to build gas pipeline

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi. The agreement was jointly signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and... Read more »
About 450 objects from Catherine’s personal collection will be on display at the National Gallery of Victoria. Photo: Ellen Smith

Hermitage exhibition: Catherine the Great’s treasures come to Melbourne

Since it was first opened to the world in 1852, Catherine the Great’s remarkable collection of treasures has attracted art lovers across the world, with more than three million visiting the State... Read more »
Officials from Qatar (left) and Russia (right) celebrate being awarded the right to host the World Cup

FIFA says Russia and Qatar could lose 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively if evidence emerges of bribery, leading Fifa official Domenico Scala has said. FIFA, the international soccer governing body, could strip... Read more »

Travel Tips: How not to behave in 15 countries around the world

Different countries have different customs. A hand gesture can be harmless in one country, but be highly offensive in another. In order to help you avoid any faux pas on your next... Read more »

Moscow Halal Expo 2015 begins

Fair promoting Islamic food, fashion and culture begins in Russian capital MOSCOW, (Russia) — The sixth Moscow International Halal Exposition opened on Thursday. Russian and foreign producers, including representatives of Turkish, Iranian, British,... Read more »

Labour Day 2015: Workers around the world rally on May Day – in pictures

International Workers’ Day celebrated around the world Labour Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is widely celebrated as a public holiday in countries across the world. It was chosen to commemorate... Read more »

Sharapova suffers defeat in Stuttgart from Kerber

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has crashed out of Stuttgart’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany, losing her grip on the world No. 2 ranking just five days after celebrating her 28th... Read more »

Russia deepens energy co-operation with Argentina

Russia and Argentina signed documents deepening energy cooperation on Thursday, underlining Moscow’s drive to develop ties with South America since coming under Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. At a ceremony in... Read more »

Iran and world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

LAUSANNE, (Switzerland) — Iran and international powers have reached “solutions on key parameters” of Tehran’s nuclear program following eight-day talks in Switzerland, according to a joint statement issued by the negotiators on Thursday. During... Read more »

Russian trawler sinks in icy seas with 132 on board, at least 56 feared dead

MOSCOW (Russia) – A Russian fishing trawler sank in minutes early Thursday in the icy waters off Russia’s Far East coast, killing at least 56 of the 132 people on board, rescue workers... Read more »

Why Putin’s hosting Kim Jong Un?

By Alexandra Jaffe What does a world leader who’s been shunned by the international community and strained relations with every major global power do to show that he still has some friends?... Read more »