Arctic sea ice hits new record low this winter

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists. The maximum this year was 14.5 million sq km, said the... Read more »

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead

A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say. An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in... Read more »

Ukraine crisis: Leaders set for new Minsk peace talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollandet are expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President  Petro Poroshenko in the capital of Belarus on Wednesday to discuss new peace plan... Read more »

1 million rare documents destroyed in Russian Library fire

Devastating Fire in Moscow library that destroyed papers dating to 16th century is termed as Cultural ‘Chernobyl’, reminiscent of 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe Moscow – A fire that broke out at Russia’s largest... Read more »

Russia, Pakistan sign historic defence agreement

Islamabad – During the first-ever visit of a Russian defence minister to Islamabad, Pakistan and Russia on Thursday signed a milestone agreement to enhance cooperation in the defence field. The agreement came... Read more »