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Pentagon chief stresses stronger alliances to counter China, Russia

Pentagon chief stresses stronger alliances to counter China, Russia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper revealed a fresh drive to strengthen US alliances with ‘like-minded democracies’ in part through arms sales in an effort to curb the global influence of Russia and China.

Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks

Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan were in Moscow on Wednesday for meetings with Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov as world powers seek to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Tokyo Olympics on alert for cyberattacks as alleged Russian plot revealed

Tokyo Olympics on alert for cyberattacks as alleged Russian plot revealed

Tokyo Olympics organisers said they were on constant alert for cyberattacks Tuesday but had yet to suffer "significant impact" after Britain accused Russia of targeting the Games.

Russia registers new Covid vaccine as cases hit record high

Russia registers new Covid vaccine as cases hit record high

President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russia has registered its second coronavirus vaccine, while the country reported a record number of new infections.

Norway says Russia behind cyber attack on parliament

Norway says Russia behind cyber attack on parliament

Norway's government on Tuesday said that it believes Russia was behind an August cyber attack targeting the email system of the country's parliament.

EU agrees to sanctions on Russians over Navalny poisoning, diplomats say

EU agrees to sanctions on Russians over Navalny poisoning, diplomats say

European Union foreign ministers backed a Franco-German plan on Monday to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, diplomats said.

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday it had agreed to supply up to 35 million doses of the Russian experimental vaccine against Covid-19 to Uzbekistan's Laxisam, a pharmaceutical company.

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats accused of spying

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats accused of spying

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has given two Russian diplomats 72 hours to leave the country after prosecutors accused them of having been involved in spying in the Balkan country since 2016, it said on Wednesday.

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Russian Kamchatka

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Russian Kamchatka

An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck Russia's Kamchatka peninsula in the far east. According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake was situated at a depth of 329.7 km.

Russia's Covid-19 vaccine showed antibody response in initial trials

Russia's Covid-19 vaccine showed antibody response in initial trials

Russia's ‘Sputnik-V’ Covid-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Friday by The Lancet medical journal that were hailed by Moscow ...

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

The European Union will likely impose new sanctions on Moscow over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but not straight away to give time to uncover the culprits ...

Qatar Armed Forces delegation in Russia

Qatar Armed Forces delegation in Russia

HE the Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training Staff Major General Hamad Ahmed al-Nuaimi, who is visiting Moscow, met with HE deputy head of the combat training directorate of the Russian Armed Forces ...