Gulf Times - Russia
Qatar a pivotal partner in Middle East: Russia

Qatar a pivotal partner in Middle East: Russia

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the fifth summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), at Navruz Palace in Dushanbe Saturday.

Lightning struck Russian plane before it crashed - investigation

Lightning struck Russian plane before it crashed - investigation

Lightning struck a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft knocking out its auto pilot system shortly before it crash landed in Moscow last month killing 41 people, investigators said on Friday, adding it had approached too fast and been too heavy

400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march

400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march

Russian authorities sought Wednesday to crush a new protest wave, arresting more than 400 people at a Moscow march, a day after police suddenly dropped trumped-up drugs charges against a respected journalist.

Turkey to receive Russian S-400 missiles in July

Turkey to receive Russian S-400 missiles in July

The Kremlin expects S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to be delivered to Turkey in July as planned, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday.

Russian court releases top Chechen rights activist from jail

Russian court releases top Chechen rights activist from jail

A Russian court granted parole Monday to Oyub Titiyev, the head of the Chechen branch of rights group Memorial convicted this year on controversial drug charges, the NGO said.

Blast at Russian explosives plant injures 42

Blast at Russian explosives plant injures 42

A blast at a major explosives plant in central Russia Saturday injured 42 people and damaged nearly 200 buildings nearby, said local officials, Russian news agencies reported.

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by US sanctions, a minister said on Wednesday.

Opec in the dark on oil supply as Russia, Iran cut exports

Opec in the dark on oil supply as Russia, Iran cut exports

Opec is in the dark on the oil supply outlook for the second half of this year, with Iranian and Russian outages looking increasingly significant but Saudi Arabia reluctant to pump more due to fears of a price crash ...

Russia says it won't ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing

Russia says it won't ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing

Russia sees no reason to ground its domestically-produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country's transport minister said on Monday.

Russia's increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of Cold War

Russia's increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of Cold War

Russia is stirring the ghosts of Cuba's Cold War past as it looks to re-establish its influence in the Communist-run island nation, although this time analysts say Moscow has no intention of bankrolling Havana.

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria: residents, medics

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria: residents, medics

Russian and Syrian forces intensified air strikes and shelling in rebel-held northwestern Syria overnight, the heaviest assault since the area was declared a demilitarised zone under a Russian-Turkish deal ...

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused the opposition in Venezuela of resorting to violence in what it said was a brazen attempt to draw the country's armed forces into clashes.