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Russia hunts for body fragments, clues after fatal plane crash

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Emergency workers in Russia searched snow-covered fields outside Moscow on Monday, looking for body fragments and clues after a fatal plane crash a day earlier killed all 71 people on board.President Vladimir Putin has ordered a special commission to investigate what caused the AN-148 plane operated by …

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71 dead, no survivors in Russian passenger plane crash

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, killing everyone on board.The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky …

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Russian FM blames US biased behavior toward Iran

MOSCOW (Web Desk) There are other countries in the region with such programs. We must look at it as a whole. It is hardly justified to mix nuclear affairs with human rights and put the issue on the agenda that Iran should stop taking certain steps in the region… to …

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PALESTINIAN LEADER SEEKS RUSSIA’S BACKING OVER JERUSALEM

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas visits Russia on Monday in a bid to secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Abbas has refused any …

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Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

MOSCOW (Web Desk) The Pentagon has released a new nuclear arms policy that aims to revamp US nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons.The latest policy was revealed on Friday in a Pentagon policy statement known as the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).The new thinking, which came largely to counter …

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Russia dismissed evidence of Iran supplying missiles to Yemen’s Houthis

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia says evidence presented by the United States alleging that Iran had supplied missiles to Yemen’s Houthi fighters is not conclusive, stressing there is no case for any UN action against Tehran.After traveling to Washington to view pieces of weapons that Washington claims Tehran gave to Houthi …

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Jaberi Ansari meets with China’s diplomat for Syria in Sochi

MOSCOW (Web Desk) On the sidelines of the Syria talks in Sochi, Russia, Iranian FM’s Special Assistant in Political Affairs met and talked with China’s special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan.Hossein Jaberi Ansari discussed the latest developments in Syria and the ongoing Syrian National Dialogue congress in Sochi with Xie …

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Rocky Syria talks in Russia end, ignore key opposition demands

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A Syrian peace conference in Russia ended on Tuesday with a statement calling for democratic elections, but ignoring key opposition demands after a day marred by squabbles and heckling of the Russian foreign minister, Reuters reports.The participants also agreed to set up a committee to rewrite the …

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Russian jet forces US spy plane to change course over Black Sea

MOSCOW (Web Desk) A Russian Su-27 jet has intercepted a US Lockheed EP-3 surveillance plane over the Black Sea.The entire flight of the Su-27 was conducted in accordance with international regulations, and there were no emergency situations,” said the Russian Ministry of Defense in a statement released on Monday.The incident …

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