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About 10,000 ISIS militants now in Afghanistan: Russia

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia has estimated there are about 10,000 ISIS militants in Afghanistan and their number is growing because militants fleeing Syria and Iraq also are heading to the war-ravaged country. Russian media on Saturday quoted Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, as saying Moscow is particularly …

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Putin slams ‘aggressive’ new US defence strategy

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the new defence strategy unveiled by US counterpart Donald Trump as “aggressive,” saying Moscow would take that into account in its own actions.But he said that although Russia must strive to develop a new and modern army it would not …

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US military presence in Syria ‘must end’, says Russia envoy

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s envoy for Syria said on Thursday that there was no reason for US forces to remain in Syria and that Washington’s stated arguments for maintaining a military presence there were groundless.Alexander Lavrentiev was speaking in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, ahead of a …

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Russia to Double Ballistic Missile Tests in 2018: Military

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops will conduct twice as many tests in 2018 than were planned for this year, bumping up their number to twelve, the troop’s commander has said.Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops commander Sergei Karakayev told the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper, affiliated with the Russian Defense …

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RUSSIA, NORTH KOREA DISCUSS BILATERAL 2015 TREATY: RUSSIAN EMBASSY

MOSCOW (Web Desk) The first meeting of a Russian-North Korea military commission is discussing the implementation of a 2015 agreement on preventing dangerous military activities signed by the two nations in 2015, Russia’s embassy to Pyongyang said on its Facebook page on Thursday.Russia’s defence ministry delegation arrived in Pyongyang on …

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Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria

MOSCOW (Web Desk) President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military campaign, Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State.Putin made the announcement during a surprise visit to Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria’s Latakia …

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Iranian Hajj official meets head of Russian Orthodox Church

MOSCOW (Web Desk) The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 100th anniversary of re-establishment of the patriarch position in the Orthodox Church of Russia.Hojjatol-eslam Qazi-Askar congratulated the event and the stabilization of Christianity in Russia and emphasized the importance of peaceful co-existence of different religions.Iran and Russia have …

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Russian DM refutes US allegations about its efforts in eliminating ISIS

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian Defense Ministry criticized on Tuesday allegations of the Pentagon which said that the majority of territories which were under the grip of ISIS terrorist organization have been liberated by the efforts of “the US-led international collation.The number of the Coalition strikes against terrorists in Eastern Syria …

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