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russian defense minister happy with results of syria mission


russia's defense minister on wednesday hailed the military's performance in syria, saying new russian weapons have proven their worth in the conflict.






defense minister says serbia will get russian fighter jets


serbia's defense minister said sunday the country is getting a shipment of russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states.






defense minister says serbia will get russian fighter jets


serbia's defense minister says the country is getting a shipment of russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states.






russia says 4 of its soldiers die in syria roadside bombing


moscow (ap) — the russian military says four of its servicemen were killed in syria when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb. the defense ministry says the explosion happened as a syrian military convoy, including the vehicle with russian military advisers, was driving to the city of homs in central syria last thursday from the […]






moscow blasts us defense secretary for his comments


russian defense minister sergei shoigu has reacted angrily to comments of u.s. secretary of defense james mattis who on wednesday spoke of the need to negotiate with russia "from a position of strength.






the canadian military will extend its training mission supporting ukraine’s troo


the mission was set to expire on march 31. defence minister harjit sajjan and chrystia freeland, minister of foreign affairs, will make the announcement






russian drone footage show wide damage at syria’s palmyra


moscow (ap) — russia released drone footage monday showing new destruction in syria’s historic town of palmyra, which was recently recaptured by the islamic state group, and warned that the militants could be planning the further demolition of antiquities. the russian defense ministry says syrian government forces are advancing toward the town as another battle […]






planes, tanks, ships: russian military gets massive upgrade


moscow (ap) — the russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, the defense minister said wednesday. minister sergei shoigu told lawmakers the air force will receive 170 new aircraft, the army will receive 905 tanks and other […]






planes, tanks, ships: russian military gets massive upgrade


the russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, the defense minister said wednesday.






german finance minister happy to talk trade surplus with us


germany's finance minister says he's happy to discuss american concerns about germany's trade surplus, but insists his country hasn't been exploiting an undervalued euro to boost exports.






russian airstrike kills 3 turkish soldiers in syria


turkey's military says three soldiers were killed in northern syria in an "accidental" airstrike by a russian warplane.






pentagon considers ground troops in syria


the department of defense revealed wednesday it was considering deploying conventional ground troops in syria to assist in the u.s.’ battle against the islamic state group, also known as isis, according to cnn. in an executive order signed last month, president donald trump gave defense offici...






trump and russian foreign minister use exact same phrase to denounce widening sc


president donald trump and the russian foreign minister used the same phrase to push back against the widening scandal engulfing the white house. both trump and sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister, issued statements after u.s. attorney general jeff sessions recused himself from overseeing th...






russia, turkey to work closer after deadly syria airstrike


moscow (ap) — the kremlin says that russia and turkey have agreed to improve coordination in syria to prevent further friendly fire incidents after a russian airstrike killed three turkish soldiers the day before. kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov says the accidental strike near the town of al-bab in northern syria prompted russian president vladimir putin […]






russia to build reichstag model for youths to storm at park


moscow (ap) — the russian military is building a replica of berlin’s reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park. russian defense minister sergei shoigu, who made the announcement wednesday, said the replica at the patriot park just outside moscow will be smaller than life size. speaking to russian […]






israeli defense minister to gaza: let's talk


israel's defense minister has offered to speak directly to palestinians in the hamas-ruled gaza strip, saying "let's talk."






russian supply ship launched to international space station


moscow (ap) — an unmanned russian cargo ship lifted off successfully wednesday on a supply mission to the international space station. a soyuz-u booster rocket carrying the progress ms-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m. (0558 gmt) from the russian-leased baikonur launch complex in kazakhstan. the mission follows the dec. 1 botched launch […]






russian military continues massive upgrade


russia's defense minister says the military received an array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles.






russian lawmakers mount fierce defense of flynn


russian lawmakers on tuesday mounted a fierce defense of u.s. president donald trump's former national security adviser, who resigned following reports that he misled white house officials about his contacts with russia.






russian lawmakers mount fierce defense of flynn


russian lawmakers on tuesday mounted a fierce defense of u.s. president donald trump's national security adviser, who has resigned following reports that he misled white house officials about his contacts with russia.






syria-born doctor finds comfort in aiding migrants in serbia


yaser harawi wasn't too happy when his father sent him to study in serbia rather than the u.s. or canada. years later, the syria-born doctor thinks it was a touch of fate.






russia says 4 of its soldiers die in syria roadside bombing


the russian military says four of its servicemen were killed in syria when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb.






israeli minister: us warned israel about annexing west bank


jerusalem (ap) — israel’s defense minister says the u.s. has notified israel that imposing israeli sovereignty over the west bank would lead to an “immediate crisis” with the trump administration. defense minister avigdor lieberman said monday that, “we received a direct message — not an indirect message and not a hint — from the united […]






former russian foreign minister sees parallels between trump and putin


andrei kozyrev is a former russian foreign minister who worked toward improving diplomatic relations with the west in the 1990s. he was in seattle last week speaking on the relationship between russia and the u.s. in the trump era.






the latest: russian general badly wounded in syria


the latest on syria developments (all times local):






us blocks palestinian from leading un mission in libya


the united states has blocked the appointment of the former prime minister of the palestinian authority to lead the u.n. political mission in libya, saying it was acting to support its ally israel.






us blocks palestinian from leading un mission in libya


the united states on friday blocked the appointment of the former palestinian prime minister to lead the u.n. political mission in libya, saying it was acting to support its ally israel.






iran tests sophisticated russian-made air defense system


iran's official irna news agency is reporting the country has successfully test-fired a sophisticated russian-made air defense system.






iran tests sophisticated russian-made air defense system


iran successfully test-fired a sophisticated russian-made air defense system, the official irna news agency reported on saturday.






turkish, us and russian military chiefs meet on syria, iraq


the top generals from turkey, the united states and russia met tuesday to discuss developments in syria and iraq as syrian government forces made fresh gains fighting the islamic state group.






france, germany welcome ‘useful’ meeting with us on syria


bonn, germany (ap) — the foreign ministers of france and germany voiced cautious optimism friday about the willingness of the trump administration to engage on syria, after new u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson took part in talks on syria on the sidelines of a diplomatic summit. france’s foreign minister, jean-marc ayrault, said the meeting […]






german finance minister happy to talk trade surplus with us


berlin (ap) — germany’s finance minister says he’s happy to discuss american concerns about germany’s trade surplus, but insists his country hasn’t been exploiting an undervalued euro to boost exports. white house trade adviser peter navarro in february said germany was using a “grossly undervalued” euro to “exploit” the u.s. and eu, and this week […]






russia: syria safety zones need to be agreed with damascus


russia's foreign minister says moscow is open for dialogue with the united states on safety zones in syria, noting that any such initiative needs to be coordinated with the syrian government.






russia, turkey to work closer after deadly syria airstrike


the kremlin says that russia and turkey have agreed to improve coordination in syria to prevent further friendly fire incidents after a russian airstrike killed three turkish soldiers the day before.






russian drone footage shows wide damage at syria's palmyra


russia released drone footage monday showing new destruction in syria's historic town of palmyra, which was recently recaptured by the islamic state group, and warned that the militants could be planning the further demolition of antiquities.