The US may slap penalties on two European contractors laying the pipeline for the Russian-led Nord Stream 2. The political pressure is still extremely high over the project, which Moscow defines as purely economic.
Contrary to doomsday predictions about the fate of Syria after US President Donald Trump’s “total withdrawal” of American troops, what may happen is an overall easing of tensions in a more relaxed post-conflict Syrian order where even Israel may have much to feel comfortable about.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that he will propose declaring martial law in the wake of an altercation in the Black Sea that saw Russian military seize Ukrainian vessels for breaching Russian territorial waters.
A modest first step in restoring full-fledged negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban.
With the arrival of another guided missile destroyer to the Mediterranean, the US may have 200 ‘Tomahawks’ ready for a strike on Syria, as Russia warns that jihadist groups in Idlib are planning a fake chemical attack.
This year, leaders of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convened in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao.
From space exploration to peaceful atomic projects to billion-dollar projects, the relations between Russia and China show “exemplary interstate relations,” as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping put it during their meeting in Beijing.
India decided to proceed with the long-anticipated $5.5 bln deal to purchase Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile units despite the US saying the purchase may affect the relations between Washington and New Dehli.
For Beijing, war-torn Syria is a golden opportunity for reconstruction business. For Damascus, prosperity means peace.
Under a law that US President Donald Trump signed in August, any country trading with Russia’s defence and intelligence sectors will face sanctions. The law is designed to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin