US is weighing a terrorism label for Russia’s Wagner Group mercenaries

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration is weighing whether to label Russia’s Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization, two people familiar with the matter said, as part of efforts to handicap the privately owned military company’s involvement in Ukraine and its growing presence in Africa. The administration has made no final decision on the designation, said […]

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Kremlin: Putin monitors drills of Russia’s nuclear forces

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday monitored drills of the country’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles, the Kremlin said. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that the drills were intended to simulate a “massive nuclear strike” by Russia in retaliation for a nuclear attack on […]

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Iran, Russia’s Growing Drone Alliance Defying West Amid Ukraine War

The weapons could provide a significant boost for Russia’s failing war efforts. (File) Dubai: Iran has promised to provide Russia with surface to surface missiles, in addition to more drones, said Iranian officials, a move that has infuriated the United States and other Western powers which are backing Ukraine in the war. The weapons could […]

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Russian launches to space from US, 1st time in 20 years

CAPE CANAVERAL: For the first time in 20 years, a Russian cosmonaut rocketed from the US on Wednesday, launching to the International Space Station alongside NASA and Japanese astronauts despite tensions over the war in Ukraine. Their SpaceX flight was delayed by Hurricane Ian, which ripped across the state last week. “I hope with this […]

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Kyiv dismisses Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian regions as ‘worthless’

KYIV: Kyiv has dismissed as “worthless” the laws that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Wednesday formalising the annexation of four Ukrainian regions into Russia. “The worthless decisions of the terrorist country are not worth the paper they are signed on,” the head of the Ukraine President’s office, Andriy Yermak, said on Telegram messaging application. […]

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India Abstains In UN Vote Against Russia’s ‘Illegal Referendum’ In Ukraine

India abstained on a draft resolution tabled in the UN Security Council by the US and Albania. United Nations: India abstained on a draft resolution tabled in the UN Security Council by the US and Albania that condemns Russia’s “illegal referenda” and annexation of four Ukrainian territories and requires that Moscow withdraw troops from Ukraine […]

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Russia’s New Nuclear Warning To Ukraine As Contested Referendum Ends

An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a stark new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as Russia began releasing results of referendums it bills as a prelude to it annexing four Ukrainian regions. Moscow’s latest broadside came as European countries rushed to investigate unexplained, major leaks in two Russian natural gas […]

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Joe Biden Says US Will Never Recognise Russia’s annexation Of Ukrainian Territory

Joe Biden said that US will never recognise Ukrainian territory as anything other than part of Ukraine. Washington: U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Russian referendums aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine are a sham and said Washington “will never recognize Ukrainian territory as anything other than part of Ukraine.” In […]

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Vladimir Putin Orders Recruitment Of Thieves And Killers To Fight Russia’s War In Ukraine: Report

Russia-Ukraine war: Vladimir Putin’s move has been termed “desperate” by some experts. Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to recruit at least 50,000 convicts to join the war in Ukraine, according to a report in The Guardian. The recruitments are being done by Yevgeny Prigozhin the head of mercenary outfit known as the Wagner Group, […]

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For Russia’s Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

KYIV: Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine‘s partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts said Russian forces were apparently setting up a new defensive line in Ukraine’s northeast after the counteroffensive punched […]

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