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Russia suspends Georgian airline flights in its territory

Russia suspends Georgian airline flights in its territory

Russia on Saturday suspended Georgian air companies from flying in its territory from July 8, a day after President Vladimir Putin banned Russian flights to pro-Western Georgia citing security concerns.

Georgia accuses Russia over unrest as political crisis brews

Georgia accuses Russia over unrest as political crisis brews

Georgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker as opposition parties tried to capitalise on public anger over the incident to press wider political demands.

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

The United States on Thursday added Saudi Arabia and Cuba to its blacklist of countries that it says are not doing enough to fight human trafficking, a designation that could bring sanctions.

Russia starts freeing captive whales after outcry

Russia starts freeing captive whales after outcry

Russia has begun releasing a group of almost 100 captive whales into the wild whose detention in Russia's Far East since last year has caused an international outcry, state TV said on Thursday.

Four charged with murder over downing of MH17

Four charged with murder over downing of MH17

International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years ago in which 298 people were killed.

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday.

Qatar a pivotal partner in Middle East: Russia

Qatar a pivotal partner in Middle East: Russia

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the fifth summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), at Navruz Palace in Dushanbe Saturday.

Lightning struck Russian plane before it crashed - investigation

Lightning struck Russian plane before it crashed - investigation

Lightning struck a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft knocking out its auto pilot system shortly before it crash landed in Moscow last month killing 41 people, investigators said on Friday, adding it had approached too fast and been too heavy

400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march

400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march

Russian authorities sought Wednesday to crush a new protest wave, arresting more than 400 people at a Moscow march, a day after police suddenly dropped trumped-up drugs charges against a respected journalist.

Turkey to receive Russian S-400 missiles in July

Turkey to receive Russian S-400 missiles in July

The Kremlin expects S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to be delivered to Turkey in July as planned, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday.

Russian court releases top Chechen rights activist from jail

Russian court releases top Chechen rights activist from jail

A Russian court granted parole Monday to Oyub Titiyev, the head of the Chechen branch of rights group Memorial convicted this year on controversial drug charges, the NGO said.

Blast at Russian explosives plant injures 42

Blast at Russian explosives plant injures 42

A blast at a major explosives plant in central Russia Saturday injured 42 people and damaged nearly 200 buildings nearby, said local officials, Russian news agencies reported.