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Russia begins moving captured Ukrainian ships before possible handover

Russia begins moving captured Ukrainian ships before possible handover

Russia began moving three captured Ukrainian navy ships on Sunday after a Russian newspaper reported Moscow would return them to Ukraine

Russia releases last of captured whales into the wild

Russia releases last of captured whales into the wild

Russian authorities said on Sunday they had completed the release of dozens of captured beluga whales whose plight sparked an appeal by Hollywood celebrities and the intervention of President Vladimir Putin.

Qatar Chamber reviews economic relations with Russia

Qatar Chamber reviews economic relations with Russia

Officials of Qatar Chamber held a meeting Saturday with a delegation from St Petersburg to discuss economic relations between Qatar and Russia

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries

Russia says Kurdish fighters have left Syrian border area as deadline expires

Russia says Kurdish fighters have left Syrian border area as deadline expires

Syrian Kurdish fighters completed their withdrawal from a strip of land on the Syrian-Turkish border ahead of a Tuesday evening deadline agreed between Moscow and Ankara

Russian opposition leader fined $1.4 mln for 'defamation'

Russian opposition leader fined $1.4 mln for 'defamation'

A Russian court on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny and ally Lyubov Sobol to pay 88 million rubles ($1.4 million) in damages to a company controlled by a top Kremlin ally.

Russian woman convicted by US of being agent returns home

Russian woman convicted by US of being agent returns home

Russian national Maria Butina, who was jailed in the United States in April after admitting to working as a Russian agent, arrived in Moscow on Saturday, greeted by her father and Russian journalists ...

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice

Russia's navy said Tuesday it had discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic.

S.Korea says scrambled fighters after Russian warplanes violated air defence zone

S.Korea says scrambled fighters after Russian warplanes violated air defence zone

South Korea scrambled fighter jets after Russian warplanes entered South Korea's air space identification zone on Tuesday, the latest in a series of such violations, its military said.

Qatar-Russia ties reviewed

Qatar-Russia ties reviewed

HE the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi met the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Bogdanov, who is currently visiting the country.

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

Russian President Vladimir Putin watched Thursday as the country's armed forces tested missiles that can carry thermo-nuclear warheads.

Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan

Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan

About 10,000 people including Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko gathered in central Kiev on Sunday to protest a plan for broader autonomy for separatist territories ahead of a high-stakes summit ...