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Russia says it will supply Syria with S-300 air defence system

Russia says it will supply Syria with S-300 air defence system

Russia will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria within two weeks, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, a week after Russia blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.

Moscow says Israel misled Russian military in Syria plane downing

Moscow says Israel misled Russian military in Syria plane downing

The Russian Defence Ministry has doubled down on its claim that Israel was to blame for the downing of a Russian aircraft off the Syrian coast, saying that the incident had been caused by "misleading information."

3,000 march in Moscow against unpopular pension reforms

3,000 march in Moscow against unpopular pension reforms

About 3,000 people demonstrated in Moscow on Saturday against deeply unpopular government plans to raise the retirement age, which have sparked public anger.

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions

On Thursday, the United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China, for the first time announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles.

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports.

Thousands return to their homes after Idlib deal

Thousands return to their homes after Idlib deal

Around 7,000 people from Syria's Hama and Idlib provinces have returned to their homes after an agreement by Turkey and Russia to set up a demilitarized zone in Idlib, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged ‘false’ by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a bill approved by MPs Tuesday in a key second reading.

Iran hails Turkey-Russia deal on Syria's Idlib

Iran hails Turkey-Russia deal on Syria's Idlib

After negotiations in Sochi on Monday, Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised zone around the opposition bastion.

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

Jim Mattis also said the United States was looking to expand cybersecurity cooperation with the small Balkan country.

Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results, says Erdogan

Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results, says Erdogan

Turkey, which supports rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been holding talks with his allies Russia and Iran over the fate of Idlib.

Hundreds protest against pension reforms in Saint Petersburg

Hundreds protest against pension reforms in Saint Petersburg

Police were on hand but said the rally passed without any serious violations, putting participants at 500.

Qatari youngsters scale Mount Elbrus to raise mental health awareness

Qatari youngsters scale Mount Elbrus to raise mental health awareness

A group of young Qataris have climbed Mount Elbrus in Russia, Europe’s highest mountain at 5,600m of altitude to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing.