Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has halted Iran’s order of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system, a report said. The move was made after Russian President Vladimir Putin consulted with Israeli officials who protested the sale, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. In discussions with Putin, Israel said it feared that at least some of the S-300 […]

NATO commander: Russia ‘weaponizing’ Syrian immigrants

NATO commander: Russia ‘weaponizing’ Syrian immigrants

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia and the Assad regime are bombing civilian areas in order to create a mass exodus of refugees in what amounts to the “weaponizing” of Syrian citizens, NATO’s top general charged. “Together, Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve,” […]

Obama’s failed policy in Ukraine: Putin ‘has paid no price’ for invasion

Obama’s failed policy in Ukraine: Putin ‘has paid no price’ for invasion

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. President Barack Obama’s policy in Ukraine of threatening Russian President Valdimir Putin but taking no substantial action has failed miserably, lawmakers and analysts say. Two years after protests toppled Ukraine’s pro-Moscow government, Obama’s policy languishes amid Putin’s heavy-handed determination, the headline-stealing conflicts in Syria and Iraq and wavering support from European […]

Saudi official charges Russia, Assad regime violated Syria ceasefire

Saudi official charges Russia, Assad regime violated Syria ceasefire

Special to WorldTribune.com The Saudi foreign minister on Feb. 28 said the Assad regime and Russia have violated the truce in Syria. Adel al-Jubeir, speaking at a joint news conference with visiting Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen in Riyadh, said there would be a “plan B” if it became clear that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s […]

Iran calls proposed oil-output freeze ‘ridiculous’

Iran calls proposed oil-output freeze ‘ridiculous’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has dismissed a proposal by Russia and three OPEC members to freeze oil production as “ridiculous.” Zanganeh said on February 23 that the proposal by Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Qatar for crude oil producers to cap production at January […]

Russia’s new Sukhoi fighter jets dumping ‘dumb’ bombs on Syria

Russia’s new Sukhoi fighter jets dumping ‘dumb’ bombs on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com In an age of increasingly precise munitions, Russia is almost exclusively dropping “dumb” bombs in Syria, the U.S. military said. “They’re using mostly dumb bombs, guided only by gravity and fins,” said Army Col. Steven Warren, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, according to a report by national security correspondent Rowan Scarborough […]

Kerry’s announcement of Syria ceasefire punctuated by ISIL car bomb, killing 119

Kerry’s announcement of Syria ceasefire punctuated by ISIL car bomb, killing 119

Special to WorldTribune.com A pair of car bombings in Syria claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) killed 119 people just as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had announced a provisional deal for a ceasefire. Two car bombings killed at least 57 people and wounded dozens in the Al-Zahraa district of Homs, […]

Humanitarian group stops sharing GPS coordinates of hospitals in Syria

Humanitarian group stops sharing GPS coordinates of hospitals in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com After several deadly attacks on medical facilities, the humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will no longer share GPS coordinates on hospital locations with Russian and Syrian officials. “Healthcare in Syria is in the crosshair of bombs and missiles. It has collapsed,” Joanne Liu, MSF International president, told reporters in Geneva. […]

Russia plans to target near-Earth asteroid with ICBMs

Russia plans to target near-Earth asteroid with ICBMs

Special to WorldTribune.com In the year 2036, if man is still alive, Russia is planning to target a near-Earth asteroid with modified ICBMs. Russian scientists will test the modified missiles on the asteroid 99942 Apophis, Sabit Saitgarayev, the leading researcher at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, told TASS news agency. Saitgarayev believes Apophis may pass […]

The case for a U.S.-Russia alliance in a rapidly changing world

The case for a U.S.-Russia alliance in a rapidly changing world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy and Ted Belman Before Donald Trump’s blowout win in New Hampshire he shocked the world by saying he would allow the Russians to do the “dirty work” and would “let them beat the shit out of ISIS [ISIL] also.” Trump went further, “I have always felt that Russia and […]

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