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  • Russian jet violates Turkish airspace.

    According to Turkish foreign ministry, Turkish F-16 fighter jets intercepted a Russian warplane that violated Turkey's air space.The incident occurred Saturday in the Yayladagi region of Turkey's southern Hatay province.

    Turkish authorities called in the Russian ambassador and lodged a strong condemnation of the violation. "The Russian Federation will be responsible for any undesired incident that may occur," the foreign ministry warned.

    Russia said the incident was a "navigational error" and …

  • Turkey concerned over Russian strikes in Syria.

    Turkish President Erdogan said that Russian air strikes against the anti-Assad forces in Syria are “unacceptable” and warned that these air strikes may alienate Moscow in the region.Erdoğan said he expressed his views on Russia's air strikes during his visit to Moscow at the end of September, as well as in a recent phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It saddens us that Moscow is taking such steps despite Turkey. We have a 911km border with Syria. Russia doesn’t have a border. In …

  • Saudi Arabia concerned over Russian strikes in Syria.

    Saudi Arabia demands that Russia stop its military operations against targets in Syria.Being a leading adversary of Assad regime, the Saudis noted Russian strikes had caused civilian casualties while failing to target the hardline Islamic State militants Moscow says it opposes.Speaking at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, a senior Saudi diplomat said: "The delegation of my country expresses its profound concern regarding the military operations which Russian forces have carried out …

  • Russian strikes in Syria: day 2.

    For a second day in a row now Russia has been launching air strikes in Syria.Reportedly, the strikes targeted sites in the north-west held by the Army of Conquest rebel alliance, as well as areas in Homs and Hama provinces.Russia claims that with some 20 missions carried out on Wednesday it struck 12 Islamic State (IS) positions in 24 hours, destroying a command centre and two arms depots.Although the US fears it was the positions of the opponents of Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar al- …

  • Dozens of civilians killed in Russian airstrikes.

    At least 27 civilians are reported to have been killed Wednesday in first Russian airstrikes on Syrian towns near the city of Homs.Earlier today the upper house of the Russian parliament gave President Vladimir Putin approval to use the air force in Syria, according to state media.

    "The Federation Council unanimously supported the President's request -- 162 votes in favor of granting permission," Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey Ivanov said, according to ITAR-Tass.

    The vote came after a …

  • 50 years since Soviet Union nuked its own people

    More than half a century ago, the Soviet Union dropped an nuclear bomb on its citizens.The operation "Snowball" killed around 43,000 soviet people. The Soviets were much more humane than the US: the atomic bombs dropped on it's own people instead of foreign nationals.Residents of Orenburg region remember the events of September 14, 1954 when Totsky nuclear test site was selected to be a part of military exercises commanded by Marshal Zhukov.A nuclear bomb with the capacity of 40 kilotons of TNT …