• Syria accuses Israel of overnight air strike

    Military targets in Syria were attacked by Israeli warplanes at around 2 a.m., reported the Syrian new agency SANA.

    According to SANA, “some of the enemy's missiles have been shot down."

    "The Israeli enemy carried out air aggression from the side of Latakia at several targets in the coastal zone," Sana reported.

    According to the Syrian military, "Israeli aggression resulted in the death of a civilian and six injured, including a child and his mother, in addition to some material losses, …

  • Germany suspends construction of Nord Stream 2

    The permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2 in Germany economic zone in the Baltic Sea has been suspended, reports Interfax citing German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).

    The permit, which was in effect until the end of May and applies to a 16-kilometer stretch of pipeline under construction, has been suspended due to a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, said a representative of BSH.

    In April, Germany's Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) tried to challenge …

  • Kremlin: Russia is preparing to be disconnected from SWIFT

    Russia is working to minimize damage in the event it loses access to international financial instruments, but, for now, the Kremlin considers the possibility of being disconnected from the SWIFT interbank payment system as hypothetical, stated the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in an interview with RT.

    "The possibility of being disconnected from SWIFT is still considered as hypothetical. Nevertheless, inter-minsistry work is underway to minimize the risks and economic …

  • Russia expands its military base in Armenia

    Two fortified areas of the Russian 102nd military base have been established in the Syunik region, in the south of Armenia, said Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

    "This is an additional guarantee to ensure the security not only of the Syunik region, but also of Armenia," he said. According to Pashinyan, the Armenian-Russian joint grouping of troops is defending all the borders of the republic.

    The Syunik region borders, among other things, with the areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, which were captured …

  • Russia accuses U.S. of provoking arms race by strengthening its global anti-missile system

    The U.S. is provoking an arms race by developing a global missile defense system, said the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova.

    "The increase in the potential of the U.S. global missile defense system can and is already leading to serious security consequences. It disrupts the strategic balance of power in the world, and provokes an arms race, including missile," she said.

    "Moscow has repeatedly drawn Washington's attention to the dangerous consequences of the unrestricted …