• U.S. military blocks Russian convoy on Syrian road

    The U.S. military again blocked a Russian convoy that was traveling in the countryside of the Syrian province of Al Hasakah this week. According to Al-Masdar News, Russian military police were traveling through the Rmelan area when they came across U.S. forces, who decided to prevent their further advance and forced them to turn back to the city's airport Qamishli in the northeast of Syria.

    According to Al Masdar interlocutors, during the incident one of the Russian armored vehicles got stuck …

  • Germany and France: OSCE observers in Donbas are not allowed to move freely under the pretext of combating coronavirus

    According to Berlin and Paris, pro-Russian separatists in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics obstruct the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in eastern Ukraine, under the pretext of protection against the spread of coronavirus, reports Deutsche Welle.

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian said they were "very concerned" about the restrictions faced by OSCE SMM staff in Ukraine from March 21, 2020.

    "Observers should be able …

  • Syria blames Israel for airstrike on Homs province

    On Tuesday evening, a missile strike hit military installations in the eastern part of Syrian Homs province, as reported by the Arab media, including the Syrian government’s news agency Sana.

    According to Sana, the Syrian air defenses, deflecting "the Israeli aggression in eastern Homs, shot down some of the missiles before they reached their targets."

    Translated from the veiled language of Syrian propaganda, this means that most, if not all, missiles hit the targets.

    According to the …

  • Lukashenko not worried about NATO exercises near Belarus borders

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the country’s security forces, discussing the response to NATO's military exercises "Defender Europe 2020", reports Belta news agency.

    "I wouldn't want us to look at it as saber-rattling. We do not consider NATO exercises, which are conducted in close proximity to our borders, as such. It is also because they [ NATO] have significantly deviated from their original plans," Lukashenko stressed.

    He also expressed confidence that …

  • Russia establishes a new oil company on the day of Rosneft's departure from Venezuela

    On March 28, when it became known that Russian oil giant Rosneft was terminating its operations in Venezuela, Russia’s Federal Agency for State Property Management, Rosimushchestvo, has established a new company, Roszarubezhneft, which will, in particular, be engaged in the production and transportation of oil and oil associated gas.

    Interfax reports with reference to Russian Single Register of Legal Entities that the company's share capital is 322.7 billion rubles ($4.05 billion USD). It is …