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SNG Daily: Without Russia, Ukraine Peace Summit A ‘Complete Circus’; Japan PM Says Hopes Of Ukraine Will Collapse If…

Your one-stop destination for all the top international stories of the day. Putin: Without Russia, Ukraine Peace Summit A ‘Complete Circus’ Overnight attacks have hit a huge power plant in Ukraine causing massive disruption across the war-ravaged nation. Putin’s response to that – Russia had to. Speaking to his ally Belarus’s President Lukashenko, the Russian […]Read More

Russia, China To Fight Together Against Terrorism

Russian government has said that it will continue to cooperate with China in the fight against terrorism as part of their ever-strengthening relationship. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said after meeting his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. “I thank the Chinese side for their condolences in connection with the terrorist attack in the Moscow region on March […]Read More

Ukraine Lowers Army Draft Age To 25

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has given the go ahead to a bill that seeks to lower the age for combat duty from 27 to 25. This is likely to help Kyiv tackle the shortfall in numbers it is facing on the ground. The bill has been with Zelensky since 2023 and was cleared only yesterday. […]Read More

Suspects Detained In The Caucasus Linked to Moscow Terror Attack?

MOSCOW: Russia’s top security agency has said it has broken up what it called a “terrorist cell” in southern Russia whose members had provided weapons and cash to suspected attackers of the Moscow terror attack. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said it detained four suspected members of the cell in the Russian province of […]Read More

Islamic State Asks Supporters To Target US, Europe, Israel

The Islamic State has asked its supporters to target ‘crusaders’ across the world, but especially in the United States, Europe and Israel. The spokesman for Islamic State Abu Huthaifa al-Ansari in a recorded message uploaded on Telegram praised the attack in Moscow, which killed over 140 people. “We ask God that you make it to […]Read More

Attacks On Tajiks Rise In The Aftermath Of Moscow Terror Attack

Tajik-born migrants are facing increased attacks in Russia in the aftermath of the Moscow terror attack which killed 140 people last week. The attack was traced to four Tajik nationals who were believed to have been working for the Islamic State (ISIS) which has claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, while President Putin has claimed […]Read More

Putin: Russia Starting War With Nato is ‘nonsense’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has termed as nonsense the idea of Russia starting a conflict with North American Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries, Russia Today reported. During a visit to Torzhok Air Base, located couple of hours from Moscow, Putin dismissed the notion that Russia has plans to target Europe post-Ukraine: “The claims that we are […]Read More

Putin Says ‘Radical Islamists’ behind Moscow Attack

Russian president Vladimir Putin said that the Moscow terror attack was carried out by radical Islamists. However, he did not name ISIS, the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Russian leader suggested that Ukraine may have played a role in the attack. Ukrainian officials have already clarified that they were not […]Read More

US Warned Russia About Terror Attack

The United States warned Russia about the possibility of an attack in Moscow, said Adrienne Watson, spokesperson for the White House National Security Council. “Earlier this month, the US government had information about a planned terrorist attack in Moscow – potentially targeting large gatherings, to include concerts – which prompted the State Department to issue […]Read More

Hungary’s Orbán Congratulates Putin on Winning Russian Elections

Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his victory in an election that was criticized by most Western leaders. Orbán, widely seen as Putin’s closest ally in the European Union, sent the letter of congratulations to Putin on Thursday after the release of official election results in Russia, according […]Read More