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Facebook will turn over Russian-linked ads to congress

Facebook will turn over Russian-linked ads to congress, according to reports. Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning more than Russia-linked 3,000 ads...

Russian airstrikes destroy Nusra front attacking military police in Idlib

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The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of Russian airstrikes that helped to check the US-initiated offensive by al-Nusra terrorists in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone and break the militants’ siege of a Russian military police unit encircled in the area, told Russian Sputnik.

Russia warns US it will strike US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, something it said had already happened twice, reported Reuters. Russia was...

Russia test fires 2nd Yars intercontinental ballistic missile in 10 days

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The Russian Strategic Missile Force has tested the modern Yars intercontinental ballistic missile, reported RT news. The previous test of the ICBM was conducted last week. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/907604206852472832 The launch was conducted on Wednesday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwestern Russia by troops of the 14th missile...

Russian, Syrian forces killed more than 850 militants in Idlib, Syria — Russia’s General Staff

Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria, reported Russia Today news. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia’s General Staff reported.

Strongest attacks on Syrian Army come from where US forces stationed, Russia

The Syrian Army liberating the Deir Ezzor region from terrorists is facing strong resistance and massive fire from areas where armed opposition groups and US forces are stationed, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Syrian Army continues to liberate the Euphrates valley to the east...

Russian airstrike destroyed Khan Sheikhoon hospital in Syria’s Idlib, reports

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Russian airstrike has hit and completely destroyed Khan Sheikhoon hospital in Idlib countryside on Tuesday. Several people were killed by the attack, according to the reports. https://twitter.com/AlSuraEnglish/status/910084789482307584 https://twitter.com/snhr/status/910063819694723072 Suspected Russian warplanes fired missiles on Kafr Nobbol Surgical Hospital north of Kafr Nobbol city in Idlib governorate southern...

U.S. Senate bans Kaspersky Lab software from govt networks

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.

Iskander-M ballistic missile successfully test-launched at maximum range, Russian MoD

Iskander-M ballistic missile successfully test-launched at maximum range, reported RT news on Monday citing Russian Ministry of Defense. Russia’s Iskander-M system has carried out a successful test-launch of its advanced ballistic missile at maxim range as part of the Zapad 2017 military exercises, the defense...

Observers, military attaches from 60 states invited to main stage of Zapad 2017 military drill

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Observers and military attaches from more than 60 states have been invited to one of the central episodes of the Zapad 2017 military drill that is being carried in the Leningrad Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday. More than 90 observers and military attaches...

Tillerson, Russia’s Lavrov to meet on Sunday, US State Dept

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. State Department said in a brief statement. The State Department did not provide any details...

China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.

US Marine General confronted chief of Russia’s general staff over bombing US-backed militias in Syria

U.S Marine General Joseph Dunford confronted the chief of Russia's general staff General Valery Gerasimov over a phone call on Sunday after the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing U.S. backed militias in Syria, according to Reuters. The call came after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)...

Yak-130 trainer aircraft crashes near airfield in central Russia, ministry

A Yakovlev advanced trainer aircraft has crashed near an airfield in Borisoglebsk while performing a training flight, the Russian defense ministry has said. The crew managed to steer the aircraft away from adjacent buildings and successfully ejected themselves. A subsequent rescue mission found found both pilots...

Russia denies Pentagon’s allegations that Russian jets attack US-backed SDF in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry (MoD) has denied on Sunday the Pentagon's allegations that Russian jets had attacked the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, reported Sputnik. U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and...

Russia denies bombing positions of US-backed SDF forces in eastern Syria

The Russian military has flatly rejected a claim that its warplanes have bombed the positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s flashpoint province of Deir ez-Zor. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/909057506319781889 “This is not possible. Why would we bomb them?” the AFP quoted Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s military...

Militants continuing to lay down arms, 54 fighters defected to Syrian govt forces past 24h, Russia

The Russian military announced Saturday that more than 50 Syrian opposition militants, including six field commanders, have defected to the official government forces over the last day. "Militants are continuing to lay down arms and to defect to the government forces. Over the past 24...

Pentagon says Russia bombed area where it knew US-backed Syrian forces were there

Russian jets bombed a target east of the Euphrates River near Dayr Az Zawr in Syria where it knew U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers were located, the Pentagon said on Saturday, as cited by Reuters. The Pentagon said that Russian forces bombed a target...

Russia strike wounds US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, coalition

The US-led coalition said Saturday that Russian forces had bombed American-backed fighters battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, wounding several, despite denials from Moscow. The SDF accused Russian warplanes of bombing its fighters for the first time in the complex war, though Russia's...

UNSC strongly condemns North Korea missile launch over Japan

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's highly provocative launch of a missile that flew over Japan, demanding Pyongyang immediately halt such actions. Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, also stressed the need for diplomatic and political solution to the crisis. The...

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