Fighting shakes Aleppo as ceasefire expires

2016-10-23 22:08

Clashes and air strikes have shaken the Syrian city of Aleppo as heavy fighting resumed after the end of a three-day ceasefire declared by government ally Russia.

French have nuclear edge

2016-10-23 06:08

Eskom’s long-standing relationship with French energy company may rain on the Russians’ parade.

F1: Kvyat returns to Toro Rosso

2016-10-22 17:21

Scuderia Toro Rosso has announced that Russian driver Daniil Kvyat will return to the team for the 2017 season.

Moscow extends Aleppo truce

2016-10-21 17:19

Russia's defence ministry says Moscow was extending the truce in Aleppo until 16:00 GMT on Saturday.

Syrian army urges residents to quit Aleppo

2016-10-20 21:56

A "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on Aleppo has taken effect, but despite a drop in violence there is little sign residents are heeding calls to leave.

Czechs arrest Russian hacker sought by US

2016-10-19 22:00

Czech police say they have arrested a Russian hacker who is suspected of cyberattacks in the United States.

Russia accuses US-led coalition strike of killing 6 in Syria

2016-10-19 12:49

Russia's military says a US-led coalition airstrike on a Syrian village in the province of Aleppo has killed six civilians.

Moscow announces 8-hour Aleppo ceasefire

2016-10-17 21:31

Russia says its forces and Syrian regime troops will briefly halt fire in Aleppo on Thursday, as criticism mounted of the ferocious Moscow-backed assault on the Syrian city.

Russia holds key to Antarctic marine sanctuaries

2016-10-17 11:33

Talks have started in Australia to create two vast marine sanctuaries aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica with Russia and China key to whether they succeed.

Europe's Mars orbiter not sending status data: ESA

2016-10-16 19:28

Ground controllers have reported a break in status data from a European-Russian Mars orbiter after it released a tiny lander on a three-day trek to the Red Planet's surface.


Carter urges 'isolation operation' for ISIS-held Raqa

2016-10-23 18:56

US defence chief Ash Carter says an operation to isolate ISIS in Syria's Raqa should begin in conjunction with the assault on the jihadists' Iraqi bastion Mosul.

Kremlin says it aims to 'liberate' Syria

2016-10-22 22:05

The Kremlin says its military intervention in Syria aims to liberate the war-torn nation's territory from jihadists.

UN: Syrian army used chemical weapons on Qmenas village

2016-10-22 16:07

The Syrian army attacked the village of Qmenas with chemical weapons in March 2015, UN experts have said.

Nearly 500 dead, food running out in Aleppo

2016-10-21 12:36

The Russian and Syrian bombing raids in Aleppo have had horrific results with nearly 500 dead, while food rations are expected to run out by the end of the month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

2016-10-20 17:56

Britain is sending warships to watch a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels as they sail through the North Sea and the English Channel.

Pause in Aleppo bombing holds into second day

2016-10-19 16:36

A pause in Russian and Syrian strikes on Aleppo held into a second day Wednesday, ahead of a brief ceasefire aimed at allowing civilians and rebels to quit the devastated city.

Russian, Syrian planes halting airstrikes on Aleppo

2016-10-18 10:41

Russia has announced that Russian and Syrian warplanes are halting their airstrikes on the besieged city of Aleppo.

Russian student faces 'terrorist' trial for following ISIS lover

2016-10-17 12:23

Police in bulletproof vests guard a military court for the terrorism trial of Varvara Karaulova, a slim 20-year-old with braided hair who clutches a page of handwritten notes.

Syria rebels capture emblematic ISIS stronghold Dabiq

2016-10-16 20:16

Syrian rebels have dealt a major symbolic blow to the Islamic State group by capturing the town of Dabiq where the jihadists had promised an apocalyptic battle.

In space, the looming threat of a new arms race

2016-10-16 18:22

Killer satellites, blinding lasers, sophisticated jammers - the world's military powers are quietly readying for a war in outer space at the risk of fuelling a dangerous new arms race.

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