Archive for: October 2013

Russia conducts surprise missile defense readiness drill

The Russian Aerospace Defence Forces carried out live firing exercises at the Kapustin Yar testing ground in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region on Wednesday. The training involved carrying out exercises using the s-300 Favourite, S-400 Triumph and Pantsir-S missile defense systems. Putin Checks Readiness of Russia’s Nuclear Deterrent

“Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea”

Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad’s Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack’s target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles. A Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia was completely destroyed on Thursday morning in a missile attack from the sea, Arab media […]

Syria destroys all chemical weapons installations: OPCW

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons installations. The international chemical weapons watchdog made the statement in a document obtained by Reuters on Thursday. According to the document, Syria has completed the destruction of equipment for producing chemical arms, meeting a deadline set for […]

Family of drone strike victim appears before Congress

For the first time in its history, the US Congress is to hear directly from a family of survivors of an American drone strike in Pakistan. The main question is why their grand-mother was blown to pieces while looking after her garden. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan spoke to the family.

Xinjiang terror link suspected in Tiananmen car crash

Beijing: Chinese police suspect the involvement of Islamic militants from the restive Xinjiang region in the mysterious car crash at the iconic Tiananmen Square in which five people were killed and 38 others injured. A sports utility vehicle ploughed into pedestrians and caught fire on Monday at the Forbidden City entrance overlooking Tiananmen Square in […]

Saudi blocking Syria peace talks: Hezbollah chief

The head of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah and key Damascus ally Hassan Nasrallah has accused Saudi Arabia of blocking a political solution to the conflict in Syria. Speaking on Monday on a large screen set up in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Nasrallah said the Gulf kingdom was “furious because the situation in Syria has […]

Thousands protest NSA surveillance in Washington

As new revelations of National Security Agency spying stoke the ire of Germany, France and Spain, thousands of people marched in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in a rally against government surveillance. Organizers say the protest was the largest to date against NSA monitoring since Edward Snowden’s disclosures became public in June. We hear from Jesselyn […]

Russians see foreign plot in Greenpeace Arctic protest

State pollster VTsIOM released survey results Monday regarding last month’s Greenpeace protest in the Arctic that indicate more than a third of Russians believe the protest was a foreign plot and more than two-thirds disagree with the group’s message of needing to protect the environment from oil drilling. Armed Russian coastguards forcibly boarded Greenpeace ship […]

What did we learn from the 60 minutes Benghazi report?

CBS – Limited hangout style, book deal fake story. On the right, there’s bitter celebration over a 60 Minutes report on Benghazi that includes more than a year of reporting. The report “confirms Benghazi is a real scandal, and you’ve been lied to,” according to William Jacobson, for example. But the report tells us more […]

Presumption of guilt? ex-ICC Chief Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Its creation was hailed as a milestone of international justice. But in the decade since then, the International Criminal Court has been accused of being powerless, exorbitantly expensive and politically biased. It found no basis for the prosecution of war crimes in Iraq, while being quick to indict Muammar Gaddafi and his son when the […]

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