Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran
Europe / International News / Middle East

Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday sanctioned the delivery of a highly capable Russian air defense missile system to Iran, a game changer move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic’s military capability and fuel Israel’s concerns. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry objected to Moscow’s decision in a phone call to Russian … Continue reading

Supporters commemorate Russian politician’s murder
Europe / International News

Supporters commemorate Russian politician’s murder

MOSCOW (AP) — Several hundred people brought flowers and candles Tuesday to a bridge just outside the Kremlin to commemorate the slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, 40 days after the killing that shocked the country. Nemtsov’s daughter, Zhanna Nemtsova, voiced doubt that the official probe would track down the mastermind. “I’m not sure that … Continue reading

Bruising week for Syria’s Assad as troops suffer losses
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Bruising week for Syria’s Assad as troops suffer losses

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a bruising week for Syria’s Bashar Assad. The rapid collapse of his forces on two fronts in the north and south brought the opposition its biggest victories in two years, raising serious questions about the president’s ability to fend off increasingly sophisticated rebel campaigns. After losing the capital of Idlib … Continue reading