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 Syrian army encircles ISIS near Akerbat

Assault units of the Syrian military with support from the Russian Aerospace Force within a few recent days have provided full control over the opposing heights near Hisayah and es-Savannet, the Russian Defense Ministry said . "Due …

Southern Turkey hit by 4.3-point earthquake

An earthquake measuring 4.3 points hit the Kahramanmaraş province in southern Turkey at 07:30 am local time today, local media reported. The quake's hypocenter was 7 km beneath the surface. No damage or injuries have been …

 Vladimir Putin strongly condemns Barcelona attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to the King of Spain, Felipe VI, over the Barcelona terrorist attack, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. "We strongly condemn this brutal and …

Turkish Airlines passenger dies on flight

A Dutch citizen died after suffering from a diabetic coma during a Turkish Airlines flight from Port Louis to Istanbul today. Ramduelarie Ramavadh, 68, had boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from the capital of Mauritius to Istanbul, in …

Dalai Lama: Russians are great nation

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said Russians are a great nation, speaking with the Russian newspaper Kommersant in New Delhi after his first-ever joint conference with leading Russian neuroscientists and philosophers. …

Armenian citizen dies at Moscow Domodedovo airport

An Armenian citizen died in the early morning hours on Wednesday at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport, a source within the airport administration said. The 57-year-old man was to fly to Armenia’s capital city of …

Russia's Sladkoye lake leaves of its own will

The Russian authorities have denied media reports that a Siberian lake has been transferred in its entirely to neighbouring Kazakhstan. The Russian Border Guards said that Sladkoye lake has dried up so much that the border now runs …

Fire damages six buildings in Jeddah (VIDEO)

A huge blaze damaged at least six buildings, three of which collapsed completely, in Jeddah's historic centre on Tuesday, forcing occupants to evacuate. According to Saudi Press Agency, more than 12 Civil Defense fire-fighting and …

Earthquake hits Armenia's Spitak

The Survey for Seismic Protection Agency of Armenia recorded a 2.5-magnitude earthquake in the north of the country on Wednesday at 5:07 am local time. The epicenter of this tremor was 10km southeast of Spitak town. The hypocenter …