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'Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to October 7'

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni links between the war in Ukraine and the war in Gaza: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago was the precursor to the Hamas attack on Israel.

'Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to October 7'

US sanctions more than 500 Russian targets

President Joe Biden says the measures aim to ensure Russian President Vladimir Putin "pays an even steeper price for his aggression abroad and repression at home."

US sanctions more than 500 Russian targets

'No question Hamas is evil, it's not up for debate'

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby announces sanctions against Iran for supplying weapons to Russia, threatens more if Iran gives Russia ballistic missiles.

'No question Hamas is evil, it's not up for debate'

Russian pilot who defected found murdered in Spain

Body of helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine last year found riddled with bullets, run over the same week Russian opposition leader mysteriously died in prison. Suspects burned the car used in the assassination.

Russian pilot who defected found murdered in Spain

Russia issues arrest warrant for Navalny's brother

Russia issues warrant for the arrest of Oleg Navalny, younger brother of opposition leader who died in prison last week.

Russia issues arrest warrant for Navalny's brother

Navalny's wife blames Putin for her husband's death

Yulia Navalnaya, wife of Alexei Navalny, says she will pick up her husband’s mantle following his death in Russian prison.

Navalny's wife blames Putin for her husband's death

Alexei Navalny corresponded with Natan Sharansky

Russian opposition leader who died under mysterious circumstances in prison last week exchanged letters with former Soviet Refusenik, drew inspiration from his memoir.

Alexei Navalny corresponded with Natan Sharansky

Russia invites PA factions for truce talks

Russia invites all Palestinian Arab factions, including Hamas, to meet in Moscow for talks aimed at solving longstanding Hamas-Fatah feud.

Russia invites PA factions for truce talks

Navalny mourners clash with police

Hundreds were arrested as Russian citizens took to the streets to pay their respects to the late opposition leader, whom many suspect was murdered.

Navalny mourners clash with police

'Putin responsible for Navalny's death'

US President directly blames Russian President for the reported death in prison of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

'Putin responsible for Navalny's death'

Russian opposition leader dead in prison

Authorities claim Alexei Navalny went out for a walk, felt unwell, and died shortly thereafter.

Russian opposition leader dead in prison

Russia obtained ‘troubling’ anti-satellite weapon

National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby clarified that the weapon was not operational and could not be used to attack human beings or cause physical destruction on Earth.

Russia obtained ‘troubling’ anti-satellite weapon

'We have sunk another Russian boat'

The General Headquarters of the Ukrainian Army announced that since the outbreak of the war, Ukraine has sunk one third of the Russian fleet stationed around the Black Sea.

'We have sunk another Russian boat'

'Deal to free WSJ reporter can be reached'

Russian President says he believes a deal can be reached to free Evan Gershkovich, who has been detained in Russia on charges of espionage since last year.

'Deal to free WSJ reporter can be reached'

Russian FM calls Israeli ambassador for reprimand

Russian Foreign Min. says Israeli Amb. Simona Halperin made 'unacceptable' statements in an interview with Russian media.

Russian FM calls Israeli ambassador for reprimand

Evan Gershkovich’s detention extended through March

WSJ journalist Evan Gershkovich’s pretrial detention extended through late March, one year after his arrest.

Evan Gershkovich’s detention extended through March

Citizens must be ready for war with Russia

The head of the British army recently stated that both men and women in Britain must be ready to fight if NATO goes to war with Russia.

Citizens must be ready for war with Russia

Russian FM calls on Israel to stop war

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Israel must 'stop pushing out Palestinians from their land and of course not to allow this land to turn into unlivable space.'

Russian FM calls on Israel to stop war

'Russia harming the victims of the Holocaust'

Foreign Ministry blasts Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, who criticized Germany for supporting Israel in the lawsuit against it at the International Court of Justice.

'Russia harming the victims of the Holocaust'

'The notion that Russia is winning is only a feeling'

Ukrainian President claims Russia is still suffering heavy battlefield losses.

'The notion that Russia is winning is only a feeling'

Russia losing 300 soldiers a day in Ukraine

A British report claims that Russian casualties in Ukraine will equal or even rival the number of Soviet soldiers lost in Afghanistan.

Russia losing 300 soldiers a day in Ukraine

Ukrainian army claims to have shot down five Russian fighters

If true, the report could mean one of the greatest blows to the Russian army since the Ukraine War began.

Ukrainian army claims to have shot down five Russian fighters

Opposition leader found in one of the toughest prisons

Alexei Navalny tracked down to penal colony north of the Arctic Circle, after supporters lost touch with him for more than two weeks.

Opposition leader found in one of the toughest prisons

Court upholds ruling to hold Evan Gershkovich in detention

Gershkovich, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, was arrested in Russia on espionage charges last March.

Court upholds ruling to hold Evan Gershkovich in detention

Putin: 'The situation in Gaza is a catastrophe'

Russian President spoke on war in Ukraine and Gaza; said Western aid is starting to dry up: 'Free supplies for Ukraine about to run out.'

Putin: 'The situation in Gaza is a catastrophe'

Russian Supreme Court outlaws pro-LGBTQ activism

Ruling accepts Russsian government's position that LGBTQ activists are an 'extremist movement' in latest step in anti-LGBTQ crackdown.

Russian Supreme Court outlaws pro-LGBTQ activism

US pressuring Turkey to end support for Hamas, Russia

Wall Street Journal reports Biden Admin. warning Turkish officials Turkey's financial support for Hamas and Russia will have consequences.

US pressuring Turkey to end support for Hamas, Russia

From battling in Ukraine to supporting Israel’s home front

Hundreds of Ukrainian olim in Israel volunteer to support the war effort.

From battling in Ukraine to supporting Israel’s home front

Hamas says it will free additional Russian citizens

Hamas says it will release additional hostages who hold Russian citizenship, 'as a gesture of appreciation to Putin.'

Hamas says it will free additional Russian citizens

'Wagner Group plans to provide air defense system to Hezbollah'

White House says Russian mercenary group plans to provide an air defense system to Hezbollah or to the regime in Tehran.

'Wagner Group plans to provide air defense system to Hezbollah'

Russia, China, Iran helping Hamas wage war on Israel online

Massive disinformation campaign waged by illiberal states to undermine support for Israel and Western democracies follows Hamas massacre.

Russia, China, Iran helping Hamas wage war on Israel online

Assad agreed to send Russian missile system to Hezbollah

US reportedly has intelligence that Syrian President has agreed to provide Hezbollah with a Russian-made missile defense system.

Assad agreed to send Russian missile system to Hezbollah

Russian Wagner group may give antiair system to Hezbollah

US intelligence officials warn Russian mercenary group in talks to provide SA-22 system to Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Russian Wagner group may give antiair system to Hezbollah

Hamas offers to trade Russian hostages for weapons

Terror group reportedly offers to release 8 Russian citizens kidnapped on October 7 in exchange for anti-aircraft weapons from Moscow.

Hamas offers to trade Russian hostages for weapons

US officials denounce antisemitism in Dagestan

US antisemitism envoy, Security Council spokesperson denounce incident in which Muslim rioters sought to harm Jewish Israelis.

US officials denounce antisemitism in Dagestan

Muslim rioters gather at airport to attack Israeli passengers

Rioters gather at Makhachkala airport and search for Jews and Israelis. Flight rerouted to another airport.

Muslim rioters gather at airport to attack Israeli passengers

Russian TV exchanges former Israeli PM for Hamas leader

A Russian television service published pictures of former Israeli PM Ehud Barak labeled as terrorist Ali Barakhah.

Russian TV exchanges former Israeli PM for Hamas leader

Israel criticizes Russia for hosting Hamas delegation

Russian Foreign Ministry confirms a delegation of senior Hamas officials landed in Moscow. Israel condemns: An obscene step.

Israel criticizes Russia for hosting Hamas delegation

Russia and China veto UNSC resolution on Israel-Hamas war

The US draft condemns Hamas attack on Israel, supports Israel’s right to defend itself, and calls for unconditional release of hostages.

Russia and China veto UNSC resolution on Israel-Hamas war

Israel rebukes Russia over support for Gaza

A severe message has been delivered to Moscow that Russia's support for Gaza is unacceptable to Israel.

Israel rebukes Russia over support for Gaza

Russian resolution on Israel-Hamas war rejected by UNSC

Russia's draft resolution, which failed to name Hamas as responsible for attack on Israel, receives just five votes in favor.

Russian resolution on Israel-Hamas war rejected by UNSC

Russia seeks vote on UNSC resolution calling for ceasefire

The draft resolution refers to Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, but does not directly name Hamas. Unclear if US will veto.

Russia seeks vote on UNSC resolution calling for ceasefire

PA chairman to visit Moscow

PA envoy to Moscow says Mahmoud Abbas will visit Russia soon and the two sides maintain "daily contacts".

PA chairman to visit Moscow

'Gaza op. too complex for Hamas, Iran and Russia behind it'

Former commander of British forces in Afghanistan tells INN West must support Israeli efforts to destroy Hamas after massacre.

'Gaza op. too complex for Hamas, Iran and Russia behind it'

Russian misile damages Chabad Rabbi's house

A ballistic missile fired at Kharkiv knocked doors and windows out of the house and toppled the Rabbi's sukkah.

Russian misile damages Chabad Rabbi's house

Nearly 50 killed in Russian strike on Ukranian grocery store

President Zelenskyy denounces 'brutal Russian crime,' says all who support Russia in its war on Ukraine 'are supporting evil.'

Nearly 50 killed in Russian strike on Ukranian grocery store

US seizes Iranian bullets, transfers them to Ukraine

CENTCOM announces 1.1 million rounds seized off vessel used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps will be given to Ukraine.

US seizes Iranian bullets, transfers them to Ukraine

'Iran-Russia military ties could have implications in Syria'

US air force commander in the Middle East says shared drone technology between Iran and Russia is a particular concern.

'Iran-Russia military ties could have implications in Syria'

Reporter Evan Gershkovich appears in court to appeal detention

Court defers a ruling on the pre-trial detention of Jewish American journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed since March.

Reporter Evan Gershkovich appears in court to appeal detention

US Ambassador visits jailed reporter Evan Gershkovich

Gershkovich was arrested in March on charges of espionage that carry up 20 years in prison.

US Ambassador visits jailed reporter Evan Gershkovich

Russian pilot tried to shoot down British plane in 2022

In 2022, a Russian pilot fired air-to-air missiles at a British plane, despite a comrade trying to stop him.

Russian pilot tried to shoot down British plane in 2022

Kim Jong Un takes specially armored train to Russia

The North Korean dictator refuses to use a jet for fear of being shot down, and opts instead for a massive armored train.

Kim Jong Un takes specially armored train to Russia

Ukraine: 'Israel is collaborating with a ruthless country'

Ukraine Embassy slams Israel-Russia cinema agreement, says it looks like Israel offering platforms for Russia to 'disseminate toxic ideas.'

Ukraine: 'Israel is collaborating with a ruthless country'

Ukraine blasts Putin after latest comments on Zelenskyy

Ukraine fires back after Putin said that the West put Zelenskyy in charge “to cover up the glorification of Nazism”.

Ukraine blasts Putin after latest comments on Zelenskyy

'West put Jew in charge of covering up glorification of Nazism'

Russian President again makes controversial claim about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Jewish faith.

'West put Jew in charge of covering up glorification of Nazism'

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

US says Kim will engage with Putin to continue actively advancing arms negotiations.

Russia and North Korea to discuss arms negotiations

Iran receives combat trainer jets from Russia

Iran's air force receives Yak-130 Russian trainer jets to "improve the training and combat capability of the air force".

Iran receives combat trainer jets from Russia

Wagner chief buried in quiet funeral

Yevgeny Prigozhin was among 10 people who died when his private jet crashed north of Moscow last week.

Wagner chief buried in quiet funeral

Russia confirms Prigozhin died in plane crash

Russian investigators say genetic tests confirmed Yevgeny Prigozhin was among the 10 killed in plane crash last week.

Russia confirms Prigozhin died in plane crash

US reporter Evan Gershkovich appeals extension of detention

Jewish American reporter Evan Gershkovich appeals against Russian court's decision to extend his pre-trial detention by three months.

US reporter Evan Gershkovich appeals extension of detention