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Ukrainian officers arrested for attempt to assassinate Zelensky

Ukraine accuses Russia of attempting to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelensky and other top officials in the country's leadership.

Ukrainian officers arrested for attempt to assassinate Zelensky

Breaking a 200+ year record:

Putin sworn in for another term as President of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a fifth term as President of Russia. At the end of his term he will have broken the record of one of the most prominent leaders of his country – Joseph Stalin.

Putin sworn in for another term as President of Russia

Russia's message to Britain

Russia is threatening to strike British military facilities and has started practicing the use of nuclear weapons.

Russia's message to Britain

Report:

Putin did not order Navalny killed

A new report contradicts the widespread presumption in the western world that Russian President Vladimir Putin had assassinated yet another political rival.

Putin did not order Navalny killed

Report:

Iran to receive Russian fighter jets in the next few days

Iran expected to receive the first delivery of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in the next few days, a year after agreeing to purchase them.

Iran to receive Russian fighter jets in the next few days

British Foreign Minister:

This is why Britain did not intercept Russian drones like Iran’s

British Foreign Minister explains why Britain did not intercept Russian drones as it did this week in the Iranian attack against Israel.

This is why Britain did not intercept Russian drones like Iran’s

Russia claims Iranian attack was justified self-defense

Russian foreign ministry defends massive attack by its ally Iran on Israel, calls on 'all sides' to show restraint in attack's aftermath.

Russia claims Iranian attack was justified self-defense

Biden asks Ukraine not to attack Russian refineries

The request comes on the heels of a Russian attack on Ukrainian power facilities.

Biden asks Ukraine not to attack Russian refineries

Amid Iranian threats:

Countries issue travel warnings to Israel

France, India, Russia, Poland and the United Kingdom warn citizens against travelling to Israel and, in some cases, the wider region.

Countries issue travel warnings to Israel

Russia:

Security forces claim to have foiled attack on synagogue

The Russian Federal Security Service says the suspect studied the area where around the synagogue and purchased explosives. He was killed by security forces after he resisted arrest.

Security forces claim to have foiled attack on synagogue

Ukraine denies involvement

IAEA condemns attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

IAEA chief condemns Ukrainian drone strike on one of six nuclear reactors at Zaporizhzhia. Ukraine: We're not involved in any armed provocations on the territory of the illegally occupied nuclear plant.

IAEA condemns attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Russia:

Four people arrested for funding and arming Moscow terrorists

Russia’s FSB security service says four people arrested over a foiled terror plot had provided money and arms for deadly attack on a Moscow concert hall.

Four people arrested for funding and arming Moscow terrorists

Revenge for Navalny:

Hackers breach Russian prison system

Hackers opposed to the Kremlin regime reported that they managed to steal information about prisoners from the Russian prison service as revenge for Navalny's death.

Hackers breach Russian prison system

'Categorically unacceptable'

Russia criticizes alleged Israeli strikes in Syria

Russia condemns strikes attributed to Israel in the Syrian city of Aleppo in which 36 Syrian soldiers and six Hezbollah terrorists were killed.

Russia criticizes alleged Israeli strikes in Syria

ISIS praises Russia attack, calls for fight against Israel

ISIS spokesperson urges the group’s supporters to target “crusaders” everywhere, especially in the United States, Europe and Israel.

ISIS praises Russia attack, calls for fight against Israel

'A special kind of Jew'

Russia blames Zelenskyy for Moscow massacre

Kremlin implies that Ukraine was responsible for attack carried out by ISIS on Russian soil, claiming that President Zelenskyy is a "special kind of Jew."

Russia blames Zelenskyy for Moscow massacre

Putin acknowledges:

'Moscow terrorists are radical Islamists'

Russian President says the terrorists who killed 139 people at a suburban Moscow concert hall are “radical Islamists,” but again claims Ukraine could have played a role in the attack.

'Moscow terrorists are radical Islamists'

Expert on Russia:

Russia will not be a democracy for at least a generation

Prof. Mark Galeotti, British expert on Russia, said that even though Putin’s could be ousted, the country is not going to become a democracy in the coming generation.

Russia will not be a democracy for at least a generation

Moscow terror attack:

Two suspects appear in court to face terror charges

The first two suspects in the deadly Moscow concert hall attack appear in Russian court and are charged with participating in a terrorist attack.

Two suspects appear in court to face terror charges

Zelenskyy:

'Putin trying to shift the blame for Moscow attack'

Ukrainian President blasts Russian President who claimed that the four terrorists arrested for deadly attack on concert hall were traveling toward Ukraine.

'Putin trying to shift the blame for Moscow attack'

Following ISIS attack:

Russia chief rabbi calls off Purim concerts

As Russian Jews celebrate Purim in the shadow of a mass ISIS attack on Moscow, Rabbi Berel Lazar calls off musical events, urges unity. 'When the forces of good are united, the forces of evil, hatred, and fanaticism will be completely defeated.'

Russia chief rabbi calls off Purim concerts

Terror in Russia

At least 133 dead in shooting in Moscow concert hall

11 detained after terrorists open fire and throw grenade at the Crocus City Hall. ISIS claims responsibility.

At least 133 dead in shooting in Moscow concert hall

Report:

Houthis agreed not to attack Chinese and Russian ships

Bloomberg reports that the Yemen-based Houthis have told China and Russia their ships can sail through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden without being attacked.

Houthis agreed not to attack Chinese and Russian ships

Olympics 2024:

Russia and Belarus banned from Olympic Games opening

IOC excludes Russian and Belarusian athletes from taking part in the Paris Olympics 2024 opening ceremony.

Russia and Belarus banned from Olympic Games opening

Putin in victory speech:

'I agreed to swap Navalny before he died'

Russian President, as expected, headed towards landslide victory in presidential elections: No one will succeed in intimidating us.

'I agreed to swap Navalny before he died'

Russia: ISIS attack on Moscow synagogue foiled

Terrorists had planned to attack a synagogue with firearms and IEDs, but were found and neutralized by the Russian federal security service.

Russia: ISIS attack on Moscow synagogue foiled

Navalny's widow calls not to vote for Putin

The wife of the late Russian opposition leader has begun advocating against Putin herself, calling for Russians not to vote for him in the upcoming elections.

Navalny's widow calls not to vote for Putin

Russia claims:

Navalny died of 'natural causes'

Head of Russia's top spy agency claims that opposition leader Alexei Navalny died of natural causes in a remote Arctic penal colony.

Navalny died of 'natural causes'

Iranian satellite put into orbit with Russian help

Iran launches Pars-I satellite with a Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket. The satellite was launched from a base located some 8,000 kilometers east of Moscow.

Iranian satellite put into orbit with Russian help

Navalny's lawyer arrested in Russia

The attorney representing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died suddenly while in prison, has been arrested by Russian authorities.

Navalny's lawyer arrested in Russia

Italian PM:

'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'

After Navalny's death:

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

White House spokesman:

'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'

Same time as Navalny:

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

From prison:

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

Biden:

'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

White House reveals:

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

Ukrainian army:

'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'

Putin:

'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

Russia:

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

British General:

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

Hypocrisy:

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

Foreign Ministry:

'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'

Zelenskyy:

'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'

Report:

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

Russia:

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

Russia:

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

Hypocrisy:

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

Report:

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

White House warns:

'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'