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Exclusive: Investigators '90 percent sure' bomb downed Russian plane

CAIRO (Reuters) - Investigators of the Russian plane crash in Egypt are “90 percent sure” the noise heard in the final second of a cockpit recording was an explosion caused by a bomb, a member of the investigation team told Reuters on Sunday.<p>A military investigator from Russia stands near the …

Airplanes

Syria Wants Russian Businesses To Help Rebuild Country, As Assad Considers 'Resignation'

Syrians want Russian multinationals to help rebuild the country, once (and if) the smoke clears. At least this is the view from Russian politicians with skin in the game.<p>“(Syrian leader Bashar) Assad specifically stated that when rebuilding Syria the Syrian people will rely on Russia’s help. He …

Islamic State: Putin says Assad 'could work with rebels against IS'

<b>Vladimir Putin has suggested the Syrian government could be ready to work with rebel groups that are willing to fight against the so-called Islamic State.</b><p>Mr Putin said he had asked President Bashar al-Assad how he would view such a force during his surprise visit to Moscow on Tuesday.<p>"He answered: …

Iranian leadership approves nuclear program pact

Iran's Guardian Council gave its approval Wednesday to the landmark international accord that would lift certain economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for constraints on its nuclear program.<p>The vote by the Guardian Council, composed of a dozen clerics and legal experts, …

South Asia