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US Navy’s Newest Ship Breaks Down in the Open Sea

© Flickr/ U.S. Pacific Fleet<p>US Navy Commissions New Combat Ship for Close-to-Shore Operations<p>The US Navy combat ship Milwaukee broke down in the open …

Playing Chess With Putin

<i>“What’s it like playing chess with Obama?”</i> asks a top aid of Russian president Vladimir Putin.<p>Putin replies, <i>“It’s like playing chess with a pigeon.</i> …

Putin bogging down in Syria

Russia's intervention has failed to gain much on the battlefield, raising hopes that diplomacy will make more progress.<p>As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Moscow next week to meet with Vladimir Putin, U.S. and Israeli officials say Putin's intervention in Syria is showing slower results than …

Russia to sue Ukraine over outstanding loan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to take the "crooks in Kyiv" to court if they didn't repay a multi-billion-euro bond. …

Biden to Ukraine: You've got one last chance. Don't screw this up.

Joe Biden's message to Ukraine on Tuesday was crystal clear: Don't screw this up.<p>The vice president didn't mince words when he spoke to Ukrainian …

Syria Sends Protest to UN Over US-Led Coalition Strike on Army Facilities

© AP Photo/ Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, U.S. Air Force<p>Four Syrian Soldiers Killed in US-Led Coalition Airstrike - Sources<p>MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The …

WikiLeaks: Turkey Planned Su-24 Downing Six Weeks Before the Incident?

Erdogan is worried about the outcome of the upcoming elections and is contemplating bringing down a Russian aircraft, the anonymous Twitter user, who …

Baghdad: Turkish Tanks Enter Iraqi Province Without Authorization

The Iraqi authorities called on Turkey to "respect good neighborly relations" and "immediately withdraw its military from the territory of Iraq."<p>"We …

Video: U.S. Apache Attack Helicopter Follows Behind ISIS Convoy … Doesn’t Fire a Single Shot

This video from LiveLeak purports to be an Apache attack helicopter following a huge ISIS convoy of white pickup trucks crossing from Iraq to Syria …

Turkish Jets Ambushed Russian Su-24 - Russian Air Force Commander

Turkey had been tracking the Russian Su-24 for 34 minutes before shooting it down, Bondarev said. Turkish fighter jets were warned about Russian …

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial — which, …

Iraq ‘didn’t ask’ for US ground operations against ISIS

The Iraqi government never asked for and does not need any US involvement in ground operations against Islamic State terrorists. The eye-opening …

Syria: US-Backed NGOs Spread Myths About Civilian Deaths in Russian Strikes

Some Western media outlets have no scruples about citing unverified information regarding Russia's military operation in Syria spread by US-backed …

Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow

Earlier this month, in what amounted to a dramatic shift in strategy, the Obama administration announced that the US would not be pulling all of its …

The Fall Of The Unipower

© AP Photo / Susan Walsh<p>Knock Knock Knocking on Russia’s Door: Major US Allies Turn Away From Washington on Syria<p>Until Putin’s speech the world was …

Tired of Russian Airstrikes, ISIS Fighters Are Cutting Their Beards and Fleeing to Turkey

The Islamic State's combat capabilities were always wildly exaggerated. Although clearly gifted at making head-chopping videos (where the actual …

Report: Russia Blocked Israeli Overflight of Syria, Lebanon

Russian forces warned Israel over IAF flights in Russian controlled airspace near the Syrian–Lebanese border area after Israeli jets were detected …

Holodomor Hoax: The Anatomy of a Lie Invented by West's Propaganda Machine

© Sputnik / RIA Novosti<p>Holodomor Hoax: Joseph Stalin's Crime That Never Took Place<p>Since the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia, Western media has …

The Humiliation Is Complete: ISIS Fighters Cut Off Beards And Run Away As Russia, Iran Close In

The thing about ragtag groups of militants that display a penchant for extreme violence is that in the absence of serious opposition, they can rack …

Demoralized ISIS militants deserting en masse amid Russian airstrikes - Defense Ministry

Growing numbers of Islamic State militants in Syria have become discontent with their command and deserted the ranks of the militant group amid the …

Dude, You Failed: Russia, Afghanistan Reveal Fiasco of US Foreign Policy

The successful end to the saga on Iran's nuclear program and the symbolic rapprochement with Cuba gave the current US president extra worthiness on …

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Russia Exposes US Anti-ISIL Campaign Hypocrisy

According to American-German researcher, strategic risk consultant and lecturer F. William Engdahl, the Russian leadership is now exposing the …

ISIS In "Retreat" As Russia Destroys 32 Targets While Putin Trolls Obama As "Weak With No Strategy"

Perhaps the most amusing thing about Russia’s intervention in Syria is the degree to which it made the world wake up and question the West’s …

Iranians, Cubans and CIA-backed rebels: US media jumps on muddled Syria reports

Citing activists and anonymous government sources, US media outlets claim that Russian airstrikes are deliberately targeting the US-backed rebels, as …

Putin might be right on Syria: The actual strategy behind his Middle East push — and why the New York Times keeps obscuring it

There’s actually common sense and historical vision behind the Putin plan. Not that our media covers it honestly<p>One sentence in a news report the other day on Russia’s assertive new campaign to subdue Islamic extremists in Syria simply will not leave my mind. It was written by Michael Gordon, the …

Exclusive: Congress probing U.S. spy agencies' possible lapses on Russia | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other …

How Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow

By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry<p>BEIRUT (Reuters) - At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his …