Russia probes metro bomber as dead mourned

Apr 5, 2017

Russia probes metro bomber as dead mourned

Russia on Wednesday probed the potential motives of the alleged bomber behind a blast in the St. Petersburg metro that killed 14 people, as the grieving city mourned its dead. Investigators have identified the attacker as 22-year-old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, believed to be a Russian national ...

Apr 4, 2017

St. Petersburg metro blast suspect likely born in central Asia

A blast in a St. Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 14 people and wounded 50 was probably carried out by a Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan, authorities from the predominantly Muslim central Asian state said. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday ...

Egypt aviation official says doomed Russian plane was in good shape

Nov 1, 2015

Egypt aviation official says doomed Russian plane was in good shape

An Egyptian ground service official who carried out a pre-flight inspection of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula said Sunday that the Airbus A321-200 appeared to be in good condition. The Metrojet plane, bound for St. Petersburg in Russia, crashed 23 ...

Far-right politicians from Europe gather in Russia to support Putin

/ Mar 23, 2015

Far-right politicians from Europe gather in Russia to support Putin

Nationalist supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin brought together controversial far-right politicians from across Europe on Sunday in an effort to demonstrate international support for Russia and weaken European Union commitment to sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in Ukraine. Putin's critics pointed to ...

/ Sep 7, 2013

Regional rapprochement far off despite Abe's schmoozing

Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's first face-to-face encounters with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts amid fraught bilateral ties, full rapprochement with the two neighboring countries is still a long way off. In Russia for a Group of 20 summit, Abe chatted briefly with Chinese ...