Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra

Mar 23, 2017

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra

Russia’s force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. Eighteen ...

Japan, Russia open talks on isle development projects

/ Mar 18, 2017

Japan, Russia open talks on isle development projects

Senior Japanese and Russian officials held their first meeting Saturday to discuss ways of jointly developing four Russia-held islands off Hokkaido claimed by Japan. The focus is on how the two sides can agree on a special framework without adversely affecting their legal stances ...

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report

Mar 15, 2017

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report

More than 800 health workers have died in “acts of war crimes” in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday as the world marked the sixth anniversary of the eruption of anti-government protests ...