US-Japan begin naval exercise, ‘Resilient Shield’, considering threats from China, North Korea

US-Japan begin naval exercise, ‘Resilient Shield’, considering threats from China, North Korea

Tokyo: Five-day war exercises have started between the defence forces of the United States and Japan. The United States informed that these exercises are being held because of the perceived threat from China and North Korea. China sent its warships to the Senkaku Islands region only a few hours before starting these exercises. The international […]

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Philippines to step up naval presence in South China Sea to protect fishermen and maritime security

Philippines to step up naval presence in South China Sea to protect fishermen and maritime security

Manila: The Philippines Military Chief warned that the authority given by China, to its coast guard to act against any foreign ship that is a perceived threat, is very dangerous. Philippines military chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana clarified that the Philippines would be increasing its naval deployment to counter this Chinese aggression. Meanwhile, Philippines President […]

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Russia tries to strengthen its hold on international level through ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’

Russia tries to strengthen its hold on international level through ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’

Moscow: Last week, Joseph Borrell, European Union Foreign Minister, visited Russia. During the visit, Borrell congratulated Russia on the vaccine’s successful development against Coronavirus during a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. A few days before this, Lancet, the globally leading scientific journal, carried information that the Russian vaccine had attained a […]

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Significant decline in President Putin’s popularity in Russia: Russian research institute survey

Significant decline in President Putin’s popularity in Russia: Russian research institute survey

Moscow: There is a notable reduction in the popularity of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A recent survey exposed that Russian youth is not satisfied with the leadership of President Putin. The Russian research institute claimed that the Coronavirus pandemic and the Alexi Navalny arrest are the main reasons for this marked decline. In the NGO- […]

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Police take action against anti-Putin demonstrations in Russia; 350-plus arrested

Police take action against anti-Putin demonstrations in Russia; 350-plus arrested

Moscow: – Protests have started against Russian President Vladimir Putin in many cities of Russia. These protests have started because of the punishment handed out to Putin’s political opponent Alexei Navalny. The Russian security agencies have taken aggressive action against the protestors, and more than 350 protestors have been arrested. Intense reactions have been received […]

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Russia backs Ambassador who accused Israel of sparking tensions in Middle East

Russia backs Ambassador who accused Israel of sparking tensions in Middle East

Moscow: The Russian Ambassador to Israel had accused Israel of the tension in the Middle East and not Iran and Hezbollah. This statement received fuming reactions from Israel over the statement. Israel summoned Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov in the matter. But Russia stood behind the Ambassador and commented that Israel is unnecessarily sensitive over the […]

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Japan to develop longer-range anti-ship missiles

Japan to develop longer-range anti-ship missiles

Tokyo: Japan has announced that it is developing long-range anti-ship missiles to target the destroyers sailing dangerously close to the Japanese marine borders. Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi declared, ‘The situation in the East China Sea has become complicated, and it becomes necessary for Japan to act against the situation.’ Although Defence Minister Kishi did […]

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Russia will perpetually oppose US sanctions against Iran: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russia will perpetually oppose US sanctions against Iran: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Moscow: The United States imposed sanctions against a Russian company accusing it of assisting the Iranian missile program. Russia, agitated with the US action, announced that Russia would be perpetually opposed to the US sanctions against Iran. At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared that Russia and Iran would device new methods […]

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Russia criticises US decision to recognise Western Sahara as part of Morocco

Russia criticises US decision to recognise Western Sahara as part of Morocco

Moscow/Algiers: – Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, criticised, ‘The US decision to accept sovereign rights of Morocco on western Sahara becomes unilateral. The concerned US announcement violates international regulations.’ Following Russia, Moroccan neighbour, Algeria, also lashed out at the US decision and warned that this would destabilise the region.    An extremist Group in Morocco […]

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