356 articles tagged "Russia"
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Damascus Reaches out to Jerusalem for a Deal - First Time in Seven-Year War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

He asks Israel not to intervene in Syria’s battles near its border. No guarantees for Iranian or Hizballah restraint.

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Russia Backs Syrian Forces Advancing on US-held Border Crossing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Moscow uses the standoff to gain an edge for its aspirations in Baghdad.

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Trump reaches Mid East trip under a grim probe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 18, 2017

US President Donald Trump’s situation plummeted sharply in the 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday.  In the five months since moving into the White House, he has struggled against daily firestorms ignited by his enemies.
 

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Egypt Stays Aloof from US-Arab Coalition, Opts for Independent Sea-Air Arm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

El-Sisi also takes care not to depend on one supplier for all his army’s weapons.

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Turkey ditches NATO’s Air Defense System and Buys Russian
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2017

Its action throws the NATO missile shield for Europe out of kilter, by shifting its defense line to the west.

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Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel’s border
DEBKAfile Special Report May 3, 2017

The Russian president’s plan includes the posting Iranian military officers as co-monitors for those zones, one of which is to be located on the Syrian-Israeli border.

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North Korean ballistic missile explodes
North Korea launches new missile. US sabotages
DEBKAfile Special Report April 29, 2017

North Korea early Saturday, April 29, launched a medium ballistic missile. It failed, detonating in North air space seconds after launch, just like the first one sabotaged by the US on April 16, debkafile reports.
 

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US THAADs to South Korea. China launches carrier
DEBKAfile Special Report April 26, 2017

The US early Wednesday, April 26, began moving THAAD missile defense systems to central South Korea opposite the border with the North. Tuesday, the USS Michigan nuclear submarine docked in South Korea, after the North began a large-scale, long-range artillery fire drill. 

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No ICBMS able to reach US in NKorean parade
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 15, 2017

The war tensions over North Korea ebbed slightly Saturday, April 15, when the military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of its founding father Kim Il-sung passed without displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US. His grandson, Kim Jong-un  has not given the threatened order for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, although it may still be imminent.
 

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Sarin Gas Bomb: Russian-Iranian Distraction from Grand US Raqqa Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017

The outrage was contrived by Russia, Iran and Assad to deflect a large-scale US buildup in Syria.

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Russian police release image of Kazakh bomber
St. Petersburg metro blast by Kyrgyzstan suicider
DEBKAfile Special Report April 4, 2017

The terrorist who blew up a St. Petersburg metro train on  April 3.has been identified as a Akbarzhon Jalilov, 23, a Russian born in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, with close ties to radical Islamists. The death toll from the attack rose to 14 with 49 injured. 

 

 

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The St. Petersburg metro after twin explosions
St. Petersburg metro blasts kill 10, injure 60
DEBKAfile Special Report April 3, 2017

Two explosions on the metro system of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second city Monday, April 3, left at least 10 dead and some 60 injured. The casualty toll is expected to rise. One device blew up on a train moving between two stations in the city’s subway; the other at a station. 

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Iran Offers Air Base to Break up Russia’s Syria Partnership with the US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

Tehran also seeks Moscow’s backing for future reprisals against Israeli attacks.

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Russia’s Plan for a Nuclear Submarine Port at Tartus Jolts US, Israeli Navies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

It will shift balance of power and force US, Israel naval reassessment in Mediterranean.

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Erdogan Is in Hot Water in Washington, Moscow and Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017

All three are determined to curtail the Turkish presence in Syria and Iraq.

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Iran Sneaks Behind Russia’s Back to Steal the Syrian Show
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Iran is building shadow institutions in Damascus ready to sabotage Russian positions.

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Russia wins Eritrean Base Facing China’s Rising Naval Outpost in Djibouti
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

The Assab base is a link in Russia’s network of military bases in Syria and Libya.

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Unraveling Trump’s Strategies for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

New US President’s strategies are in place for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe.

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Gen. Manaf Tlass: Russia’s Dark Horse for Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

Moscow took Assad and Tehran by surprise with a dark horse for opposition leader.

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Turkey Relied on Prior Russian Intelligence - and Missed the Nightclub Attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

Although armed with Russian intelligence, Turkish MIT missed the Istanbul attack.

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