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Russia arms chief reprimands official for saying Moscow won’t buy Mistrals - reports
An official from Russia’s Military Industrial Commission has been reprimanded by Dmitry Rogozin for saying Russia won’t buy France’s Mistral warships, media reported. The official is said never to have taken part in talks over the ships.

27.05.2015 14:18

​139 graves, signs of torture found in Malaysia human trafficking camps
A total of 139 graves have been found in Malaysia in more than two dozen human trafficking camps believed to have been used by gangs smuggling migrants across the Thai border. Signs of torture were also discovered, the nation’s police chief said Monday.

25.05.2015 16:38

‘West interested in pure crooks, psychopaths and puppets to lead Libya’
Libya is now a basket case of problems after suffering interference by western powers that are not interested in promoting peace, but rather managing the chaos, Gearoid O Colmain, an independent political analyst, told RT.

25.05.2015 09:11

Kalashnikov shows off drones & landing boats at Moscow security expo
Kalashnikov Concern is presenting its new unmanned aerial vehicles and landing boats at the Integrated Safety & Security Exhibition (ISSE-2015) in Moscow, announcing that it is has begun investing in dual capability and paramilitary products.

21.05.2015 11:13

EU’s war on migrants will boost ISIS – but perhaps that is the point
In the wake of the appalling death toll in the Mediterranean at the end of April – when up to 1,300 refugees were estimated to have drowned in one week – the EU was quick to jump on the tragedy as an opportunity to ramp up military involvement in Africa.

18.05.2015 15:17

French Navy doesn’t need Mistrals, sinking is cheapest way out of contract – media
The French Navy does not need the Mistral ships that were built for Russia, and with no chance of selling them to a third party, it seems paying the penalty of sinking the vessels could be the cheapest way out of the contract France fails to abide by.

17.05.2015 20:03

‘Shell no!’ Seattle kayaktivist fleet protests Arctic drilling (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Hundreds of environmental activists have launched a fleet of kayaks, canoes and other small boats in Seattle’s Elliott Bay, where the Royal Dutch Shell recently docked its massive oil rig set to resume exploration and drilling of Alaska this summer.

16.05.2015 21:08

Tanker engaged by Iranian vessels liable for $300mn in damages to oil rig – Tehran
A Singapore-flagged tanker which, owner claims, came under Iranian navy fire in the international waters off the UAE this week, is wanted over the unsettled $300mn debt in damages it caused to an oil rig in late March, according to Iranian official.

16.05.2015 02:44

New Gaza flotilla: 'We are not scared of Israeli brutality'
A new flotilla with humanitarian aid on board is going to help people in Gaza; the mission is beyond political polarization and in full compliance with international law, Osama Qashoo, member of the first flotilla to Gaza, told RT’s In The Now.

15.05.2015 12:43

US official ‘misspoke’ about sending B-1 bombers to Australia amid S. China Sea dispute
Amid rising tensions with Beijing in the South China Sea, the US plans to station “B-1 bombers and surveillance aircraft” in Australia, a Pentagon official told Senate committee. However, the DoD assured Australia that their representative “misspoke.”

14.05.2015 16:45

Iran warships to accompany humanitarian cargo ship to Yemen
Iranian warships will accompany a humanitarian aid cargo vessel bound for Yemen, as Tehran is wary that it could be intercepted by Saudi forces. It is heading to the port of Hodaida, which is held by Shia Houthi rebels.

12.05.2015 14:43

Turkish ship shelled off Libya coast, officer killed, several crew injured
A Turkish dry cargo ship has been attacked near the Libyan port city of Tobruk, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara says. A ship officer was killed and several crew members injured.

11.05.2015 08:18