Category: Politics

Russia’s Response to India’s ASAT Missile Test Wasn’t What New Delhi Expected

India probably thought that Russia would enthusiastically accept its entry into the “space super league” as Prime Minister Modi described it, but Moscow is actually pretty critical of New Delhi’s anti-satellite missile tests and urged it to join a Russian-Chinese multilateral mechanism for preventing the weaponization of space, something that it curiously announced around the same time as the Pakistan-Russia...

Erdogan Rejects ‘Moderate Islam’ as a Western Tool to Weaken Muslims

The idea of ‘moderate Islam’ was invented by the West and is being used to weaken the ancient religion, Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has said in reference to Saudi Arabia’s reforms, while also lashing out at the EU’s “discrimination” of Muslims. Last month, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, vowed to restore “moderate” Islam to the kingdom...

‘Faced with Russians & Iranians 24/7’: Israel Calls for US to be More Active in Syria

The Israeli defense minister has urged Washington to engage more in Syria, where President Bashar Assad “is winning.” The official has asked for increased US involvement, saying Israel is struggling to deal with the “Russians, Iranians, and also the Turks and Hezbollah.” “We hope that the United States will be more active in the Syrian arena and in the Middle...

Make Afghanistan Great Again? Trump Touts ‘Delusional Gold Rush’ in ‘Graveyard of Empires’

The people of Afghanistan are not going to profit from US mining rare-earth minerals there: it is always going to be the elite in that country and the foreign corporations, said journalist and foreign policy strategist Michael Hughes. President Trump met with Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani in New York on Thursday to discuss joint efforts to mine the country’s mineral...

‘Illegal, Meaningless Clownery’: Russia Condemns US Searches of Diplomatic Property

The FBI has conducted searches at Russian diplomatic compounds in the US, which the Russian Foreign Ministry calls “meaningless clownery.” Russian diplomats have posted photo and video evidence of what they call a “travesty of justice.” https://cdn.rt.com/files/2017.09/59ab5c99dda4c8546a8b4567.mp4 “I am watching the footage of the FBI searches of Russian foreign missions and I think that this is some kind of hellish...

China Says It Will Never Allow War or Chaos on Its Doorstep as Tensions Escalate on Korean Peninsula

Beijing has said it will not allow war or chaos on the Korean Peninsula, as two US B-1B bombers conducted a new flight in the area, joined by South Korean and Japanese fighter jets in a show of force amid mounting tensions. The statement was made by defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang at a monthly news briefing on Thursday, Sina reports. Six...