Mashhud Tegwer, spokesperson for Pakistan International Airlines, gives Voice of Russia his exclusive comment about today's incident in London's Stansted airport when a Pakistani plane was diverted from Manchester.
After many months of fierce fighting with armed terrorists, Syrian government forces have regained control of the strategic city of al-Qusayr, cutting the rebels from support in arms and manpower that reached them from neighbouring Lebanon. Syrian Brigadier General Muhammed Issa told to the Voice of Russia, that government offensive in the Qusayr area was backed by a popular militia.
After interrupting U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent speech on Guantanamo in which Obama expressed a desire to close the Guantanamo prison and allow for the transfer of prisoners to Yemen the co-founder of CodePink spoke to us on the event and on whether she thinks Obama is sincere in a desire to close Guantanamo. She said it is ridiculous that Obama is attempting to blame the U.S. Congress when he can close Guantanamo himself if he really desires to do so.
On Thursday, the international conference titled “the Military and Political Aspects of European Security” opened in Moscow on the initiative of Russia’s Defense Ministry. For Russia and NATO the conference is a new attempt to find the common language on security issues. The disagreement on anti-ballistic missile system, as well as such issues as international terrorism, drug trafficking, spread of weapons of mass destruction, the economic crisis, piracy, climate change and many other factors – all this defines the situation in the modern world making the leading military powers look for new approaches of ensuring global security.
Sergey Rogov, the head of the Institute of the USA and Canada, tells in an exclusive interview to the Voice of Russia why Victoria Nuland was chosen as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs and entrusted with the relations with Russia.
NATO calls on Russia to return to the “dead” Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). The differences over the policy on self-determination of small countries have hampered the conclusion of a new agreement.
British police said on Friday they are treating an incident involving a plane carrying almost 300 passengers from Pakistan as criminal rather that a terror-related.
In today's speech to US Naval Academy graduates President Barack Obama urged the future soldiers to remember that their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no place in the greatest military on earth."
Fire crews arriving at the Leninsky Prospekt street in southwestern Moscow have successfully extinguished a second-storey apartment blaze which was started by a strike of lightning.
A liturgy served in the Kremlin’s Church of the Assumption, two church processions, an open-air prayer vigil and a Red Square concert – the first of its kind and bringing together some 30 performing companies – have marked the memory of St Cyril and St Methodius, 9th -century monastic scholars who created the Cyrillic alphabet.
The European Union will emerge from the current crisis stronger than before if the EU governments pursue their previously set agendas and discard their self-serving interests.
After the end of World War II the US dollar replaced the British pound as the main reserve currency of the world. The currency reserves of the world’s central banks are mostly kept in dollars and most of the commodities essential to the functioning of the world economy are priced in dollars.
The Cyprus government "is determined to fight money laundering and terrorist financing and is constantly improving measures in this area", according to a statement made by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic.
On Thursday, the Japanese stock market experienced its biggest one-day plunge since 2011 caused by an earthquake coupled with a giant tsunami. This time, the cause of the crash had nothing to do with a natural disaster.
Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency, is starting to attract the attention of the US government. It seems that the American authorities would like to destroy the digital currency before it could become a widespread alternative to the US dollar.
David Cameron's woes are continuing this week with plans to legalize same-sex marriage to be debated in Parliament today and tomorrow. The issue is hugely divisive, not least within the Tory Party which seems to have been in open rebellion in the last couple of weeks over everything from the E.U. to the next election. And on Sunday 34 current and former local party chairmen delivered a letter to Downing Street opposing the policy as "flawed, un-Conservative and costing us dearly in votes and membership". Gay marriage is causing a heated row across the political and public spheres.
Some people simply can't stop posting, friending and following, i.e. substituting a real life with surrogate feelings and emotions. Psychologists say that Internet addiction is real and they are not overreacting.
The death of Pyotr Todorovsky is a grievous loss to Russian art, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said concerning the death of the famous Russian film director. Todorovsky died in Moscow on Friday at the age of 88.
The legendary St.Pete’s Mariinsky Theater for opera and ballet is launching its traditional 21st The Stars of the White Nights Festival that will run from May 25 to July 28.