US carries out airstrikes in Syria

The U.S. military carried out multiple airstrikes in Syria on Thursday night against Iran-aligned groups whom it blamed for a drone attack that killed an American contractor, wounded another, and also hurt five U.S. troops, the Pentagon said, Reuters reported.

There could be no winner in war between Russia, US — Medvedev

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev warned of the disastrous consequences of a potential confrontation between the armies of Russia and the United States.

EU’s 11th package of anti-Russian sanctions to focus on circumvention and loopholes

The European Union’s next, 11th package of anti-Russian sanctions will be aimed at countering loopholes and circumvention, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told reporters after the first day of the EU summit in Brussels, Tass informs.

Protesters block Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris

The biggest airport in France was blocked on Thursday as anti-government demonstrators launched a Black Thursday of chaos – while also warning King Charles to cancel a State Visit, Evening Standard reported.

Powerful earthquake kills 4, injures 80 in Afghanistan

At least four people were confirmed dead and 80 more injured as a 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Afghanistan on Tuesday night, spokesman of the Public Health Ministry Sharafat Zaman Amar said Wednesday.

EU countries spent over €15,6 billion on Azerbaijani gas in 2022

EU-members Italy, Greece and Bulgaria imported Azerbaijani gas worth around €15,6 billion in 2022, Interfax reported citing data from Eurostat.

French senator Valérie Boyer expresses solidarity with Armenians as blockade of Lachin Corridor passes 100 days

French senator Valérie Boyer has reiterated solidarity and deep friendship with the Armenian people amid the Azeri blockade of the Lachin Corridor.

Japan to provide $470 million to Ukraine

The government of Japan has made a decision to allocate $470 million for non-repayable aid to Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters on Wednesday after a visit to Kiev, TASS reported.

Russia, China set far-reaching, ambitious goals — Putin

During the state dinner in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow and Beijing have set far-reaching and ambitions goals for the future, Tass informs

China's Xi says deepening ties with Moscow Beijing’s strategic choice

During a Moscow meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said that fostering bilateral relations was Beijing’s strategic choice, TASS reported on Tuesday, citing a statement of China’s Foreign Ministry.

Mikhail Bogdanov: Russia is coordinating consultations’ timeframe with Syria, Iran, Turkey

Russia is coordinating the timeframe of the upcoming quadrilateral consultations—at the level of foreign ministers—with Syria, Iran and Turkey; there is no specific date yet, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told RIA Novosti, informs.

Scholz sees prolonged conflict in Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not rule out that the conflict in Ukraine may be a prolonged one.

Iran's president invited to visit Saudi Arabia

Iran says Saudi Arabia has invited Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi for an official visit - just over a week since the countries agreed to restore diplomatic relations, BBC News reports.

Military helicopter crashes in Colombia, 4 soldiers dead

Four soldiers have died as a result of a helicopter crash western Colombia. This was announced by the country's president, Gustavo Petro.

Russian-Chinese relations remain strong as tested by time, says Xi Jinping

Russian-Chinese relations went through tough periods throughout their history, but they had eventually proved to be strong, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said in an interview with Russia’s Rossiyskaya gazeta daily.

Earthquake hits central Turkey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.4 was recorded Saturday morning in central Turkey, reports the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, informs.

Biden calls ICC warrant against Putin ‘justified’

US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he considers the decision of the pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to issue a warrant for the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin justified. But the United States does not recognize the decision of this court, he added. Biden was talking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before flying to Delaware. His words are quoted by the White House press corps, Tass informs.

Uranium reported missing in Libya recovered, say eastern forces

Armed forces in eastern Libya say they have found about two and a half tonnes of uranium ore that were reported missing by the International Atomic Energy Agency, BBC News reports.

Xi Jinping to make state visit to Russia on March 20-22 — Kremlin

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Russia from March 20-22 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service said in a statement on Friday.

In Ukraine, US focused on delivering weapons, not diplomacy — secretary of state

At present, the United States prefers providing weapons and military equipment to the Kiev government over reconciliation-themed diplomatic contacts with Russia, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.