QATAR FOUNDATION stadium has no fans or grass, but the action on the pitch is frantic. Two years ago it was a hole in the ground.
IT WAS “a chain of tragic circumstances” that led to the downing of a Russian spy plane by Syria on September 17th, said Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president. With those words, Mr Putin seemed to accept the episode as an accident and absolve Israel of any blame.
[New Zimbabwe] Russian president Vladimir Putin will help Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa “to stabilise the political situation”.
[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Russia, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that his country needed protection from the US.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya’s tactic to dethrone star Mo Farah at his own backyard was dashed as Paul Tanui settled for bronze in a race that saw the home grown favourite successfully defend the men’s 10,000m and light up the Olympic Stadium on the opening day of the IAAF London World Championships on Friday night.
IF ONLY he knew which way to turn. Last week King Abdullah of Jordan went to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, to discuss how to stabilise Syria under the continued rule of Bashar al-Assad
KAZAKHSTAN is an odd place to seek a fresh start for Syria. Its strongman, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been in charge since Soviet times. In 2015 he won 97.7% of the vote—an even better tally than Syria’s despot, Bashar al-Assad, can command
“LAST year was especially difficult,” says Sabri Belhaouane. The Russian-Tunisian tour guide is still reeling from two terrorist attacks in 2015.
[News24Wire] Cameron van der Burgh continued his stellar form in the swimming pool, bowing out of the first leg of the first leg of the FINA World Cup series in Moscow with two gold medals.
[New Zimbabwe] RUSSIA will on Saturday hold its annual Victory Day parade, commemorating the end of World War II in Europe with President Vladmir Putin expected to show off his new Armata T-14 battle tank among other military hardware.