The town of Basra, which is the second largest in Iraq, is suffering from a catastrophic shortage of water. This announcement was made today in Baghdad by representatives of the Iraqi government.
According to official sources, the city's main water supplies were destroyed during yesterday's bombardment by US and British warplanes. The International Red Cross has called on the world to devote its attention to this issue. Experts believe that an epidemic may break out in the city in the near future. US and British forces have so far refused to storm the city and, instead, continue to lay siege to it.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan
Posters for the play "Adam and Eve. Life after Paradise" with pictures of dancers Arsen Aghamalyan and Oksana Vasilyeva were banned in the city of Tver, Central Russia