Advanced forces of the US-led coalition in Iraq have had to delay an attack on Baghdad due to a sandstorm. Arab journalists report that US Marines were unable to cover the required distance due to almost zero visibility.
The Iraqi Defence Ministry claims that the US Marines were forced to pull back due to the fierce resistance of the Iraqi army.
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