Around the British Commonwealth, April 25th marks the annual observation of A.N.Z.A.C. Day. Nowhere is there more reverence for this commemoration than in Australia and New Zealand. For those citizens 'ANZAC' has special significance; this is especially true for the service men and women of their combined armed forces.
Under the Geneva Conventions and other legally binding international treaties and covenants, the rules of engagement and of waging war are carefully regulated, clearly set out and defined. The legal framework for prosecution in cases of violation exists and the case of Iraq is a clear example of such violation. Why then is there no due process?
Donald Trump feels like a presidential candidate from the Republicans at the elections in 2016. It is evidenced with his serious speech on the foreign policy issues. Trump rejects globalism policy and intends to find out how reasonable Russians are. Yet, he has his own business project in this respect.
After an official meeting with the Ukrainian authorities Victoria Nuland, the US State Department curator on Ukraine, met with MPs of the Ulrainian Parliament Verkhovna Rada. There she spoke without diplomatic ceremonies.
The British eurosceptics claimed that their like-minded fellow Marine Le Pen's visit to Great Britain would be undesirable. Even Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP separatists party doesn't believe that Marine Le Pen's “intrusion” would be useful for Britain. The Brexit story reminds of a well-rehearsed play with a foregone result.
First round of presidential elections in Austria was won by Norbert Hofer, representative of the Freedom Party, one who stands for abolition of sanctions against Russia, and a referendum in Donbass. The Austrian media writes that Hofer is a frontrunner at the second round and it's a turning point in the Austrian politics.
What is taking place in Turkey today? And what does it face in the nearest future? Is there any future of the Russia-Turkey relations? How do Turks treat Erdogan? Pravda.Ru Editor-in Chief Inna Novikova discussed these issues with Yakov Kedmi, military expert, former head of the Israeli special service Nativ.
Undoubtedly, there was a massacre in Turkey in 1915 that should never repeat again. The official Armenian position, according to which it was a genocide caused by infinite hatred of the Turks against the Armenians, is not true for a number of reasons. The Armenians were largely the cause of what had happened
Saudi Arabia is blackmailing the Americans by threatening to sell their assets in the United States. It goes about $750 billion. Yet, the Saudis seem to underestimate the Americans' ability to protect their economy. The publication of the secret documents about 9/11 attacks may cost Saudi Arabia a lot
Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State, has showed her attitude to Russia yet again. This time, the politician, who is also known as the "Butcher of Serbia," said that Russia was "Bangladesh with missiles." The infamous old lady is outraged with Putin's daring moves to squeeze NATO out of Russia's zone of influence
Afghanistan was always an experiment for NATO. Its only forward-thinking, socially progressive, inclusive government providing opportunities and public services for all in the 1970s was assailed by marauding gangs of terrorists crawling over the border from Pakistan, sponsored by NATO, with the aim of creating a soft underbelly to attack the USSR.
The Russian military could land in Lithuania a few years ago. "It appears that Russian special purpose military units penetrate into foreign countries in peacetime," a report said. Question of why the Russian military could land on the Lithuanian seaside, why in Lithuania, and what measures were taken at this point, were left unanswered
Egypt and Saudi Arabia announced plans to build a bridge across the Red Sea. In fact, we may witness the creation of an unprecedented alliance of the two largest Arab States that may change the face of the Middle East entirely. King Salman was very generous when he promised all possible assistance to Egypt in the form of tens of billions of dollars