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Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi thanks 'lakhs of healthcare workers' for 1 billion Covid vaccination milestone | PM Modi, Amit Shah greet Indo-Tibetan Border Police on its Raising Day | Heavy firing in J&K's Poonch leaves three security personnel injured | Union Minister's son Ashish Mishra, accused in Lakhmipur Kheri violence, hospitalised | Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Three more arrested, say sources

Russia, China hold first joint naval patrol in Pacific Ocean: Russian Defence Ministry

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Russian and Chinese warships conducted the first joint patrol in the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Saturday.

Moscow sees Ukraine's possible NATO entry dangerous step, will react at dev: Diplomat

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Ukraine's possible NATO entry would be an extremely dangerous step, which would force Moscow to react, the alliance was warned about the possible consequences, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko told Sputnik on Thursday.

Japan strait: China, Russia warships pass through Tsugaru Strait

Analysts feel that the passage of 10 Chinese and Russian warships through a narrow strait in the north of Japan on Monday did not violate Japan’s territorial waters, but has exploited a loophole that’s set alarm bells ringing in Tokyo.

Russia confirms record 31,299 COVID cases in past 24 hours: Response center

Moscow/Sputnik: Russia confirmed a record high of 31,299 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, up from 28,717 the day before, bringing the cumulative total to 7,892,980, the federal response center said on Thursday.

Russian govt voices concern over activities of ISIS in Afghanistan

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said the country is concerned over the activity of the Islamic State terrorist group in Afghanistan.

Nobel Peace Prize 2021 awarded to journalists Dmitry Muratov, Maria Ressa

Oslo, Norway/IBNS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their 'courageous efforts' to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia respectively.

US heard Russia’s pitch for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates: Minister

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday he believed that US delegates in Geneva saw his point in the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certificates.

Russia calls for ‘concerted efforts’ to follow purposes and principles of UN Charter

New York: The Russian Foreign Minister addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday, calling for a new consensus to uphold the “purposes and principles” of the UN’s founding document, the UN Charter, and a rejection of the Western-backed “Rules Based Order” concept.

Taliban's recognition not under considerations, says Russia: Report

New York: International recognition of the Taliban was not currently under consideration, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders here for the UN General Assembly.

All crew members of Russia's crashed An-26 plane died, remains found: Emergencies

Moscow, UNI/Sputnik: A search group found the remains of the crew members of Russia's An-26 aircraft on the site of its crash in the Khabarovsk region, all of them died, a spokesman for emergency services told Sputnik on Thursday.

US and its allies led to new crisis in Afghanistan: Vladimir Putin at BRICS

Moscow/IBNS: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed the United States and its allies for the 'new crisis' that developed in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of troops by the Joe Biden administration.

Vladimir Putin describes developments in Afghanistan as 'Humanitarian Catastrophe'

Vladivostok, Russia/UNI/SPUTNIK: Russian President Vladimir Putin described the situation in Afghanistan after the US troops withdrawal as a humanitarian catastrophe.

'Don't want militants under the garb of refugees': Putin

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban cannot be settled in its neighbouring countries even temporarily as "militants showing up here under cover of refugees" isn't acceptable to him, Russian news agencies reported.

Taliban release 340 prisoners in Afghan province of Farah

Kabul/Sputnik: The Taliban (terrorist organization, banned in Russia) have released 340 "political prisoners" in Farah province in western Afghanistan, the Shamshad News broadcaster reported Saturday.

German chancellor Angela Merkel seeks Russia's support in rescuing Afghan forces

Moscow: German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and sought support in rescuing local Afghan forces after the Taliban seized power.