On September 17, the Russian Hmeymim air base in Syria lost contact with an Il-20 plane with 15 people on board amid an operation being carried out by Israeli jets in Latakia province. Later, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the plane was downed by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile system.
The eighth annual Circle of Light International Festival is set to dazzle visitors with a stunning barrage of auditory and visual delights.
The results of a new opinion poll published prior to the opening of the Eastern Economic Forum which kicked off in Vladivostok on September 11 reveal how people in the United States and Europe regard China and Beijing’s foreign policy.
From the best striker and best goalkeeper to the footballers, who received or committed more fouls - take a look a the results of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in numbers.
Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow on Wednesday and will move on to the World Cup final, where they will face France.
The alliance has gone through several stages of expansion and currently includes 29 members.
The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended in Russia on June 28. FIFA summed up the statistical results of the current mundial.
A total of 25 percent of FIFA World Cup 2018 fans are women.
A great many talented strikers have participated in these tournaments, but only seven of them have managed to score more than 10 goals during the World Championship.
FIFA World Cup championships have presented different mascots: most of them embody animals which embody the character of the host country, but there are also symbolic persons and even inanimate objects.
Nearly 30 countries have announced they were expelling Russian diplomats "in solidarity" with Britain's stance in the Skripal case. The majority of those countries are members of the European Union. The United States ordered 60 Russian diplomats to leave while some, like Luxembourg, limited themselves to a single person.
Tens of thousands of civilians have already left Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held Damascus suburb, through humanitarian corridors organized by Syria and Russia. At the same time, the country's armed forces are continuing to liberate the area from terrorists.
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