The Russian Investigative Committee has arrested two suspects in yesterday's Moscow metro tragedy. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a train derailed between the Park Podedy and Slavyansky Bulvar metro stations. According to the latest information, 22 people died and July 16 has been declared a day of mourning for the victims. Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, has expressed condolences to family and friends of those who died.
The Russian Foreign Ministry is urging Washington to release Russian State Duma MP Valery Seleznev's son Roman Seleznev, who was detained in the Maldives on a US warrant and relocated to a jail on Guam, TASS reports on Tuesday.
Russian diplomats who have arrived in Guam to provide consular support to Russian citizen Roman Seleznev insist on sending him from prison to hospital to be under a permanent medical control, Senior Adviser of the Russian Embassy in Washington Sergey Chumarev told the Russian news agency TASS.
The United States, which has taken the role of the world's policeman, continues to ignore international law, procedural standards, diplomatic conventions and multi-lateral agreements. Roman Seleznev was literally kidnapped by the US from the Maldives on an internal grand jury finding that even a judge in the Maldives did not feel was credible enough to grant the issuing of an arrest warrant. Radio VR spoke to a witness to the kidnapping to get a clearer picture of what actually happened.
Russia has been closely watching court hearings in the United States into evidence showing that Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko was illegally kidnapped by US secret agents in Liberia.
A Muslim convert under investigation by police in Australian for supporting terrorism and fighters in Syria and Iraq was arrested in the Philippines on Friday, police said.
Russian citizen arrested on Maldives, sent to Guam with no US agents' involvement - Maldives President
The Russian Foreign Ministry does whatever it can to prevent the same scenario with Russian hacker Roman Seleznyov as it was with Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and Russian businessman Viktor Bout, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Supremacy of Law, Konstantin Dolgov, told RIA Novosti. "There is high chance that we can face the same scenario, that's why we do our best to prevent this," Dolgov said.
Government security forces posted outside Slavyansk are only letting local residents into and out of the city, and arrests of suspected militia helpers were going on, a man living in Slavyansk said on Monday evening. Only people who have Slavyansk stated as their place of residents in their papers are let in or out, the man said to Interfax.
Israeli police have arrested six people in connection with the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teenager which sparked four straight days of riots, the Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday. The paper's website gave no further details about the identities of those arrested but described it as a "dramatic development," using words echoed by other Israeli media outlets.
US ambassador to Germany John Emerson has been summoned to the German Foreign Ministry following the detention of a German foreign intelligence (BND) officer on suspicion of spying for the United States, the ministry says in a statement on its website.
Vice Premier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) Andrei Purgin declared today that Vladimir Makovich, the speaker of the republic's Supreme Council was arrested, Itar-Tass reports.
Moscow's Basmanny Court has warranted the arrest of Ukrainian oligarch and Dnepropetrovsk region governor Igor Kolomoisky, the Interfax news agency reports.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned against any bid to end the house arrest of two top opposition leaders, a champion of their release said to Iranian media Monday. Lawmaker Ali Motahari, a supporter of President Hassan Rouhani, said Khamenei had told him the house arrest imposed on the two defeated 2009 presidential election candidates was a "favour" and that they would face far worse punishment if they stood trial.
The French authorities have attached a mansion belonging to late businessman Boris Berezovsky, Russian Prosecutor General's Office spokesperson Marina Gridneva told Interfax on Thursday.
Russian ringleader of Moscow region's Shchelkovo-based gang Alexander Matusov, nicknamed Basmach, was arrested in Thailand, Southeast Asia, the Thai Migration Bureau told a news conference in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, on Wednesday.
Greek coastguards said on Sunday they had discovered a record two-ton haul of heroin and arrested 11 crew from a Togo-flagged tanker that they suspected had brought it into the country.
Police arrested 22 people Saturday in Cairo at a rally against an anti-protest law, independent newspaper al-Masri al-Youm reported online. The arrests were made following the police's dispersal of a group of pro-democracy advocates who planned to march on the presidential palace in the Heliopolis area of eastern Cairo to demand the law be scrapped, the report said, citing an unnamed security official.
Germany is seeking extradition of an 89-year-old Pennsylvania man in connection with the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jewish men, women and children at Nazi concentration camps, a US judge said on Wednesday.
US commandos violated Libya's sovereignty when they seized the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, AFP cited the foreign ministry saying on Wednesday. Special forces carried out Sunday's stealth operation under cover of night, capturing Ahmed Abu Khatallah near Benghazi and spiriting him out of the country.