• A combination of photos of US President Joe Biden on 15 March 2021 and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 March 2020. Picture: Eric Baradat, Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Sputnik

    Biden vows to push Putin at summit to protect human rights

    The face-to-face meeting with the Kremlin leader comes amid levels of tension not seen for years, with Washington now dialing back its ambitions to little more than establishing a relationship in which both sides understand each other and can work together in specific areas.

  • FILE: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: AFP

    Putin, UN urge Israel, Palestinians to halt fighting

    The Israeli army has launched hundreds of air strikes on the Gaza Strip since Monday, while Palestinian militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets in some of the worst violence in seven years.

  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny rides on a bus from a plane to a terminal of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on 17 January 2021. Picture: AFP

    US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny, imposes sanctions

    In action coordinated with the European Union, President Joe Biden's administration renewed demands that Russia free Navalny, who has been sent to a notorious penal colony after spurring massive rallies through his allegations of corruption by President Vladimir Putin.