The Russian mercenary group has been active in Ukraine, Syria and other Arab states, as well as in Africa and Latin America. Photo: AP
Ukraine war
In Ukraine war, a shadowy key player emerges: Russia’s mercenaries
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As Russia suffers devastating military setbacks in Ukraine, a key player is stepping out of the shadows: the Wagner Group.

The Russian mercenary group has been active in Ukraine, Syria and other Arab states, as well as in Africa and Latin America. Photo: AP
In Ukraine war, a shadowy key player emerges: Russia’s mercenaries

As Russia suffers devastating military setbacks in Ukraine, a key player is stepping out of the shadows: the Wagner Group.

37 minutes ago
As Chinese get targeted in DRC crime, Beijing sends security experts

High-level bilateral talks involving senior Ministry of Public Security official and Congolese deputy prime minister underscore high stakes.

1 hour ago
Putin finalises ‘annexation’ in Ukraine as his troops flee front

Russia’s president also ordered the state to seize control Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

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A mining site operated by the Chinese company Zijin Mining Group in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Xinhua
As Chinese get targeted in DRC crime, Beijing sends security experts

High-level bilateral talks involving senior Ministry of Public Security official and Congolese deputy prime minister underscore high stakes.

1 hour ago
Ukraine war
Putin finalises ‘annexation’ in Ukraine as his troops flee front

Russia’s president also ordered the state to seize control Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

Russia’s president also ordered the state to seize control Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

5 hours ago
Iran
Schoolgirls join Iran’s protests as classrooms stage rebellions

Schoolgirls are joining what’s emerging as one of the largest feminist uprisings in the history of the modern Middle East.

Schoolgirls are joining what’s emerging as one of the largest feminist uprisings in the history of the modern Middle East.

2 hours ago
TV producer charged in US with 18 counts of sexual assault

Eric Weinberg, a former writer and producer on the popular US comedy show Scrubs, was charged with sexually assaulting five women that he lured to photo shoots.

1 hour ago
TV producer charged in US with 18 counts of sexual assault
Fake heiress Anna Sorokin wins release from US jail

The fake German heiress who talked her way into elite New York circles won her release from jail but at the cost of a total ban from all social media.

3 hours ago
Fake heiress Anna Sorokin wins release from US jail
Schoolgirls join Iran’s protests as classrooms stage rebellions

Schoolgirls are joining what’s emerging as one of the largest feminist uprisings in the history of the modern Middle East.

2 hours ago
TV producer charged in US with 18 counts of sexual assault

Eric Weinberg, a former writer and producer on the popular US comedy show Scrubs, was charged with sexually assaulting five women that he lured to photo shoots.

1 hour ago
Fake heiress Anna Sorokin wins release from US jail

The fake German heiress who talked her way into elite New York circles won her release from jail but at the cost of a total ban from all social media.

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Ukraine war
Frustration with war in Ukraine spills out on Russian state TV

Russia’s retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow’s war in glowing terms.

Russia’s retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow’s war in glowing terms.

4 Oct 2022 - 11:22AM
Ukraine celebrates capturing Lyman, Putin ally considers nuclear response

The capture came shortly after Putin proclaimed the annexation of nearly a fifth of Ukraine – including Donetsk, where Lyman is located.

The capture came shortly after Putin proclaimed the annexation of nearly a fifth of Ukraine – including Donetsk, where Lyman is located.

2 Oct 2022 - 11:09PM
Putin declares annexation of Ukrainian lands in major escalation of war

‘This is the will of millions of people,’ he said in a speech before hundreds of dignitaries in the St George’s Hall of the Kremlin.

‘This is the will of millions of people,’ he said in a speech before hundreds of dignitaries in the St George’s Hall of the Kremlin.

30 Sep 2022 - 9:56PM
Stop signs at the Finnish-Russian border in Nuijamaa, Finland, on September 30. Finland has joined other European nations in closing its borders to Russian tourists, but moves to bar Russians from EU countries could backfire and increase support for the invasion of Ukraine. Photo: EPA-EFE
Opinion | Europe turning back fleeing Russians only plays into Putin’s hands

Treating all Russians as part of Putin’s ambitions and applying collective punishment is a mistake by the West that could easily backfire. Russians fighting to conserve the values of democracy and freedom deserve the West’s support instead of its ire.

6 Oct 2022 - 1:00AM
Opinion | How the US, not just Russia, helped bring the world closer to nuclear war

The West has effectively been challenging Russia’s right to be a hegemonic power. What if the proxy US campaign in Ukraine doesn’t lead to Russian regime downfall but instead to a desperate Putin using nuclear weapons?

The West has effectively been challenging Russia’s right to be a hegemonic power. What if the proxy US campaign in Ukraine doesn’t lead to Russian regime downfall but instead to a desperate Putin using nuclear weapons?

5 Oct 2022 - 2:15AM
How the US, not just Russia, helped bring the world closer to nuclear war
Opinion | Bluff or not, Putin’s nuclear threat is a global security game changer

For years, nuclear weapons have served only as a deterrent to conflict, but Putin has upped the ante as he pursues his expansionist agenda. The risk now is that other nuclear powers may seek to replicate the Russian formula, while countries without such weapons will attempt to get hold of them.

For years, nuclear weapons have served only as a deterrent to conflict, but Putin has upped the ante as he pursues his expansionist agenda. The risk now is that other nuclear powers may seek to replicate the Russian formula, while countries without such weapons will attempt to get hold of them.

4 Oct 2022 - 4:01AM
Bluff or not, Putin’s nuclear threat is a global security game changer

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