234 articles tagged "Russia"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 4, 2004, 6:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
The first cracks are marring the once rock-smooth relations of unity and obedience binding the fundamentalist terror network's various operational branches to the directives handed down by the top leaders. This fragmentation of al Qaeda into ungovernable entities allied with outside forces, embedded in civilian populations and targeting other civilians, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2004, 2:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Updated 27 August:
Forty-eight hours after two Russian Tupolev airliners took off from Moscow airport minutes apart and crashed, killing all 89 people aboard, al Qaeda has finally come forward with a claim of responsibility, published by the Islamic Minbar website associated with the Islamist organization. The statement, signed by the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 28, 2003, 9:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
In issue Number 120, published on August 8,DEBKA-Net-Weekly's military sources reported exclusively that in the second week of July Russia secretly delivered the components of the AVLIS (atomic vapor laser isotope separator) system aboard unmarked military transports. This accelerated and environmentally clean process of uranium enrichment was first developed ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2003, 10:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder makes a lightning, unscheduled trip to Moscow Wednesday, February 26, heading back home the same evening. What urgent business takes Schroeder to the Russian capital? According to debkafile's intelligence and Russian sources, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stepped into the bipolar crisis over Iraq ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2002, 7:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
US President George W. Bush made a point of calling on Russian president Vladimir Putin directly after the NATO summit in Prague, to solicit his support for direct US military action against Iraq. However, Putin, who received his American visitor with pomp at the grand 18th century Catherine Palace near ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2002, 11:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's sources in Moscow are convinced that Russian president Vladimir Putin, known for his hardnosed approach toward Islamic extremists, will, in a matter of hours, order his Alpha forces to storm the Moscow theater where some 30 to 50 armed Chechens took 700 theater-goers hostage Wednesday night, October ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 20, 2001, 3:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Negotiations for the evacuation of Taliban-al-Qaeda forces from their last Afghan strongholds of Konduz and Kandahar are shuffling forward sluggishly.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2001, 2:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
The shape of the governments-to-be of Afghanistan and Iraq - "when the war is over" - seems to be uppermost in the minds of the US-led alliance engaged in the war against world terrorism. This may be a useful academic exercise, but while it is in process, the war itself ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2001, 2:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian inquiry has always leaned towards the terrorist theory as the cause of the Siberian Airlines 1812 crash into the Black Sea last Thursday, October 4, in which all 67Israel passengers and 11 crew aboard were killed. Russian spokesmen played up the Ukrainian missile theory out of political considerations, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2001, 2:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
Perhaps the most earthshaking outcome of the epic 70-minute conversation between Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin last week was the nuclear understanding they reached in a flash, as part of a new US-Russian political and military pact to fight international terrorism together.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 2, 2001, 2:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
The most significant feature of the imminent US assault against Afghanistan is the major role to be played by Russian military might, following the new and far-reaching understanding reached between President George W. Bush and President Vladimir Putin.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2000, 5:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
The carving up of the old Soviet Union goes on in line with fresh interests, new pressures and changing alliances. After maintaining a massive presence in the former Soviet republics of the oil-rich Caucasian and Black Sea regions - and sinking $20 billion in projects to remodel their regimes and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2000, 2:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The icy waters swirling round the sunken Russian nuclear submarine, the "Kursk" are murky, but murkier still are the true circumstances of the disaster that has gripped world attention, obscured as they are by politically motivated disinformation.