While the world has already witnessed the devastating impact of Putin’s missiles, could there be a secret weapon in Russia’s arsenal that has never been officially acknowledged?
Divya Pal, who was in Jeddah to attend the second edition of Red Sea International Film Festival, explains why it managed to leave a lasting impact on the film lovers, storytellers and industry professionals. The 10-day long festival saw the attendance of several Hollywood and Bollywood A-listers including Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Oliver Stone, Sharon Stone, Spike Lee, Jackie Chan, Jessica Alba, among others. Watch this exclusive coverage to know how RSIFF 20222 used films not as a means of entertainment, but as an important tool to bring cultures together. Can Saudi Arabia become a leading production hub? Are the expectations already high for the next edition? Divya Pal gets you all answers.
Red Sea International Film Festival is back with its second edition. The 10-day long festival will bring together filmmakers, cinema lovers & experts to celebrate the best from international and regional talent in the world of filmmaking. Watch to know what to expect!
Russian President Putin inaugurated two new nuclear icebreakers, that will make the Northern Sea Route navigable year-round. The UK Defense Ministry claims Russia is concerned about threats to its crucial naval base in Black Sea.
Why is Ukraine emptying liberated Kherson, Mykolaiv?
Russian President Vladimir Putin is feeling the pressure of Russia’s battlefield losses. Russian retreat of Kherson is not going down well will critics. The critics are led by Alexander Dugin, the right Wing Ideologue said Russia cannot surrender anything else. Dugin was also joined by the Wagner group’s head. In the episode of Decode, Zakka Jacob explores if Putin will take drastic steps to satisfy the critics in Russia?
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly recognised Russia as a ‘terrorist state” and has called for special tribunal creation. Ukraine President Zelensky has urged NATO members to guarantee the protection of Ukraine's nuclear plants from Russian sabotage.
Turkey carried out air strikes on Kurdish militant bases in northern Iraq and Syria. Will Turkish strikes on PKK impact Nordic nations’ NATO entry?
Russia has continuously been firing missiles as part of its attempt to destroy Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. However, Ukrainian media claims that at least one of the missiles was a Kh-55 nuclear-capable missile. The reports of denuclearised weapons come as Russia continues to face loss in Ukraine and its stockpile of weapons runs dry. Watch the video to know more.
Ukraine’s Mikhail Podoliak has said that the West’s attempts to persuade Kyiv to negotiate with Moscow are “bizarre”. Podoliak added that even if the talks happen, Russia is unlikely to give up territories and will stall any kind of peace efforts. Zelensky also told his Western allies that ending the war with Russia will “not guarantee peace”. Ukraine claims that its forces have killed over 330 Russian troops and destroyed several military equipment in the last 24 hours. Russia’s defence ministry has accused Ukraine of firing shells at power lines supplying Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Moscow also said that the damage at the nuclear plant will be investigated by experts from the IAEA. UK’s defence ministry said Russia’s withdrawal from Kherson was “conducted in relatively good order” compared with previous retreats.
Azerbaijan has decided to open an embassy in Israel amid Iran's threats over the growing military cooperation between Baku and Tel Aviv.
According to Kiel Institute, a German think tank, the White House’s new request for $37 billion would bring the total cost of US involvement in Ukraine to $91,430,000,000. The amount is larger than the GDP of the US State of Maine and even countries like Sri Lanka.
Iran is preparing to manufacture hundreds of kamikaze drones on Russian soil, as per a report.
The Russian Defence Ministry has begun to re-equip a missile regiment in with the Avangard hypersonic missile system.
After suffering losses in Souther Ukraine that forced Russian army to retreat from Kherson, Russia army received two kinds of MLRS. The Tornado G and Tornado S join the Russian ranks as Russian faces an artillery shortage. The shortage has forced Putin to form a committee to accelerate the production and delivery of weapons and supplies for Russian troops. Watch the video to find out the features of the two MLRS and if Russia can change the tide of the war.
Experts say China wants to revive its old tactic of courting specific EU countries and their national interests to destabilise the EU.
Top US General said there is a low probability that Ukraine can force Russia to leave all its occupied territories, including Crimea. Top Putin propagandist and Russian State TV host, Vladimir Solovyov, has threatened the 7 European countries in the wake of the Poland blast.
Some experts believe Poland, a staunch supporter of Ukraine, will gain the most from Russia’s defeat. Poland wants to shift the balance of power in Europe? Solidarity, vengeance or power play? What’s driving Poland?
Poland's military was on high alert after a deadly missile strike on a village near the border with war-ravaged Ukraine on November 16. While Ukrainain President blamed Russia for the attack, Western leaders held an "emergency roundtable" on the sidelines of the G20 summit, where they urged against jumping to any conclusions about the origins of the strike. In this episode of Decode Zakka Jacob explores the future course of action NATO will take after the missiles landed in the territory of one of its allies.
Who is the Zambian who died in Ukraine? Is this Putin’s desperate bid to refill military amid heavy losses?