One-way economy flights from Moscow to Dubai are nearly $5,000 as Russians flee mobilization call

The airline industry has been hamstrung by a perfect storm of challenges over recent weeks, from labor shortages and supply disruptions to rising fuel prices. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One-way economy flights from Moscow to Dubai are going for as much as $5,000 and many have completely … Read more

Russian police arrest hundreds in protests over Putin’s military mobilization order

Russian police moved quickly Saturday to disperse peaceful protests against President Vladimir Putin’s military mobilization order, arresting hundreds, including some children, in several cities across the vast country. Police detained more than 700 people, including over 300 in Moscow and nearly 150 in St. Petersburg, according to OVD-Info, an independent website that monitors political arrests … Read more

Russia drafts anti-war protesters into military amid nationwide demonstrations: monitoring group | CNN

CNN  —  More than 1,300 people were detained across Russia on Wednesday for participating in nationwide anti-war protests – with some directly conscripted into the military, according to a monitoring group, after leader Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of citizens for his faltering invasion of Ukraine. Images and videos show police cracking down on … Read more

Sharp rise in demand for flights — and in fares — out of Moscow after Putin announces ‘partial mobilization’

Flight sales websites in Russia indicate that all direct flights to countries that do not require Russian visas are sold out through Friday at least. Direct flights from Moscow to Istanbul, Yerevan in Armenia and Baku in Azerbaijan are among those that are full, according to ticket aggregator websites. According to Google Trends, the term … Read more

Riyadh overtakes Moscow to be India’s No 2 oil supplier | The Express Tribune

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia emerged as the second-biggest oil supplier to India after a three-month gap, overtaking Russia by a thin margin, while Iraq retained the top spot in August, data from industry and trade sources showed. India, the world’s third largest oil importer and consumer, shipped in 863,950 barrels per day (bpd) of crude … Read more

Putin’s Kharkiv disaster is his biggest challenge yet. It has left him with few options | CNN

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent more than two decades carefully cultivating his domestic political image of a strong foreign policy strategist who can outsmart Western leaders and restore Russia to its former glory. But that image has suffered significant damage in the past few days, as a blistering Ukrainian counteroffensive in eastern … Read more

First on CNN: Former Gov. Bill Richardson held meetings in Moscow this week with Russian leadership | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Former Gov. Bill Richardson and his team were in Moscow this week and held meetings with Russian leadership, CNN has learned. The details around those meetings were not immediately clear. Richardson, the former New Mexico governor and diplomat, and his namesake center privately work on behalf of families of hostages and detainees, and … Read more

Ukraine nuclear plant loses power line, Moscow makes Europe sweat over gas

U.N. vehicles transporting members of the International Atomic Energy Agency inspection mission on a road outside Zaporizhzhia city in southern Ukraine on Sept. 1, 2022. Genya Savilov | Afp | Getty Images A nuclear power plant on the front line of the Ukraine war again lost external power, U.N. inspectors said on Saturday, fuelling fears … Read more