RT News - September 10, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

North Korean media claims the country's leader has ordered scientists to increase their efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. The move comes as Washington claims Pyongyang is, quote, "begging for war." The Syrian army breaks Islamic State's three-year blockade of the city of Deir ez-Zoir, marking a turning point in the war against terror in that country. Moscow slams Washington for the manner in which the closure and searches of Russia's evicted premises were conducted - in the latest round of the diplomatic spat.