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Iran starts chairing Non-Aligned Movement

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has attended the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran. He spoke up for global nuclear disarmament and condemned the UN Security Council for being old, unjust and irrational.

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Israeli tourist drowns in North Caucasus lake

An Israeli tourist has drowned at the Tserik-Kol Lake of the Chereksky District of Kabardino-Balkaria, RIA Novosti reports.Searches for the tourist started on August 29. The Centrospas office in Tuapse sent divers with a remote controlled machine Falcon to search for the tourist. The body was found at a depth of 210 meters.

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US embassies to issue visas for owners of neutral documents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

 US consulates can now issue visas to Abkhazians and South Ossetians with neutral documents, News Georgia reports.Neutral documents are of humanitarian nature and allow Abkhazians and South Ossetians to visit other states. The US recognized the neutral documents of the two states on June 5, 2012. Israel recognized them last week. Japan, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Poland recognize have recognized them. 

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 Israeli Minister for Information and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein has arrived in Tbilisi today, the Georgian Ministry for Culture reports.Edelstein will meet Georgian Culture Minister Nika Rurua to discuss bilateral cooperation and sign documents in education, science and culture.The Israeli minister has arrived from Yerevan where he had signed programs for cooperation in education, science, culture, sports and youth for 2012-2014 and cooperation between the Armenian Culture Ministry and the Israeli Ministry for Information and Diaspora for 2013-2015. 

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Iran calls the conclusions of the IAEA report "unfounded" and accuses the U.S. of intimidation

Western countries are conducting an "illegal and disturbing" international cooperation policy of intimidation against other states. This was announced today by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, at the opening of expert meetings in Tehran as a part of the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). It will run until August 31, according to ITAR-TASS. "We believe that the adoption of a battered policy, based on intimidation and humiliation, is not just unfair and unreasonable: such actions weaken international cooperation aimed at achieving the objectives of the UN Charter," he said. "No doubt, those who are planning this policy will soon realize that they are doomed to failure."

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"Settler violence against Palestinians raises alarm in Israel" is an article which appeared today in the Washington Post. The article analyzes recent acts of violence against Palestinians in the Israeli society. "...human rights activists and analysts say an act of violence against Palestinians that occurred hours earlier in a much different context — a stretch of highway in an Israeli-controlled section of the occupied West Bank — has become a test case for an equally grave problem: rising attacks by radical Israeli settlers on Palestinians and their property," - the article starts.

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Russian Foreign Ministry to control air freighting

 Rosaviatsiya has obliged all air companies offering freighting services to receive approval of the Russian Foreign Ministry, RIA Novosti reports.This means flights to Algeria, Guatemala, Georgia, Israel, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Columbia, Congo, North Korea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Palestine, Syria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. 

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  Armenia and Israel will sign an agreement about cooperation in thespheres of culture and sport in 2012-2014, News-Armenia reports.An Israeli delegation will travel to Armenia on an official visit betweenAugust 23 and 26.In addition to signing the agreement, the sides will discuss furthercooperation and the working programs between the Armenian Ministry ofCulture and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora and Information.Within the framework of this visit Armenia will organize a concert and

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 Israel has recognized the neutral travel documents for residents of Abkhzia and South Ossetia, the office of the Georgian State Minister for Reintegration said on Thursday, which welcomes the decision of the Israeli authorities, Trend reports.Neutral travel documents and neutral identity cards are documents of a humanitarian nature, which allow residents of unrecognized countries to receive social services and the opportunity of free movement abroad.

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IAEA chief expects no breakthrough in negotiations with Iran

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has doubts about success at the next round of talks on the nuclear program with Iran, Interfax-Azerbaijan reports.Negotiations will be held in Vienna in Friday.The previous talks were held in early June. Head of the IAEA inspection group Herman Hakerts said that no agreements were reached on allowing inspection of the Parchin nuclear facility, a complex believed to be used for development of nuclear weapons.

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Israel demands Egypt to follow Camp David Peace Accords

 Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says that the number of troops at the Sinai Peninsula violates the Camp David Peace Accords of 1979, RIA Novosti reports.Egypt has started moving armored vehicles to the Sinai Peninsula for the first time since the war in 1973. Israel requested the US administration to back the demand for withdrawal up.Amos Gilad, head of the military-political department of the Israeli Defense Ministry said that he is always in contact with Egypt to resolve all disagreements.

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The Washington Post reported on Sunday that a senior Iranian commander says a possible Israeli airstrike against his country’s nuclear facilities is “welcome” because it would give Iran a reason to retaliate and “get rid of” the Jewish state “forever.” The remarks by Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guard’s air force, were reported Saturday by the official IRNA news agency.

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Jerusalem Day in Moscow

Experts draw attention of the society to humanitarian problems of the center of three world religions

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