Iran tests copies of U.S. drone

30 September 2014 - 11:38am

 Iran is testing replicas of American drone RQ-170. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the aerospace unit of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, said that there were also secret drones under development, Rosbalt reports.The RQ-170 copy of Iran will be launched for combat and reconnaissance missions this year. 

Russian and Kazakhstani presidents launch Eurasia project

30 September 2014 - 11:20am

Russian and Kazakhstani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev have launched the Eurasia project today, planning to drill the deepest borehole in the world. Eurasia project coordinator Baltabek Kaudykov noted plans for creation of a consortium. Realization will take 5 years and $500 million, starting in 2015, Interfax reports.LUKOIL, Rosneft and Western partners are interested in the project. Kaudykov said that there were negotiations with Shell, Chevron and other companies.

Saakashvili does not get U.S. working visa

30 September 2014 - 11:09am

The U.S. has granted Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili a working visa. says that U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration have become disappointed with the politician.The New York Times says that Saakashvili is switching his tourist status to a working visa. He plans to start reading lectures at Tufts University. The education center stopped cooperation with the Georgian ex-president in May 2014.

Caspian emergency staff holds drills

30 September 2014 - 10:42am


Iran to help Lebanon fight terrorism

30 September 2014 - 10:34am


Azerbaijan starts broadcasting national channel using own satellite

30 September 2014 - 10:29am

Azercosmos, operating the Azerbaijani national satellite Azerspace-1, has signed a deal with Turkey’s Mediathink to start broadcasting CanAzərbaycan TV on October 1, reports.Mediathink Director Namik Kemal Yildirim said that Azerbaijani music, culture and art would be broadcast all over the world on CanAzərbaycan.

Zhvania to be exhumed for examination

30 September 2014 - 9:51am

Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania’s body will be exhumed for examination. His family has already permitted the process. The exact day of exhumation has not been set yet, according to investigator Revaz Nadoy who works on the case.

Armenian opposition may promote Tsarukyan for president

30 September 2014 - 9:46am

The Prosperous Armenia Party leader may become an opposition candidate in the 2018 presidential polls. The leader of the Armenian National Congress, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, supports Tsarukyan, Zhamanak reports.Heritage Party leader Raffi Ovannisyan’s plans for campaigning are unclear. Tsarukyan may become the candidate of all the opposition parties for the elections, even if Dashnaktsutyun does not support him.

Special emergency group formed to search for Leyla Albogachiyeva

30 September 2014 - 8:58am

A special group of 30 rescuers of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies has been formed to search for Leyla Albogachiyeva, a mountaineer who went missing at a height of 5,300m on Elbrus on September 24, says Vitaly Plennikov, the acting head of the North Caucasus Regional Center of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies, ITAR-TASS reports.Two days ago, a helicopter was mobilized in Lermontov. A helicopter from Mineralniye Vody will be lifted today. Searches are complicated by snow, fog and poor visibility.

9 casinos closed in Stavropol Territory

30 September 2014 - 8:28am

9 illegal casinos were closed down in the Stavropol Territory yesterday. 100 gambling machines were confiscated. The police are searching for the owners of the casinos, reports.

Kabardino-Balkarian resident caught with explosive

30 September 2014 - 7:38am

 A 23-year-old resident of Chegem (Kabardino-Balkaria) was caught with a grenade, two VOG-17 shots, 400g of TNT and batteries connected with wires, RIA Kabardino-Balkaria reports.A criminal case was initiated over trafficking of explosives. 

Darth Vaders overrun Ukrainian parliament

30 September 2014 - 7:11am

The CEC of Ukraine has registered candidates named Darth Vader of the Internet Party in six districts. The official registration of candidates for the early parliamentary polls will be concluded on Tuesday. By Monday, a total of 29 parties had been registered, RIA Novosti reports.A candidate named Darth Vader got 1.74% of votes during the mayoral elections in May. He came second at one of the polling stations during the elections in Odessa.

Chechen conscripts to start military service in October

30 September 2014 - 6:49am

The draft in Chechnya will start in 17 municipalities on October 17. 500 conscripts will be enlisted and sent for service in October. Chechen enlistment officers say that 35% of conscripts have higher educations, 24% have specialized medium education and 25% have a C-category driving license, RIA Novosti reports.Parents of conscripts and members of public organizations are joining the process. Chechnya will have its first draft in the last 20 years.

Government of Stavropol Territory dissolved

30 September 2014 - 6:20am

 Governor of the Stavropol Territory Vladimir Vladimirov has dissolved the government. A new one will be formed in no more than three months. The old government will continue work until formation of a new one, reports.Irina Sokolova, vice prime minister and head of the government’s office, has resigned. 

UN to check Ukrainian refugees in Rostov Oblast

30 September 2014 - 5:40am

UNHCR representative in Russia Baisa Vak-Voya said that the UN will check Ukrainian refugees in 2-3 camps in the Rostov Oblast of Russia, Interfax reports.

Putin invites Berdimuhamedov to visit Russia

29 September 2014 - 7:12pm


Iran and "Group of Six" will meet in 10 days

29 September 2014 - 5:38pm


Turkish tanks strengthen border with Syria

29 September 2014 - 4:43pm


Caspian Sea could get own railway ring

29 September 2014 - 3:52pm


Destiny of the Caspian Sea is decided

29 September 2014 - 3:50pm


UN and CSTO fight terrorism in Central Asia

29 September 2014 - 2:26pm