Ingushetia to open railway station in Ordzhonikidzevskaya

21 October 2014 - 12:22pm

A railway station will have opened in Ordzhonikidzevskaya (Ingushetia) by the New Year. The project will be financed by the local budget. The construction was initiated after a meeting between Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the leader of Ingushetia, and Mikhail Akulov, vice president of Russian Railways and the director general of the Federal Passenger Company, reports.

Azerbaijan protects borders from Ebola risks

21 October 2014 - 12:07pm

Azerbaijani crossing posts are holding seminars about Ebola. All posts are being disinfected. Everyone entering the country is checked. Officers use thermal vision for medical examinations, Trend reports.

Russian PM calls Union State a waymark for EaEU

21 October 2014 - 11:57am

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev considers the Union State of Russia and Belarus a waymark for other countries involved in the Eurasian Economic Union, RIA Novosti reports.

Turkey to ban protests

21 October 2014 - 11:45am


Eurasian information space is fragmented, expert says

21 October 2014 - 11:33am

Eduard Poletayev, the editor-in-chief of the Mir Yevrazii magazine, said at a session of the Club of Young Eurasian Politologists in Bishkek that the Eurasian information space was fragmented and needed integration. He noted that the crisis in Ukraine had pushed out the topic of values of Eurasian integration from discussions in Moscow, Astana, Pavlodar, Novosibirsk.

Kutaisi court overrules appeal of Georgian ex-PM

21 October 2014 - 11:21am

The Kutaisi Court of Appeal has left unchanged the five-year imprisonment sentence on Vano Merabishvili, an ex-prime minister and ex-interior minister of Georgia. He was found guilty of illegal acquisition of property, wasting the funds of the Interior Ministry, bribing voters and abusing authority. Ex-Minister for Labour, Healthcare and Social Protection Zurab Chiaberashvili was fined over $28,000, according to prosecutor Ketevan Chachava, RIA Novosti reports.

UN envoy to Syria sees no solution of crisis by force

21 October 2014 - 11:11am

UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura said that solving the Syrian crisis by force was out of question. The only solution is a political dialogue, according to the diplomat, TASS reports.

Iran refuses to join anti-ISIS coalition

21 October 2014 - 11:02am

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African States Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that Iran will not join the U.S. coalition that is fighting the Islamic State groups in Iraq and Syria. He expressed doubts about the coalition, noting that the terrorists had only become stronger, RIA Novosti reports.Iran is actively helping Iraq with weapons and training soldiers.

Terrorists unite while anti-terrorist coalition splits, says CSTO head

21 October 2014 - 10:42am

CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha told the 10th International Conference on Terrorism and Electronic Media that the international anti-terrorist coalition was splitting, while terrorist organizations were consolidating, TASS reports.He blamed Obama for breaking the coalition. Al-Qaeda and small organizations were joining ISIS, added Bordyuzha.

Dudayev’s son may get 9 months of jail

21 October 2014 - 10:30am


Rouhani says Iran won nuclear negotiations

21 October 2014 - 9:29am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the Islamic Republic had won the negotiations with the Group of Six. Rouhani pointed out that the negotiations were not about the right of Iran to a nuclear program, they were about the details of the program. He added that French President Francois Hollande had promised to provide Iran with advanced nuclear technologies after the negotiations, Trend reports.

Meeting of Georgian and Russian presidents depends on Tbilisi

21 October 2014 - 8:45am

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that a meeting with Putin’s Georgian counterpart will be held as soon as Georgia shows readiness for it, Trend reports.Peskov added that the situation should be prepared, it required political will and a suitable atmosphere.

2015 declared Neutrality and Peace Year in Turkmenistan

21 October 2014 - 8:24am

The Turkmen Council of Elders has declared that 2015 will be the Year of Neutrality and Peace. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution on the neutrality of Turkmenistan on December 12, 1995. Its 20th anniversary will be marked in 2015, Turkmenistan: Zolotoy Vek reports.

Turkmen president promotes 23 citizens as Honorary Elders of Nation

21 October 2014 - 7:53am

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has promoted 23 more citizens as Honorary Elders of the Nation (Hormatly il ýaşulusy). The presidential decree says that elders educate young people, help to resolve topical problems, and propose new initiatives, Turkmenistan Zolotoy Vek reports.Pensioners, workers of industry, agriculture and other sectors can become Honorary Elders.

Rabies found in 9 residential areas of Dagestan

21 October 2014 - 6:53am

Symptoms of rabies have been registered in 9 residential areas of 6 municipalities in Dagestan. Three cases of infected cattle were registered in the Kirovsky District, one in the Sovetsky District of Makhachkala, two in the Babayurtovsky District and two in Kizilyurtovsky, RIA Dagestan reports.Seven cattle, two cats and a dog were killed to stop infection. They had all been infected by wild animals.

Turkish PM ready to resign

21 October 2014 - 6:31am

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said that he would resign if anyone proves that the Turkish government views the Kurds living in Turkey as second-class citizens. He emphasized that all citizens were equal, Trend reports.Davutoglu’s statement was in response to claims by opposition figures that the government was discriminating against Kurds by not sending forces to the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurds are fighting the Islamic State terrorist organisation.

Iran helps UN fight terrorism

21 October 2014 - 5:42am

Chief executive of Total dies in Moscow

21 October 2014 - 5:27am

Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of the Total petroleum company (France), died in a crash of a Falcon at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport at 0.00am on Tuesday. Three other people died in the accident.