Forest fire on Tbilisi's outskirts

2 September 2014 - 5:38pm

Forest fire on Tbilisi's outskirts A forest caught fire today in the Saburtalo district of Tbilisi. It t

Fighter crashes at Diyarbakir airport

2 September 2014 - 3:35pm


Illegal café construction stopped in Karachay-Cherkessia

2 September 2014 - 12:10pm

 Prosecutors of Cherkessk stopped illegal construction of a café of Merkuriy-Torg on the Pushkinskaya Street of the city. Documents on land ownership and lease were repealed, reports.Prosecutors requested the head of the Property and Communal Complex Directorate of the Mayor’s Office to nullify the leasing permit. 

How do anti-Russian sanctions hit Kazakhstan?

2 September 2014 - 11:56am

Adoption of anti-Russian sanctions in Western countries and Russia’s response may cause repercussions in Kazakhstan, according to President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the opening of a new session of the Kazakhstani parliament. He noted that the world economy was still in an unpredictable situation, geopolitical risks were rising. In his words, sanctions were imposed by countries controlling a total of 60% of the world's GDP.

New accident at Turkey’s Soma mine

2 September 2014 - 11:29am

 At least one person died in another collapse at the Soma coal mine in the Manisa Province of Turkey. Rescuers are searching for other survivors, Trend reports.On May 13, a total of 301 people died and 486 were injured in a disaster at the Soma mine. 

Georgia remains committed to U.S. and Europe

2 September 2014 - 10:56am

Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili said at an international conference of leaders in Tbilisi that Georgia remained a loyal friend and ally of the U.S. and Europe regardless of the party in power in the country, News Georgia reports.He reminded that democratic transformations were the reason for greater rapprochement with the U.S. and Europe. Garibashvili added that the government valued the strategic relations between them.

New Turkish prime minister met Tatars in Finland

2 September 2014 - 10:34am

New Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a meeting with Tatars in Finland in December 2012 when he was foreign minister that his grandmother was a Tatar herself, Islamskiy Portal reports.Helsinki Imam Ramil Belyayev said that Davutoglu had not needed a translator to talk with Tatars.

Barroso says Putin wants to take over Kiev

2 September 2014 - 9:58am

According to the La Repubblica paper of Italy, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso described his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where the latter said “If I want, I take Kiev in two weeks,” RIA Novosti reports.Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov explained that the phrase was ripped out of context and given a different interpretation. He said that such an act was beyond diplomatic ethics.

3 tons of liquid heroin found in Georgia

2 September 2014 - 9:35am

A shipment of 3 tons of liquid heroin concealed as liquid soup was intercepted in Georgia on its way to Moldova through Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia on July 12, 2014. The portion consisted of 93 barrels of 80% heroin weighing 2.79 tons worth $93 million.Three people (one Turk, two Georgians) were detained in the economic forming zone of Batumi of the customs department of the income service, on the 106th kilometer of the Senaki-Poti-Sarpi road.

Tunisia to supply Russia with olive oil

2 September 2014 - 8:30am

Foreign Minister of Tunisia Mongi Hamdi said that the country was ready to supply Russia with olive oil. He noted that olive oil from the EU was of low quality. Hamdi added that the volume of trade turnover with Russia was below Tunisia’s expectations, Trend reports.

Russia adjusts Military Doctrine

2 September 2014 - 7:52am

Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Mikhail Popov said that the expansion of NATO, the problem of the European missile shield and the situation in Ukraine and around it had forced Russia to reconsider the Military Doctrine adopted in 2014.

Iran threatens U.S. with counter-sanctions

2 September 2014 - 7:20am


Georgia and Iran resume political consultations

2 September 2014 - 6:52am

Teddo Japaridze, the head of the Georgian parliamentary commission for foreign relations, continues the visit to Iran he started yesterday. The main goal of Japaridze is to resume political and economic consultations with Iran. He will meet the speaker of the Iranian parliament, the secretary of the Security Council and the foreign minister, Trend reports.Georgia and Iran had adopted a visa regime, only to lift it afterwards, Japaridze pointed out. He noted that consultations will be renewed and an optimal solution will be found.

Liberation of Azerbaijani lands is one of Turkey’s priorities

2 September 2014 - 6:43am

Turkish Acting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at the parliament that de-occupation of Azerbaijani territories was one of strategic goals of Turkey, Trend reports.He assured that Ankara would put efforts into normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan to achieve the goal. Moreover, Davutoglu urged Armenia not to be a hostage of history and not to reject Turkey’s proposals to normalize ties.

3-point earthquake hits Azerbaijani sector of Caspian

2 September 2014 - 5:52am

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 was registered at a depth of 29km in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea at 7.48am today, Trend reports.