Apr 24 2014 - 11:02
Mikhail Okhendovsky, head of the Ukrainian Central Electoral Commission, said that nothing will stop the presidential polls of May 25, ITAR-TASS reports.He reminded that, according to the Ukrainian law, the elections could be recognized as legitimate even if held at just one polling station. Okhendovsky expressed hope for normalization of the situation in the south-east of Ukraine.
Apr 24 2014 - 10:13
U.S. President Barack Obama said at a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo that Russia was violating the Geneva agreements for Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.He warned that further violations would be punished with additional sanctions. Obama reiterated that Washington was committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis.Shinzo be called use of force in Ukraine unacceptable.
Apr 24 2014 - 09:51
Co-chair of the presidium of the Donetsk Oblast Denis Pushilin said that the region will not organize the presidential polls of May 25, ITAR-TASS reports.Pushilin noted that there was no candidate for president to suit both the west and the east of the country. He does not consider Oleg Tsarev a candidate protecting interests of the Donetsk Oblast in kiev.
Apr 24 2014 - 09:35
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgards Rinkevics met in Tehran yesterday.Larijani called for strengthening of bilateral relations and emphasized that Iran had always been positive towards development of ties with Latvia. He noted that exchanges of visits of state and private structures of Iran and Latvia should be expanded in the fields of economy and trade.Rinkevics praised the role of Iran in settling regional problems, especially in Afghanistan.
Apr 24 2014 - 08:52
Astana has opened the 12th Eurasian Media Forum at the Palace of Independence. Dariga Nazarbayeva, head of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, noted at the opening that the meeting will be an opportunity to discuss media problems and dramatic events in the CIS and the Middle East, Trend reports.The first day of the forum will be focused on the new world order and global recession, Iranian nuclear program, forces in the Middle East Region. The second day will be dedicated to talks about the Ukraine crisis and Eurasian integration.
Apr 24 2014 - 08:48
Turkey has sent forces to the tomb of Suleyman Shah (1178-1227), grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire Osman I, Trend reports.The tomb is located 30km from the Turkish-Syrian border on the bank of River Euphrates. According to the 1921 Ankara agreement signed by Turkey and France, the tomb is a sovereign territory of Turkey in Syria. Gaining independence in 1946, Syria confirmed that the land belonged to Turkey. About 30 Turks guard it.
Apr 24 2014 - 08:19
The Pentagon asked the U.S. Congress yesterday to impose no sanctions on Rosoboronexport, so that the U.S. could continue purchases of Russian Mi-17 helicopters for Afghanistan, Christian Science Monitor reports.Rosoboronexport is on the U.S. blacklist for selling weapons to Syria and Iran.
Apr 23 2014 - 21:06
Ilham Aliyev has met with the speaker of the Czech Parliament in the Czech Republic. They expressed satisfaction with the current state of bilateral relations and noted the significant contribution to the development of inter-parliamentary relations of cooperation between Baku and Prague, Trend reports.