Oct 1 2014 - 14:54
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that developments in the Middle East and North Africa were a result of Washington's actions there in the last 10-12 years, RIA Novosti reports.In his words, it is important to learn lessons and take the situation under international control.
Oct 1 2014 - 14:11
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has replaced Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the secretary general of NATO. Rasmussen will continue his career in the Alliance, he has founded the Rasmussen Global consulting company to promote innovations and trade and enforce security, RIA Novosti reports.
Oct 1 2014 - 13:34
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that over 400 bodies buried at Donetsk was an outrageous fact. He assured that a scrupulous investigation would be made, RIA Novosti reports. He noted that the OSCE was working on the case. The Donetsk resistance reported about the burials on September 23. OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator of Combating Human Trafficking Madina Jarbussynova said on Monday that the bodies could be missing organs, they had possibly been sold. The police chief of Makeyevka did not confirm the information.
Oct 1 2014 - 13:22
Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko has invited Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Oleksandr Turchynov to attend a session of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly set for November, ITAR-TASS reports.
Oct 1 2014 - 12:50
Syrian Representative to the UN Bashar Jaafari said that the U.S. had informed Damascus about its operations against the Islamic State only once. He added that there was no precise information about civilians killed in the operation, ITAR-TASS reports.
Oct 1 2014 - 12:24
About 35 OSCE permanent representatives will visit Kiev on Sunday, said OSCE spokesman Shiv Sharma. Russian Permanent Representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin noted that he will not take part in the visit. He explained that the visit was organized by the Canadian representative and will consist of meetings only in Kiev and Odessa, RIA Novosti reports.The Russian official called the visit "unbalanced."OSCE representatives make such visits on weekends 2-3 times a year.
Oct 1 2014 - 11:44
Law experts of the North Caucasus Federal University will work on development of laws for Western Asia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran and Iraq, Novosti Stavropolya reports.According to the order of the Education and Science Ministry, they developed the law on education and additional acts for South Ossetia. The working group included Anna Levitskaya, the rector of the University, Dmitry Sumsky, her deputy, and Dmitry Smirnov, the director of the Legal Institute of the University. They visited South Ossetia during the process.
Oct 1 2014 - 09:32
Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Lee So Yeon will discuss trade-economic cooperation, the nuclear program on the Korean Peninsula and in Iran, activation of political dialogue, the situation in Ukraine, the Middle East and the formation of a security architecture in the Asian-Pacific Region, ITAR-TASS reports.