Apr 23 2014 - 20:08
Holding presidential elections in Syria on the date provided by the Constitution "cannot be the cause of failure of the peace talks in Geneva," the statement by the Foreign Ministry reads. Syria has accused the UN special envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi in jeopardizing the negotiation process and failing to be an honest and neutral mediator, ITAR-TASS quotes the ministry's statement.
Apr 23 2014 - 19:45
The U.S. will dispatch about 150 paratroopers to Latvia in order to strengthen security in the country, as well as similar numbers to Poland, Lithuania and Estonia, the Latvian ambassador to NATO said Wednesday in an interview with the LTV channel, RIA Novosti reports."One-hundred fifty US paratroopers will soon arrive in Latvia to provide additional defense for the country," RIA Novosti quotes Maris Riekstins as saying.According to the diplomat, additional US airborne troops will also turn up in Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.
Apr 23 2014 - 19:26
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margalit said that his country is ready to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Azerbaijan after the talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov.Given the interest of Spain in cooperating with Azerbaijan, the country will open its representative office in Baku. An agreement on the establishment of an intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation has also been reached, Trend reports.An agreement on double-taxation was signed in the meeting.
Apr 23 2014 - 18:24
Slovakia’s President Ivan Gasparovic has opposed a NATO troop deployment in Slovakia connected to the situation in Ukraine, since he is sure that there will be no war between Russia and Ukraine. "There are no reasons for NATO troops to appear in Slovakia," RIA Novosti quotes him. He also expressed readiness to help Ukraine: "Slovakia will help Ukraine, but in a way that won’t harm its own economy."
Apr 23 2014 - 18:50
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to the Palestinian leadership to make a choice between peace with Israel and truce with Hamas."Instead of striving peace with Israel Mahmoud Abbas is moving towards establishing peace with Hamas," ITAR-TASS quotes the premiere as saying.The heas of Israel said that Palestine has to choose between the two powers and stressed that the country can make peace only with one of them.
Apr 23 2014 - 18:12
The prospect of Western sanctions encourages Russia not only to look for import revenue substitution at home, but also to strengthen its relations with the Eastern partners.
Apr 23 2014 - 14:54
Grozny will host a session of the Committee of Security Council Secretaries of the CSTO, Grozny-Inform reports.The session will be attended by Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Administration of Kadyrov and government Magomed Daudov, Vice Prime Minister Isa Tumkhajiyev and other officials welcomed delegations attending the Committee.