Sep 19 2014 - 12:32
Ingush Leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov will make his first hajj to Saudi Arabia. His visit will last two weeks. Muftis will escort the official, RIA Novosti reports.Ingush Prime Minister Abukar Malsagov will be the acting head of Ingushetia.220 Ingush pilgrims left the Magas Airport today on their way to Medina. Ingushetia will send a total of 1620 pilgrims, including 38 escorters.Ingushetia was given a quota for 1400 pilgrims this year but a total of 1620 will fly this year, about 80% of them making the first hajj.
Sep 19 2014 - 12:14
Officials of Georgia, South Ossetia and Russia have met in Ergneti. It is the 48th meeting within the framework of the mechanism for prevention of incidents and reaction to them. Gocha Ratiani, the head of the department for information and analysis of the Georgian Interior Ministry, said that the sides will discuss incidents that had happened since the previous meeting on July 31, News Georgia reports.Georgia will discuss pupils in the area, it will protest against illegal barbed wire along the border, water problems.
Sep 19 2014 - 11:52
Sergey Dankvert, the head of the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, said that imports of grapes and apples from Ukraine could be banned, ITAR-TASS reports. In his words, the Federal Service had been registering regular violations of phytosanitary norms in imports of Ukrainian products. He added that the products might have been re-exported from Moldova.
Sep 19 2014 - 11:45
Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov will meet with British Ambassador Tim Barrow and heads of the Orlov Oblast and Belarus today within the framework of the International Investment Forum, Yuga.ru reports.Pakhomov will attend a round-table conference on post-Olympic developments of Sochi on September 20.32 land lots and 23 investment projects in Sochi will be included in the database of the Krasnodar Territory. 15 of the projects will be presented in an exposition.
Sep 19 2014 - 10:40
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met President of the European Olympic Committee Patrick Hickey today. The sides expressed satisfaction with Azerbaijan's progress in preparing for the 2015 European Olympic Games in Baku, the first such games in history, Trend reports. At the meeting, Aliyev and Hickey emphasized the role of state support in development of all kinds of sports in Azerbaijan. They exchanged opinions on sports cooperation.
Sep 19 2014 - 09:23
U.S. President Barack Obama has refused to grant Ukraine status of a non-NATO ally, despite the request of President Petro Poroshenko, RIA Novosti reports.Obama noted that the level of cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine was above expectations and requirements of a non-NATO ally.