May 27 2015 - 10:07
A representative of the Movement for Pluralistic Society, Bassam Bitar, said that "the overwhelming majority of representatives of various Syrian opposition groups signed a final document on the results of the talks," RIA Novosti reports.According to a source, the issue of foreign mercenaries in Syria was the main point of contention for the opposition members.
May 26 2015 - 21:41
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that a deal between the Group of Six and Tehran would be more harmful for the world than ISIS terrorists, Interfax reports.In his words, the deal would not only pave Iran's path towards nuclear weapons, it would also strengthen the Islamic Republic's economy.
May 26 2015 - 21:30
Azerbaijan and Belarus have sent diplomatic letters to the European External Action Service, expressing objections to the declaration of the Riga Summit of the Eastern Partnership, RIA Novosti reports.The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry emphasized yesterday that the document had dual standards, urging the European Union to make up its position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said on Friday that supplements to the declaration contained provisions on unacceptability of confrontation points, such as Crimea.
May 26 2015 - 21:09
Russia has put a temporary ban on poultry and eggs due to a complicated epizootic situation in the United States, according to Yulia Trofimova, spokeswoman of Rosselkhoznadzor, TASS reports. Imports of US poultry had earlier been limited due to reports of bird flu. 157 outbreaks of H5N1, H5N2 and H5N8 have been registered in 17 states, resulting in 33.3 million birds dead.
May 26 2015 - 21:01
Elvira Nabiullina, the head of the Central Bank of Russia, has improved her ranking from 72nd in 2014 to 71st this year in the Forbes' list of the most powerful women of 2015.German Chancellor Angela Merkel was ranked first, she is followed by Hillary Clinton, wife of a US ex-president and a candidate for president of the Democratic Party fielded for the 2016 polls, Melinda Gates, the wife of Bill Gates and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
May 26 2015 - 19:51
Moldovan Charge d'Affaires Pro Tempore to Russia Eduard Melnik has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry over the decline of access to Russian peacekeepers stationed in Transnistria to Moldova, TASS reports.
May 26 2015 - 17:41
Iran will start fighting ISIS if its forces appear near the Iranian-Iraqi border, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli stated. In his words, ISIS troops are only 50km from the border, RIA Novosti reports.
May 26 2015 - 10:01
Top security officials from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will meet in Dushanbe to discuss the challenge posed to the international community by the Islamic State terrorist group.