Turkmenistan organizes special flight to Mecca for pilgrims
Turkmenkhovayellary, the state airlines of Turkmenistan, organized a special flight of 188 pilgrims to Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia) on a Boeing-757, Trend reports.
Turkmenistan has been sponsoring pilgrims' visits to Mecca since 2001.
Apr 23 2014 - 20:37
A group of children has arrived from Abkhazia to Ingushetia for treatment at the Ingush republican rehabilitation center for disabled children in Magas. Ingushetia and Abkhazia several years ago signed an agreement on cooperation in economy, culture, education, health and sports. As part of its implementation the children of Abkhazia will be treated in Ingushetia, while Ingush children will spend the summer on the Black Sea coast in Abkhazia.
Apr 23 2014 - 08:35
The body of Vladimir Rybak, a member of the Gorlovka City Council, kidnapped on April 17, was found in a river in Sloviansk (Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine). An unidentified body was found nearby. The bodies were found by the local resistance on April 20, RIA Novosti reports.The police say that both were tortured and drowned while being unconscious. Rybak was kidnapped in Gorlovka by people in camouflaged uniforms and taken away. A video of the kidnapping was taken.
Apr 22 2014 - 14:34
Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Alexey Baganets said that Alexander Muzychko, nicknamed Sashko Bily, a leader of the Right Sector, had suicided, RIA Novosti reports.He explained that genetic samples of Muzychko’s blood showed that the shot had been made from his own pistol. The bullet from the wounded police officer belonged to Muzychko.Muzychko died in Rivne on the night of March 25 when fleeing from police officers trying to arrest him.
Apr 22 2014 - 13:25
Apr 22 2014 - 12:14
Moscow will host a conference on Ukrainian-Russian relations and national diasporas on April 26-27. Attendants of the conference will discuss processes on the post-Soviet space, development of Ukrainian-Russian relations, specifics of ethnic communities in both countries.The conference was organize by the Ukrainians of Russia Federal National and Cultural Autonomy. The Institute of the Civil Society supports the conference.
Apr 22 2014 - 08:34
Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili was not given an opportunity to make a speech at the Georgians in the USA evening hosted by the National Restaurant in Brooklyn (New York), Interfax reports.About 150 people were at the evening. Some of them left the restaurant when Saakashvili tried to stop singers to make his speech, according to Shoren Tetrauli, a migrant taking part in the festival.
Apr 21 2014 - 18:33
Moldova has prohibited Russian TV channels from being broadcast in the country. The banning procedure has been approved by the Moldovan government - such a statement on the radio station Europa Libera has been made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Natalia Gherman, who commented on the start of monitoring of the Russian channels by the Coordination Council for Radio and Television.
Apr 21 2014 - 17:56
An observer mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has arrived in the city of Slovyansk in the Donetsk region, where a curfew has been introduced.