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UN: up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Iraq and Syria

ISIS (terror organization that is outlawed in Russia) has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat, a United Nations report says. The report said that despite …

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Armenia’s Kocharyan released from custody

Armenia’s ex-president Robert Kocharyan was released from custody today, a defense lawyer for Kocharyan, Ruben Sahakyan, said Sahakyan said the ruling of the Armenian Court of Appeals was based on …

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Fifth Caspian Summit in Aktau: view from Iran

The 5th Caspian Summit was held in Aktau yesterday, during which the heads of the Caspian states signed the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, a document that had been prepared for 22 years. Vestnik Kavkaza asked the …

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Fifth Caspian Summit in Aktau: view from Kazakhstan

The 5th Caspian Summit was held in Aktau yesterday, during which the heads of the Caspian states signed the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, a document that had been prepared for 22 years. Vestnik Kavkaza asked the …

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Putin to hold meeting with Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 18 in her residence in Meseberg, German Cabinet Spokesperson Steffen Seibert said. …

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Fifth Caspian Summit in Aktau: view from Azerbaijan

The 5th Caspian Summit was held in Aktau yesterday, during which the heads of the Caspian states signed the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, a document that had been prepared for 22 years. Vestnik Kavkaza asked …

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Iran offers discount oil to Asian customers

Iran is selling oil and gas at a discount to Asian customers as it prepares for the return of US sanctions. The "informed source" in Iran's oil ministry did not give details of the discount, but sought to downplay the move …

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Dollar surges above 68-ruble mark

Russia's ruble exchange rate continue dropping against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country. As of 10:06 (MSK), the dollar exchange rate rose 62 kopecks to 68.34 rubles on …

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Iraqi Prime Minister cancels visit to Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a visit to Iran, his press office said, as the PM came under strong Iranian criticism over his stand on renewed US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead …

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