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Merkel: EU doesn#039t know what to do with migrants

Merkel: EU doesn't know what to do with migrants

The European Union still does not have a long-term solution to the migration problem, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. She recalled that Germany, along with Italy, received a lot of migrants, but "we still do …

Zarif: Iran can cooperate with Saudi

Zarif: Iran can cooperate with Saudi

Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the World …

Kazakhstan holds military drills

Kazakhstan holds military drills

The ground troops of Kazakhstan are holding command and staff drills in the east, west and south of the country, the country’s Defense Ministry said. As much as 1500 soldiers and more than 200 units of military equipment take part …

OPEC decreased its oil output

OPEC decreased its oil output

OPEC has decreased its oil production by 221,000 barrels per day in December 2016 down to 33.08 million barrels amid the deal on oil output curtailment, the cartel said in its monthly report. The largest decline in crude oil production …

 Ex-prosecutor general appointed Sargsyan#039s advisor

Ex-prosecutor general appointed Sargsyan's advisor

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, has signed a decree, appointing the former Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan an Advisor to the President, the press office of the President said. …

Syria has no objections to US presence at Astana talks

Syria has no objections to US presence at Astana talks

Any country that "honestly seeks to facilitate the peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict, is eligible to take part in the Astana meeting," the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said. He made …

Istanbul nightclub attacker begs police not to kill him

Istanbul nightclub attacker begs police not to kill him

An Uzbek gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, Abdulkadir Masharipov, told police he had to change target at the last minute to avoid heavy security and acted with direct orders from …

Crimea museums appeal Amsterdam court ruling on Scythian gold

Crimea museums appeal Amsterdam court ruling on Scythian gold

Crimean museums have appealed a Dutch court's ruling to transfer a collection of ancient Scythian gold to Ukraine, Inyurkollegiya law firm lawyer Anastasia Sivitskaya, protecting the interests of Crimean museums in the …

Diyarbakir authorities remove Assyrian sculpture from public square

Diyarbakir authorities remove Assyrian sculpture from public square

Turkish authorities removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square on January 8. The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a Lamassu, was in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has been provided by the …

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Russia can play a key role in finding peaceful solutions to crises in Europe using mechanisms of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, whose country …

IMF: inequalities trigger economic crisis

IMF: inequalities trigger economic crisis

The middle class is gradually growing at a global level, but it is in crisis in developed countries, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, said at the World …

 Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Representatives of Syria’s Kurdish National Council have been invited to the intra-Syrian talks slated for January 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a source said. "Hakim Bashar, Ibrahim Baru and legal advisor Darvish Mirkan, …

 Turkey#039s justice ministry: nightclub attack is work of ISIS

Turkey's justice ministry: nightclub attack is work of ISIS

Turkey's justice minister Bekir Bozdag said the capture of the suspected perpetrator of the New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul will lead to a better understanding of the ISIS group's operations in …

Iran’s Zarif to address Davos forum

Iran’s Zarif to address Davos forum

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Switzerland to take part in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum underway in Davos. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif arrived in Davos to address …

Ilham Aliyev holds meetings in Davos

Ilham Aliyev holds meetings in Davos

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held a series of meetings at the World Economic Forum, which is taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Yesterday, the President met with President of the Swiss Confederation …

Georgia’s Prime Minister and King of Spain discuss growing tourism potential

Georgia’s Prime Minister and King of Spain discuss growing tourism potential

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and King Felipe VI of Spain discussed the opening of the International Tourism Fair scheduled for today in Madrid. Discussing tourism as one of  …

Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalized - media

Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalized - media

Former US President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff, Jean Becker. Bush, 92, was in stable …

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US Republican Senator John McCain has conceded Russia is a key player in the Middle East due to efforts of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. “He’s played a very weak hand in the most …

 Russia and China to set joint venture to launch online trading - media

Russia and China to set joint venture to launch online trading - media

Russia's state-controlled Sberbank will most likely set up a joint venture with China's Alibaba Group to launch on-line trading, Kommersant reports. It will be a Russian legal entity, so Sberbank's share will be not …

Turkey seeks arrest of 243 military members in post-coup probe

Turkey seeks arrest of 243 military members in post-coup probe

Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 243 members of the military in 54 provinces across the country in a probe following July's failed coup. The suspects were being sought on suspicion they were using Bylock, an …