Andrei Baklanov

Damascus gains control of northern Syria

Senior Kurdish official Badran Jia Kurd said a provisional military agreement limited to the army's deployment along the border was concluded between the Syrian government and the country's Kurds. According to …

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Is 'tanker war' with Iran over?

The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in July has started to move out of the port of Bandar Abbas where it has been held, the Swedish owner of the tanker Erik Hanell said. “The ship …

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U.S. slow-walks Ukraine military aid

U.S. President Donald Trump is slow-walking $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine, Politico reported citing a senior administration official. According to the source, Trump asked his national security team to …

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U.S. continues to impose sanctions on Iran

The United States has decided to prolong restrictions related to Iran's nuclear programme, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. He added that the diplomatic isolation and the economic pressure …

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Leyla Aliyeva celebrates her birthday

Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva celebrates her birthday today. Leyla Aliyeva is known as initiator and organizer of many important projects, her activities cover many different …

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PACE votes for Russia's return

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted today to welcome Russia back into PACE. The Russian delegation led by State Duma's Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has arrived in Strasbourg to take part in …

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Is U.S. preparing new Syrian campaign?

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Russia and Iran of bombing the civilian population of the Syrian province of Idlib, suggesting that Washington is preparing new Syrian campaign to allegedly protect Syrians from …

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Russia ready to help Council of Europe

Russia is ready to help the Council of Europe overcome its crisis, but those who stripped the Russian delegation to PACE of its powers should take the first step, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at his annual meeting …

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Will Iran and Israel unleash war over oil?

Iran’s defense minister Amir Hatami said Tehran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments. The minister said such confrontation would be considered as “piracy” and …

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Sergey Lavrov: Cold War not to re-ignite, but...

The withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty would not herald the start of a new Cold War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. "I don't …

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It's 2 minutes left until apocalypse

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is keeping the Doomsday Clock set at two minutes to midnight — a metaphor for the end of the world — calling the threats against humankind "a new abnormal.' The scientists …

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