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Obama criticises Trump administration's virus response

Former US President Barack Obama has criticised his successor Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis, BBC reports. In an online address to graduating college students, he said the pandemic had shown that many officials …

Investigating dam collapse a test for Uzbekistan

In early May, a recently completed dam in Uzbekistan’s eastern region of Sirdaryo burst. Four people died and thousands were evacuated as water spilled across the region and into neighboring Kazakhstan. As The Diplomat …

State Department: Russia threatens NATO in the Arctic

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Michael Murphy said the build-up of Russia's military presence in the Arctic threatens NATO’s anti-submarine defense line in the North Atlantic. At the same time, …

Russian media about Nikol Pashinyan’s grandfather

A scandal continues in Armenia related to the military past of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s grandfather. See VK: “Fascist or Red Army? Debate about Pashinyan’s grandfather overwhelmed the Caucasus.” Now this debate has …

Erdogan and Stoltenberg discuss pandemic,Syria and Libya

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg discussed via telephone the novel coronavirus and steps to take in the post-pandemic period, according to a statement by Ankara's presidential Directorate of …

Trump congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Republic Day

U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Republic Day on May 28. "On behalf of the American people, I send my sincere greetings and congratulations …

May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new Jewish state. Let’s put aside the real and imagined flaws of Israel today, and …