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Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria#039s Al Bab

Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria's Al Bab

The Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, outlawed in Russia) terrorist group has started to leave the besieged northern Syrian town of Al Bab, media reports said Thursday. The Daesh has announced the start of its withdrawal …

Explosion hits chemical plant in Eastern Uzbekistan

Explosion hits chemical plant in Eastern Uzbekistan

An explosion hit chemical plant Farg’onaazot, a producer of nitrogen fertilizers, in the east of Uzbekistan, resulting in several victims, the country's Emergencies Ministry said in a statement. The …

Tashkent and Astana to establish daily flight connection

Tashkent and Astana to establish daily flight connection

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan plan to launch daily flights between the two capitals. It is also is expected to launch a rail connection between Almaty and Tashkent. These issues were on the agenda of the meeting of the Intergovernmental …

Secretary of Georgian Patriarchate resigns

Secretary of Georgian Patriarchate resigns

The Secretary of the Patriarchate of Georgia, Mikheil Botkoveli, resigned, the local media inform. Recall that today Botkoveli said that the head of the personal guard of the Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II, Soso Okhanashvili, does not …

Russian citizens can visit Armenia with internal passports starting from tomorrow

Russian citizens can visit Armenia with internal passports starting from tomorrow

Starting from 23 February the citizens of Russia will be able to visit Armenia with internal passports. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced about this during today’s meeting with Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward …

Kerch Strait ferry line works again

Kerch Strait ferry line works again

The work of the Kerch Strait ferry line was resumed. Previously, the crossing was closed because of the deteriorating weather conditions. Earlier, the EMERCOM rescuers warned the residents of the Krasnodar Territory about strengthening …

Germany proposes EU rules making migrant deportations easier

Germany proposes EU rules making migrant deportations easier

The proposal would only kick in at times of a “mass influx” of people to the bloc

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces have regained control of the airport in Mosul, part of a months-long operation to push ISIS militants from the key city. The airport is now fully under Iraqi Federal Police control, the commander of the Rapid Response Unit …

Georgian scientist: epidemic of nationalism spread throughout Armenia in 1990

Georgian scientist: epidemic of nationalism spread throughout Armenia in 1990

Nationalist calls have been widespread in Armenia in the 1990s, the President of the Georgian Demographic Society, Professor Anzor Totadze, said at the international conference dedicated to the humanitarian catastrophe, which …

Diplomat: Yerevan afraid of truth about Khojaly tragedy

Diplomat: Yerevan afraid of truth about Khojaly tragedy

Whenever it comes to the Khojaly tragedy, the Armenian side is afraid of the truth, the former Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Georgia and Moldova, Professor Namig Aliyev, said at the international conference dedicated to the …

Vitaly Churkin#039s body returned to Moscow

Vitaly Churkin's body returned to Moscow

A plane carrying the body of the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin has arrived in Moscow from New York. The plane arrived three days after Churkin died suddenly the day before his 65th …

Russian President lays wreath at Tomb of  Unknown Soldier

Russian President lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin laid the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to celebrate the Defender of the Fatherland Day. The ceremony was also attended by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry …

 Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi security forces closing in on the Isis-held western half of Mosul stormed the city's airport and a nearby military base early on Thursday, state television said. Counter-terrorism service (CTS) troops and elite interior …

 Political scientist Alan Kasaev celebrates his birthday

Political scientist Alan Kasaev celebrates his birthday

  Today is the birthday of the political scientist, historian, editor-in-Chief of the North Ossetia newspaper, Alan Kasayev. He was born in 1963 in the town of Ordzhonikidze (Vladikavkaz) in North Ossetia. Alan Kasaev …

 Putin congratulates Sevastopol on Day of People’s Will and Defender of Fatherland Day

Putin congratulates Sevastopol on Day of People’s Will and Defender of Fatherland Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the people of Sevastopol on the Day of People’s Will and Defender of the Fatherland Day. He recalled that February 23, 2014 became a truly momentous day for …

Russia marks Defender of the Fatherland Day

Russia marks Defender of the Fatherland Day

Today Russia celebrates February 23rd – Defender of the Fatherland Day. The history of the holiday begins in 1918 with the Red Army.  The holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft …

Azerbaijan launches national navigation system

Azerbaijan launches national navigation system

The first national navigation system AzNav is to be presented in Baku tomorrow. The State Committee on Property Issues said that operation of the system in real time will be possible already tomorrow, abc.az reported. The …

White House: Hollywood known for being rather far to left

White House: Hollywood known for being rather far to left

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he doesn’t know why actors have suddenly taken to criticizing the president while accepting awards this season. “I have no idea. It’s a free …

Scottish Parliament passes resolution on Khojaly tragedy

Scottish Parliament passes resolution on Khojaly tragedy

The Scottish Parliament passed a resolution on Khojaly tragedy. In early February, it was decided to give a political assessment to the Khojaly tragedy with the agreement of all political parties represented in the …

Vagif Bayramov#039s merits recognized in two countries

Vagif Bayramov's merits recognized in two countries

Rector of the Moscow State Humanitarian-Economic University was awarded with "Honorary Diploma of the President of Azerbaijan"