The United States of America (USA)

page 304
Georgia discusses South Caucasus security at OSCE

Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze has discussedthe  neutralization of modern challenges at the OSCE Permanent Council, Trend reports.Kapanadze paid special attention to Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the mass military drills in the region, upcoming parliamentary elections in accordance with international standards.The Georgian official met OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, Irish Ambassador O’Riley, ambassadors of the US, France, Germany and other states.

Read
Youth policy remains Russia’s priority

Youth policy is still a priority in Russia, Russian Minister for Education and Science Dmitry Livanov said at the Conference of Minister for Youth Affairs of the Council of Europe, RIA Novosti reports.The minister wants more involvement of young people in social practices, development of personality and studies and formation of values.He noted that Russia has about 36 million people (about quarter of the population) aged 14-30.

Read
Armenia to open 1000 more workplaces

Armenia is forming the Services Center with support of the Armenian Assistance Foundation. It will provide 400-1000 workplaces, director of the foundation Randy Sapah-Gulyan said at a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, ARKA reports.Archbishop Khazhak Parmasyan, head of the Eastern Eparchy of the US Armenian Apostolic Church, headed the foundation’s delegation.He said that the center construction will start next year. It will serve Russian and English speakers.

Read
Azerbaijan hosts FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup starts today in Azerbaijan. This is the third Women's World Cup. According to the FIFA Executive Committee's decision dated March 19, 2010, this time the championship will be held in Azerbaijan,

Read

 The US State Department on Friday decided to take the exiled Iraniangroup Mujahedin-e-Khalq, or MEK, off the State Department terrorlist,  Itar-Tass reports. The notification will be followed by a formal de-listing from theState Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations in thecoming days. MEK was created in the 1960s by students of Tehran University tofight the Shah's regime. It was placed on the US terrorism list in

Read
Iran demonstrates national anti-air defenses

Iran has demonstrated the Ra’ad anti-air defenses systems at the military parade marking the 32nd anniversary of war with Iraq, Rosbalt reports.The new system is capable of shooting down fighters, helicopters and drones and interception of bombs with laser targeting and cruise missiles.The first group of US experts is on a visit to Georgia according to a strategic partnership charter signed between Washington and Tbilisi in January 2009. The US plan missile defenses in Georgia.

Read
33,000 US soldiers leave Afghanistan

The US has sent the 33,000 reinforcements deployed by President Barack Obama 3 years ago to Afghanistan back home, Interfax reports.The US started withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July 2012.The reinforcements pushed out the Taliban from many southern and south-western regions of the country. 68,000 US and about 40,000 soldiers of other countries serve in Afghanistan. Their withdrawal is being carried out in portions.

Read
Gldanigate

Georgia has experienced protests and resignations of high-ranking officials ahead of upcoming elections

Read
Russia and China want Palestine as UN observer

President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas has Russian support to become an observer at the UN General Assembly, Russian representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said, ITAR-TASS reports.Chinese representative to the UN Li Baodong expressed support for Palestine too.Abbas reminded that he will speak at the General Assembly on September 27 with an urge for recognition of Palestine as an observer. Palestine has support of many of the 193 UN members.

Read

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide financial support for the project "Promotion of gender equality in the financial sector of Azerbaijan", which will be implemented within the framework of the global initiative of the bank "Plan for Gender Equality."

Read
Georgian Catholicos-Patriarch meets US ambassador

All-Georgian Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II has met US Ambassador Richard Norland, secretary of the Patriarch Michael Botkoveli says, Georgia Online reports.The Patriarch requested the ambassador to act clearly and help make the elections fair. The officials discussed the recent scandal over prison tortures in Georgia.

Read

 he Iranian Majlis (parliament) has issued a statement signed by 250 lawmakers to condemn the production of a film which desecrates Islam’s Prophet Mohammad, Press TV reports. …

Read

Russia's recently-introduced ban on USAID's activity won't be effective, former head of the Central Bank and director for research of the Higher School of Economics Sergey Aleksashenko told Ekho Moskvy on Wednesday.

Read

Populars