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Bahrain resumes work at embassy in Damascus

Bahrain resumed operations at its embassy in Syria, which has been shut since 2011. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said the reopening of the embassy affirms the importance of continued relations with Syria.  In a …

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UAE reopens Damascus embassy - media

The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus, which has been shut since 2011, the Syrian information ministry said. There was no immediate comment from officials in the UAE.  A Syrian information note to …

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Lavrov holds meeting with Syrian ambassador

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with Syria’s Ambassador to Moscow Riad Haddad, during which, the sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperation with Damascus, the Syrian Foreign …

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Lavrov: Putin open to meeting with Trump

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is open to meeting with the U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "With regard to contacts at the …

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Putin: Russia to respond if U.S. exits INF Treaty

Russia is against the scrapping of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, but Moscow would be forced to respond if the United States exits the treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on …

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Most Japanese citizens back peace treaty talks with Russia

The majority of Japanese citizens support talks on drafting a peace treaty with Russia based on the Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956, according to an opinion poll carried out by the country’s largest private TV company Fuji and …

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Denmark recalls its ambassador from Iran

Denmark has recalled its ambassador from Iran and called for fresh EU sanctions against Tehran after its security services accused Iranian intelligence service of plotting an assassination on Danish soil. The Danish intelligence chief, …

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Russia ready for dialogue with NATO

Russia is ready for a serious dialogue with NATO, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said, noting that the Alliance, in turn, is not ready to restore normal military ties with the Russian Federation. …

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Karin Kneissl criticizes Western diplomacy in Arabic

The head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Karin Kneissl, addressed the UN General Assembly in an out of the ordinary way - she criticized the work of her colleagues from other Western countries, and did it not in her native German, but in …

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Jordan to reopen border with Syria

Jordan intends to reopen its border with Syria once the technical details of such a move are worked out, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. "In …

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