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MC-21 airliner makes first test flight

MC-21 airliner makes first test flight

MC-21 short-and medium-haul passenger plane made the first flight in Irkutsk, a source at the Irkutsk aviation plant (the Irkut Corporation) said on Sunday. "The plane was successful," the source said, refusing from further comments, …

Missiles of the Middle East

Missiles of the Middle East

Stability in the Middle East is not only threatened by missiles, but also short-range rockets launched by non-state actors

Muslims around the world celebrate holy month of Ramadan

Muslims around the world celebrate holy month of Ramadan

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Friday evening, May 26. Millions of Muslims offered their first special evening Ramadan prayer called Tarawih Friday, which will then …

Will the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor be a gateway to Central Asia?

Will the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor be a gateway to Central Asia?

The exchange of goods and energy is highly dependent on the normalization process in Afghanistan

Moscow marks 99th anniversary of Azerbaijani Democratic Republic

Moscow marks 99th anniversary of Azerbaijani Democratic Republic

Moscow is hosting a traditional solemn event dedicated to the Azerbaijani Republic Day, which is celebrated every year on May 28, as Azerbaijan declared its independence establishing the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on May 28, 1918. The …

 Russia#039s minimum wage and subsistence minimum to be equal since 2019

Russia's minimum wage and subsistence minimum to be equal since 2019

Russia's minimum wage will be gradually increased and will reach the subsistence level, the Russian Minister of Labor Maxim Topilin said. He specified that the minimum wage ratio to the subsistence level will …

Georgia marks 99 years of independence

Georgia marks 99 years of independence

On May 26, Georgia celebrates its Independence Day, commemorating the Act of Independence of 1918 that outlined the main principles of the nation's democracy. The country is also celebrating the 26th anniversary of its independence from the …

 Oil price falls despite OPEC deal extension

Oil price falls despite OPEC deal extension

The price of oil has fallen, despite oil-producing nations agreeing to extend production cuts for a further nine months. The world’s major oil producers have voted to continue their production cuts into 2018 in an attempt to prop …

Maria Zakharova to Vestnik Kavkaza: virtual fight against Russia replaces real fight against terrorism

Maria Zakharova to Vestnik Kavkaza: virtual fight against Russia replaces real fight against terrorism

Russia is using the whole range of measures to convince the West to jointly fight against terrorism, which is a common enemy for the whole world, but it don't receive an adequate response: many Western countries tend to present Moscow as …

 Moscow saved from transport terror attack

Moscow saved from transport terror attack

Russia’s federal security service FSB has detained four members of the outlawed terrorist organization ISIS in Moscow for plotting terrorist attacks at transport facilities. The FSB’s public relations center said that on May …

 Russian-Iranian oil deal finalized

Russian-Iranian oil deal finalized

The oil-for-food deal between  Russia and Iran is done, Iran’s petroleum minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said, adding that Iran expects supplies from Russia. "The deal is finalized and being carried out …

 Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

The Ukrainian authorities are preparing to cut off railway passenger traffic with Russia in early July, a source close to Kiev officials said. "Ukraine is preparing to halt rail passenger traffic with Russia starting around July …

 International Bank of Azerbaijan sells its subsidiaries in Russia and Georgia

International Bank of Azerbaijan sells its subsidiaries in Russia and Georgia

The  International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA), which is undergoing the procedure of voluntary restructuring of its loan liabilities to external lenders, started sales of its foreign assets. The bank said at its presentation organized …

US stops financial aid to Caucasus (and not only to it)

US stops financial aid to Caucasus (and not only to it)

  US President Donald Trump administration released the 2018 budget proposal, which includes massive cuts to domestic and foreign aid programs. The Budget proposes to reduce or end direct funding for …

Baku sums up results of 4th Islamic Solidarity Games

Baku sums up results of 4th Islamic Solidarity Games

A press conference was held in Baku today, which was dedicated to summing up the results of the Islamic Solidarity Games. The Azerbaijani national team won the most of the Baku Islamic Games gold medals: 75 gold medals, including 38 in strength …

OPEC deal to become more global

OPEC deal to become more global

Egypt, Norway and Turkmenistan made signs of their willingness to join the oil production cuts, Kuwait's oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said. The minister noted that  Saudi Energy Minister Khalid …

Trump scuttles State Department

Trump scuttles State Department

US President Donald Trump's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, the …

Manchester Arena explosion: 22 killed in terror attack (VIDEO)

Manchester Arena explosion: 22 killed in terror attack (VIDEO)

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At least 22 concert-goers were killed last night and 59 injured after a lone suicide bomber targeted Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. Witnesses described hearing a huge bang shortly after …

Azerbaijan wins 4th Baku Islamic Solidarity Games: results

Azerbaijan wins 4th Baku Islamic Solidarity Games: results

The 4th Baku Islamic Solidarity Games, which were held from May 8 to 22, ended in Baku. The athletes from 54 countries competed for 269 medal sets in 21 sports, including in 17 Olympic (athletics, boxing, jumping, football, rhythmic …

Khaled El Sergany: organizers of Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku have done great job

Khaled El Sergany: organizers of Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku have done great job

The organizers of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games have done a terrific job in Baku, the chief referee of the tennis tournament, Khaled El Sergany, told the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza "From the technical …