Sberbank CEO: Sanctions against Russia unlikely to be lifted soon

Sberbank CEO: Sanctions against Russia unlikely to be lifted soon

The sanctions against Russia will not be lifted in the near future and a lot will depend on the relationship between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump, German …

NATO Military Committee: Officials to set stage for expert talks with Russia

NATO Military Committee: Officials to set stage for expert talks with Russia

The agenda and the rules of the talks between NATO and Russian military experts on prevention of dangerous incidents should be determined by top military officials first, Petr Pavel, the Chairman …

Man burned during protest outside Trump hotel

Man burned during protest outside Trump hotel

A man was transported to a hospital after suffering burns while setting a fire outside the Trump International Hotel, authorities said. The man received serious but non-life threatening burns during a …

Daesh plans to blow up Palmyra’s historical sites

Daesh plans to blow up Palmyra’s historical sites

Daesh is bringing large amounts of explosives to Palmyra, apparently with the aim to wipe out historical monuments in that city, Head of the Main Operations Department of Russia’s General Staff Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy …

Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Mogherini discuss JCPOA, Syria in Davos

Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Mogherini discuss JCPOA, Syria in Davos

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini Wednesday held talks on various issues, including the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, …

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation against Daesh

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation against Daesh

On Wednesday, Russia’s Aerospace Force and Turkey’s Air Force are conducting the first joint air operation against the Daesh terror group on the outskirts of the al-Bab town in the Aleppo province, Head of the Main Operations …

Merkel: EU doesn#039t know what to do with migrants

Merkel: EU doesn't know what to do with migrants

The European Union still does not have a long-term solution to the migration problem, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. She recalled that Germany, along with Italy, received a lot of migrants, but "we still do …

Irina Zvyagelskaya: Everyone want this terrible Syrian war to end

Irina Zvyagelskaya: "Everyone want this terrible Syrian war to end"

What are Russia's positions as a peacemaker in the Middle East today

Zarif: Iran can cooperate with Saudi

Zarif: Iran can cooperate with Saudi

Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the World …

Kazakhstan holds military drills

Kazakhstan holds military drills

The ground troops of Kazakhstan are holding command and staff drills in the east, west and south of the country, the country’s Defense Ministry said. As much as 1500 soldiers and more than 200 units of military equipment take part …

OPEC decreased its oil output

OPEC decreased its oil output

OPEC has decreased its oil production by 221,000 barrels per day in December 2016 down to 33.08 million barrels amid the deal on oil output curtailment, the cartel said in its monthly report. The largest decline in crude oil production …

Syria has no objections to US presence at Astana talks

Syria has no objections to US presence at Astana talks

Any country that "honestly seeks to facilitate the peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict, is eligible to take part in the Astana meeting," the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said. He made …

Crimea museums appeal Amsterdam court ruling on Scythian gold

Crimea museums appeal Amsterdam court ruling on Scythian gold

Crimean museums have appealed a Dutch court's ruling to transfer a collection of ancient Scythian gold to Ukraine, Inyurkollegiya law firm lawyer Anastasia Sivitskaya, protecting the interests of Crimean museums in the …

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Russia can play a key role in finding peaceful solutions to crises in Europe using mechanisms of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, whose country …

IMF: inequalities trigger economic crisis

IMF: inequalities trigger economic crisis

The middle class is gradually growing at a global level, but it is in crisis in developed countries, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, said at the World …

 Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Representatives of Syria’s Kurdish National Council have been invited to the intra-Syrian talks slated for January 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a source said. "Hakim Bashar, Ibrahim Baru and legal advisor Darvish Mirkan, …

Ilham Aliyev holds meetings in Davos

Ilham Aliyev holds meetings in Davos

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held a series of meetings at the World Economic Forum, which is taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Yesterday, the President met with President of the Swiss Confederation …

Georgia’s Prime Minister and King of Spain discuss growing tourism potential

Georgia’s Prime Minister and King of Spain discuss growing tourism potential

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and King Felipe VI of Spain discussed the opening of the International Tourism Fair scheduled for today in Madrid. Discussing tourism as one of  …

Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalized - media

Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalized - media

Former US President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff, Jean Becker. Bush, 92, was in stable …

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US admits Russia major player in Middle East

US Republican Senator John McCain has conceded Russia is a key player in the Middle East due to efforts of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. “He’s played a very weak hand in the most …