State Department news briefings to resume in early March

State Department news briefings to resume in early March

The State Department said it will resume regular news briefings early next month after facing criticism for not having held one since the Trump inauguration, NBC2 reports. The department said it will begin hosting the …

Trump proposal for terrorist listing of Iran Revolutionary Guard in limbo

Trump proposal for terrorist listing of Iran Revolutionary Guard in limbo

A proposal the Trump administration is considering to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization has stalled over warnings from defense and intelligence officials that the move could backfire, according to …

Russia wins 11 medals, Including 6 golds, on first day of Military World Games

Russia wins 11 medals, Including 6 golds, on first day of Military World Games

The Russian team won 11 medals, including six gold ones, on the first day of the third Winter Military World Games, the competition’s press center informed journalists, Sputnik reports. "On the first competition day …

NATO military committee to hold meeting in Georgia on March 2-3

NATO military committee to hold meeting in Georgia on March 2-3

NATO military committee, headed by General Petr Pavel, is going to hold a meeting in Tbilisi on March 2, this message was posted on the Georgian Defense Ministry's website. The committee will stay in Tbilisi for two …

Witches gather at midnight to cast spell on Donald Trump

Witches gather at midnight to cast spell on Donald Trump

There was much fanfare when witches across the world pledged to stand together and cast a spell on US President Donald Trump on Friday night, Daily Mail reported. But it seems the self-proclaimed witches gathered …

3rd Winter World Military Games kick off in Sochi

3rd Winter World Military Games kick off in Sochi

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared the 3rd Winter World Military Games in the Russian Black Sea resort open at a gala ceremony at Sochi’s Ice Cube stadium. "Dear participants and guests! I declare the 3rd 2017 …

Tel Aviv honors memory of victims of Khojaly tragedy

Tel Aviv honors memory of victims of Khojaly tragedy

Today, the Sokolov House of Journalists in Tel Aviv hosted a presentation of the book titled "Black Snowdrops", which took the prize of the international TEAS-2017 literary contest, held in London in memory of the events in Khojaly. …

European Investment Bank eyes to finance TANAP, TAP

European Investment Bank eyes to finance TANAP, TAP

Baku hosted discussions on funding the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), Azerbaijan’s Energy Ministry said in a message Feb. 24. Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev, Director of Central and South Eastern Europe Department at the …

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official. The suspect, Hamza …

Trump vows military build-up

Trump vows military build-up

President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative …

Tajikistan considers joining EAEC

Tajikistan considers joining EAEC

Dushanbe is exploring the possibility and expediency of accession of Tajikistan to the Eurasian Economic Union, the Ambassador of Tajikistan in Moscow, Imomuddin Sattorov, said. The diplomat noted that the leadership of Tajikistan …

FSA #039in control of all neighborhoods#039 in Syria’s Al-Bab

FSA 'in control of all neighborhoods' in Syria’s Al-Bab

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army forces have taken control of all neighborhoods in Syria’s Al-Bab, Turkish military said Friday. In a statement, the Turkish Chief of General Staff said a sweep operation was ongoing to clear the …

 Heiko Langner: Referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh is provocation

Heiko Langner: "Referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh is provocation"

It is directed against the ongoing OSCE efforts exerted by equal Minsk Group co-chairs

 Iran and Saudi Arabia discuss Hajj

Iran and Saudi Arabia discuss Hajj

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation in the city of Jeddah about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual Hajj. The kingdom’s minister in charge of pilgrimages, Mohammed …

 Georgian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine

Georgian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will visit Ukraine, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia Igor Dolgov said today, adding that the visit is scheduled for the second half of March. …

Turkey reveals when it plans to withdraw from Syria

Turkey reveals when it plans to withdraw from Syria

Turkish troops will not remain in Syria after the ISIS terrorist group is defeated there, a senior adviser to Turkish President Turkish President, Ilnur Cevik, told the RT broadcaster in an interview. According to …

Russia appoints acting permanent representative to UN

Russia appoints acting permanent representative to UN

Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Pyotr Ilyichev has been appointed as acting Permanent Representative to the organization after Vitaly Churkin’s unexpected death, a …

 Trump plans to expand nuclear capacity of US

Trump plans to expand nuclear capacity of US

US President Donald Trump plans to expand the country's nuclear capacity to prove Washington's leading position. He expressed concern the US has fallen behind in nuclear weapon capacity. …

Can Beijing shape new Northeast Asia order?

Can Beijing shape new Northeast Asia order?

Japan and South Korea resorted to a balancing tactic between China and the US in economy and security, but now, they openly side with the US

Oil production from Kazakhstan on the rise

Oil production from Kazakhstan on the rise

Kashagan oil field offshore Kazakhstan should reach capacity by the end of the year