Palestinian ambassador names date of Abbas#039 visit to Moscow

Palestinian ambassador names date of Abbas' visit to Moscow

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas plans to visit Russia on May 11, Palestinian ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafez Nofal said. In early March, the diplomat informed that Abbas will visit Moscow in the first …

Iran sanctions 15 US firms

Iran sanctions 15 US firms

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 US companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, Reuters reported citing the state news agency IRNA. The agency quoted Iran's foreign ministry as saying the …

Agramunt: PACE will be able to protect ideals of Council of Europe together with Russia

Agramunt: PACE will be able to protect ideals of Council of Europe together with Russia

The values of the Council of Europe, which are currently under threat, can be effectively protected only with the participation of Moscow, the head of PACE Pedro Agramunt said. "Today, when we face such important …

Russia#039s reaction to new US sanctions

Russia's reaction to new US sanctions

Washington's decision to impose restrictive measures against a number of Russian companies causes disappointment, but the sanctions bring no serious problems to Russia, Russian Foreign ministry’s spokeswoman …

Erdogan: Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

Erdogan: Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey may hold a referendum on whether to carry on with negotiations about joining the European Union, Al Jazeera reports. Speaking at a Turkish-Anglo …

Rebel court sentences Yemen president to death

Rebel court sentences Yemen president to death

A rebel court in Yemen's insurgent-held capital has sentenced President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to death for high treason in absentia, The New Arab reported citing the rebel news agency. The court found Hadi guilty …

Novak: OPEC and non-OPEC compliance on production cuts at 93%

Novak: OPEC and non-OPEC compliance on production cuts at 93%

As of February, OPEC members and countries outside of the cartel cut their oil production by 93% of the planned level, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. He explained that the monitoring committee is …

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track, Reuters reported. "Growing violations in recent …

Sino-Saudi alignment creates strategic opportunity for Turkey

Sino-Saudi alignment creates strategic opportunity for Turkey

Erdogan declared Turkey’s national interests as “residing in the Suez Canal, the adjacent seas, and from there extending to the Indian Ocean”

ISIS fighters penetrate Russia as migrant labor

ISIS fighters penetrate Russia as migrant labor

Russia needs a strong Central Asia to combat terrorism

Turkmen President orders to develop local airlines

Turkmen President orders to develop local airlines

Today President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting with the country's Cabinet of Ministers, during which he reminded that he had previously ordered to develop local airlines, Turkmen government …

EU leaders sign Rome declaration and proclaim a ‘common future’

EU leaders sign Rome declaration and proclaim a ‘common future’

The 27 leaders of the European Union signed the Rome Declaration on Saturday, proclaiming, “Europe is our common future,” even as a series of crises have badly weakened efforts to unify the continent and Britain …

EU summit kicks off in Rome

EU summit kicks off in Rome

Leaders of 27 European Union countries, not including the UK, are meeting in the Italian capital to celebrate 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. The countries will sign a new declaration to honour the 1957 treaty, which paved the way …

Russian jets from Kant airbase to participate in Tajik exercises

Russian jets from Kant airbase to participate in Tajik exercises

Russian Su-25SM jets from the Kyrgyz airbase Kant will take part in joint anti-terrorist exercises with Tajikistan's forces, the press service of the Central Military District reported. "Russian Su-25SM jets have been relocated …

Merkel acknowledges mistakes of the EU

Merkel acknowledges mistakes of the EU

The European Union made a lot of mistakes many times, but now it's time to correct them, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with Italian state channel. She arrived in Rome for the celebration of the 60th …

Tillerson to discuss fight against Daesh with Erdogan

Tillerson to discuss fight against Daesh with Erdogan

The agenda of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Turkey includes the meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, State Department's press service reported. The head of American …

Syrian army retakes parts of east Damascus

Syrian army retakes parts of east Damascus

The Syrian army said that its units had managed to retake all positions in eastern Damascus that had been infiltrated by opposition fighters earlier this week, lse.co.uk reports. In a statement, the army said its troops had …

Russia, Turkey, Iran Must Hold Talks to Stop Syria Violence: UN

Russia, Turkey, Iran Must Hold Talks to Stop Syria Violence: UN

Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said, Reuters reported. De Mistura is …

Michael Flynn discussed Gulen extradition plan with Turkish government

Michael Flynn discussed Gulen extradition plan with Turkish government

Michael Flynn, the Trump administration’s first national security adviser, met with Turkish government officials in September to discuss a plan to excise a political enemy of Turkey’s president from the U.S., …

Russia, US confirm absence of major incidents in Syrian skies

Russia, US confirm absence of major incidents in Syrian skies

During a regular video conference of the Russia-US working group on implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on prevention of flight incidents in Syrian skies, Russia and the United States have …