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  • Kremlin says no official date for Astana meeting on Syria yet

    Date: 2017-01-12 17:19:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:6321293

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - The official date for the meeting on Syrian settlement in Astana has not been set yet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "There has been no official announcement yet," he said when asked to comment on unofficial ....

  • Kremlin spokesman blasts Russian hacking allegations as hysteria

    Date: 2017-01-12 14:26:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:36 - ID:6319993

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - Washington’s accusations of supposed Russian hacker attacks have turned into a real frenzy, making it impossible to get to the bottom of the matter under such conditions, Tass news agency on Thursday quoted Russian ....

  • Putin, Nazarbayev discuss preparation for Astana talks on Syria

    Date: 2017-01-12 13:26:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:31 - ID:6319229

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone conversation with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev the preparation for a meeting in Astana on Syria, the Kremlin press service said on Thursday, according to ....

  • Moscow expects relations with Turkey to expand

    Date: 2017-01-12 12:29:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:27 - ID:6319201

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) – Russia would expand relations with Turkey, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Thursday. "I hope we will not only return to the former state of our relations but take them even further," Meshkov told ....

  • Diplomat warns deployment of new US forces in Europe destabilizes European security

    Date: 2017-01-12 12:21:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:26 - ID:6319189

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) - The deployment by the Obama team of additional forces in Europe lately is a destabilizing factor for European security, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum. "Speaking ....

  • Afghan police arrest 3 Iranians on terrorism charges in Herat

    Date: 2017-01-11 22:58:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:72 - ID:6315261

    KABUL, Jan 11 (MENA) - Local officials in Afghanistan's Herat province said at least three Iranians were arrested by the Afghan police over terror charges, Khaama Press reported on Wednesday. An official in the counter-terrorism directorate ....

  • Trump appointee to State Secretary's post: Demise of Daesh'd allow us to increase attention on al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood

    Date: 2017-01-11 21:57:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:68 - ID:6315901

    WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (MENA) - President-elect Donald Trump's Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson called for paying more attention to tackling Islamist extremism, and described Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda among others as “agents of radical ....

  • Haftar, Shoigu discuss fighting terrorism

    Date: 2017-01-11 20:46:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:6315249

    MOSCOW, Jan 11 (MENA) – Libyan National Army Commander Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar held on Wednesday a video conference with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to discuss urgent issues of the fight against international terrorist groups in ....

  • Yemen war claims lives of 1,400 children, says UN

    Date: 2017-01-11 14:14:15 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:43 - ID:6313653

    NEW YORK, Jan 11 (MENA) - Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children's fund said. "Attacks on civilian areas continue to kill and injure scores of children in Yemen," ....

  • Gov't panel to release interim report on emperor abdication Jan. 23

    Date: 2017-01-11 12:35:32 GMT - Japan - World - SN:32 - ID:6312513

    BEIJING, Jan 11 (MENA) - A panel tasked with examining the potential abdication of Japan's aging Emperor Akihito, who has indicated his desire to step down, will release an interim report of its findings on Jan. 23, Kyodo quoted the six-member group ....

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