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  • Russian embassy in Washington: US sanctions intended to undermine Russian-US ties

    Date: 2016-12-30 07:37:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:11 - ID:6242361

    WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (MENA) - Washington’s latest anti-Russian sanctions are intended to undermine bilateral relations and will not be left unanswered, Tass News Agency quoted the Russian Embassy in Washington as saying on its official Twitter. On ....

  • Ukraine says hit by 6,500 hack attacks

    Date: 2016-12-30 06:20:24 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:3 - ID:6242129

    KIEV, Dec 30 (MENA) - Hackers have targeted Ukrainian State institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said ....

  • US calls Syria ceasefire deal a 'positive development'

    Date: 2016-12-29 22:54:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:78 - ID:6242017

    WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (MENA) - The United States on Thursday welcomed a nationwide ceasefire deal in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey as a "positive development," saying it hoped it would lead to fresh talks on the war-wracked country's political ....

  • Russia condemns US recent sanctions against Moscow

    Date: 2016-12-29 22:38:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:77 - ID:6241901

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - Konstantin Dolgov, Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human rights, on Thursday condemned US recent sanctions against Moscow and suggested there would be a fast response. He said the US’s actions were the “death ....

  • White House announces retaliation against Russia: Sanctions, ejecting diplomats

    Date: 2016-12-29 22:13:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:76 - ID:6241905

    WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday to retaliate against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, prompting vows from Russian authorities that Moscow will respond in kind, CNN reported. ....

  • Russian embassy in Damascus hit by mortar shell again

    Date: 2016-12-29 20:26:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:73 - ID:6241485

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Russia's embassy in Damascus was hit by a mortar shell afternoon, Sputnik reported. The spokeswoman added that the embassy compound was attacked ....

  • Cabinet approves joining Montreal Convention on offences, other acts committed in flights

    Date: 2016-12-29 18:03:55 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:64 - ID:6240585

    CAIRO, Dec 29 (MENA) – Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, approved on Thursday a presidential draft law on joining the Montreal Convention aiming to re-establish uniformity and predictability of rules relating to the international ....

  • Russian senator: Assad backs Russia's efforts to reach ceasefire

    Date: 2016-12-29 16:06:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:6240213

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) – Syrian President Bashar Assad strongly supports the common efforts of Russia and other countries aimed at reaching a ceasefire between the warring sides in Syria, Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council Committee for ....

  • Lavrov says Egypt could join Syria talks in Astana

    Date: 2016-12-29 15:06:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:51 - ID:6239857

    MOSCOW, Dec 29 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has expressed the hope that Egypt will join the negotiations on the Syrian settlement in Astana, while Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Iraq could join them at subsequent stages, ....

  • Turkish FM: Ankara, Moscow supervise Syrian ceasefire deal

    Date: 2016-12-29 14:51:31 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:49 - ID:6239717

    ANKARA, Dec 29 (MENA) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said Ankara will work with Moscow on supervising the Syrian ceasefire agreement, the BBC reported on Thursday. The deal excludes groups deemed as terrorists by the UN Security ....

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