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Russia arrests 'Islamic State' members over terror plot |The seven suspects arrested in Yekaterinburg were all members of the "Islamic S
Russia arrests 'Islamic State' members over terror plot |
DW / Posted 31 minutes ago
The seven suspects arrested in Yekaterinburg were all members of the "Islamic State" (IS) terror militia, FSB said on Monday. According to the intelligence agency, the dismantled "criminal group" was preparing "major acts of terror using home-made... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Former Mayor of Russia's Petrozavodsk Appeals DismissalGalina Shirshina, former mayor of Petrozavodsk, the capital of Russia's republi
Former Mayor of Russia's Petrozavodsk Appeals Dismissal
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 hours ago
Galina Shirshina, former mayor of Petrozavodsk, the capital of Russia's republic of Karelia, has appealed a ruling made by the Karelian Supreme Court. The court ruled on Jan. 21 that Shirshina's recent dismissal from her post was legitimate, the... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian Government Rejects Proposed Tax on Chips and Fizzy DrinksThe Russian government has not supported the draft law designed to impose taxes
Russian Government Rejects Proposed Tax on Chips and Fizzy Drinks
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 hours ago
The Russian government has not supported the draft law designed to impose taxes on "unhealthful" products, including potato chips and fizzy drinks, the Interfax news agency reported Monday. In the law's conclusion, the government cited President... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russia and Iran Holding Talks on Visa-Free Tourist TravelIran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei announced that talks are under way bet
Russia and Iran Holding Talks on Visa-Free Tourist Travel
The Moscow Times / Posted 7 hours ago
Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei announced that talks are under way between Tehran and Moscow on the possibility of canceling visa requirements for tourist groups, the Interfax news agency reported Sunday. "We are already holding talks [on... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Russia holds Islamic State group suspected of planning attacks - IfaxMOSCOW: Russia's FSB security police has arrested seven Islamic State militants
Russia holds Islamic State group suspected of planning attacks - Ifax
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 hours ago
MOSCOW: Russia's FSB security police has arrested seven Islamic State militants in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg who were planning terrorist attacks in Moscow and St Petersburg, Interfax news agency quoted the FSB as saying on Monday. The group... Read more
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The Star
Russia holds Islamic State group suspected of planning attacks - IfaxMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's FSB security police has arrested seven Islamic Stat
Russia holds Islamic State group suspected of planning attacks - Ifax
The Star / Posted 8 hours ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's FSB security police has arrested seven Islamic State militants in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg who were planning terrorist attacks in Moscow and St Petersburg, Interfax news agency quoted the FSB as saying on... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Police Pursue Drunk St. Petersburg Man Driving Armored CarrierPolice near St. Petersburg have pursued an armored personnel carrier along a ro
Police Pursue Drunk St. Petersburg Man Driving Armored Carrier
The Moscow Times / Posted 10 hours ago
Police near St. Petersburg have pursued an armored personnel carrier along a road and through a field, eventually detaining its driver and a passenger, both of whom were intoxicated, the local 47news portal reported Sunday. The provenance of the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
N Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, US and UNNorth Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, d
N Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, US and UN
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 16 hours ago
North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test. Critics of the rocket program say it is being used to test technology for a... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors,...Critics of the rocket program say it is being used to test technology for a lon
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors,...
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 19 hours ago
Critics of the rocket program say it is being used to test technology for a long-range missile. South Korea and the United States said they would explore whether to deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea "at the earliest possible... Read more
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The Star
North Korea launches rocket it says carrying satelliteSEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea drew renewed international condemn
North Korea launches rocket it says carrying satellite
The Star / Posted 21 hours ago
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea drew renewed international condemnation and the threat of more sanctions on Sunday after launching a long-range rocket in defiance of United Nations rules just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb... Read more
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heraldscotland
UN security council condemns North Korea rocket launchThe response came after the foreign secretary Philip Hammond warned that North
UN security council condemns North Korea rocket launch
heraldscotland / Posted 21 hours ago
The response came after the foreign secretary Philip Hammond warned that North Korea's actions present a "threat to regional and international security", saying economic sanctions would require the agreement of the UN Security Council. North Korea... Read more
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CBC.ca
N. Korea rocket launch spurs world to condemn 'latest provocation'British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had spoken with his
N. Korea rocket launch spurs world to condemn 'latest provocation'
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had spoken with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and both had agreed the UN Security Council should take strong action against North Korea for launching a long-range rocket. North... Read more
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Eye Witness News
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, US North Korea said the launch of the satellite was a ‘complete success’. FILE:
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, US
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
North Korea said the launch of the satellite was a ‘complete success’. FILE: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Picture: AFP/Files/KCNA via KNS Republic of Korea. North Korea,Kim Jong... Read more
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The Star
North Korea will continue launching satellites - Interfax cites embassyMOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea intends to continue to launch rockets carrying s
North Korea will continue launching satellites - Interfax cites embassy
The Star / Posted yesterday
MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea intends to continue to launch rockets carrying satellites into space, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted the North Korean embassy in Moscow as saying in a statement on Sunday. "The state agency on space exploration,... Read more
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Swissinfo
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.SBy Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-rang
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbours and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N.... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Russia's luxury flagship store turns to Chinese spendersMOSCOW: Framed by Swarovski crystal figurines and crocodile skin-clad smart pho
Russia's luxury flagship store turns to Chinese spenders
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
MOSCOW: Framed by Swarovski crystal figurines and crocodile skin-clad smart phones, sales promotions at Moscow's exclusive TsUM department store are being publicized in two languages: Russian, of course, and now Chinese. The bi-lingual signs,... Read more
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Aljazeera
Thousands head to Turkey fleeing Syrian offensiveThousands of Syrians are fleeing the Aleppo countryside, heading towards Turkey
Thousands head to Turkey fleeing Syrian offensive
Aljazeera / Posted 3 days ago
Thousands of Syrians are fleeing the Aleppo countryside, heading towards Turkey, as government forces break through rebel defences in the northern province. The development comes as diplomatic talks on ending the war in Syria remain on hold and... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Putin Doesn't Plan to Meet With Turkey�s ErdoganRussian President Vladimir Putin will not meet with Turkish President Recep Erd
Putin Doesn't Plan to Meet With Turkey�s Erdogan
The Moscow Times / Posted 3 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. “There has been no contact between the two presidents. And I'm unaware of any future... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Putin Turns Down Request to Meet From Turkey�s ErdoganRussian President Vladimir Putin will not meet with Turkish President Recep Erd
Putin Turns Down Request to Meet From Turkey�s Erdogan
The Moscow Times / Posted 3 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. “There has been no contact between the two presidents. And I'm unaware of any future... Read more
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DW
Pope and Russian patriarch to meet for the first time |The pope and the head of the largest Orthodox Church would meet next week in Cu
Pope and Russian patriarch to meet for the first time |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
The pope and the head of the largest Orthodox Church would meet next week in Cuba, the churches said in a joint statement on Friday. According to the statement, the high-profile summit on February 12 "will mark an important stage in relations... Read more
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DW
Regime forces make key gains in Syria |The pro-government troops have retaken Ratyan on the northern outskirts of Alep
Regime forces make key gains in Syria |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
The pro-government troops have retaken Ratyan on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, and Atman in the southern Daraa province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. The move comes as the regime forces are closing in on the rebel-held... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian Security Officials Destroy Turkish Oranges in the North CaucasusRussian security officials have seized nearly half a ton of oranges from vendor
Russian Security Officials Destroy Turkish Oranges in the North Caucasus
The Moscow Times / Posted 3 days ago
Russian security officials have seized nearly half a ton of oranges from vendors at a city market in the North Caucasus and destroyed the fruit, reasoning that the oranges had been brought from Turkey against Russia's ban on food imports from the... Read more
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The Star
Russia says West rejected proposal for Syria coordination centre - InterfaxMOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian proposal to set up an advisory body in Amman to co
Russia says West rejected proposal for Syria coordination centre - Interfax
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian proposal to set up an advisory body in Amman to coordinate actions in Syria was rejected by the United States and its Western allies, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov as saying... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Russia won't firm control over conventional arms in Europe while NATO boosts activity - InterfaxMOSCOW: Russia does not consider it expedient to commit itself to firmer contro
Russia won't firm control over conventional arms in Europe while NATO boosts activity - Interfax
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
MOSCOW: Russia does not consider it expedient to commit itself to firmer control over conventional weapons in Europe while NATO increases its activity in the region, Interfax news agency on Friday quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly... Read more
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The Star
Russia won't firm control over conventional arms in Europe while NATO boosts activity - InterfaxMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia does not consider it expedient to commit itself to fi
Russia won't firm control over conventional arms in Europe while NATO boosts activity - Interfax
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia does not consider it expedient to commit itself to firmer control over conventional weapons in Europe while NATO increases its activity in the region, Interfax news agency on Friday quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister... Read more
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The Washington Times
Obama administration pressures Russia to stop Syria bombing campaignThe Obama administration escalated its demand that Russia halt its bombing camp
Obama administration pressures Russia to stop Syria bombing campaign
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
The Obama administration escalated its demand that Russia halt its bombing campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, a day after a major multinational push to hold peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s 5-year-old civil war... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Economic minister's resignation plunges Ukraine into new crisisUkraine has been thrust into a new political crisis after the economic minister
Economic minister's resignation plunges Ukraine into new crisis
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 4 days ago
Ukraine has been thrust into a new political crisis after the economic minister and his team tendered their resignations complaining of ingrained corruption, which has replaced the simmering separatist conflict as the country’s main obstacle to... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Moscow's TsUM Creating China-Friendly Store to Grow ProfitsMercury, the luxury brand distributor that manages Moscow's TsUM department sto
Moscow's TsUM Creating China-Friendly Store to Grow Profits
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
Mercury, the luxury brand distributor that manages Moscow's TsUM department store, is developing a tourist shopping tour to increase the number of Chinese customers, the RBC news website reported Thursday. TsUM is conducting negotiations with... Read more
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The Moscow Times
36% of Russians Believe Their Country Is a World Power � PollThirty-six percent of Russians consider their country to be one of most powerfu
36% of Russians Believe Their Country Is a World Power � Poll
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
Thirty-six percent of Russians consider their country to be one of most powerful in the world, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday, citing data from the independent Levada Center pollster. Over the past year the number of respondents sharing... Read more
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Reuters
Khamenei's top aide says Tehran, Moscow ink $40 billion in projects: agenciesMOSCOW Iran and Russia have initialed contracts worth around $40 billion, inclu
Khamenei's top aide says Tehran, Moscow ink $40 billion in projects: agencies
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
MOSCOW Iran and Russia have initialed contracts worth around $40 billion, including for power-engineering and railway projects, Russian news agencies quoted Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as saying on... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Khamenei's top aide says Tehran, Moscow ink US$40 billion in projects - agenciesMOSCOW: Iran and Russia have initialled contracts worth around US$40 billion, i
Khamenei's top aide says Tehran, Moscow ink US$40 billion in projects - agencies
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
MOSCOW: Iran and Russia have initialled contracts worth around US$40 billion, including for power-engineering and railway projects, Russian news agencies quoted Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Defense Ministry Confirms Russian Military Advisor Killed in SyriaRussia's Defense Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that one of its military advis
Defense Ministry Confirms Russian Military Advisor Killed in Syria
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
Russia's Defense Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that one of its military advisors in Syria had been killed by mortar fire, the Interfax news agency reported, although Turkish media cited unidentified sources in the Syrian opposition as saying... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian Inflation Falls Below 10% for First Time in 14 MonthsThe annual inflation in Russia has fallen into single digits in February for th
Russian Inflation Falls Below 10% for First Time in 14 Months
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
The annual inflation in Russia has fallen into single digits in February for the first time since December 2014, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday. In 2015, inflation in Russia reached 12.9 percent — the highest recorded rate since 2008,... Read more
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The Daily Reckoning
Has Crude Oil Finally Bottomed?At the time, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley were calling for US$20
Has Crude Oil Finally Bottomed?
The Daily Reckoning / Posted 4 days ago
At the time, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley were calling for US$20 per barrel. According to Bloomberg, Citi said ‘U.S. oil prices may fall to $20 if tanks used to store crude start to fill up before producers sufficiently curb... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Turkey Introduces Visa Regime for Russian JournalistsTurkey has introduced visa requirements for Russian journalists starting from F
Turkey Introduces Visa Regime for Russian Journalists
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
Turkey has introduced visa requirements for Russian journalists starting from Feb. 15, the Interfax news agency reported, citing a representative of the Turkish Embassy in Moscow. The new visa regime has been implemented on the basis of reciprocity... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Putin Declares Patriotism Russia's Only National IdeaPresident Vladimir Putin considers patriotism the only national idea in Russia,
Putin Declares Patriotism Russia's Only National Idea
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
President Vladimir Putin considers patriotism the only national idea in Russia, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday. �We don't have and there can't be any other unifying idea, apart from patriotism,� Putin was quoted by Interfax as saying at... Read more
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Balita
Chicago agricultural commodities mixed January 29, 2016 7:37 am CHICAGO, Jan. 28 — Wheat futures retreated Wednesda
Chicago agricultural commodities mixed
Balita / Posted 4 days ago
January 29, 2016 7:37 am CHICAGO, Jan. 28 — Wheat futures retreated Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) on technical selling while soybeans rebounded. Corn remained unchanged. The most active corn... Read more
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Japan Today
Russia to bomb Syria until terrorists defeated: Lavrov ‹ Japan TodayRussia said Wednesday it would press ahead with its bombing campaign in Syria u
Russia to bomb Syria until terrorists defeated: Lavrov ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 4 days ago
Russia said Wednesday it would press ahead with its bombing campaign in Syria until “terrorist organisations” such as the Islamic State group are defeated amid the latest international push to end the conflict. “Russian air strikes will not cease... Read more
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The Washington Times
Inside the Ring: New Russian beachhead in SyriaU.S. intelligence agencies are closely watching what appears to be a buildup of
Inside the Ring: New Russian beachhead in Syria
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely watching what appears to be a buildup of Russian military forces in northeastern Syria, very close to the Turkish border. The buildup has been underway for the past several weeks, and defense officials say... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian Opposition Leader Wants Investigation Into Kadyrov's 'Threatening' VideoMikhail Kasyanov, leader of the PARNAS opposition party, has asked law enforcem
Russian Opposition Leader Wants Investigation Into Kadyrov's 'Threatening' Video
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 days ago
Mikhail Kasyanov, leader of the PARNAS opposition party, has asked law enforcement agencies to open a criminal investigation into a video posted on Instagram by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, the Interfax news agency reported. The request to the... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Russia to keep bombing Syria until 'terrorists defeated: LavrovMOSCOW - Russia said Wednesday it would continue its bombing campaign in Syria
Russia to keep bombing Syria until 'terrorists defeated: Lavrov
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
MOSCOW - Russia said Wednesday it would continue its bombing campaign in Syria until "terrorist organisations" such as the Islamic State group are defeated amid the latest global push to end the conflict. Russia launched its Syrian air campaign on... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
UN tries to get Syria peace talks back on trackGENEVA - The UN envoy for Syria was under pressure Wednesday to get peace negot
UN tries to get Syria peace talks back on track
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
GENEVA - The UN envoy for Syria was under pressure Wednesday to get peace negotiations back on track after intense Russian bombing in support of regime forces left talks in Switzerland hanging by a thread. Government forces stand on a tank three... Read more
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Rappler
UN tries to get Syria peace talks back on trackUN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura and the
UN tries to get Syria peace talks back on track
Rappler / Posted 5 days ago
UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura and the Syrian opposition members of High Negotiations Committee, HCN, wait for the start of a meeting, during the Intra-Syria Talks, at the European headquarters of the United... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Washington Is The Greatest Threat To World OrderSergei Naryshkin, the Chairman of the Russian Parliament says that the growing
Washington Is The Greatest Threat To World Order
Op-Ed News / Posted 6 days ago
Sergei Naryshkin, the Chairman of the Russian Parliament says that the growing tensions in international relations result from Washington's lack of morals and violations of international law: "The increasing crisis in international relations is... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Egypt, Russia may start building nuclear power plant in 2018 - InterfaxMOSCOW: Egypt may start construction of its first nuclear power plant with Russ
Egypt, Russia may start building nuclear power plant in 2018 - Interfax
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
MOSCOW: Egypt may start construction of its first nuclear power plant with Russia's assistance in 2018, Interfax news agency quoted Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov as saying on Tuesday. The plant would be built at Dabaa in the north of... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Syrian peace talks in disarray again Published: 2 February 2016 11:26 PM Since the conflict began in March 2011,
Syrian peace talks in disarray again
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 6 days ago
Published: 2 February 2016 11:26 PM Since the conflict began in March 2011, more than 260,000 people have died and more than half of Syria's population have fled their homes. The conflict has dragged in a range... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN envoy pushes Syrian government as peace talks 'go deeperGENEVA: The UN envoy for Syria sought on Tuesday (Feb 2) to press President Bas
UN envoy pushes Syrian government as peace talks 'go deeper
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
GENEVA: The UN envoy for Syria sought on Tuesday (Feb 2) to press President Bashar al-Assad's government to ease the suffering of ordinary Syrians to enable fragile peace talks in Switzerland to "go deeper". Staffan de Mistura declared on Monday... Read more
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Rappler
UN envoy pushes Syrian govt as peace talks 'go deeper'PEACE TALKS. UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mi
UN envoy pushes Syrian govt as peace talks 'go deeper'
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
PEACE TALKS. UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura (L) and Syrian opposition Deputy Head George Sabra (2-R) and Asaad Al-Zoubi (R), head of the Syrian opposition delegation, wait prior a meeting, during the... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russia Cannot Participate in War Crimes Investigation � Justice MinistryRussian is unable to participate in the International Criminal Court's investig
Russia Cannot Participate in War Crimes Investigation � Justice Ministry
The Moscow Times / Posted 6 days ago
Russian is unable to participate in the International Criminal Court's investigation into war crimes committed during the conflict in South Ossetia in 2008, as it has not ratified the Rome Statute, the Justice Ministry said Tuesday, the Interfax news... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Russia begins air strikes in Syria, but is not targeting Islamic StateRussia launched its first air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, reportedly hitting
Russia begins air strikes in Syria, but is not targeting Islamic State
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, reportedly hitting opposition-held areas in the province of Homs rather than the Islamic State militants it says it is targeting in its move to shore up the Syrian regime. Local activists... Read more
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