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Putin to meet with Israeli premier Netanyahu in Sochi
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sochi on Thursday.
According to the Kremlin press service, "issues of further development of the bilateral …
Raul Khajimba wins Abkhazia’s presidential runoff
Incumbent Abkhaz President Raul Khajimba has won the presidential runoff, according to preliminary data, garnering 47.38% of the vote, head of Abkhazia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Tamaz …
Russia considers Japan's representations over Kurils unacceptable
Russian considers Japan's representations made to Moscow over the opening of a new fish plant on the Shikotan island unacceptable, the Russian Embassy in Tokyo told TASS on Friday.
"We consider …
Putin says special organization may be created to address problems in Strait of Hormuz
Russian President Vladimir Putin does not rule out that a special organization might be created to address problems that emerge in the Strait of Hormuz.
"From the standpoint of the potential of our …
Tehran to free 7 crewmembers of detained British tanker
The Iranian authorities have decided to release seven crewmembers of the British Stena Impero tanker, including one Russian citizen, spokesperson for the Russian embassy in Iran Andrey Ganenko told …
Russia, Mongolia to set up joint investment fund
Russia and Mongolia will establish a join fund for investment cooperation, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev told reporters on Tuesday.
"Today, the Russian Direct …
Senior Russian, South Korean diplomats discuss situation on Korean Peninsula
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and South Korean Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon pointed to the importance of regular coordination on …
Hezbollah, Israel trade strikes across Blue Line
Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and the Israeli armed forces on Sunday traded strikes across the line separating the two states, known as the Blue Line for the color of helmets of UN peacekeepers …
Turkey to use cooperation with Russia to put pressure on US
Ankara may take advantage of its plans to boost defense cooperation with Moscow to put additional pressure on Washington, particularly as far as the US obligation to set up a safety zone in northern …
Lebanese PM asks for Russia’s support in avoiding tensions with Israel
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for Moscow’s support in order to avoid heightened tensions between Lebanon and Israel, the Russian Foreign …