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NATO is Not Part of Conflict In Nagorno-Karabakh: Stoltenberg

NATO is not part of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, says Stoltenberg

BRUSSELS – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is not part of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. “I reminded the [Armenian] president that NATO is not part of this conflict. Armenia and Azerbaijan have been valued NATO partners for over 25 years,” said Jens Stoltenberg at …

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Russia Ready to Freeze Nuclear Warheads to Extend Arms Treaty

Russia ready to freeze nuclear warheads along with US to extend arms treaty

MOSCOW – Russia is ready to freeze the current number of nuclear warheads with the United States to extend the new bilateral strategic arms reduction treaty (New START) by one year, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. “This position of ours can be implemented strictly and exclusively on the understanding …

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New Nuclear Missiles to Cost $95bn, Pentagon Estimates

New nuclear missiles to cost $95bn, Pentagon estimates

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has raised the estimated cost of commissioning a new fleet of ground-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal, that has been in continuous operation for 50 years to $95.8 billion, officials said Monday. The estimate is around $10 billion from four years ago. The …

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Turkish, Russian Defence Chiefs Talk Caucasus Conflict

Turkish, Russian defense chiefs talk Caucasus conflict

ANKARA – The Turkish Defense minister, Hulusi Akar, in a phone call, told his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu, on Monday that Armenia must end attacks on civilian settlements in violation of a new ceasefire and leave the occupied Azerbaijani territories. Akar and Shoygu discussed the Armenian attacks on Azerbaijan and …

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Russia Says Defence Pact Does Not Apply to Karabakh

Russia says defense pact does not apply to Karabakh

MOSCOW – The commitments of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military alliance of six former Soviet states, do not apply to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the spokesperson for the Russian presidency said on Wednesday. Responding to a question about the possibility of Russia sending troops to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, …

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China Urges the U.S. to Drop the ‘Cold War’ Mentality

China urges U.S. to drop 'Cold War' mentality

TOKYO – China said Wednesday that the United States should end its unprovoked attacks and accusations against China, accusing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of maliciously creating a political confrontation and sullying Beijing. Pompeo visited Japan on Tuesday and called for deeper cooperation with Australia, India and Japan to …

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Saudi Prince Rejects Normalization Deals with Israel

Saudi prince rejects normalization deals with Israel

JEDDAH: – Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince, Turki al-Faisal, has said US President Donald Trump is not an honest broker between the Arab world and Israel. Speaking to US business news channel CNBC on Wednesday night from Jeddah, Faisal said his father, King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, was “disappointed” by …

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World Powers Clash, Virus Stirs Anger At Virtual UN Meeting

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS – World leaders met electronically on Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the UN chief urged them to unite and tackle the immense problems of the time: the coronavirus, the “economic calamity” it sparked and the risk of a new cold war between the United States and …

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