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Russia Shows Concerns About the Election Controversy

Russia Shows Concerns About the Election Controversy

MOSCOW – Days after the final results of the Afghan election were announced, in which the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani was declared winner, a spokesperson for Foreign Ministry of Russia, Maria Zakharova, said the following during a Moscow briefing on Thursday: “Russia is concerned about the controversy around the results …

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Russian Reconnaissance Plane Shot Down Over Idlib


LONDON – British newspaper Daily Express, citing sources among activists at Idlib, reports that a Russian reconnaissance plane was shot down on Friday in the Syrian city of Nairab. “A Russian reconnaissance plane was shot down over the war-torn Syrian province of Idlib during a Turkish-backed operation against forces loyal …

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Trump Offeres to Forgive Founder Julian Assange

Julian Assange

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has offered to forgive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks publishing Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court said on Wednesday. Assange appeared by videoconference from prison as lawyers discussed the management of his …

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UN Calls for Ceasefire to Avert Disaster in Northwestern Syria


DAMASCUS – The UN chief of humanitarian affairs,Mark Lowcock, called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria to prevent “the greatest history of humanitarian horror in the 21st century.” Mark Lowcock said that “indiscriminate” violence in the region has reached “a horrific new level” and has displaced some …

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Turkish and Russian Military Leaders Discuss Idlib Over the Phone

Turkish, Russian Military chiefs

ANKARA – Turkish and Russian military leaders have had a phone call to discuss the latest developments in Idlib, a de-escalation area in north-western Syria, the Turkish military announced Thursday. The Turkish chief of staff, General Yasar Guler, and his Russian counterpart, General Valery Gerasimov, also exchanged views on current …

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Presidents of Uzbekistan, Russia Discuss Bilateral Cooperation


TASHKENT – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, AKI press reported Thursday. The leaders of two states praised the pace of development of the bilateral cooperation and strengthening of strategic partnership and alliance, the Uzbek president’s press service said. The Presidents highlighted …

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Trade Charges Against Turkey and Russia As Tensions in Syria Rise


ANKARA – The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accused Russia of having committed “massacres” in support of the Syrian regime on Wednesday, unleashing a war of words as Turkish reinforcements arrived on the ground. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to hit Syrian regime forces “everywhere” if his soldiers are the …

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Syrian Bombing Kills 5 Turkish Soldiers in Idlib


DAMASCUS – At least five Turkish soldiers were killed on Monday while Syrian forces bombed an air base taken by Turkish forces in the north-western province of Idlib, the Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. Syrian bombing targeted Taftanaz air base in the Idlib campaign as Turkey gathered forces and began …

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Russia Ready to Exchange Ambassadors with Ukraine: Lavrov


MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Moldovan President Igor Dodon at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on January 30, 2019. Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said that the Kremlin was ready to exchange ambassadors with Ukraine, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported …

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Lavrov Denounces American Policy Towards Venezuela in Crisis


MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the United States for seeking to “change the regime” in Venezuela by imposing sanctions on the national energy giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), by supporting the chief opposition Juan Guaido and trying to create a pretext for military intervention in this …

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