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UN Envoy for Syria to Hold Talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey

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NEW YORK – The UN envoy for Syria Stefan De Mistura is seeking meetings with Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of Astana peace talks, IRNA reported Wednesday quoting, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane. According to IRNA News, ‘The Special Envoy looks forward to hosting within the context …

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Oil Prices Climb for First Time in Three Days, But Trade War Fears Drag

Oil prices

TOKYO – Oil prices climbed for the first time in three days on Wednesday, but rising supply and fears over the outlook for demand amid the US-China trade war kept pressure on the market, Reuters reported. The website said, that Brent crude futures had gained 52 cents, or 0.7 percent, …

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Russia Edged Out By China for World Championship in Men’s Gymnastics


DOHA – China claimed the first gold medal of the world gymnastics championships in Doha on Monday, edging out Russia in the men’s team final by a razor-thin margin. After a day of high drama, the Chinese finished with a total team score of 256.634 points, just barely above the …

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EU Ramps Up Navies to Counter Russia, Germany Takes the Lead: Reports


MOSCOW – The European Union (EU) states have started major naval exercises in the Baltic Sea, with Germany taking a leading role; they are preparing themselves for the Russian threat, Sputnik reported Monday. The nations of Europe seem to be bulking up their navies, and Germany is taking the lead …

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By 2020 China Might Launch First Man made Moon to Decrease Power Usage


BEIJING – China’s space industry is preparing to launch the world’s first artificial moon to help with urban illumination at night, a leading scientist said, “The Strait Times” reported Friday. Wu Chunfeng, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society in Chengdu, told the China Daily in an exclusive interview …

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Islamic State has Seized 700 Hostages in Syria: Putin


SOCHI, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Islamic State militants have seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more, AP reported Friday. Putin said while speaking in the Black Sea resort city of …

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Evacuation of Arms from Idlib Opens the Door to Peace Process


IDLIB – The significance of the pull-out of heavy arms by radical groups operating in Idlib cannot be overestimated, Fuad Eliko, member of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces said, Sputnik reported Thursday. Eliko said, the decision to withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib has opened the door …

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Russia Aims to Maintain Stability in Oil Market: Energy Minister

Energy Minister

MOSCOW – Russian Energy Minister, Alexander Novak said that we hope to stabilize oil market and introduce producers as responsible players that pay attention to sustainable and predictable regulations in oil market, IRNA Reported Tuesday. Alexander Novak made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, …

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Russia, Pakistan Agree to Extend Validity of $2 Billion Deal

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has extended the validity period of a $2-billion deal for the North-South gas pipeline which will be laid by Russia under a government-to-government arrangement, The Express Tribune said Tuesday. According to “The Nation” the extension was required to advance the negotiations between Pakistani and Russian companies for …

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Raisin Exports to Russia Declines


KABUL – Raisin exports to Russia has declined by as much as 86 percent, Afghanistan’s chamber of commerce said on Friday. The main reason of the decline is Lack of protective tariffs and packaging facilities, sources said. The raisins exports to the main market of Russia has declined annualy by …

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