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Pakistan, Russia to stay in touch on Afghanistan

Pakistani and Russian leaders have exchanged views on the current humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.In a phone call on Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Vladimir Putin agreed to remain in close contact on Afghanistan.“The…
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Lavrov: The “Kurds” Should talk to Damascus, It Is Not Americans Who Determine the Fate of Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow's contacts with the Syrian Kurds are aimed at persuading them to launch a serious dialogue with the Damascus government instead of relying on the support of the United States.Lavrov…
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Mccaul Says US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Has Emboldened Russia On Ukraine

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said on Sunday that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has emboldened Russia in its ongoing conflict with Ukraine. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” McCaul told host Jake Tapper the key…
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Syria Joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Syria is under strong Western sanctions and has been struggling economically. Damascus is eager to rebuild amongst an isolated situation in the West, who had wanted President Bashar Al-Assad removed amongst claims of human rights abuses during…
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Biden Plans U.N. Showdown if Russia Invades Ukraineanti

The Biden administration is planning for a high-profile public showdown with Russia at the United Nations Security Council if Moscow intervenes in Ukraine. There is little concrete the United States can do at the U.N. to compel Russia, which…
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Bennett discusses Iran nuclear talks with Putin

Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday talked about the ongoing negotiations between world powers and Iran continue in Vienna. The two discussed a number of issues, particularly…
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Russia reacts furiously to Blinken jibe over troops in Kazakhstan

Russia responded angrily on Saturday to a comment by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Kazakhstan might have a hard time getting rid of Russian troops, saying he should reflect instead on U.S. military meddling around the world. Blinken…
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Russia to host ‘Troika Plus’ meet on Afghanistan

Russia will host a 'Troika Plus' meeting on Afghanistan next month which will see the participation of the US, China and Pakistan, Moscow's Special Representative to Kabul Zamir Kabulov announced. In November, Islamabad hosted a Troika Plus…
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Abbas Welcomes King Salman’s Assurances on Centrality of Palestinian Cause

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the annual royal speech of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz to the works of the second year of the eighth session of the Saudi Shura Council, in which he expressed…
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Russia, U.S. Officials Say They’re Coordinating on Iran Nuclear Talks in Vienna

Top U.S. and Russian officials for Iran have met in Vienna, a Russian envoy said on Wednesday, and delegates on both sides said Moscow and Washington were coordinating in a bid to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's…