Zakharova: Russia’s sovereignty over South Kurils beyond doubt
Oct05

Zakharova: Russia’s sovereignty over South Kurils beyond doubt

Moscow’s position on the issue of the South Kuril islands remains unchanged – Russia’s sovereignty over the islands is beyond doubt, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. “Our position on this issue remains consistent and unchanged: the South Kuril islands belong to the Russian Federation as a result of World War II. Russian sovereignty over them is beyond doubt,” Zakharova said. “We...

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Lavrov says there’s no reason to suspect Russia of violating UN SC resolution on Iran
Aug17

Lavrov says there’s no reason to suspect Russia of violating UN SC resolution on Iran

There are no reasons to suspect Russia of violating a UN Security Council resolution because of the use of an airfield in Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said today. “There are no reasons whatsoever to suspect Russia of violating Resolution 2231,” the minister said. “In this case, there were no supplies, sale or transfer of warplanes to Iran.” Russia’s Aerospace Force for the first time used Iran’s...

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Zambia’s Lungu re-elected president as rival cries foul
Aug16

Zambia’s Lungu re-elected president as rival cries foul

Zambia’s incumbent president Edgar Lungu was declared the winner of a closely-fought election on Monday but the victory was immediately challenged by his main rival. Election commission chief Esau Chulu announced Lungu was “duly elected” after releasing the final results from Thursday’s election, which put the president ahead of his main rival Hakainde Hichilema by 2.5 percent or around 200,000 votes. “We...

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US observers accept invitation to monitor Russia’s State Duma elections
Aug16

US observers accept invitation to monitor Russia’s State Duma elections

Representatives of international organizations, including from the United States, have accepted an invitation to monitor the upcoming elections to Russia’s lower house of parliament, Ella Pamfilova, chairperson of the Russian Central Election Commission, said today. “Now we will start publishing the lists of monitors from various organizations who have accepted [the invitation of the Central Election Commission]. The US...

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Ten ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day
Aug13

Ten ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day

The ceasefire regime has been generally observed over the day in most of Syria’s provinces, with six violations reported in the provinces of Damascus and four – in the province of Latakia, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily news bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website on Friday. “Units of the Jaysh al-Islam group which affiliates itself with the...

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