Russian diplomat, Lebanese MP discuss situation in Middle East
Oct07

Russian diplomat, Lebanese MP discuss situation in Middle East

The situation in the Middle East and closer political contacts were in focus of a meeting between Russian president’s special envoy for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and member of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement political bureau and member of the Lebanese parliament Amal Abou Zeid, who is currently on a working trip in Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday....

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“Moscow may push anti-terrorist war in Middle East to end”
Oct04

“Moscow may push anti-terrorist war in Middle East to end”

Russia may push the antiterrorist war in the Middle East through to an end after the latest informational provocations and official statements from the US, First Deputy Speaker of the State Duma, Ivan Melnikov told TASS on Monday. “After the recent informational provocations and official statements from the US we can untie our own hands and push the antiterrorist war in the Middle East through to an end,” said Melnikov,...

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Russian, Iraqi foreign ministers discuss hostilities in Middle East
Sep21

Russian, Iraqi foreign ministers discuss hostilities in Middle East

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim Al-Jaafari have met in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss the situation in Iraq in the context of combating the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), a source in Russia’s foreign ministry said today. “There was a thorough exchange of views on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa,” the source...

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Russia, Saudi Arabia coordinate positions on Middle East settlement
Aug23

Russia, Saudi Arabia coordinate positions on Middle East settlement

Moscow and Riyadh are inclined to conciliate their positions, both bilateral and within various international platforms, in a move to resolve Middle Eastern conflicts, a representative of Russia’s Foreign Ministry said following the meetings of the Russian presidential special envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed...

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650 Pakistanis fighting in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan
Aug03

650 Pakistanis fighting in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan

Some 650 Pakistanis are fighting in conflict zones in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and Central Asian states and their return to the country could add to sectarian strife, according to a media report today. Intelligence agencies have identified 132 of these Pakistanis and expressed fears about their return after being defeated by international forces, Dawn newspaper reported. The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the federal...

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