A U.N. conference that kicked off today in Dubai has sparked fear of Internet censorship in the U.S. — something U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer said he is doing everything in his power to prevent. “Nothing regarding the Internet do we want subject to U.N. review and regulation,” Kramer told FoxNews.com. Monday marked the first day of an 11-day conference. Kramer,… Read more →
Iraq is reportedly considering replacing US oil major ExxonMobil with Russian companies in the West Qurna-1 project, as the authorities are angered by ExxonMobil’s deal signed with the Kurdistan regional government without Baghdad’s approval.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will not renew a decades-old agreement with Washington on dismantling nuclear and chemical weapons when it expires next year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The death of the 1991 agreement, which had been renewed twice, is the latest in a series of hitches in relations between the United States and… Read more →
The Syrian-bound plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made munitions, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The plane, coming from Moscow, was intercepted by Turkish jets on Wednesday and forced to land in Ankara. Mr Erdogan said the arms on board were destined for Syrian’s defence ministry. Syria and Russia have reacted angrily to the incident,… Read more →
(Reuters) – Moscow accused Ankara of endangering Russian lives on Thursday after Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane to land and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried fromRussia to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Damascus said intercepting the Syrian Air plane was an act of piracy, further heightening tensions between the neighbors after Turkey’s chief of staff warned Ankara… Read more →
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has recently surprised the international business community by saying that the Russian ruble could become an international reserve currency in the near future. The current situation in the global economy suggests such a development. Experts tried to figure out to which extent it was possible and what the move could bring to Russia. Historically, the… Read more →
A Moscow court has imposed a ban on the notorious anti-Islam movie, the Innocence of Muslims, defining it as extremist. The controversial US-made film is often blamed for sparking huge protests across the Middle East and North Africa.
http://www.euronews.com/ The US is to close the Russian operations of its Agency for International Development to comply with a new law. In July, the Russian parliament passed a bill restricting the funding of local non-governmental organisations from abroad.
TEHRAN, Iran – Tehran has deployed one of its Russian-made submarines in the Persian Gulf, just days after the United States and more than two dozen allies began naval exercises nearby, Iranian state television reported Tuesday. The Taregh-1 joined the Iranian fleet in the southern port of Bandar Abbas after it was overhauled earlier this year, according to the TV… Read more →
(Reuters) – Little girls in hijabs peek out of tin-roof houses and boys play at “cops and insurgents” in the narrow dirt streets. At one end of the village of Gimry men are building a new, red-brick madrassa, one of many religious schools springing up across Dagestan, a region in the high Caucasus mountains on Russia’s southern fringe, in the… Read more →