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Will Iran and Israel unleash war over oil?

Will Iran and Israel unleash war over oil?

Iran’s defense minister Amir Hatami said Tehran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments. The minister said such confrontation would be considered as “piracy” and …

Moscow retaliate against Washington by suspending INF Treaty

Moscow retaliate against Washington by suspending INF Treaty

Suspending Russia's compliance with the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (the INF Treaty) was a response to the U.S. decision to withdraw from the treaty, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry …

Sergey Lavrov: Cold War not to re-ignite, but...

Sergey Lavrov: Cold War not to re-ignite, but...

The withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty would not herald the start of a new Cold War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. "I don't …

It's 2 minutes left until apocalypse

It's 2 minutes left until apocalypse

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is keeping the Doomsday Clock set at two minutes to midnight — a metaphor for the end of the world — calling the threats against humankind "a new abnormal.' The scientists …

What will happen to Syria after U.S. pullout?

What will happen to Syria after U.S. pullout?

The United States will withdraw all of its troops from Syria, according to the White House. "Planning for the pullout is already underway," a US defense official and an administration official said. One U.S. official said …

German Bundestag delegation to visit Crimea in 2019

German Bundestag delegation to visit Crimea in 2019

The delegation of the German parliament will visit Crimea next year, the head of Die Linke party group of the Quakenbruck parliament, Andreas Maurer, said at the meeting with Russian upper house member Olga …

U.S. allows itself "chemical" sanctions against Russia

U.S. allows itself "chemical" sanctions against Russia

The State Department informed the Congress that Moscow was not in compliance with the chemical and biological weapons warfare elimination act, so consultations with Congress are underway on potential new sanctions against …

Iran to respond resumption of sanctions war by U.S.

Iran to respond resumption of sanctions war by U.S.

Tehran has been carefully planning to circumvent the new round of US sanctions against Iran, the Islamic Republic's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said. The First Vice-President pointed to Washington’s …

"Worst mistake in U.S. history"

"Worst mistake in U.S. history"

The Middle East military campaign was the biggest mistake in American history, U.S. President Donald Trump believes. "The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President …

 U.N. Court hears Iran's lawsuit to have U.S. sanctions lifted

U.N. Court hears Iran's lawsuit to have U.S. sanctions lifted

Iranian lawyers asked the International Court of Justice today to order the United States to lift its sanctions imposed against Tehran. The presiding judge of the U.N. body informally known as the World Court began the hearing by …

First round of sanctions on Iran come into effect

First round of sanctions on Iran come into effect

The US resumed the sanctions against Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The restrictions will cover the automotive sector, the purchase and sale of gold and key metals. US …

BRICST: to be or not to be?

BRICST: to be or not to be?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, said that Turkey is ready to join the group, and even proposed a new name - BRICST. Vestnik Kavkaza asked the experts …

Historic Putin-Trump summit starts in Helsinki

Historic Putin-Trump summit starts in Helsinki

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have started bilateral negotiations in the Helsinki’s presidential palace. The meeting began nearly an hour later than planned. …

Date and venue of Putin-Trump meeting revealed

Date and venue of Putin-Trump meeting revealed

The summit of Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will be held in Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin press service said today. "Under the agreement, the meeting between Russian …

Putin and Erdogan compare notes on new presidential term

Putin and Erdogan compare notes on new presidential term

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed in a phone conversation their mutual interest in boosting partnership ties between the two countries, the Kremlin press …

Will ISIS and Al-Qaeda unite?

Will ISIS and Al-Qaeda unite?

ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups can unite, director of the Executive Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, Yevgeny Sysoyev, warned during the anti-terrorist forum in …