Conflicts in the East

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Eight law enforcers killed wounded in Kazakhstan riots

Eight law enforcers killed wounded in Kazakhstan riots

Eight police and National Guard officers were killed and 317 others were wounded in riots in several regions in Kazakhstan, the republic’s Interior Ministry reported on Wednesday. The acts of vandalism and looting have been staged …

Kazakhstan imposes 180-day state regulation on fuel, food prices

Kazakhstan imposes 180-day state regulation on fuel, food prices

Amid rising mass protests, Kazakhstan on Wednesday decided to introduce 180-day price regulations on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline, and diesel fuel, as well as basic food products, in order to contain swelling prices in the country. …

Counter-terror operation underway in Almaty

Counter-terror operation underway in Almaty

The law-enforcement personnel have launched a special counter-terror operation in Almaty where looting continues, the Almaty commandant’s office reported on Wednesday. "A special counter-terror operation has been launched in …

Kazakhstan appeals for help from CSTO

Kazakhstan appeals for help from CSTO

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he had appealed to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to assist Kazakhstan in overcoming what he called a "terrorist threat". Tokayev made a second televised …

State of emergency declared all across Kazakhstan

State of emergency declared all across Kazakhstan

A state of emergency has been declared on the entire territory of Kazakhstan, the Mir-24 TV Channel reported on Wednesday. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev earlier declared a state of emergency in the Mangistau and …

UN Security Council meets on Israel but U.S. blocks statement

UN Security Council meets on Israel but U.S. blocks statement

The UN Security Council held another emergency meeting Wednesday on worsening hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, again without agreeing on a joint statement due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally, according to …

New political and energy crisis hits Georgia

New political and energy crisis hits Georgia

The Defenders of the Rioni Gorge group of activists aiming to achieve complete closure of the most important Georgian energy project - the Namakhvani HPP - announced today indefinite protests that will take place not only at the construction site …

Georgian Dream decides to ignore opposition protests

Georgian Dream decides to ignore opposition protests

A member of the ruling Georgian Dream party, Mamuka Mdinaradze, after the meeting of the political council, announced the new program of the party. The politician stressed that Georgian Dream will no longer waste time on negotiations with the …

Haftar slashes Libya's oil production to zero

Haftar slashes Libya's oil production to zero

Libya’s oil production will be limited to 72,000 barrels per day from over 1.2 million barrels per day after Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar shut down oil production, Bloomberg reported citing the Libyan …

Lavrov on results achieved at talks on Libya in Moscow

Lavrov on results achieved at talks on Libya in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that no final results on the settlement in Libya have been achieved at the talks in Moscow, but efforts will continue. "We will push ahead with efforts in this …

Commander Haftar refuses to sign Libya ceasefire deal

Commander Haftar refuses to sign Libya ceasefire deal

Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar left Moscow this morning without signing a ceasefire deal with the the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj. …

Saudi Aramco working to beef-up resilience to attacks

Saudi Aramco working to beef-up resilience to attacks

Aramco’s quick recovery from the attacks on its Abqaiq oil facility shows resilience and flexibility that’s without parallel in the industry, Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser said, assuring that Saudi …

Libya tired of war

Libya tired of war

Deputy head of the Council of the Russian Diplomats Association Andrei Baklanov, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, told about possible developments in Libya after signing a ceasefire deal and introducing a …

Jurgen Todenhofer: Iran acted very wisely

Jurgen Todenhofer: Iran acted very wisely

With respect to the conflict between Iran and the United States, it is now possible to talk about tactical easing of tension, German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer, known for his harsh criticism of U.S. Middle East policy, told …

Haftar and al-Sarraj to be reconciled in Moscow

Haftar and al-Sarraj to be reconciled in Moscow

Leaders of two conflicting sides in Libya - Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj - are expected to sign ceasefire deal in Moscow today. …

Iraqi military base that houses U.S. forces attacked

Iraqi military base that houses U.S. forces attacked

Four people were wounded yesterday in an attack on Balad air base in northern Iraq which houses U.S. personnel. The Iraqi military said in a statement that eight Katyusha rockets had been fired at the base, about 80 km north of …