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Putin holds talks with South African president

Putin holds talks with South African president

President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation. This was reported by the Kremlin press service. During the talks, Putin informed Ramafosa about the …

Russia reports first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Russia reports first cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Russia on Monday reported its first confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in two people who returned from South Africa, according to the consumer health regulator Rospotrebnadzor. It was noted that Omicron …

More omicron variant symptoms revealed

More omicron variant symptoms revealed

South Africa's rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms, doctors say. “We've seen a sharp increase in cases for the past 10 days. So far they have mostly …

New Covid variant: How worried should we be?

New Covid variant: How worried should we be?

In recent days, world media have been talking about a new strain of coronavirus from South Africa called "omicron". The latest is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far - and it has such a long list of mutations that it …

BRICS concerned about development in Afghanistan

BRICS concerned about development in Afghanistan

Today, at the BRICS online summit, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are discussing the latest developments in Afghanistan, as well as the fight against terrorism and international crime

South Africa detects new coronavirus variant

South Africa detects new coronavirus variant

South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by vaccines or prior infection. The new variant, …

Brazilian scientists propose to fight pandemic under the auspices of BRICS

Brazilian scientists propose to fight pandemic under the auspices of BRICS

Geopolitics and international relations have undergone several transformations throughout the 20th century. The first two decades of the 21st century marked the resurgence of other powers, with the reappearance of Russia and China: Russia recovering part of its sphere of influence in its surroundings; and China consolidating itself as a global economic power, both of which play an important role on the geopolitical board, Edgar Gandra and Charles Pennaforte, Professors at the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Brazil, write for Modern Diplomacy

First cases of South African COVID-19 variant found in U.S.

First cases of South African COVID-19 variant found in U.S.

South Carolina health officials announced the detection of two cases associated with the COVID-19 variant discovered in South Africa - the first recorded cases of this variant in the United States. The state Department of Health and …

Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off West Africa

Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off West Africa

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one, and Turkey’s military was planning a rescue operation on Sunday. Turkey’s Maritime Directorate said the crew initially …

Turkish urges South Africa to support Nagorno-Karabakh peace

Turkish urges South Africa to support Nagorno-Karabakh peace

A Turkish diplomat has asked South Africa to support Turkey's efforts in promoting a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through mediation, Daily Sabah writes in the article Turkish envoy urges South Africa to support Nagorno-Karabakh peace