Russia looks to boost trade with India via North-South corridor

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Once carried out, the project of the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) will contribute to the economic partnership between Moscow and New Delhi as it tackles long distance, which has been holding these relations back, Amarendra Parida, the spokesman of the Indian Embassy in Russia, said Tuesday.  “We recognize that geography is a factor. Both […]

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أغسطس 10th, 2017

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Russia in Libya .. the new Settlement

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With the conflict in Libya proving to be hard to resolve through U.N. mediation, outside powers, including Russia, see an opportunity to facilitate the settlement of the crisis and serve their own interests by doing so. Libya has historically been one of Russia’s staunchest allies in the MENA region, leading to strong ties across domains […]

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أغسطس 10th, 2017

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KIRKUK-BANIYAS: THE FORGOTTEN PIPELINE

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The Kirkuk-Baniyas pipeline is a crude oil pipeline, connecting the Iraqi oil field of Kirkuk to the Syrian port city of Baniyas. The pipeline was commissioned in 1952, was 800 km long it had the capacity of transporting up to 300 000 barrels per day. The pipeline was crucial for the Syrian-Iraqi relations, no matter […]

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أغسطس 3rd, 2017

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Imperial Folly Brings Russia and Germany Together

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By Pepe Escobar The Empire of Whiners simply can’t get enough when it comes to huff, puff and pout as the Empire of Sanctions. With an Orwellian 99% majority that would delight the Kim dynasty in North Korea, the “representative democracy” Capitol Hill has bulldozed its latest House/Senate sanctions package, aimed mostly at Russia, but also targeting Iran and […]

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أغسطس 3rd, 2017

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What Poland Wants From Trump

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Emily Tamkin U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Warsaw, Poland this week, just days before he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany for the G-20. The Polish government will likely have a clear message for Trump about Russia. “The threat that Russia poses cannot be overstated,” Ambassador Piotr Wilczek told reporters […]

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Understanding the Chinese-Russian alliance

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ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The summit meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin in advance of the G20 meeting in Hamburg is the latest expression of the Chinese-Russian alliance which is reshaping the modern world. As my colleague Adam Garrie has rightly written, the meetings yesterday and today in Moscow between Presidents Xi Jinping […]

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US Policy Toward Diplomatic Row Over Qatar Shows Rifts in Trump Administration

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Approaches of US politicians, including President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to the ongoing diplomatic row between Qatar and a number of mostly Arab countries show that there are certain divisions on the issue within the US administration, experts told Sputnik. © FLICKR/ EXPERTINFANTRY US Senator to Withhold Consent on GCC Arms […]

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يوليو 6th, 2017

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Is America No Longer the Middle East’s Greatest Power?

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WHEN RUSSIA launched a dramatic military intervention in Syria in fall 2015, it stunned the world and announced its return to the Middle East. Its move also surprised American policymakers, who had not long before worked with Russia in an effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons and expressed hope that such cooperation might […]

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مارس 3rd, 2017

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The Donald Trump Cabinet

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The Senate approved Ben Carson to serve as secretary of housing and urban development, and Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy on Thursday. Ben Carson and Rick Perry, you may now start your jobs. The Senate on Thursday confirmed the two former Republican presidential candidates to serve in President Trump’s Cabinet after a […]

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Russia, Turkey: Cooperating to End Syrian Nightmare

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As a new round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Geneva, the Islamic State (IS) extremist group suffered a major defeat. Turkey’s military confirmed on February 24, that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) backed by Turkish military had captured Al Bab, a major stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, following two and […]

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Slovenia Offers to Host Russia-US Summit

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On February 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, who was in Russia on an official visit. The leaders exchanged views on key regional and international issues and signed a host of documents to boost the cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations. Putin visited Slovenia in July to confer for hours in private with President Pahor. […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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China, U.S. agree to enhance all-level exchanges, broaden cooperation

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — China and the U.S. on Tuesday expressed the willingness to enhance dialogues and exchanges on all levels with an aim to broaden cooperation in regional and global affairs. The two sides reaffirmed the pledge during a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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Team Trump finally brings realism to US Mideast policy

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If you buy most of the initial media coverage, the Trump White House just rebuked Israel on West Bank settlements — much as the Obama crew did on its way out. That’s almost perfectly wrong. Yes, spokesman Sean Spicer did say, “The construction of new settlements . . . may not be helpful” in reaching peace. This […]

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The map that shows how many Nato troops are deployed along Russia’s border

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A map showing Nato’s military buildup in Eastern Europe Statista Thousands of Nato troops have amassed close to the border with Russia as part of the largest build-up of Western troops neighbouring Moscow’s sphere of influence since the Cold War. The Baltic states, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria are hosting soldiers from across Nato’s 28 member […]

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Russia, China sign deal to bypass US dollar

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In a symbolic blow to U.S. global financial hegemony, Russia and China took a small step toward undercutting the domination of the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency on Tuesday when Russia’s second biggest financial institution, VTB, signed a deal with the Bank of China to bypass the dollar and pay each other in […]

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فبراير 6th, 2017

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