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    Kenya faces praise, uncertainty after election overturned
    Sep03

    Kenya faces praise, uncertainty after election overturned

    NAIROBI: Praise poured in Saturday for Kenya’s judiciary after a historic ruling annulling presidential poll results, as attention turned to how discredited officials will organise a new vote in only two months. Kenya’s press and diplomats hailed the Supreme Court decision to annul last month’s presidential poll as a hard-fought...

    Fictional rogue state becomes online sensation in Belarus
    Sep01

    Fictional rogue state becomes online sensation in Belarus

    MINSK: A separatist republic invented by the Russian and Belarusian militaries to serve as a fictitious foe in upcoming war games has sparked a wave of tongue-in-cheek support online and citizenship applications. Minsk said the joint Zapad-2017 drills will role play a conflict with a made-up rebel region called Veishnoria, supposedly located in...

    Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia
    Aug16

    Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia

    KIEV: Ukraine’s space agency said Tuesday that an engine type reportedly used in North Korean missiles was made at a Ukrainian factory, but solely for use in space rockets supplied to Russia. The development came after an expert report published Monday said Pyongyang’s recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appeared...

    Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia
    Aug16

    Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia

    KIEV: Ukraine’s space agency said Tuesday that an engine type reportedly used in North Korean missiles was made at a Ukrainian factory, but solely for use in space rockets supplied to Russia. The development came after an expert report published Monday said Pyongyang’s recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appeared...

    N. Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: Report
    Aug14

    N. Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: Report

    WASHINGTON: North Korea’s recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to come after it procured Soviet-designed rocket engines from a plant in Ukraine, according to an expert report published Monday. According to Michael Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the missiles used in recent North...

    Top cardinal aims to set up Pope visit to Russia
    Aug11

    Top cardinal aims to set up Pope visit to Russia

    ROME: A top cardinal due to meet President Vladimir Putin in Moscow this month says he will be hoping to do groundwork for Pope Francis to make a historic visit to Russia. Pietro Parolin, the number two in the Vatican hierarchy and its de facto foreign minister, is due in Russia from Aug 20 to 24. He is scheduled to meet both Putin and the head...

    US calls Putin visit to Georgia separatist region ‘inappropriate’
    Aug10

    US calls Putin visit to Georgia separatist region ‘inappropriate’

    WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday criticised a visit by President Vladimir Putin to the Russian-backed Abkhazia region of Georgia, calling it “inappropriate.” In 2008, Russia and Georgia fought a brief war over the region, which Putin visited on Tuesday, the anniversary of the start of the fighting. “The United States...

    Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort’s home raided in Russia probe
    Aug09

    Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort’s home raided in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON: FBI agents seized documents in a raid on a home of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort last month as the explosive probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election gains pace. A Manafort spokesman confirmed the raid, which the Washington Post described as a pre-dawn search of Manafort’s Alexandria, Virginia home...

    Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city
    Aug07

    Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

    MOSCOW: Russian police on Monday detained two members of Pussy Riot after they staged a protest in support of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker in a Siberian city. Maria Alyokhina, one of the punk rock group’s members previously jailed for a protest against President Vladimir Putin, wrote on Twitter that she and Olga Borisova were being held in...

    Trump, Macron discuss increasing cooperation in Syria and Iraq
    Aug05

    Trump, Macron discuss increasing cooperation in Syria and Iraq

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump discussed increasing cooperation in the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq in a telephone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday. The two leaders also spoke about “countering Iranian malign influence,” according to a readout of the call provided by the White House. On the issue...

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