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    Russian lawmakers give Putin OK to use troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers give Putin OK to use troops in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (second left) flanked by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (left) and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, watches military exercises at Donguz range in Orenburg region, Russia on Sept. 19, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)Russian lawmakers voted...

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria

    The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force. Russia has been building up its military presence in Syria, where it supports the government forces of President Bashar al-Assad in a conflict...

    BRICS nations call for concerted efforts to combat terrorism
    Sep30

    BRICS nations call for concerted efforts to combat terrorism

    India and other BRICS nations have called for concerted efforts to combat terrorism on a “firm international legal basis” as they underscored that terrorist activities of extremist organisations like ISIS pose a direct threat to the whole international community. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj chaired a meeting of the BRICS...

    Putin gets OK to use troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Putin gets OK to use troops in Syria

    The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has voted unanimously to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria. Sergey Ivanov, the Kremlin’s chief of staff, told journalists that Putin was granted permission to use armed forces outside the country by the Federation Council — the upper house of the Russian parliament — the...

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to deploy troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to deploy troops in Syria

    The last time the Russian parliament granted Putin the right to deploy troops abroad, a technical requirement under Russian law, Moscow seized Crimea from Ukraine last year. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Kremlin grants President Vladimir Putin right to deploy troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Kremlin grants President Vladimir Putin right to deploy troops in Syria

    The last time the Russian parliament granted Putin the right to deploy troops abroad, a technical requirement under Russian law, Moscow seized Crimea from Ukraine last year. …read more Source: The Indian...

    Australia to bid for UN Security Council seat
    Sep30

    Australia to bid for UN Security Council seat

    SYDNEY: Australia will bid to rejoin the United Nations Security Council by the end of the next decade, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement on Wednesday. Bishop said Australia, whose last two-year term ended in December 2014, would promote greater international cooperation to tackle global security challenges in its bid for a...

    “Giselle” to be performed on Baku’s stage
    Sep30

    “Giselle” to be performed on Baku’s stage

    The Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Baku will hold a performance “Giselle” by Adolphe Adam with the participation of Ukrainian National Opera’s ballerina, Honored Artist of Ukraine, winner of gold medals and first prizes in four international ballet competitions Olga Golitsa and laureate of the...

    Ukraine leader mocks Russia’s call for anti-terrorism coalition
    Sep30

    Ukraine leader mocks Russia’s call for anti-terrorism coalition

    UNITED NATIONS: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday derided Russia’s call for the creation of an international antiterrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back bellicose puppet governments. Russian President Putin on Monday called for the creation of a broad international coalition to...

    Deserving each other in all senses
    Sep30

    Deserving each other in all senses

    Obama and Putin “dialogued” in New York. Obama said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a tyrant, and Russia has seized the Crimea, and it deserves the sanctions, and Putin said that the United States has messed up the whole Middle East, in fact, arming the “Islamic state” and organized a military coup in Ukraine. As they say, they deserve...

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