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    NATO Mulls First Russia Talks Since 2014: Jens Stoltenberg
    Jan28

    NATO Mulls First Russia Talks Since 2014: Jens Stoltenberg

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Thursday the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze. …read more Source:...

    Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan among world’s most corrupt — watchdog
    Jan28

    Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan among world’s most corrupt — watchdog

    BISHKEK (TCA) — In its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released on January 27, Transparency International ranked 168 countries based on perceived levels of public-sector corruption. The most corrupt countries in Central Asia, according to the index, were Afghanistan (ranked 166th), Turkmenistan (156th), and Uzbekistan (153rd). Tajikistan...

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’: document
    Jan28

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’: document

    BRUSSELS: NATO may combat Kremlin “weaponisation of information” used to support action such as the 2014 seizure of Crimea by creating a new more powerful communications section and declassifying more sensitive material, according to draft plans. Both NATO and the European Union are concerned by Russia’s ability to use television and the...

    France seeks new EU sanctions against Iran, even as Rouhani signs deals worth billions
    Jan28

    France seeks new EU sanctions against Iran, even as Rouhani signs deals worth billions

    France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have said, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds from the lifting of other sanctions over Tehran’s nucl …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine promises to open new crossing point in eastern region
    Jan28

    Ukraine promises to open new crossing point in eastern region

    Ukraine will open a new checkpoint to civilian traffic and shipment of humanitarian goods on the frontline in the country’s eastern region of Luhansk. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Nepal slips four ranks in graft perception index
    Jan28

    Nepal slips four ranks in graft perception index

    Kathmandu, January 27 Nepal slipped four positions in the fresh Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International released today. While Nepal was at the 126th position with a score 29 points in 2014, in 2015 the country was placed at the 130th position with a score of 27 points. Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International....

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kiev has failed to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace accord and has instead introduced an economic blockade of eastern Ukraine, …read more Source: Taiwan...

    EuroasiaNews highlights Azerbaijan’s role as transit hub
    Jan27

    EuroasiaNews highlights Azerbaijan’s role as transit hub

    German EuroasiaNews news portal has published an article highlighting Azerbaijan’s role as a transit hub. The article hails the importance of the Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China shipping route, noting the countries signed a relevant protocol in Baku this month …read more Source: Azerbaijan State News...

    Germany warns Russia against ‘exploiting’ teen ‘rape’ case
    Jan27

    Germany warns Russia against ‘exploiting’ teen ‘rape’ case

    BERLIN (AFP) – Germany and Russia traded barbs over a murky case involving the alleged rape of a teenager, with Berlin warning Wednesday against exploiting the allegations after Moscow hinted at an official cover-up.Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier accused Russia of trying to inflame Germanys already heated national debate on...

    It’s time to consider Armenia as gateway into new global world
    Jan27

    It’s time to consider Armenia as gateway into new global world

    Unlike 2015 that claimed dozens of lives on all the sides of the Karabakh conflict, amid the standstill in the OSCE MG-mediated peace process, January 2016 is relatively calm so far. Do you see any other reasons besides the volatile social and economic situation in Azerbaijan? Is there hope that the current trends will result in any breakthroughs...

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