From January 1st to 31st, Kazakhstan, for the first time in its history, assumes the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council.
A number of Iranians have died amid ongoing nationwide anti-government protests that began last week in various cities across Iran.
In his first New Year’s address to the French people Sunday, just before the New Year was rung in, the French president, Emmanuel Macon, said that he will continue to pursue the reform agenda that he introduced in 2017 in 2018.
It all began three months ago to the day, in the Chinese town of Xiamen. During a news conference following the BRICS Summit, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin proposed the use of international peacekeepers under auspices of the United Nations in the east of Ukraine.
The Dec. 22 8th rounds of Astana Process talks in the Kazakh capital to help de-escalate the conflict in Syria resulted in the adoption of a number of documents in the area of confidence building, as well as saw the reaffirmation of commitment of their participants to seek full elimination of terrorism and strengthen the political process in that country.
Speech by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the École militaire in Paris
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Negotiations with Turkey on the "Turkish Stream" are not easy - but it is clear that for Russia this project is so priority that it is ready to make various concessions on other issues. In particular, she unofficially agreed with the Turkish army's operation in the Syrian province of Idlib - in order not only to expand its sphere of influence in the north of Syria, but also to prevent the creation of Kurdish autonomy on Syrian territory. Since December 1, the Turkish tomatoes are returning to the Russian market.
The Tajik authorities closed one of the checkpoints and blocked traffic on 5 bridges across the Pyanj River on the Tajik-Afghan border.
The European Commission is employing double standards against Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland with the procedure it plans to initiate before the European Court on the issue of the mandatory migrant quotas, said László Trócsányi, Minister of Justice, after meeting his Polish counterpart, Zbigniew Ziobro, in Warsaw.