Tajikistan supports the abolition of visa regime with Uzbekistan, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon said.
It’s not over, yet, for Obama era rules, regulations and other consequential decisions — which in recent days have included protecting much of the Arctic and Atlantic from offshore drilling and designating new national monuments.
Here are eleven main things that will happen in Lithuania politics in 2017.
The fifth presidential election in the history of independent Uzbekistan on December 4 has ended with a definite win for Shavkat Mirziyaev, previously the country’s prime minister for 13 years under the late Islam Karimov. As Uzbekistan enters its post-Karimov era, it is important to examine the new president’s foreign policy priorities.
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will go into service in mid-2017, Turkey's Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said.
The Syrian conflict, it seems, has been a long-awaited breakthrough. The parties are willing to sit at the negotiating table in the broadest format. Discuss possible ways of resolving the protracted and bloody confrontation at this time intend to not only the direct participants, but also those who in one way or another involved in this conflict. And to do so they are ready for the most, perhaps, a neutral and therefore very suitable for this area - in the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana.
The Azerbaijani armed forces staged a new subversion along the Northeastern part of Armenian-Azerbaijani international border on the early morning hours of December 29. Three Armenian soldiers are confirmed killed, while Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense spokesperson declined to comment the operation, nor published about losses — in a long-standing practice.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered the Foreign Ministry to prepare the Syria talks in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana in the near future, the presidential press service reported following Nazarbayev’s meeting with high-ranking officials from the foreign ministry.
The New Europe Bridge over the Danube River connects the Bulgarian city of Vidin with Calafat, Romania. However, the much-anticipated economic upswing for two of the EU's poorest regions is yet to be seen.
Turkey has experienced numerous terror attacks in 2016. The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), which is a splinter group within PKK, separately conducted 29 terror attacks that have killed 377 people and wounded 1,648. Like the rest of the world, Turks were celebrating the end of 2016, in hopes that 2017 would be better. But optimism quickly faded during the first hours of the New Year when an ISIL-affiliated terrorist attacked a high-end nightclub on the Bosphorus killing 39 Turkish citizens and foreign visitors and wounding 65 others.
Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci and Turkey President, Recep Taip Erdogan in Presidential Palace in Turkey.
Cutting energy consumption 15 percent by 2020 for every 10,000 yuan ($1,458) output in gross domestic product, compared to 2015 levels, is the goal of a work plan released on Thursday by the State Council, China's cabinet.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is attempting to contact the team of US president-elect Donald Trump, Javad Karimi Ghoddousi, member of Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said.
In a video interview with ERR on Tuesday, U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., admitted that while he would give the latter a chance to explain himself, he had concerns regarding President-elect Donald Trump's Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson's dealings with the Russians as head of Exxon Mobil Corp. He also asserted that every credible member of Congress he knew saw Russian President Vladimir Putin "for what he is: a thug and a bully and a KGB agent."
Western democracies will be further challenged next year, as populist parties are expected to make gains in Europe, while China and Russia increasingly set the global agenda, taking advantage of a US withdrawal.