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Iran,Russia ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

KABUL -UNS/AFP – Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed “Great Game” of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil. Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with …

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Turkey,Russia ‘agree Syria ceasefire plan’

Russia and Turkey have agreed a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, Turkish state media said on Wednesday, as Ankara and Moscow tighten cooperation to find an end to the civil war. The plan aims to …

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Russia calls US move to better arm Syrian rebels a ‘hostile act’

MOSCOW: Russia said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to ease restrictions on arming Syrian rebels had opened the way for deliveries of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, a move it said would directly threaten Russian forces in Syria. Moscow last year launched a campaign of air …

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Nationalism with different variety

BY MASOOD PESHIMAM Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsanel in assaulting Russia as it was to the advantage of England. He could visualize the collapse of Germany under Hitler as the Russian forces …

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Pkistan,Russia, China agree to push peace process in Afghanistan

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: China,Russia,and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to continue their efforts towards further facilitating Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan according to the known principles of reintegration of the armed opposition into peaceful life. According to a joint press release issued …

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China tests new fighter jet prototype, aiming to end West’s monopoly in warplanes

BEIJING-UNS – China has tested the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter, state media reported on Monday, as it tries to end the West’s monopoly on the world’s most advanced warplanes. The test comes as the nation flexes its military muscles, sending its sole …

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Kabul voices displeasure over trilateral meeting on Afghanistan

Kabul voiced displeasure over the planned trilateral meeting between China, Russia and Pakistan on Afghanistan in Moscow on Tuesday, Tolo News reported. Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MoFA) spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni said on Monday that the agenda of the meeting was a matter of …

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Russia supports CPEC : Its crucial for Pak economy,regional connectivity: Alexey Y Dedov

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Russia, Pakistan and China will hold the next round of Trilateral Working Group’s meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow on December 27. This was disclosed by the Russian ambassador to Islamabad Alexey Y Dedov in an exclusive interview with News & Current affairs …

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92 feared dead as Syria-bound Russian military jet crashes in Black Sea

MOSCOW -UNS – A Russian military plane crashed on its way to Syria on Sunday, with no sign of survivors among the 92 onboard, who included dozens of Red Army Choir members heading to celebrate the New Year with troops. The Tu-154 plane crashed in …

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UN votes to set up panel to prepare Syria war crimes cases

UNITED NATIONS – The UN General Assembly on Wednesday agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war. A resolution on establishing the investigative mechanism …

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