Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Ready to Work Toward a Stable Afghanistan

The two neighbors of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan expressed desire to play their due role to help the country in different areas, Turkmenistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Deputy Forieng Minister of Turkmenistan, Berdyniyaz Myatiev met with …

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UK Government Freezes BBC License Fee for Two Years

The United Kingdom government has frozen the license fee of BBC for the next two years, UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confirmed on Jan. 17. Dorries told the House of Commons that the fee will remain at £159 ($217) until …

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Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Returns Home to Face Treason Charges

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko returned to his home country on Jan. 17 to face treason charges that he claimed were politically motivated. Poroshenko headed straight to court right after arriving from the Kyiv international airport, telling a crowd of …

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UK Sends Anti-Tank Weapons to Defend Ukraine

The United Kingdom is supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons for self-defense after Russia sent around 100,000 troops to the Ukrainian border, UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said. “I can today confirm to the House that, in light of the increasingly …

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Egyptian, Algerian Officials Agree To Work Towards a Stable Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra have agreed on common terms to jointly push and work for a stable, secure and peaceful Libya, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement on Monday. During the meeting, …

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Russian Defense Officials Say Peacekeepers Return From Kazakhstan

The Russian peacekeeping contingent has left Kazakhstan after being sent to help the country stabilize the situation amid unprecedented protests. The Russian Defense Ministry in a statement said that 20 planes carrying peacekeepers, who have accomplished their mission in Kazakhstan, …

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Sweden Investigates Drone Flights Over Nuclear Reactors

The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) announced it will be investigating drone flights at the Forsmark, Ringhals, and Oskarshamn’s nuclear power plants. Swedish police reported last Saturday that it had received reports of drones flying over several nuclear power plants but …

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Microsoft Detects Malware in Ukrainian Systems After Cyberattack

Microsoft disclosed that they have discovered malware in the computer systems of Ukrainian government agencies, non-profits, and technology organizations after the recent massive cyberattack. “Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has identified evidence of a destructive malware operation targeting multiple organizations …

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