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Russia, Germany slam US re-imposition of sanctions on Iran

Moscow (Web Desk) Russia and Germany have slammed the United States’ move to reinstate sanctions against Iran’s vital oil exports, shipping and banking, saying Moscow and Berlin would continue trade with Tehran. In Moscow’s first official reaction since the restoration of Washington’s bans on Tehran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov …

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Afghan Taliban to ‘join’ Moscow peace talks

Kabul (Web Desk)  The Afghan Taliban will join multilateral peace talks being hosted by Rus­sia on Friday, senior Taliban officials said on Monday, after the United States and Afghanistan turned down their invitations. But Taliban spokesman Zabih­ullah Mujahid said they had not formally agreed to take part. Russia invited 12 countries …

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Russia vows to continue oil trade with Iran despite US sanctions

Moscow (Web Desk) Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says his country will help Iran counter fresh US sanctions due to come into effect late this week, saying Moscow will continue trading Tehran’s crude in defiance of Washington. “We believe we should look for mechanisms that would allow us to continue …

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Russia invites Afghan leaders for talks with Taliban, angering Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) Russia has quietly invited a group of senior Afghan politicians to talk with the Taliban in Moscow, bypassing President Ashraf Ghani’s government in a move that has angered officials in Kabul who say it could muddle the US-backed peace process. The invitations, extended over the past two months …

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Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries

TOKYO (Web Desk) The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived on Saturday, was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a resort area near Mount Fuji on Sunday. Modi is also visiting a …

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Fakhr-e-Alam detained at Russian airport

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Pakistani singer and activist Fakhr-e-Alam on Monday was detained at the Russian airport as he landed at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as part of “Mission Parwaz”.Actor Faysal Qureshi took to Facebook to post a message on behalf of Alam.Message from Fakhr-e-Alam. Bro, please tweet on my behalf. I am being …

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Establishing demilitarized zone in Idleb is temporary:Putin

ANKARA (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed at the end of the Istanbul quartet summit that the leaders of the participating states agreed on preserving the territorial integrity of Syria, and accomplishing the political settlement in accordance with Security Council resolution No.2254. Putin’s statement came during a joint press conference …

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