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OPEC and allies agree to cut crude output by 1.2 mln barrels per day

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC oil producers on Friday agreed to jointly cut the crude production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bdp), to be implemented in January 2019 for an initial period of six months.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:54:48

Road accident deaths hit 1.35 million: WHO

Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/7 22:18:42

Fighting continues in Yemen despite peace talks in Sweden, 13 killed

Fighting continued between the two warring rivals in Yemen despite the negotiations facilitated by the United Nations kicked off in Sweden on Thursday, local sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 8:20:32

Moscow says US, allies force Russia to strengthen military

The military buildup of the United States and its allies has forced Russia to increase its combat potential to guarantee its security, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 9:36:29

Russia to react "appropriately" to US INF Treaty pullout: Putin

Russia opposes the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) and it will respond "in an appropriate manner," Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 9:17:08

Putin rejects claim Russia violating treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday dismissed US claims that Russia is violating a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms, as a senior general lashed out at Washington's attempts to "contain" Moscow.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/5 22:28:42

US envoy for Syria engagement to visit Turkey, Jordan amid tension

The US Secretary's Representative for Syria Engagement Jim Jeffrey will visit Turkey and Jordan as tension continues in the region, the US State Department said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 14:09:05

Senior US military official raises alarm over Afghan security forces' losses

The nominated commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) voiced concern on Tuesday over the high casualty rate of Afghan security forces as the fight in the war-torn country is dragging into its 18th year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 11:20:22

Russia slams ECHR for accepting Ukraine's complaint over tensions in Kerch Strait

The Russian Justice Ministry on Tuesday expressed its concern over the European Court for Human Rights' (ECHR) acceptance of Ukraine's complaint regarding Russia's recent actions in the Kerch Strait.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 8:09:15

Russian Duma condemns Ukraine's "destructive activities" over Kerch Strait standoff

The Russian State Duma, or lower house of parliament, on Tuesday condemned what it called "destructive activities" of the Ukrainian authorities over the recently rising tensions in the Kerch Strait, which "threaten peace and stability."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 8:07:48

Russia says US knows it strictly complies with INF Treaty

Russia fully adheres to the provisions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the United States knows well, Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, in response to the latest statements by the United States and its allies that urged Moscow to return to full compliance with the agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 6:54:43

Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Iran agree to set up joint IT consortium

Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed Tuesday to set up a joint information technologies (IT) consortium, Azerbaijan's ministry of transport, communications and high technologies said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 0:31:28

China welcomes fair media judgment: FM

China welcomes fair media judgment over Sino-African cooperation, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday, following a US media report on China's activities in Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 22:08:41

SPV for Iran trade to be announced soon: Iran Deputy FM

He expressed these views in an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) during his Pakistan's visit.
Source: | 2018/12/4 19:32:32

Sino-Russian joint venture to challenge duopoly of Boeing and Airbus

China and Russia are working together to grab at least 10 per cent share of the wide-body aircraft market with their newly-developed CR929 airplane family.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:28:40

Trump-Xi G20 Meeting to Help Prevent Trade War Escalation - Business Lobby

The results of the most recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping allow to delay possible further escalation of a trade war between the two countries and to find a long-term solution for better bilateral relations, vice president of China operations at the US-China Business Council, Jacob Parker said.
Source: | 2018/12/4 19:16:36

Pompeo to talk defense budgets, Moscow with allies during NATO trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will press allies to meet their defense spending targets and talk about Moscow on his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) trip, according to a statement issued by the State Department on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 14:59:32

Trump seeks Pakistan's support in solution to Afghan problem: foreign ministry

U.S. President Donald Trump has sought Pakistan's support in negotiated settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 13:30:27