Russian President Vladimir Putin said the talks he hosted in southern Russia Friday with the leaders of regional rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan were “constructive” and produced a series of agreements on key issues.
Putin: Talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders ‘constructive’
Police fired tear gas in Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday during a demonstration against the government's failure to stop a wave of violence by terrorist groups.
Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at protest against militant violence
Saudi warplanes launched fresh airstrikes on the Yemeni capital Sana’a, leaving several casualties along with material damage.
Casualties reported as Saudi warplanes bomb Yemeni capital
The internal Ukrainian crisis cannot be resolved by force, but it is possible to overcome the conflict only by way of negotiations, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Russia’s Channel One on Friday.
Russia: Only negotiations, not force, can solve Ukrainian conflict
Palestinians warned of Israel's massive settlement expansion plans in the occupied East Al-Quds, saying they represent "the most dangerous invasion" in the holy city in decades.
Palestinians warn of Israel’s ‘most dangerous’ settlement expansion plans
Global authorities reacted with alarm on Friday to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, with the EU and Britain among those tightening border controls as scientists sought to find out if the mutation was vaccine-resistant.
Europe, Asia tighten borders against COVID variant as WHO urges caution
Moscow, New Delhi and Beijing reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, according to the Joint Communique drawn up on Friday following the RIC (Russia-India-China) online summit.
Russia, India, China reaffirm commitment to Syria independence
A senior Iranian diplomat with the country’s permanent mission to international organizations in Vienna said that in order to end the current deadlock over the implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal, the U.S. administration needs to stop violating its obligations under the agreement without any delay or preconditions.
Iran IAEA envoy: U.S. must stop violating JCPOA obligations without delay, preconditions
Iran offers condolences over tragic incident
Russia mourns dozens killed in mining disaster; police make arrests
German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday he had reached a deal with the Free Democrats and Greens to form a new coalition government that will bring the curtain down on the Angela Merkel era.
German parties reach coalition deal to end Merkel era

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