Eurasia

Iran Seizes 500 Tons of Drugs Destined for Europe

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran seized more than 500 tons of drugs from smugglers, Commander of Iran’s anti-drug squad General Hamid Reza Hossein-Abadi said in Turkey yesterday. The drugs which were seized in the past 10 months were due to be transited to Europe, Hossein-Abadi told reporters at his joint news conference …

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Miliband: London Stance on MKO Unchanged

TEHRAN (FNA)- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, in a meeting with Iranian envoy to the Munich security conference Ali Larijani, said his government’s stance on the anti-Iran terrorist group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), has not changed. Miliband went to the Iranian parliament speaker’s residence in Munich Saturday night on …

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Lecţiile deciziei de la Haga

„Înţeleptul învaţă din greşelile altora, deşteptul din greşelile lui, iar prostul niciodată” (Proverb românesc) Sursa: http://www.timpul.md Dan Dungaciud.dungaciu@gmail.com Hotărârea unanimă a celor 15 judecători ai Curţi de la Haga în privinţa delimitării platoului continental din Marea Neagră este acum cunoscută. Cel mai important punct câştigat de România în acest proces …

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Iran, Belarus to Discuss Joint Ventures

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ninth session of the joint Iran-Belarus commission for economic cooperation will be held in Minsk on February 9-13, a Belarus spokesman said. The Belarusian part of the commission is led by Industry Minister Anatoly Rusetsky, the Iranian part – by Trade Minister Masoud Mir-Kazemi. The Iranian delegation …

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Kosovo Serbs Protest Customs At Border

Serbs from north Kosovo blocked the roads at the border with Serbia on Thursday morning in protest at the European Union reopening two customs points that were burnt down just after Kosovo’s declaration of independence last February. The two border points, known as 1 and 31, were set on fire …

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Macedonia President Frontrunners ‘Near Broke’

The two presidential candidates viewed as favorites in Macedonia’s March 22 election, both employed as professors at the Skopje law faculty, have not received pay checks for two months, sharing the fate of thousands of Macedonians who are still awaiting late salary payments. According to a report in Macedonian daily …

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Serbia PM Sees Stable Dinar, To Prop JAT

Serbia’s dinar currency, that has lost 25 percent of its value in the last three months, will soon become stable and the state will keep its floating rate to avoid big wage cuts, Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said. “We expect the dinar to become stable, ” he said in an …

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Kosovo Prefers EULEX Judges To UNMIK

Two months into the mandate of the European Union police and justice mission, officials and legal professionals in Kosovo say they find the EULEX-operated courts stricter, more procedural, but also more professional and effective compared to the judicial authorities run by the United Nations mission . The United Nations mission …

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Kyrgyz parliament to vote on U.S. base next week

BISHKEK  – Kyrgyzstan’s parliament will vote next week on whether to shut a U.S. air base, an important staging post for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, Kyrgyz officials said on Thursday. Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev announced closure of the Manas base in Moscow on Tuesday after securing financial aid from …

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Kosovo Appoints First Intelligence Agency Chief

Kosovo named a former senior police officer as the chief of its new Intelligence Service on Wednesday, after months of delays blamed on clientelism and political horse-trading with foreign intelligence agencies. The Intelligence Agency is one of the central security institutions of the new country, that declared independence from Serbia …

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