Russian interference in Uzbekistan has led for a push to adopt Russian as an official language, but the move is having the opposite effect.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey will send a 10-member delegation to China's northwestern East Turkistan region after discussing the situation of Uighur Turks with his Chinese counterpart.
Taliban is "really committed to peace, but think the obstacle for peace should be removed first," Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar says in a rare televised appearance at the start of the two-day meeting in Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Fatah factions, amid a three-day intra-Palestinian meeting which began in Moscow aimed at unifying 12 different Palestinian movements and organisations.
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido, ordered Congress to change leadership at the state oil company PDVSA, following US sanctions on the oil sector.
Russian Foreign Ministry says US strategy gives "green light to the prospect of basing missile strike capabilities in space," which is confrontational.
Turkey envisions a safe zone without the PKK-linked YPG, the US wants to include what Ankara recognises as a terrorist organisation, while Russia and other regional powers think differently.
Ankara and Kremlin have a joint will to clear terror groups from Syria, Turkey's Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says. Military coordination, refugees and political processes in Syria topped Moscow meeting agenda, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov shares.
Turkey, Russia and Iran, the three parties involved in the Astana peace process, have met in Geneva. While the final list of names for a Syrian Constitutional Committee hasn’t materialised, the three stakeholders plan to meet in the New Year.
Twelve of the 24 Ukrainian servicemen captured on Sunday were sentenced to months in custody while another 9 will be jailed for two months, an order Kiev calls "illegal."
Members of Afghanistan's Peace Council, who met Taliban delegates in Moscow, repeat President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace talks with Taliban without pre-conditions. Taliban says it will negotiate with US only.
The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator Nasr al Hariri met with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Friday, demonstrating the opposition's readiness for more concessions following the regime's battlefield successes.
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