The Latvian military has purchased American Stinger man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), as announced by Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis in an LTV broadcast, as reported by LETA.
The head of the defense ministry did not specify the numbers that the deal would involve, saying only that “the amount paid was not too large, but for it we are receiving a solid number of weapons”.
The MANPADS were bought from the Danish Defense and will be transferred by the end of this year or …
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that protecting the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in 2015 should be the main foreign policy priority of the new government, as reported by Radio Liberty.
It was reported that the Iranian Parliament approved 16 of the 17 candidates proposed by the President for his second term in the office, to which Rouhani was re-elected in May 2017 and officially began on August 5th.
Among those approved were Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who …
An Iranian court has ruled that the US administration should pay compensation in the amount of $245 million to victims of chemical attacks conducted by Saddam Hussein's forces during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988, as reported by Fars agency.
"Several people who were harmed during the chemical bombing have filed lawsuits and a court has issued decrees for 18 of them who have been harmed or died, and the court estimated their ransom," the representative of the judicial authorities, Mohseni Eje' …
The current European migration policy, especially pursued by Angela Merkel, plays into the hands of those who “sow death among the people”, said Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło in a TVP Info broadcast while commenting on the terrorist acts in Spain. Szydło believes that Europe must stop being afraid to talk about terrorism. “Don’t be afraid to talk about it, don’t be afraid to speak, only when this political correctness is changed will political reason come,” she added.
The head of the …
Beginning from the new academic year, Georgian schools in South Ossetia, the territory that declared independence from Georgia in 1991, are shifting to the Russian educational program and will teach courses using the Russian language. The Georgian language will be taught to schoolchildren only as a particular subject, BBC News reports.
The affected Georgian schools, most of which are located in the Akhalgori district, were formerly controlled by Tbilisi before the 2008 war.
The authorities of …