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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Turkish and Russian presidents, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin, are expected to meet in person in Ankara next week, following the recent agreement for the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, including rebel-held Idlib.
MOSCOW - The Associated Press
Russian scientists were racing against the clock yesterday to find a way to fire the engines of an unmanned probe destined to collect soil samples from a moon of Mars, after equipment failure shortly after launch left it stuck in Earth orbit.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russia said yesterday it would try to bring home convicted former arms dealer Viktor Bout, subject of the book “Merchant of Death”, and accused the United States of subjecting him to “controversial” detention methods.
ISLAMABAD / WASHINGTON
Pakistan on Nov. 6 angrily rejected a report that it had been moving its nuclear weapons in unsafe conditions, saying nobody should underestimate its capability to defend itself.
Escalating violence has killed 16 NATO officials in the weekend as Afghan diplomats prepare to meet regional counterparts in Istanbul this week to shape the future of international involvement in Afghanistan.
HERAT, Afghanistan - Agance France-Presse
A roadside bomb killed 10 people in northwest Afghanistan, officials said today, the latest civilians to die during the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha.
Pakistan’s top military commander fighting militants in the northwest Oct. 29 said Pakistan will act against terrorist safe havens and urged NATO and Afghanistan to do the same.
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was yesterday facing several new criminal probes in a case dating back to the 1990s amid growing concerns for her health.
Russia and China are urging the U.N. atomic agency to soften or even not issue a report expected in two weeks detailing Iran’s suspected efforts to develop nuclear weapons, diplomats said.
PESHAWAR / WASHINGTON
Two Afghan guards were killed yesterday when suicide bombers and attackers besieged the office of a logistics company working with foreign forces, near the NATO-led force’s western HQ.
ISLAMABAD - Agence France-Presse
Pakistan said today it had successfully test-fired a stealth cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.