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Ex-ISI chief Asad Durrani: Developments in Ukraine are best explained by two US establishment hands - EXCLUSIVE

Whatever the purpose of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan`s visit to Moscow, it couldn’t have been to influence Russia’s Ukraine Policy or to “encourage” Putin to march in the Country’s breakaway regions, - said to Baku Triune a former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani.

Belarus says 'not a single' Russian soldier will stay after joint drills

Belarus's foreign minister Vladimir Makei said Wednesday that "not a single" Russian soldier will remain in the country after the massive joint maneuvers by Minsk and Moscow on Ukraine's border end, Baku Tribune reports citing BelTa.

Turkish president, First Lady experiencing 'mild symptoms' after testing positive for COVID-19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and first lady Emine Erdogan have had “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, after they tested positive on Saturday for the omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to Anadolu Agency.

Erdogan: Terrorists in Syria receive US support

Commenting on the presence of the United States and Russia in war-torn Syria, Erdoğan drew attention to the fact that both countries have military bases in the country, Baku Tribune reports citing Daily Sabah.

Taiyi Sun: Lithuania probably did not anticipate such significant reactions from China - INTERVIEW

An interview to Baku Tribune was given by Taiyi Sun, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Christopher Newport University.

Blinken: US condemns latest missile launches

S Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches as a "violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions" and reaffirmed the "ironclad" security commitment with South Korea, as reported by the US Department of State on Friday (US time).

Trump cancels Jan. 6 press conference

Former United States President Donald Trump has canceled an event scheduled on the first anniversary of the Capitol riot, blaming the House select committee tasked with handling the January 6 probe for the cancellation.

Macron expresses worries over Ukraine to Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Elysee revealed in a statement on Monday, adding that the French head of state expressed concerns regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Biden: US doesn't support Taiwan's independence - Chinese media

United States President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed "strategic and fundamental issues" during their virtual meeting, according to Chinese media. Biden also reportedly stated the US does not support Taiwanese independence in an effort to calm the recent tensions between Beijing and Washington over Taiwan. Xi warned China "will have to take decisive measures" if independence forces "cross the red line."

WHO: Booster jabs in rich countries 'scandal'

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has labeled the widespread administration of booster COVID vaccine doses in the developed world as a "scandal that must stop now."

NATO calls on Belarus to stop actions at EU border

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization strongly condemned on Friday "the continued instrumentalization of irregular migration artificially created by Belarus as part of hybrid actions targeted against Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia for political purposes." NATO stated it supports measures taken by its allies in response to the situation.

M6.6 quake hits off Japan's Okinawa, no threat of tsunami

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 hit off Japan's Okinawa early Thursday, but there is no threat of damage from a tsunami despite possible sea-level fluctuations, the weather agency said, according to Kyodo News.

Biden: Education crucial for economic competitiveness

United States President Joe Biden reiterated the importance of his commitment to preschool funding, quoting first lady Jill Biden in warning that "any country that out-educates us is going to out-compete us."

Biden admin sues Texas over new voting law

The United States Department of Justice sued Texas over its new voting restrictions, claiming the newly imposed rules violate federal laws, such as the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act.

Japan: PM Kishida to visit US before year-end

Japanese newly elected Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (pictured) intends to visit Washington before the end of the month for a meeting with United States President Joe Biden, Japan Times reported citing Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki.

US approves $650 million weapons sale to S. Arabia

The United States State Department has on Thursday approved a sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of air-to-air missiles and missile rail launchers to the value of $650M, pending Congress approval. Raytheon Technologies is named as the principal contractor.

Florida to sue Biden admin over vaccine mandates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated that the state will sue the Biden administration over its vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors due to take effect on January 4.

Alan Dershowitz:

Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, who helped defend former President Donald Trump in his first impeachment, gave an interview to Baku Tribune.

Biden to focus on passing spending bills

United States President Joe Biden will "hit the gas" to pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan and his administration's massive reconciliation bill, Axios reported citing lawmakers and White House advisers.

China: US tensions unlikely to prevent carbon deal

Tensions between Washington and Beijing are not likely to prevent a broad deal on carbon markets from being achieved at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference, Chinese climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua (pictured) said on Tuesday.

Russia won't join the Arms Trade Treaty - official

Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Office in Geneva Andrey Belousov (pictured) stated that the country doesn't plan to join the organization's Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in its current format.

Turkey seeks new alternatives about air force, turkish expert says

In interview to Baku Tribune was given by Deniz Tansi, chair of Public Administration Department Yeditepe University Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty.

Macron: France to delay sanctions as UK talks continue

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday his country will not impose retaliatory measures against the United Kingdom over their fishing dispute at midnight as the two sides are currently in negotiations on the issue.

Trump to hold tele-rally ahead of Virginia election

Former United States President Donald Trump intends to hold a tele-rally in support of Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, The Hill reported citing a source close to the former head of state.

Biden to visit House Dems to talk reconciliation, infrastructure

United States President Joe Biden intends to speak with members of the House Democratic Caucus about the faith of the bipartisan infrastructure plan and his administration's massive reconciliation bill, containing much of his agenda, which will push his overseas trip to a later time than the one scheduled.

German import prices rise 17.7% in September

The import prices in Germany yearly increased by 17.7% in September narrowly going under market estimates, according to a report published by the Federal Statistics Office on Friday. Meanwhile, the import prices increased by 1.3% on a monthly basis.

Blinken talks Sudan coup with Saudi FM

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a conversation with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud talked about the developments in Sudan.

Biden rejects Trump's executive privilege claims

President Joe Biden's White House rejected two more of former President Donald Trump's claims of executive privilege, CNN reported.