The Taliban gave its first proper press conference yesterday where they didn't not just say the right things, they said exactly the right things. Some are speculating if it has been given professional PR advice as the message is a little too perfect.
Russia’s stock market is flying and approached a 10-year high on August 17 as the index reached 1,690 – its highest level since 2012.
Hollywood actor Bruce Willis’ face is back on the screens in Russia after he agreed to feature in the new advertising campaign of leading Russian mobile phone company Megafon. However, the actor will not physically participate.
A chaotic first day of the new regime in Kabul. The images coming out of Kabul airport are going to become iconic. As bad as, if not worse than, those that came out of Saigon.
Russia’s GDP was up 1.3% vs. 4Q19, although it is still 3 percentage points below pre-COVID-19 trend levels.
The weapon, which has not been used since the 1990s, could lead to special duties more painful than the blunt instrument of sanctions.
Taliban appear to be standing back to allow the evacuation effort, while fear grips Kabul.
Russian e-commerce major Ozon is expanding its presence in Kazakhstan. In August, Ozon began delivering orders to 2,000 post offices around the country in a partnership with Kazpost that will increase pick-up 20-fold.
The fact the Biden administration pulled the plug on allies and friends in Afghanistan, and against the advice of allies in Nato, just affirms its all encompassing focus on China in foreign policy.
Kabul fell to Taliban forces on August 15 with almost no fighting, completing the Islamic fundamentalists' recapture of Afghanistan in just six weeks since the US pulled out.
The Taliban has assured the region’s governments that it has no designs on them, but can it keep more hostile groups in check?
The rapid recapture of almost all of Afghanistan by the Taliban only weeks after the US pulled out is a major headache for China, but Beijing has already moved to recognise the fundamental Islamic movement in an effort to quickly end the fighting.
Envoys accused of looking imperialistic after being photographed in chairs sat in by Churchill and Stalin in the Iranian capital at a time when Iran was under occupation.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus reached 808 in 24 hours on August 12, the highest mortality rate since the pandemic began, according to Russia’s COVID-19 task force.
Russian e-commerce is booming and grocery delivery is becoming a key growth driver for the sector. By 2024 the turnover of this business may exceed RUB1 trillion, according to Infoline.
Earlier this year Vladimir Putin’s called for cutting Russia’s greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions to below those of the European Union as the Kremlin starts to wake up to the dangers of global warming.
This year will go down in Russian history as the start of a new era of political emigration. While waves of emigration from the country are part of the drama of Russian life, today, for the first time since Soviet times, people are emigrating again
The Watcom Shopping index overtook the 2020 level of activity in week 30 of this year as the retail business recovers on the back of the post-crisis economic growth and rising incomes.
Central bank starts to actively look for buyer for lender, but an IPO may be more likely.
On the anniversary of the fraudulent presidential elections that plunged Belarus into its worst political crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union, Washington and London ramped up their sanctions regimes.