extra extra newspaperRussia and US unified by shared responsibility for preventing world conflicts
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Aug 12, 2013 – The Voice of Russia correspondent shared details of Sergei Lavrov’s statement made at the opening of bilateral Russia-US talks in the 2+2 format. Lavrov said Moscow had prepared a series of documents for signing at the next meeting between Obama and Putin. “We prepared a series of documents for the next stage when the Russian and US leaders meet so that they could sign them,” Lavrov unders … more

Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon
Ankara (AFP) Aug 10, 2013 – Turkey plans to pull out troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon UNIFIL, Turkish and UN sources said Saturday, while denying that the decision was linked to the kidnapping of two pilots. “An approximately 250-person engineering construction force will not be actively involved in UNIFIL in the coming period,” a Turkish diplomatic source told AFP on condition of anonymity. The d … more

Israel okays 26 Palestinian prisoners for release
Jerusalem (AFP) Aug 11, 2013 – The Israeli government approved late Sunday the release of 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners, an official statement said, ahead of renewed peace talks between the sides set for later this week. “Following the government decision to renew peace talks with the Palestinians and appoint a ministerial committee to free prisoners during negotiations… the committee approved the release of 26 priso … more