Russia and Israel signed a deal on Thursday on mutual visa-free travel, as part of the Russian foreign minister's visit to the country.
The U.S president said he hoped an agreement could be reached between Russia and the United States on Washington's missile defense plans for Central Europe.
Lawmakers in Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia signed a statement on Thursday accusing Tblisi of military aggression, and warning that war could break out in the Caucasus.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday he wants better ties with the European Union, but cannot accept the bloc's unquestioning obedience to the United States.
A decision to permit U.S. arms deliveries to Kosovo is "another profoundly mistaken step" by Washington, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said on Thursday.
Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah failed at Yemeni-brokered talks on Thursday to overcome their differences, but agreed to start dialogue in early April, Al Arabiya television station reported.
Russia may allow its land and airspace to be used as a transit route for NATO-led counter-terrorism operation supplies to Afghanistan, a senior defense official said on Thursday.
Belarus's Foreign Ministry has advised the U.S. to halve the number of its diplomats in Minsk, ministry spokesman Andrei Popov said Thursday.
PepsiCo and the Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) are to jointly acquire a 75.5% stake in the Russian Lebedyansky juice company for $1.4 billion, the company said on its website on Thursday. v
The Russian government has approved a draft scientific and technical program of the Union State (Belarus and Russia) on the development of new high-performance technologies of exploration and use of hydrocarbons, the document published on the website of the Cabinet on Tuesday reads.
Remains of another nine people killed in a plane crash in eastern Ukraine have been delivered to Malaysia, New Straits Times reported Tuesday.
Russian Energy Ministry believes that Moscow has the right to appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in regards to the law on the reformation of the management system of the Ukrainian gas network, the newspaper Izvestiya wrote on Tuesday, with reference to the Deputy Energy Minister.
The final round of the competition of military bands of the Russian Armed Forces will be held September 2-6 in Moscow, according to the press service of the Defense Ministry.