Syrian army announces cessation of hostilities

The Army and the Armed Forces General Command of Syria on Thursday declared a comprehensive cessation of hostilities across all the territories of the Syrian Arab Republic starting at 00:00 on 30/12/2016 in the wake of the victories and advances achieved by the Syrian armed forces on more than a front. The Command added that the terrorist organizations of Jabhat al-Nusra and the ISIS and the groups affiliated to them are excluded from the agreement, pointing out that the ceasefire comes with the aim of creating suitable circumstances for supporting…

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Economic restructuring combined with shifting growth model towards sustainable development in Vietnam

Trần Minh Tuấn Assoc. Prof., Dr., Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences  Reforming the growth model and restructuring the economy is a key policy as stated in the documents of the 11th Congress of Communist Party of Vietnam, and continues to be developed in the draft documents submitted to the 12th Party Congress. This issue is urgent and significant for development, particularly for the Vietnamese economy now and in the future.

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Aleppo is free

The Syrian General Command of the army and armed forces announced on Thursday the restoration of security and stability to Aleppo after liberating it from terrorism and terrorists and the exit of their remnants from the city. »The restoration of security and stability to Aleppo is a victory which forms a strategic juncture and important turning point in the fight against terrorism, from one point, and a blow to the terrorist project and its supporters from another«, the Army’s general command said in a statement. It added that this important…

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Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey on agreed steps to revitalize the political process to end the Syrian conflict, Moscow, 20 December 2016

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey, meeting in Moscow on 20 December 2016, agreed on the following. 1. Iran, Russia and Turkey reiterate their full respect for sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as multi-ethnic, multi-religious, non-sectarian, democratic and secular state.

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution on combating glorification of Nazism

On December 19, the plenary meeting of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York adopted a traditional resolution titled Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. The document was co-authored by Russia and 55 other UN member states from across the world. The General Assembly adopted the resolution by a recorded vote of 136 in favour, to 2 against (Ukraine, United States), with 49 abstentions. The text was approved by the…

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow issued today a statement by Minister Sergey Lavrov on the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara: This is a terrible tragedy. We are grateful to the Russians who have brought flowers at this time of night. I have received many telephone calls and internet messages. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova has also received numerous messages of condolence from Russians and requests to convey their sincere condolences to the family on the heinous murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey…

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Syrian Communist Party (Unified): Syria facing »barbarous imperialist aggression«

The following statement addressed to the member parties of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties was issued by the Syrian Communist Party (Unified) on Dec. 7, prior to the full liberation of Aleppo but as it became clear that the opposition would be defeated. Dear comrades: As is well known, our party, along with other progressive and patriotic parties of Syria, is struggling against what is nowadays considered one of most barbarous imperialist aggressions of the period since World War Two, a struggle against the most extremist and…

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The WFTU Denounces Workers Rights’ Violations of workers in Qatar

On December 13th, The Ministry of Administrative Development and Labor and Social Affairs of Qatar, announced that the country’s authorities helped ten thousands of workers who were victims of labor rights violations to return to their countries. The authorities undertook to pay the cost of their airline tickets, without giving explanations about the nature of these violations.

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Parliament and the President boldly and wittingly violate the constitutional rights of citizens of Ukraine

At the end of November this year, according to the provisions of the current Constitution, citizens Petro Symonenko, Vasiliy Sirenko and Georgy Kryuchkov appealed to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for compliance of the Law of Ukraine “On conviction and national-communist socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of their propaganda symbols” of April 9, 2015 № 317-VIII (decommunization Law) with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality).

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