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Iran Nuclear Talks

Report: International Nuclear Talks With Iran To Resume On December 9 (RFE RL)

Talks between world powers and Iran regarding Tehran’s controversial nuclear program will resume on December 9 in Vienna, according to the country’s semiofficial Tasnim news agency.

The negotiations aimed at resurrecting the stalled 2015 nuclear deal under which Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief got off to a rocky start last week.

Report: International Nuclear Talks With Iran To Resume On December 9 (rferl.org)

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Belarus

Lithuanian Lawmakers Extend State Of Emergency At Belarusian Border (RFE RL)

Lithuanian lawmakers have extended the state of emergency at the Baltic nation’s border with Belarus and at camps hosting migrants who arrived from there as it tries to stem the flow of people into the European Union through the bloc’s eastern flank.

The measure approved by the Seimas, Lithuania’s parliament, extends the state of emergency in place within 10 kilometers of the border and in migrant camps until January 14.

Lithuanian Lawmakers Extend State Of Emergency At Belarusian Border (rferl.org)

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Russia

Russian Real Estate Service Deletes Xenophobic Elements In Rental Ads After RFE/RL Report (RFE RL)

An online real estate service in Russia has started deleting advertisements with xenophobic elements after an RFE/RL report focusing on ads offering rentals “for Slavs only” was published last week.

CIAN.ru announced on December 6 that all individuals and companies who placed ads on the service’s website with discriminatory texts must edit them and delete any improperly worded sentences by February 1, 2022.

Russian Real Estate Service Deletes Xenophobic Elements In Rental Ads After RFE/RL Report (rferl.org)

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Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia Arrests Five More War Crimes Suspects As Sweep Continues (RFE RL)

The Investigation and Protection Agency of Bosnia-Herzegovina (SIPA) says five former soldiers have been arrested in Sarajevo for committing crimes against Serb civilians who were prisoners of war between 1992 and 1994 during the Bosnian War.

SIPA said in a statement on December 7 that at least eight civilians were killed and more than 100 injured by the five soldiers, who are accused of unlawful imprisonment, torture, abuse, forced labor, and inflicting bodily and mental harm, along with murder.

Bosnia Arrests Five More War Crimes Suspects As Sweep Continues (rferl.org)

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Russia

Moscow Court Orders Google To Pay More Fines For Failing To Delete Content (RFE RL)

A court in Moscow has ordered Google to pay another fine, this time 5 million rubles ($67,600), for violating the country’s rules on banned content.

The magistrate court of the Taganka district in the Russian capital handed down the decision on December 7, saying that Google had failed to delete banned content as instructed.

Moscow Court Orders Google To Pay More Fines For Failing To Delete Content (rferl.org)

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Russia UK Ukraine

Britain Says Russia Must ‘Step Back,’ De-Escalate Tensions On Ukrainian Border (RFE RL)

Britain has said that it wants Russia to de-escalate tensions along the Ukrainian border, where Moscow has amassed more than 90,000 troops.

“You’ve seen the increasing deployment on the border and clearly we need to address that,” a spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters on December 6. “We think that Russia needs to step back and de-escalate the tensions there.”

Britain Says Russia Must ‘Step Back,’ De-Escalate Tensions On Ukrainian Border (rferl.org)

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India Russia

Russia And India Discuss Arms, Afghanistan Ahead Of Putin-Modi Meeting (RFE RL)

Russia and India discussed areas of common interest and signed defense contracts ahead of a summit between the two countries’ leaders in New Delhi.

Defense, arms, nuclear power, and the situation in Afghanistan dominated discussions on December 6 ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s talks in the evening with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Russia And India Discuss Arms, Afghanistan Ahead Of Putin-Modi Meeting (rferl.org)

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Germany Iran

Berlin Dismisses Tehran’s Proposals On Nuclear Talks As Unacceptable (RFE RL)

Germany’s Foreign Ministry has said that it does not consider Iran’s proposals regarding its nuclear program acceptable and expects Tehran to return to international negotiations with “realistic” bargaining positions.

Berlin Dismisses Tehran’s Proposals On Nuclear Talks As Unacceptable (rferl.org)

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Tajikistan

Notorious Tajik Islamic State Recruiter Reappears In Syrian Refugee Camp (RFE RL)

A notorious Islamic State recruiter from Tajikistan, who went missing from a prison in northern Syria last year, is in a refugee camp in the Turkey-controlled Syrian city of Jarabulus, sources and a relative told RFE/RL.

Parviz Saidrahmonov, 34, who is suspected of having links to terrorist attacks in Sweden, Russia, and Tajikistan, disappeared from a prison in the Syrian town of Afrin in mid-2020 when Tajikistan was working on his extradition to Dushanbe.

Notorious Tajik Islamic State Recruiter Reappears In Syrian Refugee Camp (rferl.org)

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