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Putin appoints experienced Vice Admiral as Head of North Ossetia

Putin appoints experienced Vice Admiral as Head of North Ossetia

Russian president Vladimir Putin has appointed retired Vice Admiral Sergei Menyailo as the interim head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. Menyailo was the first governor of Sevastopol following its annexation by Russia and served as Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in Siberia.

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South Ossetian leader summoned to Moscow amid simmering political crisis in the territory (Updated)

South Ossetian leader summoned to Moscow amid simmering political crisis in the territory (Updated)

The leader of the self-declared Republic of South Ossetia has gone to Moscow amid a simmering political crisis in the territory, which seceded from Georgia. South Ossetia is currently gripped in a political crisis following the death in police detention of a young Ossetian, which sparked public protests and a boycott of parliament by some MPs.
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Libya's new prime minister starts work on the formation of a government of national unity

Libya's new prime minister starts work on the formation of a government of national unity

Libya's newly appointed prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, confirmed on Saturday that he has started work on forming a new government of national unity. The new prime minister said in his selection he will prioritise efficiency, whilst taking into account the need to include members from across Libya's diverse the political spectrum
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Trouble in Lilliput: South Ossetian politics in crisis

Trouble in Lilliput: South Ossetian politics in crisis

Politics in South Ossetia often takes a Lilliputian character. The tiny territory that seceded from Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and has existed as a Russian protectorate since, is small in size, with a population of around 50,000. Yet its internal politics are often dramatic, with long standing clan feuds playing out in modern political terms. One such crisis appears to be looming in a stand-off between president and opposition MPs
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Hariri in Egypt to seek support for a solution to the Lebanese crisis

Hariri in Egypt to seek support for a solution to the Lebanese crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al Hariri arrived in Egypt in a bid to help form a new government and end Lebanon's multifaceted crisis. In Cairo, Al Hariri met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and General Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel.
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Army stages military coup in Myanmar

Army stages military coup in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.