Investments to the value of about twenty billion dollars will be needed in the near decade for an economic restoration of Afghanistan. As the Japanese press reports on Thursday, this conclusion has been drawn in the preliminary report of the World Bank drafted for the coming international conference on the restoration of Afghanistan to be held in Tokyo on January 21-22. The experts of the Bank believe that in the near two and a half years, from 1.7 to 2.3 billion dollars will be needed for the first stage of the economic restoration of Afghanistan. The Tokyo conference on Afghanistan will be attended by representatives of approximately fifty countries and international organisations, including the United Nations.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities