Ukraine on Thursday summoned the Russian consul after Moscow detained one of its state media reporters for alleged espionage. Populist and nationalist factions in Ukraine's parliament pushed for the introduction of travel visas for Russians in retaliation for Roman Sushchenko's arrest. Russia on Monday announced the detention of Sushchenko -- a 47-year-old correspondent for the Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform who is usually based in Paris -- for alleged espionage.
Easing the visa requirements for foreigners visiting the northern Russian cities of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk could add significantly to boosting tourism in the country's Arctic Region, media reports said.
Four Russian bikers who were detained in Iraq on Sunday for alleged espionage and visa forgery charges have been released, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in his Twitter on Friday.
Iran’s parliament summoned on Tuesday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to answer questions about his alleged mismanagement of the country’s economy, Iranian media reported.
The media tycoon is said to welcome the opportunity to appear once again before the British government and explain his side of the secretly-recorded pep talk he gave his alleged phone-hacker reporters. It may just be a matter of gra...