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Russia has created the position of ambassador for Islamic issues, and Veniamin Popov has been named to this post. Popov is a former Soviet ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. More recently, he headed the Russian delegation to negotiations on a cooperation agreement with Moldova.
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Kyrgyzstan\'s Foreign Minister Askar Aitmatov has summoned Uzbekistan\'s Ambassador Alisher Salahitdinov to demand an explanation for an incident on 14 February, RFE/RL\'s Kyrgyz Service reported on 19 February. Two Uzbek border guards crossed into Kyrgyz territory, stopped a Kyrgyz bus, asked the driver for his identification, and fired into the air when he refused to comply. The guards were subsequently ordered by their superior officers to return to Uzbek territory.
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Rescue teams in Iran have found parts of the military transport aircraft that crashed in the south-east of the country, and confirmed that there were no survivors. There were 302 people, including 18 crew, on board the Russian-built Ilyushin plane on an internal flight from Zahedan to Kerman, making it Iran\'s worst plane crash. Radio contact was lost shortly before the plane came down in bad weather, with the pilot speaking of strong winds.
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Vladimir Rushailo, Secretary of the Russian Security Council, who is on a three-day official visit in Baku, handed a list of terrorist organisations over to Azerbaijani Interior Minister Ramil Usubov for \"operative use.\" The list was approved by the Russian Supreme Court on February 14th. At the meeting held in the Interior Ministry of Azerbaijan, Mr Rushailo pointed to a great contribution by Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies and special services to the fight of the two countries against organised crime, terrorism and drug trafficking.

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