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Foreign Minister in US to discuss further actions of anti-ISIS coalition

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is attending a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. […]

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Russia is partner, but not friend of France – Senate member in Vilnius

Russia is a partner for France, but not a friend, French Senate member Hélène Conway-Mouret has said in Vilnius, adding that Russia was not a bigger threat to NATO and Europe than Islamic State.

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‘There is no institution like the Vatican in Islam that can excommunicate extremist Muslims’

There were some 13 million Muslims living in Europe several years ago, according to Pew Research Center, and several more million have come from Syria and Iraq over the last few years. Professor Egdūnas Račius of the Kaunas-based Vytautas Magnus University says that religion is not always the right lens through which to look at and make sense of the world’s Muslims. […]

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Spinning Russia’s Syria exit

Russian television has thrived for months on a diet of victories in Syria. Now that the time has come to spin the news of a withdrawal, the argument is being deployed that it is best to avoid a second Afghanistan. Better still, the exit is being presented as another case of Russia outsmarting the United States. […]