In this handout photo released by the press service of the President of Syria, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with the RIA Novosti news agency and the Rossiya-24 TV channel. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Supporters of Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu wait outside a Palace of the Parliament during a Parliament session in Chisinau, Moldova. A no-confidence vote brought down Moldova's government on November 12, just five months after Prime Minister Maia Sandu took office. She formed a coalition with the Socialist Party but relations broke down over a proposed reform of how the top prosecutor is appointed.
Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu speaks during a Parliament session in Chisinau, Moldova. A no-confidence vote brought down Moldova's government on November 12, just five months after Prime Minister Maia Sandu took office. She formed a coalition with the Socialist Party but relations broke down over a proposed reform of how the top prosecutor is appointed.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, right, shake hands during a signing ceremony following their meeting in Yerevan, Armenia. Lavrov pays a working visit to the Armenian capital of Yerevan for talks with the country's President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.
Pro-government protesters hold placards reading, from left, "I support the government of Sandu", "Don't carry out reforms with a formal prosecutor", "Independent prosecutor supported by parliament", "We deserve a worthy prosecutor" as they demonstrate next to the Parliament building, in Chisinau, Moldova. The Party of Socialists prepared a vote of no confidence in the government due to the fact that the Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu took responsibility before the parliament for selecting candidates for the prosecutor general post.
A man holds a ticket from Simferopol to Moscow, at a train station in Simferopol, Crimea, Russia. Train tickets to Moscow and Saint Petersburg went on sale in Crimea on 8 November, 2019. The newly built Crimean Rail Bridge connects mainland country with the Crimean peninsula making possible railway link bypassing Ukraine.
Participants dressed in WWII Red Army uniforms take part in a parade to mark the 78th anniversary of a historical parade in 1941, when Soviet soldiers marched towards the front lines during World War Two, on Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Kremlin's Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower is at the background.
In this handout photo released by the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attend a welcoming ceremony before their meeting on the military and defence industrial cooperation, in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Russian Orthodox priests take part in a religious procession to mark the Unity Day, in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Russian people mark the Feast Day of Our Lady of Kazan, known as the Holy Protectress of Russia, at November 4, the same date as Unity Day, since the icon was credited for the Russians victory during Moscows liberation from the Polish in November 1612.
People hold anti-U.S. banners as they take part in a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis, outside the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran. 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of Iranian students supporting the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
From left, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda, Pakistani Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov and SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) Executive Committee Director Jumakhon Giyosov pose for a family photo before the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Government Heads Council meeting, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.