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‘Cyborgs’ war drama replays real-life Ukraine battle
Feb12

‘Cyborgs’ war drama replays real-life Ukraine battle

KIEV: A new Ukrainian feature film called “Cyborgs” has become the first to depict the bloody war against Russian-backed separatists, focusing on a battle for a highly symbolic airport. The patriotic drama details the clash for Donetsk airport, a gleaming international hub rebuilt as the eastern industrial city prepared to host the...

Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili 'kidnapped' in Kiev – his Facebook page
Feb12

Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili 'kidnapped' in Kiev – his Facebook page

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Kiev by unknown “kidnappers”, according to a post on the former Georgian leader’s official Facebook page and his spokeswoman. …read more Source: The...

Outrage in Ukraine over activist lawyer’s slaying

KIEV: The murder of a lawyer who helped convict her sister’s well-connected killer sparked public outrage in Ukraine Tuesday and a warning from the foreign minister that the slaying marked “a challenge to the state”. Lawyer and activist Iryna Nozdrovska spent two years working on the case against Dmytro Rossoshansky — a Kiev...

Outrage in Ukraine over activist lawyer’s slaying

KIEV: The murder of a lawyer who helped convict her sister’s well-connected killer sparked public outrage in Ukraine Tuesday and a warning from the foreign minister that the slaying marked “a challenge to the state”. Lawyer and activist Iryna Nozdrovska spent two years working on the case against Dmytro Rossoshansky — a Kiev...

Outrage in Ukraine over activist lawyer’s slaying
Jan02

Outrage in Ukraine over activist lawyer’s slaying

KIEV: The murder of a lawyer who helped convict her sister’s well-connected killer sparked public outrage in Ukraine Tuesday and a warning from the foreign minister that the slaying marked “a challenge to the state”. Lawyer and activist Iryna Nozdrovska spent two years working on the case against Dmytro Rossoshansky — a Kiev...

Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies
Dec27

Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia brushed aside rulings from top clerics to host a big money chess tournament, but the gambit to improve the kingdom’s image has been jolted by regional powerplays. The landmark event and its record US$2 million (RM8 million) prize pot come as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looks to repackage his oil-rich nation as more...

Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies
Dec27

Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia brushed aside rulings from top clerics to host a big money chess tournament, but the gambit to improve the kingdom’s image has been jolted by regional power plays. The landmark event and its record $2 million (1.7 million euro) prize pot come as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looks to repackage his oil-rich nation as...

MH17 families voice concerns over new discovery of remains
Dec25

MH17 families voice concerns over new discovery of remains

| Flower bulbs being planted at the ground of the Dutch national monument in memory of the victims. AFP file photo THE HAGUE: Relatives of those killed in the MH17 air disaster have called for greater respect for victims’ remains fearing some may be “playing a game” after a new discovery of bones. Freelance journalist Patrick Lancaster...

Moscow warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’
Dec23

Moscow warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

MOSCOW: Moscow on Saturday said Washington was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide Kiev with “enhanced defensive capabilities.” In a strongly-worded statement deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the United States of “crossing the line” and fomenting the conflict...

Moscow warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’
Dec23

Moscow warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

MOSCOW: Moscow on Saturday said Washington was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide Kiev with “enhanced defensive capabilities.” In a strongly-worded statement deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the United States of “crossing the line” and fomenting the conflict...

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