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    News Analysis: Prospects for lasting peace in E. Ukraine remain uncertain despite halt of hostilities
    Oct01

    News Analysis: Prospects for lasting peace in E. Ukraine remain uncertain despite halt of hostilities

    Guns fell almost silent across the entire frontline in eastern Ukraine in September for the first time since the start of the conflict in April 2014 after government forces and independence-seeking insurgents declared a complete ceasefire. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/01/c_134676571.htm...

    Democracy, Islamic State and terrorist threats in Bangladesh
    Oct01

    Democracy, Islamic State and terrorist threats in Bangladesh

    The U.S. and U.K. embassies in Bangladesh have restricted their diplomats’ movements and warned visitors to stay on high alert after receiving information that militants may be targeting Westerners. These advisories came after Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was shot by gunmen on Monday evening in the capital Dhaka. An online statement...

    US assures Asia of strong ties amid regional threats
    Sep30

    US assures Asia of strong ties amid regional threats

    Obama speaks at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Flanking Obama are UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (left) and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. John Kerry sits behind Obama. — Reuters photo NEW YORK: The United States took a moment Tuesday to gather the...

    Gazprom didn’t receive $500 mln prepayment for gas from Ukraine – minister
    Sep30

    Gazprom didn’t receive $500 mln prepayment for gas from Ukraine – minister

    NOVO-OGARYOVO. KAZINFORM – Russian gas giant Gazprom has not received $500 mln prepayment for gas supplies from Kiev yet, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    A record 522,000 migrants reach Europe this year
    Sep30

    A record 522,000 migrants reach Europe this year

    Paris: The latest developments as European governments struggle to cope with tens of thousands of people trekking across Europe to find safety, AP/UNB reported. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million. As of Tuesday, the group...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to full small weapons withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels agree to full small weapons withdrawal

    Kiev and pro-Russian insurgents struck a vital agreement on Wednesday to withdraw their entire arsenal of smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel-held lands from the rest of Ukraine. International monitors said the two sides’ February commitment to pull back heavy weapons from the 500km line separating their forces...

    Ukraine, rebels agree full small weapons withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels agree full small weapons withdrawal

    KIEV (AFP) – Kiev and pro-Russian insurgents struck a vital agreement on Wednesday to withdraw their entire arsenal of smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel-held lands from the rest of Ukraine.International monitors said the two sides February commitment to pull back heavy weapons from the 500-kilometre (300-mile)...

    Russia launches air strikes in ISIS-ravaged Syria after Kremlin approval
    Sep30

    Russia launches air strikes in ISIS-ravaged Syria after Kremlin approval

    Russia said it launched air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin secured his parliament’s unanimous backing to intervene to prop up the Kremlin’s closest Middle East ally. Moscow gave Washington just an hour’s notice of the strikes, which set in train Russia’s biggest play in...

    Russia carries out ‘pre-emptive’ airstrikes in Syria
    Sep30

    Russia carries out ‘pre-emptive’ airstrikes in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, holds a meeting with senior government officials at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Russian military jets carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday for the first time, after President Vladimir Putin received parliamentary...

    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy
    Sep30

    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy

    By Michael Hudson In his Orwellian September 28, 2015 speech to the United Nations, President Obama said that if democracy had existed in Syria, there never would have been a revolt against Assad. By that, he meant ISIL. Where there is democracy, he said, there is no violence or revolution. This was his threat to promote revolution, coups and...

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