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    Australia eyeing another term on UN Security Council
    Mar26

    Australia eyeing another term on UN Security Council

    Australia wants to return to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) just months after finishing its turbulent two-year term that covered the Ukraine situation and the rise of Islamic State, local media reported Thursday. …read more Source: China...

    Moscow could reignite Ukraine fighting: US diplomat
    Mar26

    Moscow could reignite Ukraine fighting: US diplomat

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States fears that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists will reignite the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine following a February ceasefire that has largely held, a US diplomat warned Wednesday.Russia can reignite the conflict at any time of its choosing, the senior State Department official told...

    US sees ‘path’ to long-elusive Iran deal
    Mar26

    US sees ‘path’ to long-elusive Iran deal

    LAUSANNE (AFP) – A nuclear deal with Iran capping over a decade of talks is in sight by a March 31 deadline, US officials said, but they remained cautious as top diplomat John Kerry prepared Thursday for down-to-the-wire negotiations.Kerry will push Iran to agree the outlines of the long-elusive deal disabling parts of its nuclear...

    Moscow could reignite Ukraine fighting: US diplomat
    Mar26

    Moscow could reignite Ukraine fighting: US diplomat

    Washington: The United States fears that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists will reignite the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine following a February ceasefire that has largely held, a US diplomat warned Wednesday. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting
    Mar26

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting

    Their radical views and the use of symbols echoing Nazi emblems have caused alarm in the West and Russia, and could return to haunt Kiev’s pro-Western leadership when fighting eventually ends.West should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine -NATO generalUkraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian disputeRebels order...

    Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch
    Mar26

    Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch

    KIEV: Ukraine on Wednesday dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor. The unexpected shake-up came as the beleaguered authorities, already struggling to combat pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, tried to make...

    Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch
    Mar26

    Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch

    Ukraine on Wednesday dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor. The unexpected shake-up came as the beleaguered authorities, already struggling to combat pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, tried to make good...

    UN worried by rise in mass abductions of children
    Mar26

    UN worried by rise in mass abductions of children

    UNITED NATIONS: Mass abductions of children by groups like Boko Haram and the Islamic State are on the rise, with the practice now becoming a tactic of war, a UN envoy warned Wednesday. Leila Zerrougui, the special representative for children and conflict, urged the Security Council to punish armed groups who target children with sanctions and...

    Passenger Bus Hits Landmine in East Ukraine, 3 Dead: Police
    Mar26

    Passenger Bus Hits Landmine in East Ukraine, 3 Dead: Police

    At least three people were killed and six injured in eastern Ukraine when a passenger bus hit a landmine in the government-controlled town of Artemivsk, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the separati… …read more Source:...

    Passenger bus blown up by mine in east Ukraine, three killed
    Mar25

    Passenger bus blown up by mine in east Ukraine, three killed

    Three people were killed and six injured on Wednesday when a passenger bus struck a landmine in eastern Ukraine where government forces have been battling Russian-backed separatists, Interfax news agency said, quoting police. …read more Source: Channel...

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