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    Obama’s Pentagon nominee willing to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan
    Feb04

    Obama’s Pentagon nominee willing to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan

    President Barack Obama’s pick for defence secretary, Ashton Carter, is willing to expand US counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan and advancing efforts to arm and integrate Sunni tribal forces into Iraq’s battle against Islamic State (IS) militants, according to the opening statement Carter is due to read to the Senate on...

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east – military
    Feb04

    Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east – military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 18 were wounded in fighting against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a Ukraine military spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    The bus was enroute to the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    The bus was enroute to the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine

    In Russia, ten people were killed and six injured when a minibus drove into a truck in Belgorod region in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. A police source said that the minibus was travelling tothe Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine, part of which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists, and that the passengers were of Ukrainian nationality....

    Officials agree on measures after aviation tragedies
    Feb04

    Officials agree on measures after aviation tragedies

    Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501 seen on the deck of rescue ship Crest Onyx at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, last month. Pic: AP. MONTREAL (AP) — A United Nations agency is hoping to quickly introduce new measures to keep closer tabs on planes following last year’s disappearance of a flight over Asia. The International Civil Aviation...

    TransAsia plane crashes into Taiwan river
    Feb04

    TransAsia plane crashes into Taiwan river

    TAIPEI: At least nine people were killed and dozens were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crash-landed in a Taipei river on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said. Dramatic pictures taken by a motorist and posted on Twitter showed the plane cartwheeling over a motorway close to...

    NATO should not provide military aid in Ukraine crisis
    Feb04

    NATO should not provide military aid in Ukraine crisis

    Munich Security Conference chairman Wolfgang Ischinger said Tuesday that NATO should not provide military aid in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: China...

    Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours
    Feb04

    Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours

    Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday.Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks failUkraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in eastEmbassy asked to ensure...

    UN proceeds with conflict zone flight plan despite Russian doubts
    Feb04

    UN proceeds with conflict zone flight plan despite Russian doubts

    MONTREAL: The United Nations aviation agency said at a major safety conference on Tuesday it will press ahead with plans to establish a warning system for airlines on conflict zone risks despite reservations from Russia. Aviation officials also rallied behind a plan to track commercial aircraft in a twin response to several Malaysian airline...

    Aviation body to disseminate data on war zone risks to flights
    Feb04

    Aviation body to disseminate data on war zone risks to flights

    Wreckages of the Malaysian airliner after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, Ukraine on July 17, 2014 -© AFP/File MONTREAL: The International Civil Aviation Organization said Tuesday it plans to collect all data on flight risks over conflict zones and disseminate this information to airlines, despite reservations from Russia. The measure is...

    Ukraine introduces tighter border-crossing regime for Russian citizens
    Feb04

    Ukraine introduces tighter border-crossing regime for Russian citizens

    The Ukrainian cabinet on Tuesday has approved a decree, introducing tighter border-crossing policy for Russian citizens entering Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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