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    Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW
    Jan29

    Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

    BEIRUT: Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing has fed the very climate in which serial...

    HRW: Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants
    Jan29

    HRW: Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON: Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing has fed the very climate in...

    Gorbachev warns of ‘hot’ war as Europe sets new Russia sanctions
    Jan29

    Gorbachev warns of ‘hot’ war as Europe sets new Russia sanctions

    MOSCOW – Europe prepared Thursday to draft even tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine as ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned against the danger of an increasingly isolated Kremlin fighting back.The last Soviet leader’s words of caution came with the daily death toll in Ukraine’s separatist east spiking again with...

    Ukraine says five serviceman killed, 29 wounded in past 24 hours
    Jan29

    Ukraine says five serviceman killed, 29 wounded in past 24 hours

    KIEV (Reuters) – Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 29 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia declares MH370 an “accident”, airline to proceed with compensation
    Jan29

    Malaysia declares MH370 an “accident”, airline to proceed with compensation

    The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew. Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an “accident”, its Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said on Thursday. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after...

    Greece misinterpreted over Russia sanctions -minister
    Jan29

    Greece misinterpreted over Russia sanctions -minister

    ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis rejected suggestions that complaints from Athens over a European Union statement on Ukraine meant it was preparing to veto sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: The...

    Rights abuses, Western powers fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW
    Jan29

    Rights abuses, Western powers fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

    WASHINGTON – Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine.Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing has fed the very climate...

    Russia’s Gazprom profits plunge 61%, hit by Ukraine row
    Jan29

    Russia’s Gazprom profits plunge 61%, hit by Ukraine row

    Russia’s gas giant Gazprom on Thursday said its third quarter profits plunged 61 percent as supplies were suspended to Ukraine, one of its main customers. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    UNICEF seeks $3.1 bln aid for ‘new generation of crises’
    Jan29

    UNICEF seeks $3.1 bln aid for ‘new generation of crises’

    The UN children’s agency Thursday launched its biggest ever appeal for US$3.1 billion to help 62 million children at risk from a “new generation of humanitarian crises”. The threats ranged from the brutal conflict in Syria that shows no sign of ending after nearly four years to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the Ukraine...

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog
    Jan29

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog

    File. A woman holds a poster depicting Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo) The head of Russia’s delegation to Europe’s human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its involvement after losing its right to vote. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to...

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