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    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’

    KIEV: The United Nations on Monday released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. Its global governing body believes the eight-month conflict has killed at least 4,634 and wounded 10,234 people — although...

    Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution
    Dec15

    Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow wants Ukraine to carry out a constitutional reform to allow more autonomy to Russian-speaking eastern regions that would then stay with Kiev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments published on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’

    The United Nations on Monday (Dec 15) released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. …read more Source: Channel...

    U.N. says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707
    Dec15

    U.N. says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April, and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have come since a much-ignored ceasefire, U.N. rights investigators said Monday. A new report from the U.N. team in Ukraine says at least 1,357 of the fatalities have […] The post U.N. says...

    1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since ceasefire began in early September.
    Dec15

    1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since ceasefire began in early September.

    In Eastern Ukraine, fighting has killed at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April this year. A new report from the United Nations team in Ukraine says at least 1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since the ceasefire began in early September. The report further states that some 10,322 people have been wounded in the...

    Syrian crisis tops agenda of EU Foreign Ministers meeting to be held later on Monday.
    Dec15

    Syrian crisis tops agenda of EU Foreign Ministers meeting to be held later on Monday.

    The European Union (EU) has declared support to UN efforts to arrange a ceasefire in Syria’s second city of Aleppo. The EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini said special UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura briefed foreign ministers on plans for a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in Aleppo. The Syrian crisis tops the agenda...

    Around 1,300 Killed in Ukraine Since Ceasefire: United Nations Report
    Dec15

    Around 1,300 Killed in Ukraine Since Ceasefire: United Nations Report

    Around 1,300 people have been killed in Ukraine’s separatist conflict since a September ceasefire, according to a UN report that said many living in the country’s rebel-held east were struggling to su… …read more Source:...

    UN Says Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Up To 4,707
    Dec15

    UN Says Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Up To 4,707

    The UN human rights office says at least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Kerry, Lavrov meet on Ukraine tensions
    Dec15

    Kerry, Lavrov meet on Ukraine tensions

    ROME (AFP) ― Top U.S. diplomat John Kerry met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over …read more Source: The Korea...

    Human Rights Watch slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks
    Dec15

    Human Rights Watch slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks

    MOSCOW – Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin’s government for “inaction” and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.The US-based rights group said homophobic attacks increased in Russia after Putin signed a hugely controversial law banning...

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