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    Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies
    Dec27

    Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies

    DUBAI: Saudi Arabia brushed aside rulings from top clerics to host a big money chess tournament, but the gambit to improve the kingdom’s image has been jolted by regional power plays. The landmark event and its record $2 million (1.7 million euro) prize pot come as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looks to repackage his oil-rich nation as...

    MH17 families voice concerns over new discovery of remains
    Dec25

    MH17 families voice concerns over new discovery of remains

    | Flower bulbs being planted at the ground of the Dutch national monument in memory of the victims. AFP file photo THE HAGUE: Relatives of those killed in the MH17 air disaster have called for greater respect for victims’ remains fearing some may be “playing a game” after a new discovery of bones. Freelance journalist Patrick Lancaster...

    Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race
    Dec24

    Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev smile during the United Russia party congress in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 23. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)Moscow (AP) — President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March’s...

    U.S. decides to provide arms to the Ukrainian regime

    Aimed at building its ‘defence capacity’; Moscow says it will lead to ‘new bloodshed’ …read more Source: The...

    US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia
    Dec24

    US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

    This Aug. 24, 2017, file photo shows Ukrainian soldiers marching along main Khreshchatyk Street during a military parade to celebrate Independence Day in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)Washington (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s...

    US to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia
    Dec24

    US to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday. The post US to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia appeared first on...

    Moscow: U.S. arms may spur use of force by Kiev in eastern Ukraine | Reuters

    The post Moscow: U.S. arms may spur use of force by Kiev in eastern Ukraine | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine to Receive Defensive Weapons From US: State Department
    Dec23

    Ukraine to Receive Defensive Weapons From US: State Department

    The United States will provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities,” the State Department said Friday, as Kyiv battles Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country. “U.S. assistance is entirely defensive in nature, and as we have always said, … …read more Source:...

    Moscow warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’
    Dec23

    Moscow warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

    MOSCOW: Moscow on Saturday said Washington was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide Kiev with “enhanced defensive capabilities.” In a strongly-worded statement deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the United States of “crossing the line” and fomenting the conflict...

    Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’
    Dec23

    Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

    MOSCOW: Moscow warned Saturday that Washington was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide the ex-Soviet nation with lethal weapons, while Kiev expressed the hope arms supplies could help contain Russia.The stern Moscow warning came after a new ceasefire deal between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels...

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