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    Next stop Syria? Ukraine rebels weigh options as fighting stops
    Oct08

    Next stop Syria? Ukraine rebels weigh options as fighting stops

    DONETSK (AFP) – As fighting has dropped off in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels are weighing their options: wait for the conflict to resume, return to civilian life or even head to war-torn Syria.There are no more battles and some people are bored, a bearded rebel fighter who goes by the name of Turok (the Turk) told AFP.The guys I know...

    ‘Back in the game’ Putin marks birthday with eye on Syria, hockey
    Oct08

    ‘Back in the game’ Putin marks birthday with eye on Syria, hockey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) takes part in a hockey match in Sochi on Wednesday. (AFP/Alexei Nikolsky)Vladimir Putin marked his 63rd birthday Wednesday dividing his attention between hockey and Syria as supporters sang his praises, comparing him to a range of heroic figures from Buddha to Batman.The Russian president has been back in the...

    NATO weighs Russian air strike in Syria
    Oct08

    NATO weighs Russian air strike in Syria

    Russia’s growing military involvement in the Syria conflict is expected to be high on the agenda as NATO defence ministers meet in Brussels. It comes after NATO member Turkey complained that Russian jets had repeatedly violated its airspace. Ministers are also expected to review a range of measures introduced in the wake of the Ukraine...

    Russian President Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars
    Oct08

    Russian President Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars

    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons. (Alexei...

    Ukraine pledges special fund for post-conflict recovery in eastern regions
    Oct08

    Ukraine pledges special fund for post-conflict recovery in eastern regions

    Authorities of Ukraine will allocate about 118 million US dollars for the post-conflict recovery in the government-controlled areas in eastern regions, a senior parliamentary official announced here Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine rules out blanket amnesty for rebels
    Oct08

    Ukraine rules out blanket amnesty for rebels

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Wednesday ruled out granting a total amnesty to all pro-independence insurgents. …read more Source: Global...

    Armenians ask UN to take the ‘Islam’ out of ISIS
    Oct07

    Armenians ask UN to take the ‘Islam’ out of ISIS

    Representatives of Armenian communities across Europe and the Middle East sent a letter to the UN asking for a resolution to ban the term ‘Islamic’ State, or ISIS, since the terror organization does not represent Islam, Sputnik News reports. Members of the Armenian diaspora have sent a letter to the UN requesting a resolution to ban the use...

    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce
    Oct07

    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce

    The ceasefire has been holding in recent weeks and an agreement to extend a pullback of weapons from the frontline has spurred hopes for the fragile peace process. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce
    Oct07

    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday pro-Russian separatists had violated a ceasefire in the east of the country by firing an anti-tank missile and wounding four soldiers, even as President Petro Poroshenko hailed a “real truce”. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce
    Oct07

    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce

    The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday pro-Russian separatists had violated a ceasefire in the east of the country by firing an anti-tank missile and wounding four soldiers, even as President Petro Poroshenko hailed a “real truce”. …read more Source: Channel...

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