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Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW (AFP)
Jan29

Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW (AFP)

Washington (AFP) – 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. …read more Source: The West...

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...

Gorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West
Jan29

Gorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West

MOSCOW (AP) ” Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia and the West could spill into all-out war.More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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...

UN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk
Jan29

UN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk

BERLIN (AP) ” The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas affected by the Ebola… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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...

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...

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...

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