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    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters
    Oct27

    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters

    With the demise of the communist-led countries of eastern Europe and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the world breathed easier and we all felt that we would no longer stand permanently on the edge of a nuclear Armageddon. The post-cold war escalation of Nato activities and the encirclement of Russia threatens, once again, to take us back to...

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials
    Oct27

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials

    The European Union on Thursday added 10 more Syrian regime officials to the list of suspects involved in the aggression against Syrian civilians, according to a statement. They include high-ranking military officials and several senior figures linked to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. They have been slapped with a travel ban and...

    NATO Undertakes Largest Deployment Around Russia Since Cold War End
    Oct27

    NATO Undertakes Largest Deployment Around Russia Since Cold War End

    At the meeting of the defence ministers of NATO countries on Wednesday, the UK undertook the obligation to send fighter jets to Romania in 2017, while the USA promised Poland military forces, tanks and artillery – the biggest deployment of the alliance at Russia’s borders since the end of the Cold War, reported Reuters. Germany,...

    Living in Opytne – on the Ukrainian frontline
    Oct27

    Living in Opytne – on the Ukrainian frontline

    About five million people live in the parts of eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has been fighting pro-Russia separatists for the past two years. Some of these people are living in towns and villages that are close to the no-man’s land between the two sides, or that sit on the Ukrainian frontline. …read more Source: Radio...

    Two Yazidi women receive EU Zacharov Award
    Oct27

    Two Yazidi women receive EU Zacharov Award

    Two Yazidi women who survived sexual enslavement by Islamic State before escaping and becoming advocates for their people in Iraq have won the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were abducted along with other Yazidi women in August 2014 when their home village of Kocho in northern Iraq was attacked by Isis...

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women
    Oct27

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women

    Two Yazidi women, who have advocated the plight of survivors of horrific abuse by ISIL in Iraq, have been awarded the European Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Parliament’s president Martin Schulz announced on Thursday. Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar “are representatives for the Yazidi community...

    Living in Optyne – on the Ukrainian frontline
    Oct27

    Living in Optyne – on the Ukrainian frontline

    About five million people live in the parts of eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has been fighting pro-Russia separatists for the past two years. Some of these people are living in towns and villages that are close to the no-man’s land between the two sides, or that sit on the Ukrainian frontline. …read more Source: Radio...

    Ukrainian jet fighter threat against Belavia aircraft confirmed
    Oct27

    Ukrainian jet fighter threat against Belavia aircraft confirmed

    “We have a transcript of the conversation that pilots of the Belavia aircraft had with the Ukrainian air traffic control while on the way from Kiev to Minsk on 21 October. The document clearly states that combat air force will be employed if the Belarusian aircraft does not turn around and fly back to Kiev,” stressed Dmitry Mironchik. …read...

    [Ticker] Yazidi activists scoop EU rights prize
    Oct27

    [Ticker] Yazidi activists scoop EU rights prize

    Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Ali Bashar, two women from the Yazidi minority in Syria, who were made into sex slaves by the jihadist group Islamic State, and who now campaign for Yazidi rights, have won this year’s European Parliament Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader-in-exile of Crimea’s Tatar...

    Russia dismisses hacked emails showing ties between Kremlin and Ukraine rebels as a sham, because Putin aide ‘doesn’t use email’
    Oct27
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