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    PM cancels visit of Ukrainian PM after Kiev supports anti-settlements resolution
    Dec24

    PM cancels visit of Ukrainian PM after Kiev supports anti-settlements resolution

    Volodymyr Groysman, who became Ukraine’s first Jewish prime minister earlier this year, was scheduled to arrive in Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit …read more Source: The Times of...

    Fresh US sanctions aim to compensate for Washington’s failures in Syria: Moscow
    Dec24

    Fresh US sanctions aim to compensate for Washington’s failures in Syria: Moscow

    Moscow says the fresh US sanctions on Russia and Syria show Washington’s anger at its failures in Syria. …read more Source:...

    Kazakhstan said to weigh its biggest bank bailout since 2009
    Dec24

    Kazakhstan said to weigh its biggest bank bailout since 2009

    Kazakhstan has extended an emergency loan to the country’s biggest bank, the first step in what could be a rescue that may reach 1.5tn tenge ($4.5bn), according to people familiar with the plans.A bailout is among the alternatives under discussion between officials from Kazkommertsbank JSC and the central bank as Kazakhstan edges closer to...

    Putin orders expansion of Russia’s naval base in Syria
    Dec24

    Putin orders expansion of Russia’s naval base in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday approving the expansion of the Russian naval base in the Syrian port city of Tartus, Russian news agency Sputnik reported yesterday. The news about the new decree was further announced on the Kremlin’s website. According to Sputnik, the statement on the Kremlin’s website...

    Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce
    Dec24

    Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

    The armistice is meant to come into force at midnight Saturday (Friday 2200 GMT) and last through at least the holiday season. …read more Source: World...

    Pro-Russia forces say will respect ‘indefinite’ truce with Kiev
    Dec24

    Pro-Russia forces say will respect ‘indefinite’ truce with Kiev

    The ceasefire, which took effect at midnight Saturday, is meant to to last through at least the holiday season in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Will the US-Russian détente benefit Syria?
    Dec23

    Will the US-Russian détente benefit Syria?

    By Sigurd Neubauer THIS week’s terrorist attacks in Ankara, Berlin and Zurich underscore once again that Syria’s entrenched conflict extends well beyond Syria’s borders and that the failure to pursue a comprehensive political solution, which is required to bring the war to an end, is bound to increase the flow of refugees...

    Ukraine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire
    Dec23

    Ukraine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire

    Kiev: A top Ukrainian insurgent said on Friday the rebels had agreed to an indefinite ceasefire negotiated by Russia and Ukraine that would go into effect this weekend. The latest truce was hammered out with the help of European monitors and comes amid a surge in fighting that claimed the lives of eight Ukrainian soldiers this week. Russia denies...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec23

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while stamping his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria.At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in the elections.“He went to...

    Ukraine tycoon blasts Kiev over bank nationalisation
    Dec23

    Ukraine tycoon blasts Kiev over bank nationalisation

    Billionaire Igor Kolomoyskiy said in his first published comments since Sunday’s takeover of PrivatBank that Kiev officials falsely accused him of issuing bad loans to cronies and having insufficient capital to stay afloat. …read more Source: World...

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