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Section: Middle East

    EU states back visa-free travel for Georgia, but wait for safeguards
    Oct05

    EU states back visa-free travel for Georgia, but wait for safeguards

    European Union states agreed in principle on Wednesday to give Georgia visa-free travel, but delayed rolling out the programme until they could agree on stronger safeguards against any sudden influx of migrants. The decision underlined increased caution in the bloc about immigration since the arrival of about 1.3 million refugees and migrants...

    Hopes for Syria die as US and Russia ‘have nothing more to talk about’
    Oct05

    Hopes for Syria die as US and Russia ‘have nothing more to talk about’

    BEIRUT// The halting of talks between the United States and Russia aimed at bringing a ceasefire to Syria comes amid a wider deterioration of US-Russian relations that will be difficult to overcome.As the two powers responsible for negotiating cessations in the violence in Syria, the impasse between Washington and Moscow means the prospects for...

    Hopes for Syria die as US and Russia “have nothing more to talk about”
    Oct05

    Hopes for Syria die as US and Russia “have nothing more to talk about”

    BEIRUT// The halting of talks between the United States and Russia aimed at bringing a ceasefire to Syria comes amid a wider deterioration of US-Russian relations that will be difficult to overcome.As the two powers responsible for negotiating cessations in the violence in Syria, the impasse between Washington and Moscow means the prospects for...

    US mulls ‘diplomatic and military’ options for Syria
    Oct05

    US mulls ‘diplomatic and military’ options for Syria

    US agencies are considering “diplomatic, military, intelligence and economic options” to deal with the crisis in Syria, an official said yesterday, while stressing the need for a “political resolution.” Top US security and foreign policy chiefs are to meet today to review their options to present to US President Barack Obama, after abandoning...

    Hopes for Syria die as US and Russia “have nothing more to talk about.”
    Oct04

    Hopes for Syria die as US and Russia “have nothing more to talk about.”

    BEIRUT// The halting of talks between the United States and Russia aimed at bringing a ceasefire to Syria comes amid a wider deterioration of US-Russian relations that will be difficult to overcome.As the two powers responsible for negotiating cessations in the violence in Syria, the impasse between Washington and Moscow means the prospects for...

    France says time to act on Congo, EU sanctions possible
    Oct04

    France says time to act on Congo, EU sanctions possible

    France said Tuesday it was time to prevent the political situation worsening in the Congo and consider imposing European Union sanctions. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Putin freezes nuclear pact, raising stakes in Washington row
    Oct04

    Putin freezes nuclear pact, raising stakes in Washington row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Recent clashes halt weapon withdrawal plan in East Ukraine
    Oct04

    Recent clashes halt weapon withdrawal plan in East Ukraine

    Clashes between Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russians in the east of Ukraine have derailed plans for the pullback of heavy weapons. …read more Source:...

    Moscow arrests   high-ranking   Ukrainian spy
    Oct03

    Moscow arrests high-ranking Ukrainian spy

    MOSCOW: Russia’s FSB security service said on Monday it had arrested a senior Ukrainian intelligence officer for gathering secret information about Russian defence and security bodies. Ties between Moscow and Kiev have been tense since 2014, when, after a popular uprising toppled Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Russia annexed the...

    US suspends contacts with Russia on Syria, as Russia suspends plutonium treaty
    Oct03

    US suspends contacts with Russia on Syria, as Russia suspends plutonium treaty

    Faced with a truce in Syria that never truly took hold, the US suspends talks with Russia regarding the deal; Russia also decides to air out its grievances against the US, suspending their plutonium disarmament treaty over disputes regarding Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: Yedioth...

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