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Section: Middle East

    Syrian aid groups suspend ties with UN
    Sep09

    Syrian aid groups suspend ties with UN

    UNITED NATIONS — More than 70 Syrian aid groups are suspending cooperation with the United Nations, accusing UN humanitarian agencies and their partners of being manipulated by the regime, according to a letter released Thursday. In the letter to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the 73 signatories demanded an...

    US agrees to enhance Ukrainian military: Pentagon
    Sep08

    US agrees to enhance Ukrainian military: Pentagon

    The US and Ukraine have agreed to cooperate on military technology and enhance Ukrainian military capabilities, according to the US Defense Department. …read more Source: Iran...

    US agrees to enhance Ukrainian military: Pentagon
    Sep08

    US agrees to enhance Ukrainian military: Pentagon

    The US and Ukraine have agreed to cooperate on military technology and enhance Ukrainian military capabilities. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine moves to ban ‘illegal’ Russian books
    Sep08

    Ukraine moves to ban ‘illegal’ Russian books

    Ukraine escalated its cultural war with Moscow Thursday by proposing a ban on Russian books that promote the ouster of Kiev’s pro-Western leadership and recognize the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Britain, EU ‘must work together for smooth divorce’ (Updated)
    Sep08

    Britain, EU ‘must work together for smooth divorce’ (Updated)

    Britain and the European Union must work together to make their divorce smooth and forge a new “strong relationship”, Prime Minister Theresa May told European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday. At their first one-to-one meeting since May became prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum, Tusk...

    Much work needed to improve Ukraine ceasefire, says Germany
    Sep08

    Much work needed to improve Ukraine ceasefire, says Germany

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday that a lot of work was still “urgently needed” to get a ceasefire fully implemented in eastern Ukraine where Ukrainian government forces confront Russian-backed separatists …read more Source: The Daily...

    US Says Willing to Cooperate with Russia on Syria, ‘True’ Ceasefire Needed
    Sep08

    US Says Willing to Cooperate with Russia on Syria, ‘True’ Ceasefire Needed

    Washington is willing to cooperate with Moscow to end the Syrian conflict but only if there is first a “true cessation” of hostilities, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday. Ahead of an expected meeting in Geneva between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Carter told BBC radio there was “quite a...

    EU extends sanctions against Russian, Ukrainian figures: sources
    Sep08

    EU extends sanctions against Russian, Ukrainian figures: sources

    The EU has rolled over asset freeze and travel ban sanctions against nearly 150 people in Ukraine and Russia for supporting pro-Moscow rebels, European Union sources said Thursday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Stoltenberg: NATO to ‘step up’ Black Sea presence
    Sep08

    Stoltenberg: NATO to ‘step up’ Black Sea presence

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg uses Tbilisi meeting to say alliance will continue to work with Georgia, Ukraine partners …read more Source: World...

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane – U.S. officials
    Sep08

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane – U.S. officials

    By Idrees Ali and Andrea Shalal A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday. The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who are...

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