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Section: Middle East

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension
    Sep20

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension

    BEIRUT — Syria’s military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and vowed to continue fighting, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend it. What is likely to be the final attempt by the US administration of President Barack Obama to find a negotiated solution to the...

    ‘Mission accomplished’
    Sep20

    ‘Mission accomplished’

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics Sunday in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil’s passion for music and celebrating what many consider to have been a surprisingly successful Games. The famous Maracana football stadium was packed, with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field, as proceedings kicked off...

    French teen Dodin nabs first WTA title in Quebec City
    Sep20

    French teen Dodin nabs first WTA title in Quebec City

    MONTREAL — France’s Oceane Dodin, ranked 132nd in the world, won her first WTA title Sunday in her first final, defeating American Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-3 in Quebec City. Dodin, 19, fired eight aces in the one-hour, 38-minute contest to cap a dream week. She had twice reached the second round of major tournaments in 2015, but until this week...

    Latvian forces simulate hostage-taking at Israeli embassy
    Sep19

    Latvian forces simulate hostage-taking at Israeli embassy

    Following similar drills in Ukraine and Romania, the Latvian special anti-terrorism police simulated the takeover of the Israeli embassy in Riga by terrorists. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    Putin-backed party on course to win more than half of vote in parliament election
    Sep19

    Putin-backed party on course to win more than half of vote in parliament election

    The United Russia party backed by President Vladimir Putin has won 54.2 per cent of the vote in a parliamentary election, based on the 90 per cent of ballots counted by Monday morning, data from the election commission showed. The continued dominance of the lower house by United Russia, the party Putin founded and which is now run by his allies,...

    Israel signs bilateral agreement to protect foreign workers
    Sep19

    Israel signs bilateral agreement to protect foreign workers

    Israel signs a bilateral agreement with Ukraine to regulate influx of foreign workers. …read more Source: Arutz...

    Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament
    Sep18

    Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament

    Russian President Vladimir Putin casts a ballot at a polling station during a parliamentary election in MoscowBy Andrew Osborn The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia’s lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite...

    Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament
    Sep18

    Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament

    The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia’s lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown.The election for the Duma, or lower house, is being seen as a dry run for Putin’s...

    Russia votes for new parliament with Putin secure
    Sep18

    Russia votes for new parliament with Putin secure

    For the first time residents on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea will vote for the Russian ass… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Avia Fest showcases oldest, newest planes
    Sep18

    Ukraine Avia Fest showcases oldest, newest planes

    An aviation festival has kicked off in the Ukrainian capital, showcasing over 100 airplanes from all over the world. …read more Source:...

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