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Section: Middle East

    Romania: 16,000 packs of cigarettes found hidden in timber
    Aug03

    Romania: 16,000 packs of cigarettes found hidden in timber

    Romanian border police have found some 16,000 packets of contraband cigarettes hidden in planks of timber in a truck that entered Romania from Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    OSCE says monitor threatened at gunpoint in Ukraine
    Aug03

    OSCE says monitor threatened at gunpoint in Ukraine

    The episode on Tuesday saw two vehicles from the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) stopped by an armed man in “military-style clothing with no markings” at a known Ukrainian army position, the OSCE said. …read more Source: World...

    Book review: Daniel Beer’s The House of the Dead tells a history of Siberian exile
    Aug03

    Book review: Daniel Beer’s The House of the Dead tells a history of Siberian exile

    The news is all too familiar. A small country on the edge of Europe revolts against Russian authoritarianism, its young, pro-western leaders quickly becoming the toast of liberal cocktail parties from London to New York. The British press calls for military intervention to shore up the rebels: “How long will Russia be permitted”,...

    Back in Ukraine,   freed pilot launches new hunger strike
    Aug02

    Back in Ukraine, freed pilot launches new hunger strike

    Kiev: A Ukrainian pilot released from a Russian jail in May launched a fresh hunger strike on Tuesday in protest over Kiev’s failure to secure the return of other prisoners of war in the separatist east. A Russian court sentenced the 35-year-old army helicopter navigator Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison in March over the 2014 killing...

    President Obama: US still seeks cooperation with Russia on Syria
    Aug02

    President Obama: US still seeks cooperation with Russia on Syria

    Washington, SANA-US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that his country still seeks to cooperate with Russia to find diplomatic solutions to the crises in Syria and Ukraine although “the difficult relation” between the two states. “Relations with Russia are difficult and hard, but this will not prevent us from trying to find solutions...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Savchenko launches new hunger strike
    Aug02

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Savchenko launches new hunger strike

    NNA – A Ukrainian pilot, who was freed from a Russian jail in May, announced a fresh hunger strike Tuesday in protest over Kiev39;s failure to secure the return of other prisoners of war in the sep …read more Source: National News...

    Egypt’s GASC gets offers from nine firms in wheat tender – trade
    Aug02

    Egypt’s GASC gets offers from nine firms in wheat tender – trade

    The lowest offer was at $167.60 a tonne, free-on-board, for 55,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko launches hunger strike over political inaction
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko launches hunger strike over political inaction

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Turkey, Russia pursue gas pipe dream as EU frets
    Aug02

    Turkey, Russia pursue gas pipe dream as EU frets

    Declarations by Russia and Turkey last week reviving plans for the TurkStream natural gas pipeline linking the two have worried EU diplomats who see it strengthening Moscow’s hand – but analysts say the project is more rhetoric than reality. EU officials fear that TurkStream will be expanded to bypass Ukraine as a transit route for supplies...

    Ukraine to buy Iranian crude
    Aug02

    Ukraine to buy Iranian crude

    …read more Source: Mehr News Agency

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