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    Ukraine, rebels swap nine prisoners
    Feb21

    Ukraine, rebels swap nine prisoners

    KIEV: Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Saturday exchanged nine prisoners captured in the country’s war-torn east in the first such swap this year, an AFP journalist witnessed. The swap between the Kiev army and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) took place at mid-day on a road through fields close to the town of...

    Ukraine’s pro-west coalition quits raising risks of early elections
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s pro-west coalition quits raising risks of early elections

    Ukraine is in a political crisis. Two parties from the ruling pro-West coalition have decided their decision to quit the alliance. …read more Source:...

    Radical Party rejoins Ukraine coalition
    Feb18

    Radical Party rejoins Ukraine coalition

    KIEV: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk moved to shore up the ruling coalition and ease the threat of early elections after this week’s failed bid to oust him. Efforts to attract new members to the alliance appeared to pay off on Thursday as the Radical Party said it’s ready to rejoin, having left last year. Yatsenyuk courted...

    Frustration and Anger as Syria Prevails
    Feb18

    Frustration and Anger as Syria Prevails

    By Jeremy Salt As the Syrian army advances on Raqqa and seals off supply routes to the armed gangs inside Aleppo, no surprise that there is another spike in the propaganda war, this time directed against Russia. Frustration and anger is driving Turkish cross-border shelling of Kurdish and Syrian army positions. Yet in many respects Turkey only...

    Over 250 swine flu deaths in Ukraine since September: official
    Feb18

    Over 250 swine flu deaths in Ukraine since September: official

    More than 250 people have died of swine flu in Ukraine since late September, a health official said Thursday, with the toll rising by almost 70 people in the past two weeks …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine vows to fight Russia’s 3-billion debt demands
    Feb18

    Ukraine vows to fight Russia’s 3-billion debt demands

    Ukraine vows to defend its interests over debt demands by Russia in a British court. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine coalition loses majority after second party quits
    Feb18

    Ukraine coalition loses majority after second party quits

    Ukraine’s Samopomich party has quit the ruling coalition, one of its leaders Oleh Berezyuk said on Thursday, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk to find new allies or risk the collapse of the government. The announcement came just a day after another party led by former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko quit the coalition....

    Yad Vashem may help in construction of Kiev Holocaust museum
    Feb18

    Yad Vashem may help in construction of Kiev Holocaust museum

    Ukrainians have previously come under fire for ‘whitewashing’ Babi Yar plans. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Start Preparing for the Collapse of the Saudi Kingdom
    Feb18

    Start Preparing for the Collapse of the Saudi Kingdom

    For half a century, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been the linchpin of U.S. Mideast policy. A guaranteed supply of oil has bought a guaranteed supply of security. Ignoring autocratic practices and the export of Wahhabi extremism, Washington stubbornly dubs its ally “moderate.” So tight is the trust that U.S. special operators dip into Saudi...

    Obama under fire for lack of leadership over Syria
    Feb17

    Obama under fire for lack of leadership over Syria

    WASHINGTON — The United States is coming under increasingly bitter criticism for its perceived lack of leadership over Syria as the country’s brutal civil conflict heads toward new levels of intensity. Washington appears unable or unwilling to prevent its ally Turkey from bombing Kurdish fighters inside Syria, its critics say. And it has...

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