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Section: Middle East

    Opinion: Syria – a Study in International Cynicism
    Jan06

    Opinion: Syria – a Study in International Cynicism

    If all goes well, the latest diplomatic manoeuvre on Syria will take place sometime this month. However, what one can expect from the forthcoming session which is unanimously endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, is far from certain. The first thing to know about the proposed diplomatic exercise is that it is only tangentially related...

    Malaysia Airlines lifts bag ban on Europe flights after backlash on social media
    Jan06

    Malaysia Airlines lifts bag ban on Europe flights after backlash on social media

    KUALA LUMPUR // Malaysia Airlines on Wednesday lifted a much-criticised ban on checking in baggage on flights to Paris and Amsterdam, just one day after limiting bags to lighten the plane and save fuel.The airline had banned check-in baggage for Tuesday and Wednesday flights to the two European cities due to “unseasonably strong headwinds” on a...

    Coca-Cola blames ad agency for map showing Crimea as part of Russia
    Jan06

    Coca-Cola blames ad agency for map showing Crimea as part of Russia

    U.S. drinks firm Coca-Cola Wednesday blamed a marketing agency for a map used in an online advertising campaign that showed Crimea to be part of Russia and which drew protests and threats of a boycott from angry Ukrainians …read more Source: The Daily...

    Angela Merkel to Receive Four Freedoms Awards
    Jan06

    Angela Merkel to Receive Four Freedoms Awards

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as this year’s recipient of a prestigious international award, with organizers lauding her “great moral leadership” in Germany and pivotal role in tackling the crises buffeting Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as this year’s...

    Coca-Cola’s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike
    Jan06

    Coca-Cola’s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike

    In a New Year’s message on VK, the most popular Russian social media network, Coca-Cola published a map of Russia that did not include Crimea. …read more Source: Muscat...

    ‘We Would Have Been Frozen’: People of Frigid Ukrainian Town Thank Russia for Gas Supply
    Jan05

    ‘We Would Have Been Frozen’: People of Frigid Ukrainian Town Thank Russia for Gas Supply

    TEHRAN (FNA)- People in a freezing town in southern Ukraine have thanked Russia and President Putin for restoring gas supplies on Monday evening. The town’s residents, who have been without gas for several days, pleaded for Russian help during a bitter cold spell. …read more Source: Fars News...

    MKs step up efforts to make sure French immigrants’ degrees are recognized
    Jan05

    MKs step up efforts to make sure French immigrants’ degrees are recognized

    In the last three years, 1,594 medical professionals moved to Israel, mostly from Russia, Ukraine, US and France. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    ‘No reason’ for Russia to view US as threat: Pentagon
    Jan05

    ‘No reason’ for Russia to view US as threat: Pentagon

    Russia has no reason to consider the United States a threat to its national security, the Pentagon said Monday after Moscow published a report highlighting Washington and NATO for the first time. Russia’s new national security document, signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year’s Eve, names as threats both the United States and...

    The BRICS – A Fable for Our Time
    Jan05

    The BRICS – A Fable for Our Time

    The BRICS – A Fable for Our Time The story of the BRICS is a strange one. It starts in 2001 when Jim O’Neill, at that time the chairman of the Assets Management division of Goldman Sachs, the giant investment house, wrote a widely-commented article about what we have come to call “emerging economies.” O’Neill singled out four...

    Ukraine utility cyber attack wider than reported – experts
    Jan05

    Ukraine utility cyber attack wider than reported – experts

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

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