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Section: Middle East

    Year in review 2015: Russian intervention adds to uncertainty in Syria
    Dec25

    Year in review 2015: Russian intervention adds to uncertainty in Syria

    Much about Syria in 2015 was sadly predictable. The continuing violence, the worsening refugee crisis and the steadily climbing toll of dead, wounded and disappeared. That there would be no end in sight to this most appalling of modern wars during its fifth year was no shock to anyone.Russia’s deployment of its air power and a limited corps...

    Turkey welcomes Meskhetian Turks from east Ukraine
    Dec25

    Turkey welcomes Meskhetian Turks from east Ukraine

    The 300 plus Turkish-speaking minority will live in eastern Erzincan province under Turkey’s asylum measures enacted in April …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities
    Dec25

    Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities

    Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were causing immense suffering in many countries. Security was tight at the Vatican as Francis, marking the third Christmas since his election in 2013, read his traditional Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” (to the...

    Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities
    Dec25

    Pope calls in Christmas message for unity against militant atrocities

    By Philip Pullella Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were causing immense suffering in many countries. Security was tight at the Vatican as Francis, marking the third Christmas since his election in 2013, read his traditional Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi”...

    French immigration to Israel at all-time high
    Dec25

    French immigration to Israel at all-time high

    Language Undefined Immigration to Israel in 2015 expected to hit a 15-year high amid an influx of Jews from France, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, from North America …read more Source: Middle East...

    Ukraine approves IMF-backed austerity budget
    Dec25

    Ukraine approves IMF-backed austerity budget

    The Ukrainian parliament Friday adopted a budget for 2016 with a deficit of 3 percent of GDP, crucial for unlocking much needed aid from the IMF and Western countries …read more Source: The Daily...

    US orders 20 more Russian rocket engines
    Dec25

    US orders 20 more Russian rocket engines

    Two US companies have ordered a new batch of Russian rocket engines for civil and commercial launches, shortly after Congress removed a ban on using such rockets. According to reports, United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, said Wednesday it had ordered 20 new RD-180 rocket engines from Russia on top of 29...

    Nearly 30,000 Jews immigrated to Israel in 2015
    Dec25

    Nearly 30,000 Jews immigrated to Israel in 2015

    Aliya has been on the rise in recent years, driven largely by the flow of immigrants from France and Ukraine; IFCJ to double size of its aliya program. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM
    Dec24

    Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM

    Bill giving government right to impose trade sanctions was backed by lawmakers with 291 in favo… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine MPs approve tit-for-tat Russian embargo
    Dec24

    Ukraine MPs approve tit-for-tat Russian embargo

    KIEV: Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to give the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia, which said last week that it would suspend a free trade zone with Ukraine from Jan.1. The law, supported by 291 of parliament’s 420 lawmakers, will come into force when it has been signed by the president. Russian...

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