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    Leaders meet   to consolidate   Ukraine peace
    Oct02

    Leaders meet to consolidate Ukraine peace

    PARIS: The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine met in Paris on Friday to consolidate a fragile peace in Ukraine, as President Vladimir Putin eyes relief from punishing sanctions over Moscow’s role in the conflict. Fighting has all but stopped in separatist eastern Ukraine but with peace closer than ever, the 17-month conflict...

    US and allies call on Russia to halt air strikes on Syria
    Oct02

    US and allies call on Russia to halt air strikes on Syria

    WASHINGTON // The United States and six allies on Friday called on Russia to cease what they said were attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians, and expressed “deep concern” over Moscow’s military build-up in Syria.In a joint statement, the United States, France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Britain criticised Russian air...

    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next
    Oct02

    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next

    For those watching closely, the signal for Russia’s first airstrikes came in a statement early on September 30 by Kremlin spokesman Sergei Ivanov, just after the upper house of the parliament authorised military operations: To observe international law, one of two conditions has to be met – either a UN Security Council resolution or a...

    Merkel says there is no link between Syria and Ukraine crises
    Oct02

    Merkel says there is no link between Syria and Ukraine crises

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Russians wary of Moscow’s air strikes on Syria
    Oct02

    Russians wary of Moscow’s air strikes on Syria

    MOSCOW // There was no patriotic enthusiasm on Friday from Russians watching footage of their jets bombing targets in Syria, just a keen sense of the danger of getting entangled in a nasty conflict with no end in sight.The wary mood was in stark contrast to sentiments over Ukraine, where most Russians felt a surge of national pride that their...

    Merkel says there is no link between Syria and Ukraine crises
    Oct02

    Merkel says there is no link between Syria and Ukraine crises

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that western countries would not make concessions to Russia in the Ukraine crisis in order to win its support for a political solution in Syria, saying the two crises had nothing to do with each other. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russians wary about Moscow’s air strikes on Syria
    Oct02

    Russians wary about Moscow’s air strikes on Syria

    MOSCOW // There was no patriotic enthusiasm on Friday from Russians watching footage of their jets bombing targets in Syria, just a keen sense of the danger of getting entangled in a nasty conflict with no end in sight.The wary mood was in stark contrast to sentiments over Ukraine, where most Russians felt a surge of national pride that their...

    Jordanian MP’s son dies carrying out Daesh suicide attack
    Oct02

    Jordanian MP’s son dies carrying out Daesh suicide attack

    The son of a Jordanian parliamentarian died while carrying out a suicide attack claimed by Daesh in Iraq the week, AFP cited Jordanian media as saying on Friday.Mazen al-Dhalaein, an independent legislator, was quoted by the Khaberni website as saying his son, Mohammed, had died in Iraq. Al-Dhalaein said he learned of his his son’s death...

    Deadly Russian rocket system spotted in Ukraine for first time
    Oct02

    Deadly Russian rocket system spotted in Ukraine for first time

    International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow’s continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reported that its monitors...

    NATO Launches Major Drill, Largest since 2002
    Oct02

    NATO Launches Major Drill, Largest since 2002

    NATO launches its biggest military exercise since 2002 on Saturday, putting 36,000 alliance soldiers through their paces in Italy, Spain and Portugal to boost preparedness against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

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