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    Ukraine opens trial of Russian troops
    Sep29

    Ukraine opens trial of Russian troops

    KIEV: Ukraine on Tuesday began hearing a case against two Russian soldiers it claims will prove Moscow’s direct involvement the conflict in the war-torn former Soviet state. Troops captured the two men, both of whom were wounded, in May and interrogated them, broadcasting their alleged confessions in which they said they were active members...

    Obama, Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev discuss non-proliferation, Ukraine -White House
    Sep29

    Obama, Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev discuss non-proliferation, Ukraine -White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed nuclear non-proliferation. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Negotiators reach deal on weapons withdrawal in east Ukraine
    Sep29

    Negotiators reach deal on weapons withdrawal in east Ukraine

    Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have reached a long-awaited agreement on the withdrawal of weapons of less than 100 mm caliber from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian leader tells UN not to trust ‘conciliatory’ Russia
    Sep29

    Ukrainian leader tells UN not to trust ‘conciliatory’ Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko used his speech at the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday to rail against Russian aggression, urging the world not to believe “conciliatory” statements from his counterpart Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Egypt GCI ranking of 116th is first improvement since 2011
    Sep29

    Egypt GCI ranking of 116th is first improvement since 2011

    Egypt’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) ranking improved compared to last year to come in at 116 of the 140 countries included in the index’s 2015-2016 report. In previous GCI rankings, Egypt came in at: 119 out of 144 countries in the 2014-2015 report; 118 out of 148 countries in the 2013-2014 report; and 107 out of 144 countries...

    The Daily 202: Elizabeth Warren challenges Brookings over research backed by industry
    Sep29

    The Daily 202: Elizabeth Warren challenges Brookings over research backed by industry

    Elizabeth Warren talks with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in the House chamber prior to Pope Francis’ speech last week. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) THE BIG IDEA: — EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Elizabeth Warren today takes her ongoing crusade against the outsized influence of the financial services industry to one of Washington’s most respected think...

    Turkey to build Crimea’s largest mosque
    Sep29

    Turkey to build Crimea’s largest mosque

    Crimea Autonomous Republic’s Grand Mufti says 5,000 people will be able to worship at the same time …read more Source: World...

    Ukrainian court extends detention for 2 Russian servicemen
    Sep29

    Ukrainian court extends detention for 2 Russian servicemen

    A Kiev court has extended the detention of two Russian servicemen captured in eastern Ukraine in May, ruling that they will remain in jail for at least two more months. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Turkey to build Crimea’s largest mosque
    Sep29

    Turkey to build Crimea’s largest mosque

    Turkey is set to fully finance the construction of Crimea’s largest mosque, Crimea’s grand mufti said Sept. 28 …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    UN: Over 8,000 people killed in Ukraine crisis
    Sep29

    UN: Over 8,000 people killed in Ukraine crisis

    The assistant UN secretary-general for human rights says more than 8,000 people, including civilians, were killed in the Ukrainian conflict since it was broke out in April 2014. “As of today, at least 8,050 people have been killed since the outbreak of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine in mid-April 2014. This includes Ukrainian armed forces,...

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