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    Russia starts air strikes in Syria, tells US to steer clear
    Sep30

    Russia starts air strikes in Syria, tells US to steer clear

    By Andrew Osborn and Phil Stewart Russia launched air strikes against targets in Syria on Wednesday in the Kremlin’s biggest intervention in the Middle East in decades, telling the US air force to steer clear while its warplanes were in action. Moscow’s assertion that it had attacked Islamic State was immediately challenged by...

    Russia Approves Using Forces Abroad Amid Dispute With West Over Syria
    Sep30

    Russia Approves Using Forces Abroad Amid Dispute With West Over Syria

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, in the latest step in his dispute with the West over the crisis in Syria, sought and won approval from the upper house of Parliament on Wednesday to use military force abroad. Russian officials portrayed the move as an attempt both to fight Islamic State militants and to try to ensure the survival of...

    OSCE welcomes Ukraine’s weapons withdrawal agreement
    Sep30

    OSCE welcomes Ukraine’s weapons withdrawal agreement

    The OSCE hails the agreement between Kiev and pro-Russia forces on the withdrawal of weapons. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal

    Kiev said Wednesday it had struck an initial agreement with pro-Russian insurgents to withdraw smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel lands from the rest of Ukraine …read more Source: The Daily...

    German FM: Arms Withdrawal Important Step to Resolving Donbass Conflict
    Sep30

    German FM: Arms Withdrawal Important Step to Resolving Donbass Conflict

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The agreement on the withdrawal of arms is an important step in resolving the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass Region, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said while attending the UN General Assembly in New York. …read more Source: Fars News...

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria

    The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force. Russia has been building up its military presence in Syria, where it supports the government forces of President Bashar al-Assad in a conflict...

    Negotiators reach weapons agreement in east Ukraine
    Sep30

    Negotiators reach weapons agreement in east Ukraine

    A much anticipated agreement for weapons withdrawal deal has been signed, hoping for a complete withdrawal by mid-October. …read more Source: World...

    Obama & Putin Spar at U.N.: Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize War-Torn Nation?
    Sep30

    Obama & Putin Spar at U.N.: Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize War-Torn Nation?

    This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first formal meeting in two years on Monday in New York to discuss Syria and Ukraine. In recent weeks, Russia has built up forces inside Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad and has reached a new...

    On the new, misguided, international approach to Syria
    Sep30

    On the new, misguided, international approach to Syria

    Comment: The international community is betraying the Syrian people by accepting the Russian-led bid to rehabilitate Bashar al-Assad in the name of fighting terrorism, argues former SNC head Burhan Ghalioun With Russian forces deploying heavily to the Syrian coast, the Syrian war has entered a new phase.The discussion is no longer about how Assad...

    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...

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