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    Assad’s sanctions-busting ties to Israeli business tycoon
    Aug18

    Assad’s sanctions-busting ties to Israeli business tycoon

    Exclusive: Assad’s uncle is using HSBC and front companies to avoid EU/US sanctions and funnel cash through international tax havens, funding death and destruction back in Syria, al-Araby al-Jadeed reveals. At the start of the Syrian uprising in 2011, the family of Bashar al-Assad’s maternal uncle, Mohammad Makhlouf, were known to...

    Seven civilians killed in fierce Ukrainian clashes
    Aug18

    Seven civilians killed in fierce Ukrainian clashes

    KIEV — Seven civilians have been killed in intense shelling by Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east of the war-scarred state, officials from both sides said on Monday. “Two civilians — a man and a woman — were killed in overnight shelling in Sartana village,” about two kilometers (1.2 miles)...

    Fierce Ukraine clashes kill 10
    Aug17

    Fierce Ukraine clashes kill 10

    KIEV: The European Union on Monday expressed fears over a spike in violence in east Ukraine that claimed 10 lives as Russia warned Kiev could be preparing a fresh offensive. The single day death toll is the highest in over a month as government troops and pro-Moscow rebels accuse each other of gearing up for a renewed onslaught that would finish...

    Russia warns of Ukraine offensive amid deadly shelling
    Aug17

    Russia warns of Ukraine offensive amid deadly shelling

    Moscow warns of possible offensive, as seven civilians killed in exchanges between army and pro-Russia rebels in east. …read more Source: AL...

    Putin slams ‘external control’ over Ukraine on Crimea visit
    Aug17

    Putin slams ‘external control’ over Ukraine on Crimea visit

    Putin slams alleged ‘external control’ over Ukraine’s government as he makes his third visit to the Crimean peninsula since Moscow seized the region from Kiev last year …read more Source: The Daily...

    US military to drastically increase drone flights in conflict zones
    Aug17

    US military to drastically increase drone flights in conflict zones

    The United States is planning to step up its drone flights over the next four years to boost intelligence and combat capabilities across a growing number of conflict zones. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon seeks to expand the number of daily flights by 50 percent. The move is to provide commanders with extra surveillance in...

    Shelling in east Ukraine leaves several people dead
    Aug17

    Shelling in east Ukraine leaves several people dead

    Ukraine’s volatile east in the wake of another round of failed peace negotiations between pro-Russia militias and Kiev. Ukrainian officials say two soldiers and three civilians were killed in fierce clashes with pro-Russians over the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, a pro-Russia commander spoke of five civilian deaths over the same period. Last...

    Fresh surge of violence kills 10 in east Ukraine
    Aug17

    Fresh surge of violence kills 10 in east Ukraine

    At least 10 people have been killed and several others injured in the latest uptick of violence in east Ukraine. According to the reports, heavy fighting continued Monday around the Ukrainian city of Donetsk with government officials confirming that three people were killed during overnight clashes in the area. The Donetsk News Agency, which...

    ‘Putin’s Crimea visit aims to stir up Ukraine conflict’
    Aug17

    ‘Putin’s Crimea visit aims to stir up Ukraine conflict’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meanwhile accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to whip up tensions in Donbas …read more Source: World...

    Ten killed in spike in east Ukraine violence
    Aug17

    Ten killed in spike in east Ukraine violence

    Fierce clashes in east Ukraine killed at least 10 people in the past 24 hours, government and rebel officials say, as Russia warned that Kiev could be preparing for a fresh offensive …read more Source: The Daily...

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