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    Putin orders expansion of Russia’s naval base in Syria
    Dec24

    Putin orders expansion of Russia’s naval base in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday approving the expansion of the Russian naval base in the Syrian port city of Tartus, Russian news agency Sputnik reported yesterday. The news about the new decree was further announced on the Kremlin’s website. According to Sputnik, the statement on the Kremlin’s website...

    Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce
    Dec24

    Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

    The armistice is meant to come into force at midnight Saturday (Friday 2200 GMT) and last through at least the holiday season. …read more Source: World...

    Pro-Russia forces say will respect ‘indefinite’ truce with Kiev
    Dec24

    Pro-Russia forces say will respect ‘indefinite’ truce with Kiev

    The ceasefire, which took effect at midnight Saturday, is meant to to last through at least the holiday season in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Will the US-Russian détente benefit Syria?
    Dec23

    Will the US-Russian détente benefit Syria?

    By Sigurd Neubauer THIS week’s terrorist attacks in Ankara, Berlin and Zurich underscore once again that Syria’s entrenched conflict extends well beyond Syria’s borders and that the failure to pursue a comprehensive political solution, which is required to bring the war to an end, is bound to increase the flow of refugees...

    Ukraine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire
    Dec23

    Ukraine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire

    Kiev: A top Ukrainian insurgent said on Friday the rebels had agreed to an indefinite ceasefire negotiated by Russia and Ukraine that would go into effect this weekend. The latest truce was hammered out with the help of European monitors and comes amid a surge in fighting that claimed the lives of eight Ukrainian soldiers this week. Russia denies...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec23

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while stamping his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria.At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in the elections.“He went to...

    Ukraine tycoon blasts Kiev over bank nationalisation
    Dec23

    Ukraine tycoon blasts Kiev over bank nationalisation

    Billionaire Igor Kolomoyskiy said in his first published comments since Sunday’s takeover of PrivatBank that Kiev officials falsely accused him of issuing bad loans to cronies and having insufficient capital to stay afloat. …read more Source: World...

    Fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine amid calls for new ceasefire
    Dec23

    Fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine amid calls for new ceasefire

    At least 8 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in renewed fighting in the country’s volatile east. …read more Source:...

    OSCE warns of   ‘massive upsurge in violence’ in Ukraine
    Dec22

    OSCE warns of ‘massive upsurge in violence’ in Ukraine

    Kiev: The chief European monitor for the war in Ukraine warned on Thursday that a “massive upsurge in violence” has seen fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian rebels reach levels not seen in months. The statement by Alexander Hug of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) came a day after the body hailed...

    OSCE monitor warns of unprecedented surge in Ukraine violence
    Dec22

    OSCE monitor warns of unprecedented surge in Ukraine violence

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has issued a fresh warning that a surge in violence in Ukraine’s east is pushing the conflict to levels not seen in months. …read more Source: Iran...

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