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Section: Middle East

    Crimean Tatars protest Russian ‘human rights violations’
    Dec10

    Crimean Tatars protest Russian ‘human rights violations’

    Crimean Tatars say Russian police in annexed Crimea are breaking up gatherings, including funerals and religious services …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. Gorbachev, whose policy of “perestroika” (restructuring) played a role in ending the Cold War, warned of potentially dire consequences if...

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt
    Dec10

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt

    LONDON—NATO patrol planes helped Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said it had received NATO help in an operation, but declined to go into further details. News of the operation,...

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon
    Dec10

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon

    A fully observed truce in Ukraine’s industrial east where the separatists have declared “people’s republics”, could have helped pave the way to a new round of peace talks …read more Source: World...

    Russia: Small military mission in east Ukraine at Kiev’s request
    Dec10

    Russia: Small military mission in east Ukraine at Kiev’s request

    General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, said that “representatives of Russian Armed Forces” had been sent to the town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine at the request of Ukraine’s Joint Staff. …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day
    Dec10

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day

    Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels are largely honoring a declared halt in hostilities for a second consecutive day in eastern Ukraine. Only sporadic gunfire was reported early Wednesday – 24 hours after both sides began observing the so-called “Day of Silence.” It is designed to encourage both sides to observe the wider...

    Russian PM Medvedev says Crimea is Russia’s destiny
    Dec10

    Russian PM Medvedev says Crimea is Russia’s destiny

    “Crimea is not an economic issue,” he said in an interview with Russian media. …read more Source: World...

    UN: Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe
    Dec10

    UN: Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe

    More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war in 2011, the UNHCR...

    Ukraine accuses rebels of violating ‘Day of Silence’
    Dec09

    Ukraine accuses rebels of violating ‘Day of Silence’

    Kiev’s military said troops had recorded 13 violations by rebels shelling Ukrainian positions, highlighting two artillery attacks on the airport of rebel-held Donetsk …read more Source: World...

    Crimea – Russia bridge is on hold
    Dec09

    Crimea – Russia bridge is on hold

    Russian bridge extending to Crimea has no go ahead. …read more Source: World...

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