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Ukraine rejects Russia’s ‘hybrid’ peackeeping offer
Sep21

Ukraine rejects Russia’s ‘hybrid’ peackeeping offer

UNITED NATIONS: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkoa dismissed a Russian proposal to deploy U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine as an effort to legalize its proxies and freeze the conflict. Relations between Kiev and Moscow have never been worse since Russia annexed Crimea more than three years ago and Russian-backed separatist fighters...

Powerful wind   storm kills eight   in Romania
Sep19

Powerful wind storm kills eight in Romania

Bucharest: A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday night, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, authorities and witnesses said on Monday. With gusts that reached nearly 100 kilometres an hour, the storm pounded the area around the western city of Timisoara before heading north toward...

Poroshenko urges EU not to  reject Ukraine’s aspirations
Sep16

Poroshenko urges EU not to reject Ukraine’s aspirations

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday urged the European Union (EU) not to close the door on Ukraine’s hopes of joining, insisting it would be a “mistake” in the face of Russian aggression. “It is dangerous to leave the European countries, which strive to become part of the united Europe, in strategic uncertainty,” Poroshenko...

Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine
Sep09

Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine

CHISINAU: Moldova’s president accused the government on Friday of defying him by sending troops to join US-led military drills in Ukraine and vowed to punish those responsible, in the latest crisis to hit the ex-Soviet country. President Igor Dodon said 57 soldiers had left Thursday to join the Rapid Trident exercises spearheaded by US Army...

Putin warns against US ‘arming’ Ukraine
Sep06

Putin warns against US ‘arming’ Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that any decision by the United States to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine would fuel the conflict in eastern Ukraine and possibly prompt pro-Russian separatists to expand their campaign there.On a visit to Kiev last month, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said he was actively reviewing sending...

Russian TV  journalist  detained in Kiev
Aug31

Russian TV journalist detained in Kiev

Kiev: A top Russian state television channel on Wednesday accused Ukraine’s security service of kidnapping its reporter in Kiev, while a security service source said she would be deported over a critical report. Channel One television said its reporter Anna Kurbatova was seized outside her home in the Ukrainian capital. “Anna Kurbatova has...

New sanctions restrict financing for Russia oil firms’ trade deals
Aug29

New sanctions restrict financing for Russia oil firms’ trade deals

Russian oil companies will quickly find ways to work around tighter restrictions imposed this month by the United States on the foreign finance they can use, multiple Russian oil industry sources told Reuters.The new restrictions cut the period that US-based entities can provide finance to Russian energy firms from 90 to 60 days and are part of a...

Golden smile
Aug25

Golden smile

Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar celebrates after winning the gold medal in high jump at the IAAF Athletics Diamond League meeting in Zurich yesterday. Newly-crowned world champion Barshim cleared 2.36m, followed by Majed Aldin Ghazal (Syria) 2.31m and Bohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine) 2.31m. …read more Source: Gulf...

Largest class of freshmen bring talent, ambition to NU-Q
Aug17

Largest class of freshmen bring talent, ambition to NU-Q

As many as 95 freshmen have started their undergraduate careers at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). The incoming class – NU-Q’s 10th – is the largest and most diverse with students from more than 25 different nationalities. About 56% of the class is Qatari and there are 10 new nationalities joining the NU-Q student body: Algeria,...

Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea
Aug14

Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea

Ukraine denied on Monday that it had ever supplied defence technology to North Korea, responding to an article in the New York Times that said North Korea may have purchased rocket engines from Ukrainian factory Yuzhmash. Concern that North Korea is close to achieving its goal of putting the mainland United States within range of a nuclear weapon...

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