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    Russia’s latest victim in Ukraine — reform
    Apr11

    Russia’s latest victim in Ukraine — reform

    Last month, activists and students barricaded the doors of the central Kiev branch of Sberbank, a Russian state-owned bank. The message: Stop the Kremlin from using profits made in Ukraine to fund its war against Ukraine. The demonstration was a manifestation of growing popular fury over the perception that the primary beneficiaries ofÂ...

    US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says
    Apr11

    US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says

    WASHINGTON: The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime’s remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday as Washington fired a fresh salvo of warnings at President Bashar al-Assad. The public assessment of Friday’s missile strike and the forceful rhetoric came as G7 ministers met in Italy to...

    Belarus Crackdown Throws US Sanctions Relief in Doubt
    Apr11

    Belarus Crackdown Throws US Sanctions Relief in Doubt

    The Trump administration must decide by the end of this month whether to grant Belarus continued relief from U.S. economic sanctions despite a stiff government crackdown on street demonstrations last month. The renewal decision is considered a low-level priority for the administration, which is facing bigger questions about U.S. relations with...

    Hungarian President Signs New Law Threatening Soros University
    Apr11

    Hungarian President Signs New Law Threatening Soros University

    Hungary’s right-wing president has signed controversial legislation on foreign universities that critics warn could force the closure of a top international institution founded by U.S. financier George Soros. The approval Monday by President Janos Ader came less than a day after tens of thousands of protesters rallied in central Budapest...

    Lessons From the ‘Red Line’ Crisis
    Apr11

    Lessons From the ‘Red Line’ Crisis

    For many of us who were in the United States government in 2013, when the images of women and children writhing in pain in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta first brought the United States to the brink of airstrikes against the Syrian government, watching as 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired into a regime airbase in Homs was at once cathartic and not...

    Kharkiv joins network of Turkish Airlines
    Apr10

    Kharkiv joins network of Turkish Airlines

    Turkish Airlines has added Kharkiv as its 297th destination, across 120 countries, with the inaugural flight taking place recently. By launching flights to Kharkiv, the carrier “demonstrated its efforts to further enhance its expansion strategy”, the airline said in a press statement. From March 30, Kharkiv flights are being operated four times a...

    Populism at the barrel of a gun?
    Apr10

    Populism at the barrel of a gun?

    So far, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Polish Law and Justice (PiS) party Chairman Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s “illiberal” counterrevolution has meant cracking down on the independent judiciary, public media, and – in the case of Orban’s government – even private universities, such as Budapest’s Central European University....

    Khan Sheikhoun, Shayrat Air Base, and Now What?
    Apr10

    Khan Sheikhoun, Shayrat Air Base, and Now What?

    I wrote my first response to the U.S. cruise missile attack on Shayrat Air Base on April 7, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. EDT—in other words, about 18 hours after the attack. A great deal more has happened since, and it is in the nature of a crisis that this be so. One of the characteristics that make a crisis a crisis is that decision-makers on all sides...

    UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security
    Apr10

    UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security

    United Nations.- The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Summoned by Ukraine, the participants in the session analyzed the situation of developing small island States, the most vulnerable to...

    ‘Covertech 2017’ in Doha to see increased participation
    Apr10

    ‘Covertech 2017’ in Doha to see increased participation

    More countries, than in the previous editions, are expected to participate in the third edition of the ‘International Exhibition for Decoration, Wall, Floor Covering & Lighting Technologies’ (Covertech 2017) slated from October 10 to 12 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, it was announced.Abdulaziz bin Hamad al-Ageel,...