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    Rayani Air flight takes off with a prayer
    Dec24

    Rayani Air flight takes off with a prayer

    Rayani Air flight crews prays before departure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, on December 22, 2015. Photo: AP KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: The short domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s biggest city, begins with a recital of Prophet Muhammad’s supplication before his travel. The passengers — most of...

    Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children’s homework
    Dec24

    Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children’s homework

    For Oksana Boiko’s children, the trip to school used to be a short walk to the other side of their tiny village of Zaytseve in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The Sunday...

    Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration
    Dec24

    Slovakia defends its closed doors on migration

    WASHINGTON — Slovakia’s chief diplomat, Miroslav Lajčák, turned tense when asked to explain why his country is leading resistance against the German-backed effort to residstribute migrants across the bloc. “You cannot turn into a multi-cultural society overnight,” Lajčák told POLITICO in an interview at the German Marshall Fund’s...

    Magnum’s best photos of 2015 including Cuban street vendors and bikini-clad grannies
    Dec24

    Magnum’s best photos of 2015 including Cuban street vendors and bikini-clad grannies

    Photo agency Magnum has compiled its favourite images from 2015 captured by photojournalists in locations as far afield as Iraq, Cuba and the Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

    Court Extends Jail For Russians Accused Of Fighting With Separatists
    Dec24

    Court Extends Jail For Russians Accused Of Fighting With Separatists

    Kyiv’s Holosiiv District Court extended the detention of two Russians alleged to be members of Russia’s armed forces until at least February 20. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US expands sanctions
    Dec24

    US expands sanctions

    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Tuesday imposed financial restrictions on 34 additional people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade US penalties and other infractions, prompting threats of retaliation from the Kremlin. The action helps ‘maintain the efficacy of existing sanctions’ established after...

    Kiev under pressure to adopt IMF approved austerity budget
    Dec24

    Kiev under pressure to adopt IMF approved austerity budget

    In Ukraine, the parliament is working on the final version of the 2016 budget which it has to approve before the end of the month. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s ‘shadow economy’ is one of the largest in the world and its still growing
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s ‘shadow economy’ is one of the largest in the world and its still growing

    REUTERS/StaffLeonid is not exactly what you would expect from a black market money dealer. He is young, well-built, handsome, and well-dressed. The upmarket café he chose to meet in is the kind that serves its meals on slates and offers menus in English as well as Ukrainian. Leonid orders tea and adds honey before he begins to speak quietly,...

    Ukraine, rebels accuse each other of violating latest truce
    Dec24

    Ukraine, rebels accuse each other of violating latest truce

    Over 9,000 people have been killed since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in April 2014. – AFP File Photo KIEV: Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian rebels accused each other of violating a holiday ceasefire Wednesday, just hours after it came into force in the war-torn country’s east. “Illegal armed groups have already...

    Ukraine’s brawling parliament hopes to learn from Israel’s — but who’s really worse?
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s brawling parliament hopes to learn from Israel’s — but who’s really worse?

    Israel’s honorary consul in Ukraine, Oleg Vyshniakov, left, posing with officials from the Ukrainian parliament at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Dec. 16, 2015. (Dmitry Spicheko) When Israelis rank the things that make them proud of their country, the Knesset is rarely first on the list. Or second. Or third. In a survey in April, Israelis put...