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    Kerry urges NATO allies to ‘step up’ fight against IS
    Dec02

    Kerry urges NATO allies to ‘step up’ fight against IS

    US Secretary of State John KerryAFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN Brussels, Belgium | AFP – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged NATO allies to intensify the fight against the Islamic State as Washington leads the military campaign against the extremist group. “I called on every NATO ally to step up support in the fight against Daesh (IS),...

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange
    Dec02

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange

    President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists.Poroshenko announced the exchange on his official website, which showed a photograph of him meeting early… …read more Source:...

    Downing of the Russian fighter jet by Turkey further complicates the situation in the region and pushes the resolution of the NK conflict to the backburner. Nelli Babayan
    Dec02

    Downing of the Russian fighter jet by Turkey further complicates the situation in the region and pushes the resolution of the NK conflict to the backburner. Nelli Babayan

    Dr. Nelli Babayan is the guest expert at “168 Hours”. She is Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, DC, where she studies Russia’s relations with the United States and the European Union. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany where she has been a senior researcher and lecturer in 2012-2015. Her...

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane
    Dec02

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane

    ‘I believe Turkey has done everything possible to avoid confrontation and to ease tensions with Russia afterwards,’ Ukrainian envoy says …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Montenegro to join NATO
    Dec02

    Montenegro to join NATO

    NATO foreign ministers gave their green light for Montenegro’s accession to the military alliance Wednesday, despite opposition from Russia, which considers the enlargement a “provocation.” The integration of the 29th country into NATO is a “historic achievement,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday in Brussels....

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold NATO foreign ministers invited tiny Montenegro on Wednesday to join their military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the US-led bloc further into the Balkans would be a provocation. In a scripted session at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels,...

    Russian air strikes in Syria partially aimed at overshadowing Ukraine, says expert
    Dec02

    Russian air strikes in Syria partially aimed at overshadowing Ukraine, says expert

    Former Estonian minister Raivo Vare said Russia began its campaign in Syria partially to push events in eastern Ukraine into the background. …read more Source:...

    NATO: Body invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO: Body invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    NATO diplomats say the decision to invite the Adriatic state of 650,000 people sends a message to Russia that Moscow does not have a veto on NATO's eastwards expansion, even if Georgia's membership bid has been complicated by its 2008 war with Russia. NATO foreign ministers welcomed tiny Montenegro into their fold on Wednesday in the...

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?
    Dec02

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?

    Turkish-Russian relations, which could be described as hostile during the 1990s, have steadily improved after March 2003 as a result of disappearance of divisive issues such as Chechnya and the Kurds, convergence of Russia’s and Turkey’s stance on Iran, Syria and other states in the Middle East and North Africa before the Arab Spring,...

    OSCE Mission Registers No Violation Of Ceasefire Regime
    Dec02

    OSCE Mission Registers No Violation Of Ceasefire Regime

    On December 2, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the Askeran direction. From the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring was conducted by...