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    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Mine Awareness Campaign Aims To Teach Children, Families About Risks Of Unexploded Ordnances
    Apr01

    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Mine Awareness Campaign Aims To Teach Children, Families About Risks Of Unexploded Ordnances

    A United Nations program aimed at helping children in crisis-stricken countries announced Tuesday a new campaign around mine awareness in eastern Ukraine. Though the country has entered a ceasefire in its conflict with Russia and state officials are working to remove weapons from residential areas, many explosives remain on the ground. UNICEF...

    Ancient Battle On UN Security Council ‘Trigger’ Bogs Down Iran Nuclear Talks
    Apr01

    Ancient Battle On UN Security Council ‘Trigger’ Bogs Down Iran Nuclear Talks

    By Louis Charbonneau LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) – It is one of those concepts that is particularly odious to Russia — an automatic trigger mechanism under which the U.N. Security Council would be forced to do something. Now a dispute over that issue threatens to wreck marathon negotiations on a preliminary political...

    Hundreds of Indians Evacuated from Yemen; Senior MQM Official Arrested in London; Fighting Intensifies in Sangin
    Apr01

    Hundreds of Indians Evacuated from Yemen; Senior MQM Official Arrested in London; Fighting Intensifies in Sangin

    India Indians evacuated from Yemen The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that approximately 349 Indian nationals were rescued from Yemen’s Aden city, according to news reports on Wednesday (Indian Express, Economic Times, BBC). In response to the security concerns in Yemen, and after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against the...

    ‘Just Give Us Our Freedom,’ Says Wife Of Exiled Crimean Tatar Leader
    Apr01

    ‘Just Give Us Our Freedom,’ Says Wife Of Exiled Crimean Tatar Leader

    Mustafa Dzhemilev, the long-time leader of the Crimean Tatars has been banned from the peninsula since Russia annexed the Ukrainian region in March 2014. But his wife, Safinar Dzhemileva, remains in Crimea and spoke recently to Mumin Shakirov of RFE/RL’s Russian Service. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine turns down Georgia’s request for former president’s extradition
    Apr01

    Ukraine turns down Georgia’s request for former president’s extradition

    Ukraine has rejected Georgia’s request for the extradition of its former president, Mikhail Saakashvili, who is facing a criminal probe at home. …read more Source: FOX...

    Obama’s Foreign Policy: Continuity Rather Than Contradictions
    Apr01

    Obama’s Foreign Policy: Continuity Rather Than Contradictions

    Analysts of foreign policy often dream or fantasize more than they analyze. Every single ideological stripe or every single political Internet site produces its analyses in accordance with preconceived notions or preferred frames of references. It is often difficult to know if analysts from different backgrounds are talking about the same events...

    Ukraine Rejects Georgia’s Request To Extradite Saakashvili
    Apr01

    Ukraine Rejects Georgia’s Request To Extradite Saakashvili

    Ukraine has rejected Georgia’s request for the extradition of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, saying it was politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Refuses to Extradite Georgia’s Ex-President
    Apr01

    Ukraine Refuses to Extradite Georgia’s Ex-President

    Ukraine turns down Georgia’s request for former president’s extradition …read more Source: ABC...

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.
    Apr01

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran nuclear talks continue as the supposed deadline comes and goes. Iran, the United States, and the other members of P5+1 are still unable to seal a deal. FP’s John Hudson on the remaining points of contention: “They include: how quickly U.N. Security Council sanctions on Iran will be lifted in the...

    Putin is ‘Playing the Madman’ to Trick the West
    Apr01

    Putin is ‘Playing the Madman’ to Trick the West

    Muammar Gaddafi deployed a clever strategy to make sure he was always in the minds of leaders and ordinary citizens around the world: he pretended to be unhinged to confuse and frighten his adversaries. Lately Vladimir Putin seems to have adopted a similar strategy, appearing alternately depressed, out of touch with reality, or else disappearing...