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    Yemeni militia defiant ahead of UN vote
    Feb15

    Yemeni militia defiant ahead of UN vote

    Sanaa (AFP) – Shiite militiamen who seized power in Yemen vowed to defy “threats” as the UN Security Council prepared to adopt a resolution Sunday calling on them to step aside or face consequences.Yemen is a traditional US ally in the fight against Al-Qaeda, but the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country has descended into...

    Ceasefire Takes Hold in Much of Ukraine Except Debaltseve
    Feb15

    Ceasefire Takes Hold in Much of Ukraine Except Debaltseve

    A new day arrives in eastern Ukraine. At a checkpoint outside rebel-held Donetsk, residents rejoice hours after a new ceasefire begins. “In general, I feel relief after ceasefire, finally. But so far I do not know what will happen next.” Guns fell abruptly silent at midnight. Though pro-Russian rebels aren’t holding their...

    Obama meets with world leaders to discuss Ukrainian cease-fire
    Feb15

    Obama meets with world leaders to discuss Ukrainian cease-fire

    President Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (second from right), Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (second from left) and NATO leaders in Newport, Wales September 4, 2014. President Obama, Merkel and Poroshenko discussed the Ukraine cease-fire agreement yesterday. Photo by Alain Jocard/Reuters RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President...

    Ceasefire in Ukraine largely holding amid limited exceptions
    Feb15

    Ceasefire in Ukraine largely holding amid limited exceptions

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 15 (UPI) — The ceasefire that came into effect after midnight on Sunday is holding in Ukraine, but hasn’t stopped fighting completely. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense
    Feb15

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

    Woman looks out from a window of her apartment that was damaged in recent shelling between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Svitlodarsk, Ukraine, Sunda… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Travel company wants to organize trips to war-torn Ukraine
    Feb15

    Travel company wants to organize trips to war-torn Ukraine

    A Russian travel company wants to organize vacations to war-torn eastern Ukraine, reports the pro-Kremlin Izvestiya newspaper. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Israeli Cabinet approves plan to encourage Jewish immigration
    Feb15

    Israeli Cabinet approves plan to encourage Jewish immigration

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Cabinet has approved a $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from France, Belgium and Ukraine, countries where large numbers of Jews have expressed interest in moving to Israel. A government statement says the plan aims to bring about a “significant increase” in the number of immigrants by boosting Hebrew...

    Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West
    Feb15

    Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West

    THE pens were on the table in Minsk, Belarus’s capital, for the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine to sign a deal to end a year-long war fuelled by Russia and fought by its proxies. But on February 12th, after all-night talks, they were put away. “No good news,” said Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president....

    Shelling in most of Ukraine has stopped amid cease-fire
    Feb15

    Shelling in most of Ukraine has stopped amid cease-fire

    Eighteen hours into a new cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatists, shelling has continued in the strategic transit hub of Debaltseve, but gone quiet in the rest of the country. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding; shelling heard from railway hub
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding; shelling heard from railway hub

    A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, officials said, except for around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve. …read more Source: CTV...