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    Death Tolls of World Conflicts Rose Dramatically Last Year
    Mar18

    Death Tolls of World Conflicts Rose Dramatically Last Year

    The death tolls of the world’s gravest conflicts rose 28 percent between 2013 and 2014, partly due to increased violence from Islamic extremist groups, according to a new report. In 2014, more than 76,000 people were killed in Syria, 21,000 were killed in Iraq, 14,638 were killed in Afghanistan and 11,529 were killed in Nigeria, according...

    Taliban Blast Kills Several In Helmand
    Mar18

    Taliban Blast Kills Several In Helmand

    A Taliban truck bomb in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province has killed at least seven people and injured around 40. The blast occurred in the provincial capital, Laskar Gah, the second such attack in the city this month. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    We’re not distracted by Russia crisis: Nato
    Mar18

    We’re not distracted by Russia crisis: Nato

    The Russia-Ukraine crisis has “not distracted” Nato from fighting cyberwarfare, a top official said, following a number of high-profile attacks. …read more Source:...

    Monitoring Group Looks to Publish Photographs of Cease-Fire Violations in Ukraine
    Mar18

    Monitoring Group Looks to Publish Photographs of Cease-Fire Violations in Ukraine

    In a conflict replete with propaganda from competing sides, a picture can say a thousand words. And finally, those pictures may become available to the general public. On Tuesday, the head of the international organization monitoring the war in Ukraine said he hopes to publish photographs of cease-fire violations using sophisticated imagery...

    Ukraine Rebels Warn They Could Abandon Cease-fire
    Mar18

    Ukraine Rebels Warn They Could Abandon Cease-fire

    Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine threatened Wednesday to abandon a cease-fire following changes to a law granting their regions self-rule. Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said in a statement that legislation giving areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions special status has been weakened by the amendments. “We agreed to a...

    The Unknown Soldiers Of The Donbas
    Mar18

    The Unknown Soldiers Of The Donbas

    Hundreds of bodies are being buried in eastern Ukraine without being identified. On the separatist side, officials say they don’t have the resources to cope with the sheer volume of bodies – which we found lining the corridors at the central morgue in Donetsk. A special report by Shahida Yakub for RFE/RL’s Current Time...

    The vulnerability of Putin and his bomb
    Mar18

    The vulnerability of Putin and his bomb

    The media have been alive with reports that Russian president Vladimir Putin was ready to use atomic weapons if the West forcefully intervened to prevent Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, a part of the nation of Ukraine. Putin’s use of force and his readiness to resort to nuclear weapons indicate what is at state for...

    Donetsk, Luhansk Leaders Refuse Compromise With Ukraine On Special Status; Lavrov Condemns Law
    Mar18

    Donetsk, Luhansk Leaders Refuse Compromise With Ukraine On Special Status; Lavrov Condemns Law

    Authorities from eastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics on Wednesday ruled out compromise with Ukraine, which gave the regions a “temporarily occupied” status on Tuesday according to a law. Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, condemned the rebel status and called the move an attempt to turn all...

    EU May Announce Extension Of Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    EU May Announce Extension Of Russia Sanctions

    EU leaders are pondering whether to prolong economic sanctions against Russia when they meet in Brussels on March 19. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire
    Mar18

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire

    Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said in a statement that legislation giving areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions special status has been weakened by the amendments. …read more Source: USA...