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    Pakistan Arrests Suspected Al Qaeda Commander; Indian Citizen Allegedly Behind ISIS Twitter Handle; School Bombing in Kabul
    Dec12

    Pakistan Arrests Suspected Al Qaeda Commander; Indian Citizen Allegedly Behind ISIS Twitter Handle; School Bombing in Kabul

    Pakistan Pakistan arrests suspected al Qaeda commander Pakistani authorities arrested Shahid Usman, a suspected commander in al Qaeda’s South Asian wing late Thursday night (Reuters, Dawn). Police arrested Usman, who they say was actively planning attacks, along with four others in Karachi. They also seized weapons and 22 pounds of...

    The Kremlin’s Top 75 Lies About The Ukraine Crisis
    Dec12

    The Kremlin’s Top 75 Lies About The Ukraine Crisis

    The folks at StopFake.org are committed to uncovering untrue or misleading information being disseminated by Russian media about the crisis in Ukraine. And now StopFake has published a video that runs down the Top 75 untruths of 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit
    Dec12

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit

    India faced criticism and questions a day after the leader of Crimea, the Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited the South Asian country. Sergey Aksyonov arrived with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the Indian capital Thursday for a one-day summit. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slammed India, saying the country was...

    EU: Gas security still hinges on Ukraine
    Dec12

    EU: Gas security still hinges on Ukraine

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) — Though diversification strategies are on the table, a European official told Russia state media Ukraine plays a critical role in regional energy security. …read more Source: United Press...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: CIA chief refuses to rule out future torture; U.S. closes last detainee site in Afghanistan; Democrats break with Obama on the Islamic State; and much more.
    Dec12

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: CIA chief refuses to rule out future torture; U.S. closes last detainee site in Afghanistan; Democrats break with Obama on the Islamic State; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The CIA refuses to rule out torture and urges the nation to turn the page on the torture report. Agency Director John Brennan admitted at a rare press conference at Langley that some of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation tactics were “abhorrent” but refused to call them torture. He also refused to agree with...

    Kazakh Citizen On Trial Over Fighting In Luhansk
    Dec12

    Kazakh Citizen On Trial Over Fighting In Luhansk

    A Kazakh citizen prosecutors say fought alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine is being tried on charges of intentional and illegal participation in a military conflict abroad. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ruble sinks to new lows despite rate hike
    Dec12

    Ruble sinks to new lows despite rate hike

    Moscow (AFP) – The ruble sank Friday to fresh record lows as oil prices plunged further, prompting apparent intervention from Russia’s central bank.The Russian currency weakened to 72.14 against the euro and 57.98 against the dollar, before trading in the greenback suddenly jumped — in what appeared to be action by the central...

    Ukraine: ‘Real cease-fire’ in place after 24 hours without casualty
    Dec12

    Ukraine: ‘Real cease-fire’ in place after 24 hours without casualty

    KIEV, Ukraine— President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that a “real cease-fire” was now in place in eastern Ukraine after the country saw one full day pass without a military casualty since the conflict began in mid-April. “I have positive news. Today is the first 24 hours for seven months… when we have a real cease-fire in...

    Truce brings Ukraine’s 1st casualty free day since crisis began
    Dec12

    Truce brings Ukraine’s 1st casualty free day since crisis began

    SYDNEY, Australia – Ukraine’s president said Friday that a fragile truce between his government’s troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine had resulted in the first day free of deaths or injuries for his soldiers since the conflict erupted months ago. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, wrapping up a three-day visit to...

    Ukrainian president slams India over Crimean leader’s visit
    Dec12

    Ukrainian president slams India over Crimean leader’s visit

    India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, and the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov could spoil the mood before Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts U.S. President Barack Obama …read more Source: The Globe and...