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    Hague Court To Issue Ruling On Ukraine Case Against Russia
    Apr17

    Hague Court To Issue Ruling On Ukraine Case Against Russia

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) says it will issue a ruling on April 19 on Kyiv’s bid to block Russia from sending money, weapons, and troops to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World
    Apr17

    Why Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe And another is coming soon… A military exercise with origins in the former Soviet Union is now exacerbating tensions with NATO, particularly those members facing the Baltic Sea. Conducted four years ago, Zapad (“West”) 2013 was deeply illustrative not only of Russia’s strategic goals, but of how it...

    Short Hiatus In War Gives Ukrainians In Donetsk A Chance To Celebrate Easter
    Apr17

    Short Hiatus In War Gives Ukrainians In Donetsk A Chance To Celebrate Easter

    Easter is one of the few times the 3-year-old war in Eastern Ukraine takes a hiatus. The overnight curfew lifted on Saturday so residents could pray and play all night into Easter Sunday. …read more Source:...

    Pope Denounces ‘Vile’ Syria Attack In His Easter Message
    Apr16

    Pope Denounces ‘Vile’ Syria Attack In His Easter Message

    Pope Francis used his Easter address Sunday to speak out against the most recent bombing in Syria.In an “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and the World”) speech with an audience of thousands, Francis called for the support of those working to bring peace to Syrians, who are “so greatly suffering from a war that continues to sow horror and death,” he...

    Chabad rabbi beaten in Ukraine dies of injuries 6 months after attack
    Apr16

    Chabad rabbi beaten in Ukraine dies of injuries 6 months after attack

    (JTA) — A Chabad rabbi who was severely beaten six months ago at a train station in the western Ukrainian city of Zhitomir has died. Rabbi Mendel Deitsch was 64. He died in Israel where he was airlifted and treated following the attack days after Rosh Hashanah, which he spent in the Ukrainian town of Haditch, the resting place of Rabbi Schneur...

    Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address
    Apr16

    Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address

    By FRANCES D’EMILIO VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal...

    Pope Decries ‘vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address
    Apr16

    Pope Decries ‘vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address

    On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et Orbi”‘...

    Millions of Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter
    Apr16

    Millions of Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter

    Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world have celebrated Easter in overnight services and with “holy fire” from Jerusalem, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected nearly 2,000 years ago. This year the Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on the same Sunday that Roman Catholics and Protestants mark the...

    Pope prays for peace, decries ‘vile’ Syria attack in Easter address
    Apr16

    Pope prays for peace, decries ‘vile’ Syria attack in Easter address

    Pope Francis marked Easter Sunday with an address praying for relief for the violence-beset populations of Syria, south Sudan, Iraq, and Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Is America’s Alliance with Turkey Doomed?
    Apr16

    Is America’s Alliance with Turkey Doomed?

    Sukru Hanioglu Security, Middle East The historic breakdown in Anglo-Ottoman relations is a useful model for evaluating today’s troubled alliance between the United States and Turkey. SHORTLY BEFORE his death in 1869, the pro-Western former Ottoman grand vizier and foreign minister Keçecizâde Mehmed Fuad Pasha commented, “It appeared...