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    Weekend Roundup: Where in Hell Did ISIS Come From?
    Aug30

    Weekend Roundup: Where in Hell Did ISIS Come From?

    What happens when the strategic fatigue of the West meets an energetic jihadist surge aimed at setting up a Syriaq caliphate? That is the question The WorldPost asked our contributors to address this week. Writing from Beirut, the legendary former MI6 agent and “middleman of the Middle East,” Alastair Crooke, examines the link between...

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault
    Aug30

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault

    After NATO concluded an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the country is struggling to contain heavy fighting near the strategic port of Mariupol, on the Azov Sea. Separatist rebels are trying to capture the city, allegedly with Russian military help, and Ukraine’s defense forces are digging in. VOA’s Daniel...

    Seven NATO Allies Will Reportedly Create New Rapid Reaction Force
    Aug30

    Seven NATO Allies Will Reportedly Create New Rapid Reaction Force

    BRUSSELS, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Seven NATO allies plan to create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers as part of plans to boost NATO defenses in response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Friday. The aim is to create a division-sized joint expeditionary force for rapid deployment and...

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
    Aug30

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Families of Russian troops captured, killed or missing in Ukraine want answers on their fate MOSCOW (AP) – The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian … …read more Source: The...

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund
    Aug30

    Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

    President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before conv… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week
    Aug30

    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week

    After an “extraordinary” meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Friday, it appears the U.S.-led alliance will wait until its meeting in Cardiff, Wales, next Thursday before taking any direct action regarding Russian troops entering Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine, Explained: What’s Behind Putin’s Latest Moves?
    Aug30

    Ukraine, Explained: What’s Behind Putin’s Latest Moves?

    Pro-Moscow rebels, with Vladimir Putin’s backing, may be opening up a “third front” in the tumultuous Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel
    Aug30

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel

    The U.S. State Department warned Americans Friday to avoid traveling to eastern Ukraine, in response to the ongoing conflict between Ukraine’s armed forces and Russia-backed separatists. “The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly,” the statement said. “U.S. citizens throughout Ukraine should avoid large crowds and...

    Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug30

    Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

    Canada is interested in joining a NATO joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 troops that is being created to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank in an effort to check Russia’s creeping military takeover of eastern Ukraine, according to Britain’s Financial Times newspaper. The British-led division-sized force will include...

    Gung-ho rebels impose tough rule of newly-taken Ukraine city
    Aug30

    Gung-ho rebels impose tough rule of newly-taken Ukraine city

    Novoazovsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Camouflaged rebel Alexander hung a sign on the wall of a busy supermarket Friday laying down the harsh new laws now governing the town of Novoazovsk after fighting drove out Ukrainian forces.”Robbers, thieves and violent criminals must be judged before a military tribunal!” the decree...