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    Western Officials: Russia’s Syria Gamble Faces Increasing Odds
    Nov05

    Western Officials: Russia’s Syria Gamble Faces Increasing Odds

    The battle between Syrian forces — backed by Russian air power — and rebel fighters played itself out on social media over the course of several hours. “Reports that Jaysh Al-Fatah has began its long-awaited offensive on Morek,this is going to be decisive,” tweeted Abdel Rahman, a self-described history major with more than 3,300 followers, who...

    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay
    Nov04

    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay

    Ukraine risks losing the support of its Western backers if squabbles between the government and parliament delay or derail its reform efforts, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. Ukraine has promised to revamp its tax system under an International Monetary Fund-led bailout program. But a failure to agree the size of tax cuts has...

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine
    Nov04

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine

    A top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that there have been signs that Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine are pulling back some of their weapons. “We are now starting to see for the first time some pullback of Russian and separatist weapons,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told a hearing in the U.S. House of...

    Egypt, Britain Call for ‘Tightest’ Security at Sharm El-Sheikh
    Nov04

    Egypt, Britain Call for ‘Tightest’ Security at Sharm El-Sheikh

    Egypt’s president and Britain’s prime minister have agreed on the need for tighter security at the Egyptian resort Sharm El-Sheikh, the starting point for a Russian jetliner that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday. According to the British prime minister’s office, David Cameron and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi spoke...

    Russian Propaganda: ‘The Weaponization of Information’
    Nov04

    Russian Propaganda: ‘The Weaponization of Information’

    When a Russian news outlet edited the U.S. ambassador into a picture of an opposition rally, the U.S. Embassy countered by editing the ambassador into a series of improbable photos — for instance, on the moon and at an ice hockey rink. The idea was to show that the original photo was propaganda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Benjamin Ziff...

    Task Force Warns of Deepening Global Crises
    Nov03

    Task Force Warns of Deepening Global Crises

    A group of U.N. experts tasked with forecasting the next disasters likely to require billions of dollars in humanitarian aid has warned of deepening crises in global hot spots from Burundi to Afghanistan over the next six months. The biannual “Alert, Early Warning and Readiness Report” said Libya could fall apart, Burundi could see...

    Russian Families Begin Identifying Plane Crash Victims
    Nov03

    Russian Families Begin Identifying Plane Crash Victims

    Russian families have begun the process of identifying the bodies of victims of Saturday’s crash of a Russian jetliner in Egypt. The Associated Press said the first 10 bodies have been identified. A spokesman for Russia’s emergency situations ministry told AP that a total of 140 bodies, and more than 100 body parts, were flown to St....

    Crash Victims’ Bodies Return to Russia
    Nov02

    Crash Victims’ Bodies Return to Russia

    The first bodies of victims of the Russian airplane crash in Egypt arrived at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport Monday morning aboard a Russian government plane. St. Petersburg authorities have decided mourning activities for those killed in the crash will last until Tuesday in Russia’s second city. Russian President Valdimir Putin...

    Russia Mourns Plane Crash Victims
    Nov01

    Russia Mourns Plane Crash Victims

    Russia is observing a national day of mourning Sunday for the 217 passengers and seven crew members killed in a plane crash Saturday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Nearly all of the passengers were Russian tourists returning to St. Petersburg from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Three Ukrainians are also among the dead. Emergency crews...

    Russian Jet Crashes in Egypt’s Sinai; 224 Feared Dead
    Oct31

    Russian Jet Crashes in Egypt’s Sinai; 224 Feared Dead

    A Russian passenger plane carrying 224 people crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, apparently killing everyone aboard. The plane disappeared from radar less than half an hour after taking off early Saturday from the resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh. Almost all the passengers were Russian tourists heading home...

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