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    Ukranian Artist’s ‘Faces of War’ Portrays Only One
    Oct06

    Ukranian Artist’s ‘Faces of War’ Portrays Only One

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin was addressing the United Nations in New York last month, he was also being featured in an art exhibition in Washington. Not a flattering exhibit, it’s rendered in a unique medium that its Ukrainian creator, Daria Marchenko, calls not only a work of art, but a political statement. “The Faces of...

    Russian Admiral: ‘Volunteers’ May Join Syrian Army
    Oct06

    Russian Admiral: ‘Volunteers’ May Join Syrian Army

    A top Russian lawmaker says “a unit of Russian volunteers,” including battle hardened veterans who fought in eastern Ukraine, may join Syrian government troops fighting Islamic State extremists and other terrorists in that country. Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, in comments to Russia’s Interfax-AVN news agency Monday, said Russian...

    Global Displacement Spirals as Money Runs Out
    Oct05

    Global Displacement Spirals as Money Runs Out

    The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, warns the number of people being displaced worldwide by conflict and persecution is spiraling at a time when aid agencies are too broke to help them. Speaking in Geneva, he opened the annual refugee conference with a plea for more financial support to tackle a myriad of global refugee...

    Russia’s Air Campaign No Different From Assad’s
    Oct05

    Russia’s Air Campaign No Different From Assad’s

    For more than a year, Syrian insurgents and civilians in rebellious areas in the war-torn country have been enduring a reign of terror from the skies with President Bashar al-Assad’s aircraft dropping cheaply produced improvised “barrel bombs” on them. Now they’re coming under attack from Russian bombers firing so-called “dumb...

    Syria’s Assad: Middle East Would Collapse if Russian Airstrikes Fail
    Oct04

    Syria’s Assad: Middle East Would Collapse if Russian Airstrikes Fail

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the whole Middle East would be destroyed if Russia’s aerial bombardment of militants opposed to his regime does not succeed. “The alliance between Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran must succeed or else the whole region will be destroyed,” Assad told Iranian state television. But he...

    Russian Jets ‘Intensifying’ Airstrikes in Syria
    Oct04

    Russian Jets ‘Intensifying’ Airstrikes in Syria

    Russia said Sunday its forces continued “intensifying” airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and that the bombings have disrupted the group’s infrastructure and logistical support. A Ministry of Defense statement said Russian warplanes struck 10 Islamic State targets in the previous 24 hours, including training...

    Britain: Only 5 Percent of Russian Airstrikes Targeting IS
    Oct03

    Britain: Only 5 Percent of Russian Airstrikes Targeting IS

    Only 5 percent of Russia’s airstrikes in Syria have targeted Islamic State extremists, Britain’s defense chief said Saturday, as Moscow’s four-day-old aerial bombing campaign continues despite Western concerns. In an interview with the Sun newspaper, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said most of the Russian bombs have...

    Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria
    Oct03

    Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria

    They shook hands at the Elysee presidential Palace and sipped coffee in the sun, but the tense faces of French President Francois Hollande and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin underscore a widening chasm between the West and Moscow over Syria. Talks between the two leaders on the Syrian conflict were not even supposed to be part of the...

    Ukraine Peace Talks End on Positive Note
    Oct03

    Ukraine Peace Talks End on Positive Note

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that he felt “cautious optimism” following talks in Paris with the Russian, French and German leaders on reviving the peace process for eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a...

    Analysts: Russia Has Ambitions Beyond Helping Assad
    Oct02

    Analysts: Russia Has Ambitions Beyond Helping Assad

    Russia’s move to deepen its involvement in the Syrian conflict may have more to do with a long-term strategy of widening its influence than its stated goal of helping the Assad regime fight militants, say analysts studying the crisis. “The Russians are interested in several things in Syria,” said Christopher Kozak of the Institute for the...

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