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EU Imposes Sanctions on Ukraine Rebel Vote Organizers

EU Imposes Sanctions on Ukraine Rebel Vote Organizers

November 30, 2014

BRUSSELS - The European Union has imposed sanctions on the organizers of rebel elections in eastern Ukraine this month, the bloc said on Saturday, hitting the separatists and their ...

SAARC Leaders Call for Deeper Cooperation in Space Technology

SAARC Leaders Call  for Deeper Cooperation in Space Technology

November 27, 2014

KATHMANDU - Regional collaboration in space technology must be enhanced to achieve sustainable development in South Asia, according to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ...

Khamenei Underlines Enemies’ Failure in Defeating Iran in N. Talks

Khamenei Underlines  Enemies’ Failure in  Defeating Iran in N. Talks

November 26, 2014

TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored the enemies' failure in forcing Iran to accept their illegitimate excessive demands during the ...

Women are Not Equal to Men: Erdogan

Women are Not Equal to Men: Erdogan

November 25, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set off a new controversy, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special ...

Russia Not Isolated Over Ukraine, Blames West for Frosty Ties: Putin

Russia Not Isolated Over Ukraine, Blames West for Frosty Ties: Putin

November 24, 2014

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally ...

Lavrov Accuses West of Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Russia

Lavrov Accuses West of Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Russia

November 23, 2014

MOSCOW - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West on Saturday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek “regime change” in ...

Biden Denounces Putin’s Action in Ukraine

Biden Denounces Putin’s  Action in Ukraine

November 22, 2014

KIEV - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russian behavior in Ukraine as “unacceptable” and urged it to abide by a September peace deal by adhering to a ...

Iran Rejects Media Reports, Analyses on Extension of N. Talks with Powers

Iran Rejects Media Reports, Analyses on Extension of N. Talks with Powers

November 20, 2014

TEHRAN - The Iranian foreign ministry on Wednesday strongly dismissed certain media reports and analyses on the contents of the nuclear talks underway between Tehran and the ...

NATO Leader Sees ‘Serious Military Buildup’ in Ukraine

NATO Leader Sees ‘Serious  Military Buildup’ in Ukraine

November 19, 2014

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced on Tuesday what he called a serious Russian military buildup both inside Ukraine and on the Russian side of the border and urged ...

EU Set to Target Ukraine Separatists but Russia Sanctions May Wait

EU Set to Target Ukraine Separatists but Russia Sanctions May Wait

November 18, 2014

BRUSSELS - European Union governments may agree to impose personal sanctions on more Russian-backed rebels on Monday in response to a separatist vote in eastern Ukraine, but are ...

G20 Leaders Endorse Global Infrastructure Initiative to Spur Investment

G20 Leaders Endorse  Global Infrastructure Initiative  to Spur Investment

November 17, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia - Leaders of G20 economies on Sunday endorsed Global Infrastructure Initiative, a multi-year work program to spur quality public and private infrastructure ...

Western Sanctions Could Backfire: Putin

Western  Sanctions Could Backfire: Putin

November 16, 2014

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Western sanctions against his country could ...

Islamic State Commanders Liable for Mass War Crimes: U.N.

Islamic State Commanders Liable for Mass War Crimes: U.N.

November 15, 2014

GENEVA - Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a "massive scale" in northeast Syria where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and ...

U.N. Calls for ASEAN Support on Post-2015 Development

U.N. Calls for ASEAN Support on Post-2015 Development

November 13, 2014

NAY PYI TAW - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday expressed his support for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and called on them to back a ...

Obama Says Momentum Building on 'Historic' Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Obama Says Momentum Building on 'Historic' Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

November 11, 2014

BEIJING - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he sees momentum building for a Washington-backed free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific, after arriving in Beijing on the first leg of ...

Al-Baghdadi Fate Unclear After U.S.-Led Airstrike in Northern Iraq

Al-Baghdadi Fate Unclear After U.S.-Led Airstrike in Northern Iraq

November 10, 2014

MOSUL, Iraq - The fate of the top leader of Islamic State (IS) militant group remains unclear after an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition against a convoy of vehicles near the city of ...

Obama Doubles US Troops in Iraq in Expanding War on IS

Obama Doubles US Troops in Iraq in Expanding War on IS

November 09, 2014

WASHINGOTN- President Barack Obama unveiled Friday plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling ...

Obama Writes Iran’s Supreme Leader about Militants

Obama Writes Iran’s Supreme Leader about Militants

November 07, 2014

WASHINGTON - In a rare outreach to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Barack Obama has written a letter about the fight against Islamic State militants, a common ...

‘No Mercy’ for Those Behind Murder of Christian Couple: Nawaz

‘No Mercy’ for Those  Behind Murder of  Christian Couple: Nawaz

November 06, 2014

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned on Wednesday the brutal murder of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan and termed it "an unacceptable ...

‘China Supports Improvement in Pakistan-India Relations

‘China Supports  Improvement in  Pakistan-India Relations

November 05, 2014

BEIJING - Assistant Foreign Minister of China, Liu Jianchao said Monday that China strongly supports improvement in Pakistan-India relations, and that is ready to help resolve ...

Xi Stresses Rule of Law for “Safe China”

Xi Stresses Rule of Law for “Safe China”

November 04, 2014

WUHAN – Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined that the rule of law was a key guarantee for building a "safe China," urging political and legal organs to collectively ...

Kurdish Peshmerga Arrive with Weapons in Syria's Kobani

Kurdish Peshmerga Arrive with Weapons in Syria's Kobani

November 02, 2014

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the ...

Oil Prices Rally, OPEC Chief Plays Down Recent Slide

Oil Prices Rally, OPEC  Chief Plays Down Recent Slide

October 30, 2014

LONDON - World oil prices rallied on Wednesday, while OPEC secretary-general Abdullah El-Badri said that market conditions did not justify sharp falls for crude futures and signalled that ...

EU on Track So Far with Green Energy Goals, 2030 A Challenge

EU on Track So Far with Green Energy Goals, 2030 A Challenge

October 28, 2014

BRUSSELS - EU nations have work to do to meet new green energy goals agreed last week, as increased fossil fuel burning last year drove up pollution in some countries, although the bloc ...

Terrorism, Extremism More Dangerous Than Ebola: Iranian President

Terrorism, Extremism More Dangerous Than Ebola: Iranian President

October 28, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who had last year warned against the imminent threat of the spread of radicalism and violence in the world, stressed that terrorism and extremism ...

China, Russia Urge Scientific, Technological Cooperation

China, Russia Urge  Scientific, Technological Cooperation

October 27, 2014

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday extended congratulations on the opening of the 2014 Pujiang Innovation Forum, voicing hope for ...

Putin Accuses United States of Damaging World Order

Putin Accuses United States of Damaging World Order

October 25, 2014

LAURA, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the ...

WB Warns of Risks to “Disappointing” Global Economy

WB Warns of Risks to  “Disappointing” Global Economy

October 23, 2014

BEIJING - A senior World Bank (WB) official on Wednesday sounded a warning note for a "disappointing" global economy in 2014, pointing to commodity prices, Ebola and ...

Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks

Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks

October 22, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran - Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic ...

Iraq PM Rules Out Foreign Boots on The Ground

Iraq PM Rules Out Foreign Boots on The Ground

October 21, 2014

NAJAF, Iraq - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Monday ruled out any foreign ground intervention to assist government forces in retaking territory lost to jihadists and urged Sunnis ...

U.S.-Led Coalition Jets Strike Kobani after Islamic State Shelling

U.S.-Led Coalition Jets Strike Kobani after Islamic State Shelling

October, 19, 2014

MURSITPINAR Turkey - U.S.-led coalition jets struck suspected Islamic State targets at least twice in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after fierce shelling by the insurgents hit ...

Russia-U.S. Reset Impossible Amid Sanctions: Medvedev

Russia-U.S. Reset Impossible Amid Sanctions: Medvedev

October 16, 2014

MOSCOW - A reset of Russia-U.S. relations is impossible if sanctions against Moscow remain, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said ...

Obama to Meet with Partners on Militant Fight

Obama to Meet  with Partners on  Militant Fight

October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and his military commanders will meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State ...

Putin Orders Russian Troop Withdrawal from Ukrainian Border

Putin Orders Russian Troop  Withdrawal from Ukrainian Border

October 13, 2014

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, the ...

Kurds Battle for Heart of Kobane as UN Fears for Civilians

Kurds Battle for Heart of  Kobane as UN Fears for Civilians

October 12, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey - Kurdish fighters halted a thrust by Islamic State group jihadists towards the heart of the battleground Syrian town of Kobane Saturday, after the UN warned ...