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Russia Warns it Reserves Right to Protect Citizens in Ukraine

Russia Warns it  Reserves Right to Protect  Citizens in Ukraine

March 15, 2014

MOSCOW - Russia accused the current Ukrainian authorities Friday of failing to control the situation in that country, saying Moscow might take Russian people there under ...

EU Approves Framework for Asset Freezes, Travel Bans on Russi

EU Approves Framework for  Asset Freezes, Travel Bans on Russi

March 13, 2014

BRUSSELS - European Union member states have agreed the wording of sanctions on Russia, including travel restrictions and asset freezes against those responsible for violating ...

Syria Conflict Affects 5.5 Million Children: UN

Syria Conflict Affects  5.5 Million Children: UN

March 12, 2014

AMMAN - The number of children affected by Syria’s war doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, the UN said Tuesday, a heartrending picture of an entire generation on the verge ...

Russian Forces Tighten Grip on Crimea Despite U.S. Warning

Russian Forces Tighten Grip  on Crimea Despite U.S. Warning

March 10, 2014

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Russian forces tightened their grip on Crimea on Sunday despite a U.S. warning to Moscow that annexing the southern Ukrainian region would close the door to diplomacy ...

Malaysia Airlines Plane Missing At Sea Off Vietnam, Presumed Crashed

Malaysia Airlines Plane Missing  At Sea Off Vietnam, Presumed Crashed

March 09, 2014

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and was presumed to have crashed ...

Putin Rebuffs Obama As Ukraine Crisis Escalates

Putin Rebuffs Obama  As Ukraine Crisis Escalates

March 08, 2014

MOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow’s military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday ...

EU to Impose Rapid Sanctions on Russia if Kiev Crisis Persists: French FM

EU to Impose Rapid  Sanctions on Russia if Kiev Crisis Persists: French FM

March 06, 2014

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday warned Russia of rapid European sanctions if attempts to reach a diplomatic solution to end Ukraine's crisis failed ...

Military Force Would Be ‘Last Resort’ in Ukraine: Putin

Military Force Would Be  ‘Last Resort’ in Ukraine: Putin

March 05, 2014

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia's actions in Crimea on Tuesday and reserved the right to use force in Ukraine as a last resort, but he sought to ease ...

Russian Markets Hit As Putin Tightens Grip on Crimea

Russian Markets Hit As Putin Tightens Grip on Crimea

March 04, 2014

MOSCOW - Russia took a financial hit over its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with its markets and currency plunging on Monday as President Vladimir Putin's forces ...

Ukraine Mobilizes After Putin's 'Declaration of War'

Ukraine Mobilizes After Putin's 'Declaration of War'

March 03, 2014

KIEV - Ukraine - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between ...

Rouhani Tells Iran Generals to Cut Hostile Rhetoric

Rouhani Tells Iran  Generals to Cut Hostile Rhetoric

March 02, 2014

DUBAI - President Hassan Rouhani urged Iran’s military leaders on Saturday to let diplomacy prevail in dealing with potential foreign threats, in a clear reference to efforts ...

Pakistan Values China’s Support for its National Security: PM

Pakistan Values  China’s Support for its National Security: PM

March 01, 2014

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday said Pakistan deeply values China support on issues of its national security and territorial integrity. Solid

Alarm in Ukraine as Putin Puts Russian Troops on Alert

Alarm in Ukraine as Putin  Puts Russian Troops on Alert

February 27, 2014

Ukraine/KIEV - President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for a drill on Wednesday, the Kremlin's most powerful gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ...

Iran A Threat Not Just to Israel: Germany’s Merkel

Iran A Threat Not Just  to Israel: Germany’s Merkel

February 26, 2014

JERUSALEM - Germany views Iran as a potential threat not just to Israel, but also to European countries, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime ...

Russian, NATO Generals Discuss Ukraine

Russian, NATO  Generals Discuss Ukraine

February 25, 2014

MOSCOW- Russia's senior general and the top NATO military commander spoke by telephone on Monday and expressed concern over the upheaval in Ukraine, the Interfax news agency cited the Russian ...

Morsi Accused of Leaking Egypt Security Secrets to Iran

Morsi Accused of Leaking  Egypt Security Secrets to Iran

February 24, 2014

CAIRO - Prosecutors Sunday accused deposed president Mohamed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as part of a plot to destabilize Egypt, at the second hearing ...

U.S., China Armies to Establish Institutional Dialogue: U.S. Officer

U.S., China Armies to Establish  Institutional Dialogue: U.S. Officer

February 23, 2014

BEIJING - The United States is working with China to establish institutional dialogue between their two armies, Ray Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, said here Saturday. "It is a very ...

Ukrainian President Opposition, Agree on Deal to End Crisis

Ukrainian President Opposition, Agree  on Deal to End Crisis

February 22, 2014

KIEV - The Ukrainian president and opposition leaders had agreed to an internationally mediated deal to resolve the country's bloody standoff, which has left dozens killed, the presidential press ...

Egypt's Mubarak Embezzlement Trial Adjourned Till March 19

Egypt's Mubarak Embezzlement Trial Adjourned Till March 19

February 20, 2014

CAIRO - An Egyptian court adjourned on Wednesday the trial of the ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons Alaa and Gamal over charges of looting funds allocated for maintaining the ...

Russia Blasts NATO Drills

Russia Blasts NATO Drills

February 19, 2014

MOSCOW - Moscow has been concerned with NATO military drills under the pretext of collective defense preparation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. NATO now ...

Center-Left Leader Renzi Appointed as New Italian PM

Center-Left Leader Renzi  Appointed as New Italian PM

February 18, 2014

ROME - The leader of the center-left Democratic Party (PD), Matteo Renzi, was appointed as new Italian Prime Minister on Monday. Renzi, 39-year-old mayor Florence, was summoned by Italian ...

Kerry Warns of Bleak Future in Call to Arms on Climate Change

Kerry Warns of Bleak Future in  Call to Arms on Climate Change

February 17, 2014

JAKARTA - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday issued a clarion call for nations to do to more to combat climate change, calling it "the world's largest weapon of mass destruction ...

Second Round of Geneva II Concludes Without Tangible Results: Brahimi

Second Round of Geneva II Concludes  Without Tangible Results: Brahimi

February 16, 2014

GENEVA - The second round negotiations of the Geneva II international conference on Syria concluded on Saturday noon without achieving tangible results, said UN-Arab League Special ...

Lebanese Army Seizes Top Al Qaeda-Linked Militant

Lebanese Army  Seizes Top Al  Qaeda-Linked Militant

February 13, 2014

BEIRUT - Lebanon army on Wednesday arrested a senior al Qaeda-linked militant described by security sources as a mastermind of car bombs” that have targeted several ...

Two Koreas to Hold Senior-Level Dialogue

Two Koreas to  Hold Senior-Level Dialogue

February 12, 2014

SEOUL - South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold a dialogue between high-ranking officials Wednesday, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday ...

Geneva II Talks Resume over Syria

Geneva II Talks Resume over Syria

February, 11 2014

GENEVA - The second round of the so-called Geneva II conference resumed here on Monday, ten days after the first round concluded with no concrete results. The new round began ...

Economy Matters Most in Scottish Independence Vote: Poll

Economy Matters  Most in Scottish  Independence Vote: Poll

February 10, 2014

LONDON - The economy is the most important issue to Scottish voters ahead of a referendum for independence later this year, according to a poll published on Sunday. Giving up pound tops ...

Iran, UN Focus on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Arms Work

Iran, UN Focus on Iran’s  Alleged Nuclear Arms Work

February 09, 2014

VIENNA - After years of stonewalling, Iran has told diplomats that it plans to cooperate this weekend with U.N. experts probing alleged activities whose existence it has steadfastly denied ...

U.S. Diplomat Plays Down Leaked Call; Germany’s Merkel Angry

U.S. Diplomat Plays Down Leaked Call; Germany’s Merkel Angry

February 08, 2014

KIEV - A top U.S. diplomat tried to play down the damage to Washington's diplomacy in Ukraine from a leaked telephone call, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel called an obscene remark ...

UN Report Details Impact of War on Syrian Children

UN Report Details  Impact of War on Syrian Children

February 06, 2014

BEIRUT - Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and sexually abused by President Bashar Assad’s forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him during ...

Iran Unveils Two Indigenous Satellites

Iran Unveils Two  Indigenous Satellites

February 05, 2014

TEHRAN - Iran unveiled two indigenously- developed multipurpose satellites, Iran Daily reported on Tuesday. The satellites, Tadbir (prudence) and Persian Gulf, were displayed at a ceremony to mark ...

Corruption Costing Bloc $162 Billion Annually: EU

Corruption Costing Bloc  $162 Billion Annually: EU

February 04, 2014

BRUSSELS - An EU report says corruption affects all 28 member countries of the European Union and costs their economies around 120 billion euros ($162.19 billion) a year. The report ...

Syrian Refugees Total over 902,000 in Lebanon

Syrian Refugees Total  over 902,000 in Lebanon

February 03, 2014

BEIRUT - The United Nations Higher Council for Refugees said Sunday that it has registered more than 50,000 Syrian refugees to Lebanon during the month of January, bringing the number of ...

Syrian Negotiations Should Be Truly Representative: Russian FM

Syrian Negotiations  Should Be Truly  Representative: Russian FM

February 02, 2014

MUNICH, Germany - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday all parties should work to ensure the Syrian peace talks were truly representative and reflect the whole spectrum of Syrian ...

Indian Anti-Corruption Party Targets Ministers

Indian Anti-Corruption  Party Targets Ministers

February, 01 2014

NEW DELHI - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday named a string of high-ranking Indian politicians he described as corrupt and said his anti-graft Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would ...