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Putin Calls Crimea an ‘Integral’ Part of Russia

Putin Calls Crimea an ‘Integral’ Part of Russia

By 18/03/2014 11:31

Moving swiftly in the face of international condemnation, President Vladimir V. Putin declared his intention to make Crimea a part of the Russian Federation, defying the United States and Europe just hours after they imposed their first financial sanctions against Moscow since the crisis in Ukraine began.

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Israel real threat to world peace

Israel real threat to world peace

By 17/03/2014 09:57

With no immediate solution at hand to the ongoing crisis facing Palestinians, a learned panel of interested parties gathered in London to add their voice to growing calls for justice but also to offer historical context to the current crisis.

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Yemen’s federal road is marred by difficulties

Yemen’s federal road is marred by difficulties

By 17/03/2014 09:53

Even though Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference was hailed a brilliant success by the international community, a testament to the power of political negotiations over chaos and violence, according to the United Nations; Yemen, the poorest nation in the Arabian Peninsula, has been stuck in political limbo, unable to transition reforms from ink on paper to reality.

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Putin's Brave New Russia

Putin's Brave New Russia

By 17/03/2014 09:51

Trouble, even when expected, can come at unexpected times. For many months, Russians have expected that authorities would begin to block Internet sites that publish opinions from opposition leaders, activists and supporters. But when a number of sites were blocked on Thursday morning, it was like a bolt out of the blue.

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Sriya's forces move on Yabroud

Sriya's forces move on Yabroud

By 16/03/2014 10:10

The Syrian army has entered the last rebel bastion near the Lebanese border north of Damascus, as the conflict that has left at least 146,000 dead enters its fourth year.

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Israel using thirst as a weapon of war on Palestinians

Israel using thirst as a weapon of war on Palestinians

By 16/03/2014 10:08

Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, recently caused uproar in the Israeli Knesset (parliament) when he questioned the Israelis as to whether or not they were following agreements over water distribution with the Palestinians.

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Snowden, will you marry me?

Snowden, will you marry me?

By 15/03/2014 07:06

Anna Chapman, the red-haired Russian secret agent expelled from the United States in 2010, seized the moment and proposed marriage to CIA leaker Edward Snowden, who is on the run after disclosing details of a top-secret surveillance program that allegedly targeted millions of Americans.

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Lost Malaysian plane may have run out of fuel

Lost Malaysian plane may have run out of fuel

By Stephff 15/03/2014 06:20

Faint electronic signals sent to satellites from a missing Malaysian jetliner show it may have been flown thousands of miles off course before running out of fuel over the Indian Ocean, a source familiar with official U.S. assessments said

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Documents Back Saudi Link to Extremists

Documents Back Saudi Link to Extremists

By 12/03/2014 11:20

Documents gathered by lawyers for the families of Sept. 11 victims provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family, but the material may never find its way into court because of legal and diplomatic obstacles.

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Police move to force rioters off streets

Police move to force rioters off streets

By 12/03/2014 11:09

Tension remains high in Kiev, as rioting radicals and Ukraine’s riot police continue their stand-off in the center of the town. Over two hundred people have been injured in scuffles, half of them law officers hurt by rocks and Molotov cocktails.

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