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  • Ukraine announces halt to offensive over MH17 probe July 31, 2014

    Donetsk: Kiev on Thursday announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators to kickstart a probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. International fallout from the crisis tearing apart the ex-Soviet nation rumbled on...
  • Ukraine's PM resigns amid deadly rebellion complicating MH17 probe July 24, 2014

    Donetsk: Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east. The shock announcement added to a already chaotic situation in the rebel-controlled east, where international experts are carrying out a complex...
  • Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets July 23, 2014

    Kiev: Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the...
  • Ukraine fighter jet near Malaysian plane MH17 before crash: Moscow July 21, 2014

    Moscow: Russia on Monday said its records show a Ukrainian fighter jet was flying close to the Malaysian airliner just before it crashed and a US satellite was flying over rebel-held Ukraine at the time. Moscow also denied supplying Ukrainian separatists with Buk missile systems or any other weapons as it...
  • MH17 crash: Ukraine rebels take full control of bodies July 20, 2014

    Torez (Ukraine): Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control on Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the US and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site. "There's a stacking up of evidence here,...
  • US believes Russia gave missiles to Ukrainian rebels July 20, 2014

    Washington: The US believes that Russia gave sophisticated Buk missile launchers to Ukrainian rebels and attempts were made Russian military to move them back into the country after the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet, American media reported on Sunday. "We do believe they were trying to move back into Russia...
  • Ukraine rebels to give MH17 black boxes to international bodies July 20, 2014

    Donetsk (Ukraine): Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a rebel leader said on Sunday. Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars...
  • Bashar al-Assad sworn in, vows to retake all Syria from rebels July 16, 2014

    Damascus: Bashar al-Assad was sworn in on Wednesday as Syria's president for a new term, after an election his opponents dismiss as a sham but his supporters say proves that a rebellion to unseat him has failed after three years of war. After taking the oath of office before a Koran...
  • Dozens, including civilians, killed in clashes in eastern Ukraine July 14, 2014

    Kiev/Moscow:Dozens of people, including civilians and soldiers, have died in the past 24 hours amid heavy clashes between government forces and pro-Russian separatist in eastern Ukraine as civilians flee the conflict zone for safer areas in neighbouring Russia. At least nine civilians died on Monday in the eastern rebel-held city of...
  • European Union names latest Ukraine sanctions targets July 12, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union said on Saturday that it has extended sanctions to cover 11 leaders of the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels in the east have declared independence and have been fighting government troops, leaving more than 400 dead. Tens of thousands have fled their homes. Targets...
  • Ukraine scrambles fighter jets above rebel positions as missile attack resumes July 12, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said. In a night of violence in several areas of eastern Ukraine following a missile strike by separatists on Friday that...
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko says Kiev will destroy rebels behind missile attack July 11, 2014

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Kiev would "find and destroy" the pro-Russian separatists responsible for a high-powered missile attack that possibly killed 30 Ukrainian servicemen on Friday. "For every soldier's life, the militants will pay with scores and hundreds of their own. Not a single terrorist will avoid responsibility,...
  • Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels regroup in Donetsk July 7, 2014

    Kiev: Thousands of pro-Russian separatists on Sunday gathered at a rally in regional capital Donetsk after government forces retook some of their main strongholds in eastern Ukraine, media reports said. There were signs that rebels from Slovyansk were falling back on Donetsk to continue the resistance. Igor Girkin, the military commander...
  • Ukraine government forces recapture separatist stronghold July 5, 2014

    Slaviansk: Government forces recaptured a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine from pro-Russian rebels on Saturday, and Ukraine said its blue and yellow flag was flying again over what had been the separatist redoubt of Slaviansk. A news reporter saw a convoy of about 20 military transport vehicles and buses filled with...
  • Ukraine claims rebels flushed from main stronghold July 5, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's interior minister said on Saturday that most pro-Russian rebels and their top commander had fled their main eastern stronghold in what would be Kiev's biggest success of the nearly three-month campaign. "This morning, intelligence reported that Girkin (Igor Strelkov) and a substantial part of the rebels had fled...
  • Iraq militants take Syria border post as they head to capital city of Baghdad June 22, 2014

    Baghdad: ISIS militants have got control of a strategic border crossing of Anbar and three other towns in western Iraq. Together, the four towns are situated along a highway from Syria to Baghdad, heightening possibilities that the militants could now march from the west to lay siege to the Iraqi...
  • Rebels shoot down Ukrainian military plane, 49 killed June 14, 2014

    Kiev: Pro-Russian separatists shot down an Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. The toll is the highest suffered by government forces in a single incident since they...
  • Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission June 8, 2014

    Havana: Negotiators trying to end Latin America's oldest civil war agreed to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of people in five decades of conflict. The move is seen as a stride toward a possible peace deal in Colombia. "What we are announcing on Sunday...
  • Crisis in JD(U) deepens, rebel MLAs hold meeting June 6, 2014

    Crisis in the ruling JD(U) triggered by induction of 14 new ministers deepened on Friday with nearly half-a-dozen rebel MLAs holding meeting in Patna and expressing their anger against former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The disgruntled MLAs met at residence of Poonam Devi. With the number of dissidents increasing it might...
  • Vote for self-rule would spell disaster, Ukraine tells rebels May 11, 2014

    Mariupol/Slaviansk: Acting Ukrainian President Oleksander Turchinov told eastern regions gripped by a pro-Russian uprising that they would be courting catastrophe if they voted "yes" in a separatist referendum on Sunday. The vote, organised on an ad hoc basis with no clear control of authenticity of ballot papers or voter lists,...
  • Lalu can't be RJD chief, says rebel legislator Samrat Choudhary April 11, 2014

    Samrat Choudhary, an RJD legislator who tried to defect, on Friday, challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying he cannot be the party president as per the constitution of the party as he was convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam. "Lalu Prasad cannot be the RJD chief because the constitution of the...
  • Syria talks bring offer of exit from siege of Homs January 27, 2014

    The Syrian government said women and children could leave the besieged rebel city of Homs on Sunday as negotiators from the warring sides discussed humanitarian gestures on a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva. Government and opposition delegates also spoke of releasing prisoners and enabling access for aid convoys during...
  • Congress sacks four rebel leaders for six years, issues notices to nine others November 30, 2013

    The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has expelled four rebel party leaders from its membership for a period of six years and issued notices to nine others, including a party block president, for their alleged anti-party activities during the assembly polls. The step was taken after complaints against these leaders by Congress...
  • Chhattisgarh Assembly elections: Congress sacks four rebel leaders, issues notices to nine November 29, 2013

    The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh has expelled four rebel party leaders from its membership for a period of six years and issued notices to nine others, including a party block president, for their alleged anti-party activities during the assembly polls. The step was taken after complaints against these leaders by Congress...
  • US welcomes Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks November 13, 2013

    The US has welcomed the decision of Syrian rebels to participate in the second phase of peace talks planned to be held in Geneva. "We welcome the Syrian Coalition's decision to participate in the Geneva II conference. This is a significant step forward in the process to convene the Geneva conference,...
  • Delhi: Discontent in AAP spills out in public, rebel's press meet stormed November 12, 2013

    Simmering discontent in Aam Aadmi Party came to the fore on Tuesday when a party member called a press conference in New Delhi to demand more organisational democracy but was shouted down by autorickshaw drivers supporting AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal. "Anguished" over getting no reply to his open letter to Kejriwal...
  • BJP expels five rebels from party's primary membership in Chhattisgarh November 6, 2013

    Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday expelled five of its party leaders, including a former minister, from its primary membership, for a period of six years. The BJP's disciplinary committee expelled five party leaders namely Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia, Ganesh Ram Bhagat, Vimal Chopda, Balmukund Dewangan and Shivcharan Cherwa, from its...
  • Car bomb, clashes kill over 30 near Syrian capital October 20, 2013

    Syrian rebels blew up an army checkpoint outside Damascus on Saturday and more than 30 combatants from both sides died in the blast and ensuing clashes, a monitoring group said. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 15 rebels and at least 16 soldiers were killed. The British-based Observatory said the...
  • Syrian army advances as rebels rain down Damascus October 13, 2013

    Damascus: The Syrian army on Saturday advanced against the rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus and pushed its way to the northern city of Aleppo, as the rebels rained down Damascus with mortar shells, media reported. In a bid to secure the heart of Al-Ghouta, the eastern countryside of...
  • Putin: Syria chemical attack sly rebel provocation September 19, 2013

    Valdai: President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has strong grounds to believe that Syrian rebels were responsible for the country's chemical attack. Putin said Thursday that "we have every reason to believe that it was a provocation, a sly and ingenious one." He added, however, that its perpetrators have relied on...