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  • Lenin's statue brought down by Ukrainian nationalists in Kharkiv 2 days ago

    London: Nationalists have brought down a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine, a move supported by officials, media reported on Monday. People cheered and leapt for joy when the statue came crashing down which stood at the centre of Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv, BBC reported. Pro-Russian protesters in the largely Russian-speaking...
  • Ukraine signs buffer zone deal with rebels September 20, 2014

    Kiev: Ukrainian forces and proRussian militias were due on Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarised zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talks. A ninepoint agreement thrashed out in the early hours of on Saturday in the Belarussian capital Minsk also requires the withdrawal...
  • Ukraine PM says country still in "state of war" September 13, 2014

    Kiev (Ukraine): Ukraine is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a ceasefire between Kiev's forces and Moscowbacked rebels in the east, the country's prime minister said on Saturday shortly after a second convoy of Russian trucks rolled into Ukraine. Speaking at a conference with politicians and business...
  • White House doesn't believe slain US journalist was 'sold' to Islamic State September 10, 2014

    Washington: The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi told CNN on Monday night the family believed Islamic State paid up to $50,000...
  • Ukraine set to sign peace plan with rebels September 5, 2014

    Minsk: Ukraine was set on Friday to sign a Kremlinbacked truce with insurgents that could halt nearly five months of bloodshed but whose failure would unleash new Western sanctions against Russia. But even before the peace talks opened in the Belarussian capital Minsk, renewed combat was erupting on the edge of...
  • ProRussian rebels lower demands in peace talks September 2, 2014

    Moscow: ProRussian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at the start of Monday's negotiations in Minsk, the...
  • Ukraine announces halt to offensive over MH17 probe July 31, 2014

    Donetsk: Kiev on Thursday announced a daylong halt to its deadly offensive to oust proRussian 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 exSoviet 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 rebelcontrolled east, where international experts are carrying out a complex...
  • Ukraine says proRussia rebels shoot down two fighter jets July 23, 2014

    Kiev: ProRussian 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 rebelheld 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...
  • Rebels trying to destroy MH17 crash proofs with Russian support: Ukraine July 19, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine on Saturday accused Russia of helping separatist insurgents they say shot down Malaysian airliner MH17 try to destroy evidence at the crash site. "The Ukrainian government officially announces: terrorists with the support of Russia are trying to destroy proof of this international crime," Ukraine's government said in a statement,...
  • Bashar alAssad sworn in, vows to retake all Syria from rebels July 16, 2014

    Damascus: Bashar alAssad 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 proRussian 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 rebelheld 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 proMoscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine. ProRussian 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 proRussian separatists responsible for a highpowered 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: ProRussian rebels regroup in Donetsk July 7, 2014

    Kiev: Thousands of proRussian 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 proRussian 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 proRussian rebels and their top commander had fled their main eastern stronghold in what would be Kiev's biggest success of the nearly threemonth 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: ProRussian separatists shot down an Ukrainian army transport plane with an antiaircraft 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 halfadozen 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 selfrule would spell disaster, Ukraine tells rebels May 11, 2014

    Mariupol/Slaviansk: Acting Ukrainian President Oleksander Turchinov told eastern regions gripped by a proRussian 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 facetoface 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 antiparty activities during the assembly polls. The step was taken after complaints against these leaders by Congress...