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Russia says Will Need U.N. Guarantee For New Aleppo Humanitarian Pauses

MOSCOW, Nov 12 – The Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday it would need the U.N. mission in Syria to formally confirm its ability to deliver aid to eastern Aleppo before Moscow agreed to any new humanitarian pauses in fighting in the shattered Syrian city. Moscow says previous temporary ceasefires on the ground, called to

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Ghost Soldiers: the Russians Secretly Dying for the Kremlin in Syria

By Maria Tsvetkova and Anton Zverev TOGLIATTI, Russia, Nov 3  – The start of this year proved deadly for one unit of about 100 Russian fighters supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s troops in northern Syria. On Feb. 3, 38-year-old Maxim Kolganov was killed in a firefight with rebels near Aleppo when a bullet pierced his body

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Russia Extends Moratorium on Aleppo Air Strikes until Friday

MOSCOW, Nov 2  – Russia on Wednesday told anti-government rebels holed up in Syria’s Aleppo to leave by Friday evening, signalling it would extend a moratorium on air strikes against targets inside the city. The Russian Defence Ministry, which is helping forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad try to retake full control of Aleppo, said

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Clinton Camp says FBI Should say What it Knows about Trump’s Russia Ties

By Mark Hosenball and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON/FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov 2 – A top aide to Hillary Clinton urged the FBI on Tuesday to disclose what it knows about any ties between Donald Trump and Russia, accusing the agency of unfairly publicizing its inquiry into Clinton’s email practices while staying quiet about the Republican presidential candidate.

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UK Spy Chief Sees Growing Threat From Russian Cyber-Attacks, Espionage

LONDON, Nov 1  – Russia is pushing its foreign policy in increasingly aggressive ways including cyber-attacks and espionage, posing a growing threat to Britain and the rest of Europe, the head of Britain’s internal intelligence agency MI5 has said. As finance minister Philip Hammond unveiled the country’s new five-year cyber security strategy and hinted at

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Russia says Resumption of Syria Peace Talks Delayed Indefinitely

MOSCOW, Nov 1 – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks. Shoigu said that rebels backed by Western governments had been attacking civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, despite a pause in Russian and Syrian

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Trump Raises Specter of Crisis if Clinton Wins the White House

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./KENT, Ohio, November 1 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office, as the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton’s

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Russia Fails to Win Re-Election to U.N. Human Rights Council

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29- Russia failed to win re-election to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, beaten out by Hungary and Croatia, following lobbying by rights groups against Moscow’s candidacy because of its military support for the Syrian government. In a secret ballot by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly, Hungary

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NATO Seeks Troops to Deter Russia on Eastern Flank

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Oct 26  – NATO will press allies on Wednesday to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow. With Russia’s aircraft carrier heading to Syria in a show of force along Europe’s shores, alliance defense ministers

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Op-ed: GOA and BRICS Faultlines

By Waqar K. Kauravi Since the assumption of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s government (BJP) in New Delhi in 2014, India under the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist turned Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has experimented every tactic to cow down the government’s prime adversary Pakistan. Unlike in the past, India’s nefarious pursuit has witnessed

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