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Ukraine crisis: What do the flags mean?

<b>Apart from the well-known Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet flags, several other flags have been seen in the protests in Ukraine. What do they mean, asks Tanvi Misra?</b><p>Pro-Russian supporters have been seen sporting the <b>St George's ribbon</b> which symbolises Russian military valour, and has long been used as …

Ukraine MP Sergei Sobolev on western help for Crimea

Ukraine needs the help of the nations with nuclear powers, said an MP from the Fatherland Party, which makes up most of the interim government.<p>Sergei Sobolev, once adviser to former President Viktor Yushchenko who came to power after the Orange Revolution, spoke about the legality of the planned …

Ukraine crisis: 'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1058000/1058420_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524808473_f6af3b4eaecb6d5e30aecd70f3b5c741<p><b>The EU and US have joined Ukraine's government in condemning as "illegal" a move by the Crimea region to set up a referendum to endorse joining Russia.</b><p>…

UK will stand up for Ukraine, says David Cameron

<b>David Cameron has promised to "stand up" for the people of Ukraine, after the European Union agreed to take measures against Russia over its actions in Crimea.</b><p>The EU suspended negotiations with Russia on setting up visa-free travel in Europe and said it would look at asset freezes and travel …

NATO to suspend cooperation with Russia

NATO has announced a full review of its cooperation with Russia to try to pressure Moscow into backing down on Ukraine, and said it would "intensify" its engagement with Ukraine.<p>The organisation's secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, also announced on Wednesday that the military alliance was …

Ukraine volatile as talks remain gridlocked

The United States and European diplomats have failed to negotiate a peaceful solution to Ukraine's crisis as Russia's foreign minister refused to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart in Paris.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry sought on Wednesday to arrange face-to-face talks between Russia's Sergei …

Crimea parliament votes to join Russia

The Crimean parliament has voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, with the region's deputy prime minister saying the decree was effective immediately and that Russian soldiers were the only legitimate forces in Crimea.<p>The parliament on Thursday unanimously adopted a motion for the strategic …

U.S. officials vow to 'impose costs' on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON – Newly levied visa restrictions and an executive order allowing financial sanctions against people or groups "threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine" will allow the U.S. to "impose costs" on Russia for its actions in Crimea, senior …

House passes Ukrainian aid package

The House easily passed legislation Thursday to provide loan guarantees to the new Ukrainian government, marking the first congressional response to Russia’s invasion of the eastern European nation.<p>The vote to approve the financial assistance to Ukraine was 385-23. The bill heads to the Senate, but …

Why Putin Is Pushing Authoritarianism in Syria

He is not only defending Assad, he's also preserving his own power.<p>Putin presents himself as the pacifist and Obama as the militarist. He argues that American cruise missile strikes will "result in more innocent victims" and that the U.S. increasingly relies "solely on brute force." He makes no …

Los Angeles Gangsters Reportedly Fighting in Syria for Assad

A video posted online and shared Saturday by the media monitoring group Middle East Media Research Institute purports to show two Los Angeles …

Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 18

<b>HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC:</b> UNFPA provides reproductive health services to 14,200 women, supports Caesarean-section deliveries for 650 women …

UN Human Rights Office published a report on Syrian Crisis

Syrian Government forces and pro-Government militias, as well as armed opposition groups, have imposed a system of barricades and checkpoints that …

Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees

A photo from Syria is grabbing the world's attention: a sea of people lining up for food amid the rubble of a Palestinian refugee camp inside Syria.<p>Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia was so moved by the image, he took to the Senate floor, saying "a country of 23 million people, a proud country, is being …

U.S. accuses Syria of stonewalling on chemical arms plants | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria is stonewalling members of the global chemical weapons watchdog and refusing to seriously negotiate on the destruction of its facilities used to produce poison gas, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Wednesday.<p>U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha …

Why Syria's Future Could Hinge on Homs Ceasefire

Homs has been at the heart of Syria’s revolution and its civil war for three years.<p>It’s not where fighting began but anything that happens in Homs carries enormous weight, which is one reason why a three-day ceasefire there to allow civilians out and food in is so important.<p>For all sides in this …

Rift in Syria opposition may set back Western efforts

The sacking last week of the commander of the<p>Free Syrian Armyappears to be driving a wedge among factions of the loosely organized Western-backed network of rebel forces at a crucial moment in the three-yearcivil warto oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>The rift, analysts and rebels say, could …

Democratic Sen. Chris Coons: Crimea crisis is happening because America looked weak in Syria.

Every year, a large sector of the Washington Convention Center is occupied and bedazzled for the AIPAC Policy Conference. It's an overwhelming event, …