Archive for February, 2014

US fully supports new Ukrainian PM

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

US vice-president Joe Biden promised Ukraine’s pro-Western interim leaders “full” US support on Thursday as they seek to head off Russian influence. Biden called interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to “welcome the formation of a new government in Ukraine,” a White House statement said.

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Yanukovych reappears in Russia

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych tells reporters in Rostov-on-Don that he had been “compelled to leave” Ukraine after he received threats to his security. He insisted on Friday in his first public appearance since fleeing to Russia that he had not been overthrown and would continue to fight for the future of Ukraine.

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Pakistan to continue support for peaceful, stable Afghanistan

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, on Friday said that Pakistan would continue to support all efforts aimed at a peaceful, stable and united Afghanistan, said an official press release.

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Crimean airports occupied on Friday

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

Pro-Russian militia forces blockaded Ukrainian region of Crimea’s two main airports on Friday. Arsen Avakov, the Interior Minister of Ukraine, confirmed the news, calling the foreign presence “an armed invasion” and “violation of all

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Ukrainian parliament calls U.N. meeting

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

The Ukrainian parliament called on the U.N. Security Council on Friday to hold an emergency meeting to discuss “topical problems” in the crisis-torn country.

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French President to visit Bangui

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande will pay a visit to Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui on Friday, following its official travel to Nigeria, French president’s office said Thursday.

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Turkey, Azerbaijan discuss political situation in the region

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

The Azerbaijani Defence Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov received the Ambassador of Turkey to Azerbaijan, Ismail Alper Coshgun on Feb.28, according to a message posted on the website of the Azerbaijani Defence

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Syrian airplanes struck areas in Lebanon

Friday, February 28, 2014 Comments Off

Syrian jets launched air strikes on Friday on mountainous areas in Lebanon, activists and the Lebanese National Agency reported. The jets struck areas in the hills of Kherbet Younine near Lebanon’s north-eastern town of Arsal.

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NATO expresses concern over recent developments in Crimea

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen expressed “extreme concern” on Thursday regarding latest situation in Crimea in southern Ukraine. “This morning’s action by an armed group is dangerous and irresponsible. I urge Russia

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Turkey supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

Ankara supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as this is very important for Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Feb. 27. The minister said Ukraine and Turkey are partners in many areas. Aside from that, the two parties hold regular political consultations.

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United States warns Russia on Ukraine

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

The U.S. warned Russia Wednesday it would be a “grave mistake” to intervene militarily in Ukraine, after President Vladimir Putin put 150,000 combat troops on high alert for war games near the turmoil-ridden country. “For a country that has spoken out so frequently … against foreign intervention in Libya, in Syria and elsewhere, it would be important for them […]

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Russia orders military drill near Ukraine

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a snap military drill in Russia’s western region bordering Ukraine as the war of words between the two countries grows increasingly acrimonious. Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the armed forces of the Western and Central Commands had been put on “combat alert” for week-long exercises to check their […]

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Pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators clash in Crimea

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly ordered tests of the combat readiness of troops just across the border.

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EU re-affirms commitment to restore stability in Ukraine

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

The European Union has re-affirmed commitment to restoration of stability to Ukraine and renewed obligation to continue support for the crisis-stricken nation. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and security policy, Catherine Ashton, late on Wednesday, called a high level meeting to mobilise European Union support for Ukraine.

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US criticizes Assad regime for arrests of opposition members

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

The US revealed that the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria has arrested relatives of opposition members and taken other punitive measures, following the failure of the Geneva II meetings earlier this month.

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Bulgaria, Montenegro discuss bilateral ties

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, invited the Bulgarian business to invest in his country at a meeting with President Rosen Plevneliev. The Bulgarian head of state is on an official two day visit to the western Balkan country.

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Turkish, Bulgarian FMs to discuss region issues

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin will meet with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in Sofia on Thursday.

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NATO to hold “28+1” meeting next month

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Comments Off

Azerbaijan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) plan to hold next meeting in “28+1” format in the coming months.

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French President discusses Ukraine with Russian countepart

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande, and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed by telephone on Monday, the situation in Ukraine. Both France and Russia insist on the need to prevent the partition of Ukraine and maintain its territorial integrity, said Hollande’s press office said in a statement.

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UK urges Syrian regime to comply with Geneva track

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday urged the Syrian regime to comply with the Geneva Press track and contribute to efforts to find and end the conflict . Updating Parliament on the situation in Syria , Hague said : ” On Saturday the Security Council of the United Nations adopted Resolution 2139 on Humanitarian […]

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US backs constitutional decisions in Ukraine

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

The United States of America, while encouraging de- escalation of the crisis in Ukraine supports constitutional, such as the formation of a coalition government and elections . The U.S. State Department has highlighted the approach of restoring normalcy in Ukraine and help the nation. Plans for new diplomatic talks in

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Russia says it won’t intervene in Ukraine

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

Moscow promised Tuesday that he would not intervene in the crisis in neighboring Ukraine, but said the country should not be forced to choose between Russia and the West. “We confirm our position of principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of Ukraine and hope that everyone follows a similar logic,” said Foreign Minister Sergei […]

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UN asks for Turkey’s support in CAR

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to encourage Turkey to play an active role in a military mission to help end sectarian unrest in the Central African Republic.

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Mahlab appointed as new Egypt Prime Minister

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

Minister of Housing Ibrahim Mahlab projection was named Tuesday as the new Prime Minister of Egypt after the resignation of the military installed after the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi Islamist last year cabinet.

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Ukraine postpones new govt formation to Thursday

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

The formation of the new government of Ukraine has been postponed to Thursday. “I am instructing the formation of a national unity government on Thursday,” Parliament

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Klitschko to run for President

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

Opposition leader and former Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko heavyweight announced he will run for president in elections scheduled for May 25. Declared its offer on the first day of the campaign, which began on Tuesday when the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine registered a deadline

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French Parliament to vote on CAR mission extension

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

It would be a raging genocide in the Central African Republic, if the French troops were not deployed, said foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday ahead of the parliamentary vote to extend the military mission. The issue has divided the French parliament vote to extend the operation but Sangare, whose mandate expires in April, is […]

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President of Greek Parliament to visit Armenia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

President of the Greek Parliament Vangelis Meimarakis is coming to Armenia today for a working visit of two days at the invitation of the President of the National Assembly of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan.

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Ukraine authorities want Yanukovich to face ICC trial

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

New Ukrainian authorities want to deposed President Victor Yanukovich to be tried by the International Criminal Court. Ukraine’s parliament overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to ask the court in The Hague to try Mr. Yanukovich and “mass murder” of civilians during violent anti-government protests that killed more than 80 people.

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Bulgaria supports Montenegro’s NATO membership

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

Montenegro supports Bulgaria for NATO membership, President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev said during his two-day visit to Podgorica.

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Bulgaria voices concern over Ukraine decision to not recognize regional languages

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Comments Off

The Bulgarian government is not satisfied with Ukraine’s decision to cancel the recognition of the Bulgarian language as regional language. Earlier this week the Supreme Rada of Ukraine canceled the Language Policy Act state that the status of “regional language” the

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Musharraf to appear before court on March 7

Monday, February 24, 2014 Comments Off

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Monday directed by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court to appear personally on March 7 in connection with a case over the detention of judges in 2007. The court exempted Gen (retd) Musharraf from Monday’s hearing following a request from his lawyer Ilyas Siddiqui.

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Egypt cabinet resigns

Monday, February 24, 2014 Comments Off

Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawy on Monday announced the resignation of his military-backed government in a surprise measure. Local media had been predicting a limited Cabinet reshuffle to allow Army chief and Defence Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi to resign and run for President in an election scheduled for mid-April under a constitution approved in a

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UN adopts aid resolution for Syria

Monday, February 24, 2014 Comments Off

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to pass a resolution requiring full access of humanitarian aid into war torn Syria. The resolution demands that the Syrian government and opposition groups provide immediate access to allow aid to be delivered to millions of people in desperate need.

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Ashton to visit Ukraine

Monday, February 24, 2014 Comments Off

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will visit Ukraine on Monday for talks with key players after the weekend’s dramatic events.

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