Removal Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Almost 90 Percent Complete, Monitor Says

Removal Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Almost 90 Percent Complete, Monitor Says

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90 percent of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged na ...

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New Syria Chemical Claims Emerge As Election Announced

New Syria Chemical Claims Emerge As Election Announced

Beirut (AFP) - New claims have emerged that President Bashar al-Assad's regime may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month, despite an international a ...

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Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Militants Hold Firm Despite Accord

Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Militants Hold Firm Despite Accord

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Russian rebels stubbornly refused to cede control of a string of towns in eastern Ukraine on Friday, jeopardizing a deal backed by the West and Russi ...

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Ukraine Says It Has Reclaimed Airport Seized By Pro-Russia Separatists

Ukraine Says It Has Reclaimed Airport Seized By Pro-Russia Separatists

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Ukrainian forces launched combat operations against pro-Russian separatists Tuesday and recaptured a military airport in the eastern ...

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‘Civil War’ Warning For Ukraine As Troops, Tanks Push East

‘Civil War’ Warning For Ukraine As Troops, Tanks Push East

IZYUM (Ukraine) (AFP) - Russia warned on Tuesday that Ukraine was on the brink of "civil war" after Kiev's leaders pushed troops and tanks toward a flashpoint eastern city to coun ...

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Ukraine ‘On The Brink Of Civil War’: Russian PM

Ukraine ‘On The Brink Of Civil War’: Russian PM

Moscow (AFP) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday said Ukraine was on the verge of civil war as Kiev authorities launched a military operation against pro-Kremlin m ...

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Libya Remains In The Grip Of Rival Rebel Factions

Libya Remains In The Grip Of Rival Rebel Factions

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TRIPOLI, Libya -- Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a vivid account of ...

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Syrian Military Captures Crusader Castle From Rebels

Syrian Military Captures Crusader Castle From Rebels

By Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel ...

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Twenty Protesters Killed In New Ukraine Clashes

Twenty Protesters Killed In New Ukraine Clashes

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — At least 20 protesters were killed Thursday morning as gunfire rang out in central Kiev, breaking the shaky truce reached bet ...

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At Least Twenty-Five Killed In Ukraine As President Alleges Coup Attempt

At Least Twenty-Five Killed In Ukraine As President Alleges Coup Attempt

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — As the death toll in Kiev’s violent political confrontation rose dramatically to at least 25 Wednesday, Ukraine’s embattled P ...

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