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Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov. (FILE PHOTO)

Ukraine president calls to relaunch offensive against pro-Russian rebels

KIEV — Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture.Kiev's first... FULL ARTICLE »
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (FILE PHOTO)

Russian FM says impossible to isolate Moscow

22 April 2014 - 08:56AM GMT
MOSCOW — Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday any attempt to isolate Russia was bound to fail and he urged European Union countries to make responsible and
Fabio Capello

Russia's footbal coach to retire after 2018 World Cup

22 April 2014 - 07:40AM GMT
ROME — Fabio Capello has planned to retire from football after the 2018 World Cup tournament, Xinhua reported Tuesday.The current Russia head coach, preparing for the
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to "take concrete steps" to help implement the agreement aimed at defusing tensions in Ukraine. (FILE PHOTO)

Kerry urges Russia to help implement Ukraine deal

22 April 2014 - 07:19AM GMT
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to "take concrete steps" to help implement the agreement aimed at defusing tensions in Ukraine.In his
Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. (FILE PHOTO)

Ukraine's Yanukovych calls for immediate dialogue

22 April 2014 - 05:51AM GMT
MOSCOW — Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych Monday called for immediate dialogue between Kiev and eastern regions, urging the withdrawal of armed forces
Armed men wearing military fatigues show off a sticker reading 'Donetsk don't listen to Kiev' during a pro-Russian rally Friday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk. (FILE PHOTO)

Ukraine launches probe into eastern town shootings

21 April 2014 - 09:19AM GMT
LONDON — Ukraine said Monday that it will launch an investigation into the shooting in the east of the country which has raised further tensions with Russia, a media
Fireball explodes over northern russia

Northern Russian city sees meteor-like object

21 April 2014 - 09:01AM GMT
Video footage of an alleged meteor strike across the night sky above northern Russia surfaced on the Web past weekend.The footage of fireball exploding was recorded by
Pro-Russian activists hold up Orthodox icons at a checkpoint outside the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol in the Crimea. (FILE PHOTO)

Ukraine criticises Russia for gun attack

21 April 2014 - 05:24AM GMT
KIEV — Russia should be responsible for a fatal shootout between unidentified gunmen and pro-Moscow activists in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk,
Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera. (FILE PHOTO)

Japan concerned over Russian bombers' frequent spot

20 April 2014 - 09:51AM GMT
TOKYO — Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera Sunday expressed concerns over Russian bombers'recent frequent spot near its territory, according to local media.
Five killed in eastern Ukraine clash. (FILE PHOTO)

Five killed in eastern Ukraine clash

20 April 2014 - 08:29AM GMT
KIEV — Five people were killed Sunday during a clash between gunmen and pro-Russia protestors in eastern Ukraine's town of Sloviansk, a media report said.A group of
Seven hours of negotiations in Geneva ended in agreement on a series of 'concrete steps'. (FILE PHOTO)

Ukraine takes first steps to apply Geneva accord

20 April 2014 - 05:24AM GMT
KIEV — The Ukrainian foreign ministry announced Saturday that it has taken first steps toward applying the Geneva accord, including the suspension of active anti-

Russia favours closer economic ties with China

19 April 2014 - 09:22AM GMT
MOSCOW — The country eyes closer economic ties with China, with bilateral trade's turnover expected to reach $100 billion next year, Russia's deputy Prime Minister
Former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg pauses during an address to the media in Oslo, after NATO ambassadors chose him to be the next head, March 28, 2014. (REUTERS/FILE)

Putin welcomes new NATO chief, says better ties with West possible

19 April 2014 - 09:18AM GMT
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed NATO's selection of former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its new head, saying on Saturday the pair had
According to the site, L65 will come loaded with Android V4.4 (Kitkat) operating system out of the box.

LG launches new L65 smartphone with android 4.4 Kikkat in Russia

19 April 2014 - 08:45AM GMT
South Korean smartphone maker LG has just launched a new dual SIM Android smartphone called L65 for the Russian market. It is the newest member of its latest smartphone
Nokia issued an advisory for customers in the US and parts of Europe warning them of electric shock from a battery charger meant for its Lumia tablet 2520 due to a defect by its vendor.

Nokia stops Lumia 2520 smartphone sales in Europe over electric shock fears

19 April 2014 - 08:37AM GMT
Nokia issued an advisory for customers in the US and parts of Europe warning them of electric shock from a battery charger meant for its Lumia tablet 2520 due to a defect by
Ukraine's acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya (REUTERS/FILE)

Ukraine admits progress in Geneva talks

19 April 2014 - 06:21AM GMT
KIEV — Ukraine's acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya Friday acknowledged the progress achieved in Geneva during the four-party talks over Ukraine crisis, but
In 2004, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti won the Anantnag seat by defeating NC’s Dr Mehboob Beg by 38931 votes.

The Anantnag Conundrum: Mehboob versus Mehbooba

BY Javid-u-Salam
On April 15, Omar Abdullah had to address a public rally at Newa village bus stand in south Kashmir. Five elderly people were sitting inside a passenger shed constructed in the centre of the recently
Lal Chowk is one of the busiest market places situated in the heart of Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar.

Moods of Lal Chowk

PHOTOGRAPH BY Afzal Sofi
Lal Chowk is one of the busiest market places situated in the heart of Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar.
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Dibyesh Anand is an associate professor of International Relations at Westminster University in London

In Conversation with Dibyesh Anand

BY Irfan Mehraj
AM) The sedition charges against a group of Kashmiri students who cheered for Pakistan cricket team in Meerut sparked an outrage in Kashmir. What do you make of this growing intolerance in India, and
In the past 60 years, Jigar has seen both good as well as bad times, and she always likes to talk of the good times and quip the bad ones.

The World of Jigar Maas

BY Nayeem Rather Features
At the crack of dawn on February 10, Jigar, 80, a fisherwoman rises and assembles her articles which include a hubble-bubble, a kang (a traditional baked clay-pot used to keep warm in winters) and a
When my vision improved, there was no one. The boys were gone. The only evidence of them was the trails of blood on the ground.

Remembrance - A Short Story

BY Nayeem Rather Reporter's Journal
I am an abode of spiders. They have woven their webs all over me, concealing my existence behind their webs strewn with remnants of dead insects and dust. The spiders, weird creatures, scratch me

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