pro-russian forces

  • newswrap
    August 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, a stream of Russian trucks crossed the Ukrainian border without Kiev’s approval under the claim of sending humanitarian aid to separatists and after more than a week of waiting. Ukraine’s government has charged that Russia is lying about the purpose. Meanwhile, the U.N. human rights office now estimates more than 191,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war. Continue reading

  • newswrap_parliamentdelay
    July 7, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Iraqi parliament pushed back its next session five weeks, until mid-August, as government forces continue to battle Islamist militants. While Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has refused to step down, lawmakers are at an impasse over choosing new leaders. Also, pro-Russian fighters in Ukraine tried to regroup after major setbacks over the weekend. Continue reading