Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

Feb 5, 2017

Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with another person when their car exploded, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast. Ukraine’s military, meanwhile, said three soldiers were killed in shelling over the past day. Fighting between government ...

Feb 4, 2017

U.S. envoy targeting U.N. peacekeeping for reform

Nikki Haley, in her first week as U.S. ambassador, has made reform of the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations a top priority, diplomats said. The missions cost nearly $8 billion a year, and Haley said in her Senate confirmation hearing last month that she wants ...

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Feb 3, 2017

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Ukraine’s president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a front-line town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives. The sworn foes have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire ...

Feb 1, 2017

Philippine communist rebels to end unilateral cease-fire

Philippine communist rebels said Wednesday they were terminating their unilateral cease-fire after accusing the government of failing to release all political prisoners and encroaching on rebel-held areas. The Communist Party of the Philippines and its military arm, the New People’s Army, said that the ...