Ukraine threatens rebels with a 'nasty surprise'

Jul 9, 2014

Ukraine threatens rebels with a 'nasty surprise'

Ukraine’s government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with an “nasty surprise,” but the militants said they were preparing to fight back after losing their main stronghold. President Petro Poroshenko, drawing confidence from the fall of the rebel bastion ...

Jul 9, 2014

Nazi poster baby turns out to be Jewish

A U.S. Jewish woman has given the Yad Vashem memorial to the Holocaust a magazine cover of her as a baby that the Nazis used as an Aryan poster child. The mother of Hessy Taft, born in Berlin in 1934 of Jewish parents, took ...

Ukraine city struggles back after rebels are routed

Jul 8, 2014

Ukraine city struggles back after rebels are routed

For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. “I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness,” the 68-year-old teacher said ...

Kurds dream of independence amid Iraq chaos

Jul 8, 2014

Kurds dream of independence amid Iraq chaos

A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state. Hogir Fathi was looking forward to home leave in his village in autonomous Kurdistan when the 24-year-old, ...

Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

Jul 5, 2014

Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

Ukraine’s forces claimed a significant success against pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday, chasing them from one of their strongholds in the embattled east of the country. Rebels fleeing from the city of Slovyansk vowed to regroup elsewhere and fight on. President Petro Poroshenko said in ...

Ukraine claims winning ground in rebellious east

Jul 5, 2014

Ukraine claims winning ground in rebellious east

Fighting in eastern Ukraine left at least nine Ukrainian soldiers dead Friday as government troops pressed their offensive against pro-Russian insurgents using heavy artillery and combat jets and prospects of a truce appeared dim. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine was ready to conduct ...

Clashes break out during Palestinian funeral

Jul 5, 2014

Clashes break out during Palestinian funeral

Israeli police clashed with rock-throwing Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands mourned at the funeral for an Arab teen who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack. Palestinian militants, meanwhile, fired rockets and mortar shells from the Gaza ...