China controls narrative of violence in tense west

Aug 4, 2014

China controls narrative of violence in tense west

When a remote county in China’s far west exploded last week in what appeared to be the country’s worst ethnic violence since 2009, it took the government six days to put out an exact death toll. It isn’t clear when a full picture of ...

Interfax reports 400 Ukraine soldiers desert in Russia

Aug 4, 2014

Interfax reports 400 Ukraine soldiers desert in Russia

More than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed the border into Russia and deserted the Kiev government, news agency Interfax quoted a border security official as saying Monday. Ukraine confirmed the crossing but said the soldiers were forced into Russian territory by rebel fire. Vasily ...

More human remains recovered at Ukraine crash site

Aug 3, 2014

More human remains recovered at Ukraine crash site

Investigators using sniffer dogs recovered more human remains and personal belongings at the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, the head of an international recovery mission said. Speaking from the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 70 Dutch and Australian investigators ...

Ukraine army retakes town on edge of rebel bastion Donetsk

Jul 30, 2014

Ukraine army retakes town on edge of rebel bastion Donetsk

Ukraine’s army said Wednesday that it had retaken a town on the outskirts of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, and intercepted another convoy of vehicles crossing over from Russia. Government forces said in a statement that they had seized control of Avdiyivka, a ...