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      The long read: Svetlana Alexievich is the keeper of haunted memories
      Nov19

      The long read: Svetlana Alexievich is the keeper of haunted memories

      Weddings in the Belarusian capital of Minsk are not complete without a visit to the Island of Tears. To safeguard their unions, newlyweds must cross a humpback bridge from the affluent suburb of Traetskaye to a small island in a bend in the Svisloch river. The soil there is foreign, brought home by mothers who travelled to Afghanistan to find...

      Bodies of Egypt crash victims arrive in Russia
      Nov02

      Bodies of Egypt crash victims arrive in Russia

      SAINT PETERSBURG // A plane carrying the remains of 144 people killed when a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt landed in Saint Petersburg early on Monday, hours after investigators probing the doomed flight said it had broken up in the air.The emergency Russian plane, the first to bring back the bodies of those who died when the A-321 plummeted...

      Saudi Arabia, US, Russia and Turkey hold frosty Syria talks
      Oct23

      Saudi Arabia, US, Russia and Turkey hold frosty Syria talks

      VIENNA // Top diplomats from Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey held talks in a frosty atmosphere on Friday on how to end the Syrian conflict, with the sides sharply at odds on the future of Bashar Al Assad.The Vienna meeting took place three weeks after Moscow thrust itself into the heart of the crisis by launching a bombing...

      MH17 shot down by missile from rebel-held Ukraine
      Oct13

      MH17 shot down by missile from rebel-held Ukraine

      Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands // Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year which killed all 298 people on board, air crash investigators concluded on Tuesday.Even before the highly-anticipated release of the official report on the disaster by a Dutch-led investigation, Russian officials...

      Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash investigation – video
      Oct13

      Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash investigation – video

      Air crash investigators concluded Tuesday that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board. Here is a YouTube video by the Dutch Safety Board showing their findings. …read more Source: The...

      Inquiry finds MH17 was shot down by BUK missile: Dutch paper
      Oct13

      Inquiry finds MH17 was shot down by BUK missile: Dutch paper

      THE HAGUE // International investigators have concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, a Dutch daily said Tuesday.The final report was to be officially unveiled at 11.15am (3.15pm UAE) Tuesday at a Dutch military base.It seeks to end 15 months of speculation...

      Russia tries to re-establish regional authority with Syria strikes
      Oct08

      Russia tries to re-establish regional authority with Syria strikes

      BEIRUT // Since the end of the Cold War, Moscow’s allies in the Middle East have steadily disappeared, along with much of Russia’s influence in this strategic corner of the world.Saddam Hussein, formerly the leader of long-standing Russian partner Iraq, met his end at the gallows nine years ago.Then in 2011, Libyan rebels dragged...

      Welcome to ‘Dubai-on-Thames’
      Oct06

      Welcome to ‘Dubai-on-Thames’

      Battersea Power Station represents an opportunity for regional buyers to be a part of the last great development opportunity in the British capital.Experience has taught Simon Murphy that when it comes to telling the Battersea story, it pays to take nothing for granted.“I did a presentation a year or so ago and at the end I asked, ‘Are there any...

      US and allies call on Russia to halt air strikes on Syria
      Oct02

      US and allies call on Russia to halt air strikes on Syria

      WASHINGTON // The United States and six allies on Friday called on Russia to cease what they said were attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians, and expressed “deep concern” over Moscow’s military build-up in Syria.In a joint statement, the United States, France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Britain criticised Russian air...

      Russians wary of Moscow’s air strikes on Syria
      Oct02

      Russians wary of Moscow’s air strikes on Syria

      MOSCOW // There was no patriotic enthusiasm on Friday from Russians watching footage of their jets bombing targets in Syria, just a keen sense of the danger of getting entangled in a nasty conflict with no end in sight.The wary mood was in stark contrast to sentiments over Ukraine, where most Russians felt a surge of national pride that their...