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US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

US-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing at least 19 people as more families of militants left their key stronghold, fearing further raids, activists said. The strikes aimed to knock out one of the militants' main revenue streams — black market oil sales...

Russia 'to alter military doctrine towards Nato'

Russia 'to alter military doctrine towards Nato'

Russia is to alter its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. Mikhail Popov, a Kremlin adviser, said that deteriorating relations with the US and Nato would be reflected in the updated military strategy. Nato said on Monday it would boost its...

West, Russia move to ease Ukraine tensions

West, Russia move to ease Ukraine tensions

Western diplomats scrambled yesterday to stave off an economic collapse in Ukraine, as Russia pledged not to intervene in the crisis-hit country after the dramatic ouster of pro-Moscow leader Viktor Yanukovych. The bloc's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton travelled to Kiev and met with temporary, pro-West leader Oleksandr Turchynov as well as members of...

Owners threatening RMG workers over union: HRW

Owners threatening RMG workers over union: HRW

International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh government to stop garment factory owners from intimidating and threatening workers for organising trade unions, and prosecute those responsible for attacks on labour leaders.

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