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Russian Troops Threaten to Advance Into Ukraine: US Hoping to Resolve Conflict

In a scene reminiscent of a long period in world history, tensions are rising between the United States and Russian governments.

Suren HosseinNowruz is Coming Soon - March 21 (1 Farvardin) is quickly approaching and Iranians prepare to start New Year. Persians celebrate the Nowruz (new day) as a greatest feast in the Middle East country.
SOP newswireGeneral of the Security Service, Given Outstanding Achievement Award - Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, the Director General of the Security Service, has been given the Outstanding Achievement award in a competition run by
Binay LamichhaneBravery of a Coward - This short story is about a grandma who saves her grandson in a night where the rebel groups of Nepal, Maoists and national armies are in the state of war in 2005. (Based on a true story)
SOP newswireUnited Nations peacekeepers in Haiti launched anti-gang operation - United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have launched a new anti-gang operation, arresting seven more suspected criminals in their month-long crack-down on armed gangs in one of the violence-
Krzys WasilewskiFrom Revolutionary to President: Mengistu Haile Mariam - Mengistu Haile Mariam is one of Africa's bloodiest dictators. Although he was ousted 16 years ago, he has never faced justice
Shakti GhimirePeace On Earth - We must have a strong belief in respecting fundamental civil liberty, sustainable peace, development and Democracy. Our initiative should revolve around strategic philosophy, problem solving and preparation agendas under the issue of peace, not putting too much stress on provisional conflict solutions. People have to realize that peace is a procedure in itself.
SOP newswirePresident's Special Envoy for Sudan Andrew S. Natsios On Sudan-related issues - Good afternoon again, everybody. Welcome back to round two. As you know, we'd promised for some time to bring our Special Envoy, President's Special Envoy Andrew Natsios down to speak with you. This is, I think, a good moment for him to do so in light of the agreements that have been reached on the subject of peacekeeping forces in Darfur.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza chats with Ann Chamberlin, Author of A History of Women's Seclusion in the Middle East - The author uses her extensive knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, language, and even archeology to provide a convincing assertion challenging the Western view that seclusion was and is a result of women"s oppression.
DR Congo: amid tensions ahead of Sunday's presidential vote, UN appeals for calm - Amid tension ahead of Sunday"s presidential elections, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called on the two candidates to maintain the unity of the country both before and after the polls and not repeat the first round behaviour of unilaterally proclaiming themselves the winner.
Sean StubblefieldUpstanding Citizen Of The World - At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, 189 world leaders from almost 60 countries-- both rich and poor-- signed onto the Millennium Declaration, pledging themselves on behalf of their citizens to fulfill what is called The Millennium Development Goals (MDG), in an effort to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015.
Juliet MaruruThe Africities Conference 2006 - Africities 4 Summit, the fourth Pan-African edition of Local Government Days, was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18 to 22 September 2006. The Theme of the Summit was: "Building joint actions for the effective realization of the Millennium Development Goals in African Local Governments."
SOP newswireU.S., China Discuss Energy Security, Environmental Protection - Washington -- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs Karen A. Harbert and Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Jeffrey Jarrett are in China to discuss energy cooperation between the United States and China.
Ann PoludenkoWhat we Have Today and Who is Responsible! - Ukraine was moving very fast on the stairs of democracy during the last two years, but whether its way was up or down we have to decide ourselves as the ideas of professionals differ constantly.
Karina ChavarriaTerror Arrests Puts Airports Around the World on Red Alert - United Kingdom police stated that they prevented a terrorist plan to blow up airliners heading towards the U.S. using explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage. The threat comes five years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and Pentagon in Washington D.C..
Ann PoludenkoAppointment of ambasssador to lead U.S.-Ukraine partnership - At last, the govern coalition in the Ukrainian parliament has been formed. This may help to answer many questions. One of them is: when will George Bush visit Ukraine and what exactly he will talk over here? Also, how will politicians of the new Ukrainian government influence USA-Ukrainian relationship?
Rasha LambaEditorial: War troops should come home before 'worsening the situation' - First, it was a fight for petrol then cruel saddam and now terrorism. So, in Iraq the wounds gets started souring as it was happened in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Somalia and maybe Iran, the new destination for these poor peacekeepers giving their blood with no peace came exactly or had swallowed hundred years of time to come in a shape, leaving a hard and horrible history behind. After, a big battle whenever there is a declaration of peace, a delusive part came in front of the whole world but the real terror starts from that moment. When there was a question of face to face war, these peace keeping forces are and where really at the top of their bravery but when situation comes of hidden supported by locals, the battle never ends and spreads like fire ants.
Alan GrayNewsblaze Offers Alternative For Internet News Seekers with Alan Gray - In the age of international media conglomerates, massive Internet search engines and unreliable blog sites, it can be difficult to find credible and unbiased news online.
SOP newswireUnited States Urges IAEA Members To Help Bring Iran to the Table By David McKeeby - Washington -- The U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors appealed to its member states for more help in convincing Iran to suspend nuclear activities and join the United States and its European allies in negotiations.
SOP newswireUN to Help Create Framework for Increased International Assistance in Iraq - Responding to requests by the new Government of Iraq, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has agreed to strongly support the development of a framework for increased international assistance to the violence-torn country.
SOP newswireUnited Nations-Backed Investigation Into The Assassination Of Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri - At present, the fundamental building blocks for the investigation into the crime, in particular concerning the explosion, the container/carrier and the means of delivery, are largely understood and provide the basis for investigative progress with regard to those who perpetrated the crime,” according to the report presented to the Security Council by Serge Brammertz, the head of the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) 14 February 2005 killing of the ex-premier and 22 others.
Francis KarugahZarqawi's Dead - The Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, born Ahmad Fadhil Nazzal Al Khalyeh on October 20, 1966 was killed last week by a U.S. aircraft bomber.
Juliet MaruruIndian Actor for Motorola Expansion Campaign. - Phone Company Motorola Inc. has launched a campaign to boost sales in India, enlisting actor Abhishek Bachchan as brand ambassador. Bachchan of Dhoom 2 and Khabie Alvida Na Kehna fame follows in the footsteps of Maria Sharapova, who also endorsed Motorola. Bachchan has also previously endorsed Ford Fiesta and LG Electronics.
SOP newswireCoalition Forces Kill Top Terrorist in Iraq - Jordanian terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi died in an air strike north of Baghdad yesterday evening, U.S. officials have confirmed.
Juliet MaruruRenaissance in US-Africa Trade Policies - AGOA provides duty-free access to a wide range of more than 6,400 items into the U.S. market for African nations willing to reform their economies along free-market lines.
SOP newswireUnited Nations health agency today ruled out human-to-human transmission of bird flu in four Indonesian nurses - The United Nations health agency today ruled out human-to-human transmission of bird flu in four Indonesian nurses tending patients with the disease, confirming that none of the nurses has the H5N1 virus and easing fears that it might already be acquiring the ability to spread more readily among humans.
SOP newswireUN envoy calls on Islamic forces to enter dialogue with other factions - The top United Nations envoy for Somalia today called on Islamic forces, which are reported to have taken control of the capital Mogadishu after fierce battles with other groups, to enter into talks with all parties in an effort to bring stability to a country that has been torn by factional fighting for the past 15 years.
SOP newswireUN marks World Environment Day with focus on preventing desertification - The United Nations today marked World Environment Day by shining the spotlight on the world’s deserts, from appeals to curb the desertification of dry-lands to a major report on the dramatic impact of climate change to a list of do’s and don’ts for tourists and a children’s painting competition.
SOP newswireDetailed Proposal on Nuclear Talks in Days, Rice Says By Ralph Dannheisser - In a round of Sunday morning television interviews, Rice said the proposal lays out two paths, one projecting negotiations once Iran agrees to suspend its uranium enrichment efforts, and the other providing for further steps by the U.N. Security Council if it fails to do so.
SOP newswireState's Semmel says overture to Iran had been under discussion for some time - Washington -- A State Department nonproliferation expert says that “time is of the essence” in dealing with Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions, making it important to keep up the diplomatic pressure.
SOP newswireInvestigation Clears Former UN Oversight Chief of Allegations - An outside investigation has found no evidence supporting “regrettable anonymous allegations” of improper payment or improper sexual behaviour against Dileep Nair, the formed head of the United Nations internal watchdog agency, a UN spokesman said today, declaring the matter closed.
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