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Rouhani: Iran seeks dialogue, not war

JTA

1 day ago

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Kabul on March 27. Photo by Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Striking a moderate tone toward the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a military parade that his country seeks dialogue instead of war.

Rouhani, speaking Friday in Tehran... read full article

  • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

    by Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

    1 day ago

    Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

    The agreement, brokered by the United States,...

  • Putin in Passover greeting: Russian Jews make huge contribution

    JTA

    2 days ago

    Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community.

    Putin sent the greeting on Monday, the news site shturem.net reported Thursday, after meeting Rabbi Berel...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers in Ukraine: Who is responsible?

    Reuters

    2 days ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities.

    Though purported authors of the flier described it as a crude attempt to...

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  • Armed men put Putin on the air in eastern Ukraine

    by Thomas Grove, Reuters

    2 days ago

    Armed men took over a television tower in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and switched it to Russian channels playing an almost non-stop stream of sound-bites from a marathon TV phone-in by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Employees at the tower said the men, who were armed with...

  • Fliers call on Ukrainian Jews to register religion, property

    JTA

    2 days ago

    Pro-Russian separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine denied any involvement in the circulation of fliers calling on Jews to register with separatists and pay special taxes.

    The fliers were distributed earlier this week in the city, where pro-Russian separatists led by Denis...

  • Obama, Merkel discuss Ukraine crisis in call

    Reuters

    2 days ago

    President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Thursday about the situation in Ukraine, the offices of both leaders said.

    Obama and Merkel agreed during the call that Russia should use its influence on armed groups in eastern Ukraine to calm the...

  • Scientists: Romanian troops behind 1941 massacre of Jews

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    Forensic scientists from Bucharest concluded that 36 bodies found at a mass grave near Iasi belonged to Jews who were murdered by Romanian troops.

    The investigation into the mass grave at Vulturi Forest ended last month and determined that soldiers of the Romanian army’s Regiment...

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