Russia Invades Ukraine

Tensions mounted Saturday in Ukraine, as Russia blatantly ignored international calls for restraint and invaded the semi-autonomous Crimea region of the country. Pro-Russian gunmen seized Crimea’s government and parliament buildings in Simferopol on Thursday before allowing lawmakers to appoint a new prime minister and call for a regional referendum — moved forward on Saturday from May 15 to March 30 […]

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German MP Backs Iran For Geneva II

A leading German MP has backed Iranian participation in the Geneva II Conference on Syria, saying a political solution is the only way to end the Middle East country’s three-year-old civil war. Pointing to Iran?s active and influential role in the region, parliamentarian Andreas Schockenhoff added that his country is willing to forge regional cooperation with the Islamic Republic.

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