Friday, August 22, 2014

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Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries 'Invasion'

A senior Ukrainian security official has accused Russia of invading Ukraine after a humanitarian aid convoy entered the country without a Red Cross escort, but says Kyiv will not attack the trucks.

Sistani Calls On Iraqis To Confront Islamic State

Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called again on all Iraqis to fight Islamic State insurgents.

Uzbek President's Daughter Complains Of House Arrest

Uzbek President Islam Karimov's once-powerful daughter has complained in secret recordings about being kept with her daughter under house arrest in Uzbekistan.

Russian Food Regulatory Agency Targets U.S. Whiskey

A regional branch of Russia's food regulatory agency Rospotrebnadzor claims U.S.-made whiskey Jack Daniel's contains a substance also used for insect poisoning.

Washington Says Closely Watching Protests In Pakistan

Washington says it is carefully monitoring the demonstrations in Islamabad, where protesters are occupying parts of the capital's district of government buildings and demanding the resignation of the prime minister.

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