Ukrainian lawmaker Artemenko speaks during an interview in Kiev

Ukrainian MP plans to travel to Washington to push peace plan

By Margaryta Chornokondratenko and Sergiy Karazy MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Ukrainian lawmaker who proposed an alternative plan for peace with Russian-backed separatists to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters on Tuesday he plans to travel to Washington to present the proposal publicly. On Monday, the New York Times reported that Andriy Artemenko had sent … Continue reading “Ukrainian MP plans to travel to Washington to push peace plan”

Saudi King Salman speaks as he introduces the budget for 2017 in Riyadh

Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500 – Indonesian officials

By Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said. “This is a very historic visit for us,” Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung told reporters on Tuesday, adding that … Continue reading “Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500 – Indonesian officials”

Afghan General Dostum speaks during an interview with Reuters at his Palace in Shibergan

Security forces surround Afghan VP’s house over abuse case

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan security forces blocked roads and took up positions around the house of Vice President Rashid Dostum on Tuesday as a standoff flared up over accusations his men tortured one of his political opponents. In an address to supporters at his Kabul residence, broadcast live on television, Dostum warned President Ashraf Ghani … Continue reading “Security forces surround Afghan VP’s house over abuse case”

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