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Russia to complete troop pullback from Ukraine border "within days": Deputy defence minister

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 15:09

Russia will pull back all forces deployed to regions near its border with Ukraine "within a few days", its deputy defence minister said on Friday, a move that if carried out could ease tensions before Ukraine`s presidential election on Sunday.

UN slams Syria`s announcement of presidential elections

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 21:58

The United Nations sharply criticized Syria`s decision on Thursday to hold a presidential election June 3 in the midst of war, saying it would torpedo a political resolution of the conflict.