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May 6, 2014, by Brian Padden of VOANews

Government security forces faced fierce resistance Monday from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, while officials in Kyiv say the military is steadily gaining control of the region.  Some observers question […]

Reports: US considering directly aiding Syrian rebels

February 28, 2013, by Brian Padden of VOANews

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is reportedly close to announcing a major policy shift to expand non-lethal assistance to Syrian rebels. The issue ...