KIEV (AFP) - Thousands took to the streets for rival pro- and anti-Kremlin rallies across Ukraine on Sunday as the West and Moscow dug in their heels over a deepening crisis in Crimea.
BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of openly funding the Sunni Muslim insurgents his troops are battling in western Anbar province, in his strongest such statement since fighting started there early this year.
EILAT, Israel (AFP) - The Israeli army was on Sunday unloading a ship which it intercepted in the Red Sea allegedly transporting arm from Iran to Gaza and escorted to the port of Eilat.
KIEV (REUTERS) - Russian forces took control of a Ukrainian border guard post in western Crimea on Sunday, trapping about 30 personnel inside, a border guard spokesman said.
MOSCOW (AFP) - The Kiev authorities should block the presidential bid of the leader of Pravy Sektor, or Right Sector, movement, Mr Dmytro Yarosh, the Russian foreign ministry's rights envoy said Sunday.