Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera
DUBAI Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources.
LONDON NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday that at least a few thousand more Russian troops were now at Ukraine's eastern border, a build-up he called a regrettable step backwards.
"We now see a new Russian military build-up around the Ukrainian border. At least a few thousand more Russian troops are now deployed," Rasmussen said in London.
"I consider this a very regrettable step backwards. It seems Russia keeps the option open to intervene further in Ukraine," he said. "The international community would have to respond in a firm manner if Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine."
He added: "That would imply deeper ... economic sanctions against Russia which would have a very damaging effect on the Russian economy."
(Reporting by William James and Jack Stubbs; writing by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison.)
CARACAS Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters as they attacked the perimeter of an airbase, and a demonstrator was killed, bringing the death toll to at least 76 in unrest since April.