Posts Tagged ‘conflict’

‘Foreign policy does not imply isolationism’ – Putin

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Comments off

In an address to Russia’s diplomat corps, President Vladimir Putin touched upon a number of issues, including Russia’s image abroad, US plans for missile defense, and the deadly flood that struck Russia’s southwest on Sunday. Read more…

Libya security issues ‘prevent voting in 101 centres’

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Comments off

Libyan democracy: Regional division, bloodshed mar first post-Gaddafi poll – RT


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Acts of sabotage, mostly in the east of the country, prevented 101 polling stations from opening on Saturday in Libya’s first post-Kadhafi election, the electoral commission’s chairman said. Read more…

ICC expects release of legal team detained in Libya

Monday, July 2, 2012 Comments off

“Maxkamadda Dambiyada Caalamiga oo karaja qabta Siidaynta koox Qareeno Ah oo shaqaalahooda ka tirsan oo ay oo ay qabatay xukuumadda Liibiya”.

The International Criminal Court is expecting Libya to set free its four-member legal team that was detained after visiting Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the jailed son of slain Muammar Gaddafi. Read more…

Libyan tribal clashes: 47 dead in three days – RT

Sunday, July 1, 2012 Comments off

Tribal warfare continues for the fifth day straight in Libya, with 47 killed in the last three days alone and over 100 reportedly wounded. Ethnic strife in Libya has cost hundreds of lives since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime last October. Read more…

US and Russia look far apart on Syria

Saturday, June 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jun. 30, 2012

The top US and Russian diplomats have failed to bridge their differences over the future of Syria.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in St. Petersburg on Friday before leaving Russia for Switzerland. Read more…

UN monitors unable to resume task in Syria

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Comments off

The UN peace-keeping chief says the escalating conflict in Syria is preventing UN truce observers from resuming their mission.

Informed sources say Herve Ladsous told a closed meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria on Tuesday that it’s too dangerous for the UN monitors to resume their duties. The UN mission was suspended on June 16th. Read more…

Warships en route to Syria to protect Russian nationals – reports

Monday, June 18, 2012 Comments off

Naval infantry equipment being loaded onto Russia’s Black Sea Fleet military ship Cesar Kunikov on July 20, 2011 (RIA Novosti / Sergey Pyatakov).

It is being reported that large Russian amphibious naval ships are steaming toward the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russian civilians and naval infrastructure are under threat from ongoing civil disorder. Read more…

Syria: Setback for US interests, UN mission in muddy waters (Op-Ed)

Monday, June 18, 2012 Comments off

Just in time for the G-20 Summit in Mexico, where the most critical topic will be Syria, clashes in Syria have calmed down after the last 10 days of heavy military campaign by the army against terrorist strongholds. Read more…

Increasing bloodshed leads to suspension of UN observer mission in Syria

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Comments off

Russian ships on standby – RT

AFP Photo / HO / Sana

UN observers in Syria have suspended their patrols and activities. The mission chief cites escalating violence in the Arab country, where both opposition and regime forces are striving for military gains rather than a peaceful resolution. Read more…

Islamists in Algeria boycott commissions of new parliament

Thursday, June 14, 2012 Comments off

ALGIERS, June 13 (Xinhua) — The Alliance of Green Algeria (AAV) , regrouping three Islamist parties, decided Wednesday not to sit in the head office of the new elected parliament with its twelve permanent commissions. Read more…