Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Annan says Iran must be player in Syria talks

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Comments off

By Douglas Hamilton

BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan waded into big power politics on Tuesday, insisting regional heavyweight Iran should be involved in efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Syria crisis despite the West’s firm rejection of a role for Tehran. Read more…

Arab league summit to open in Baghdad on Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

The first Arab League Summit in Iraq in for more than 2 decades opens in Baghdad on Thursday.

The summit gives the nation, devastated by two wars, the chance to show it is stable and rebuilding, following the full withdrawal of US forces in December. Read more…

Iraq: 52 dead, over 250 injured in series of blasts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Comments off


According to updated information, 52 people died in a series of attacks in Iraq on Tuesday, with over 250 injured.
The greatest number of victims was recorded in Karbala, where a double blast resulted in 13 deaths, leaving 48 injured. Read more…

Medvedev voices Russia’s position on Syria

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 23, 2012

Photo: EPA

Russia used its right to veto at voting in the UN Security Council in order to prevent attempts of external interference in Syrian affairs. This was stated by President Dmitry Medvedev in telephone conversations with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Read more…

Up in arms: Iraqis say radicals are smuggling weapons to Syrian opposition

Sunday, February 12, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 12, 2012

Iraqi deputy interior minister Adnan al-Assadi told AFP that “weapons are being smuggled from Mosul through the Rabia crossing to Syria, as members of the same families live on both sides of the border.” Read more…

Libyan shadow over UNSC – RT

Thursday, February 2, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 2, 2012

Locals and journalists gather around a destroyed house in the Libyan coatal town of Zliten, 150 kilometres (95 miles) east of Tripoli, that a government official said was destroyed in a NATO attack (AFP Photo / Imed Lamloum)

The way some UN Security Council members used the body’s resolutions on Libya to justify their backing for rebel forces in the country has created an obstacle to dealing with the civil conflict in Syria, India’s Ambassador to the UN has told RT. Read more…

More Pentagon secrets revealed

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 14,2011
Volkhonsky Boris
Some of the previously unknown secret documents on the Vietnam War have been released in the United States. Most of them were made public as far back as 40 Read more…

Lavrov warns against use of force in Mideast

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  May 10,2011

Speaking to reporters in Baghdad on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov specifically warned against meddling in Middle East countries’ internal affairs and resorting to the use of force Read more…

War over oil deceives voters

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News March 23,2011.

Balaeva Elena

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Fewer journalists killed in 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Jan.1,2011 By:China Daily

(Agencies)BRUSSELS – Fewer reporters were killed worldwide in 2010 than in the previous year, but media advocacy groups have warned that while the number slain in war zones has fallen, criminals and traffickers have become a greater threat to journalists. Read more…