Posts Tagged ‘Middle-East’

Syria reports capturing foreign military officers (Aug 6, 2012)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News August  7, 2012


Photo: EPA

Syria says its forces attacking rebel-held parts of its commercial capital Aleppo have captured several military officers from Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Read more…

Russia – Putin to reiterate position on Syria

Thursday, August 2, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Aug  2, 2012

President Putin will use his Thursday visit to London for meeting with Prime Minister Cameron and explaining the Russian position on Syria.
Russia believes the Syrian crisis must be settled in accordance with Kofi Annan’s settlement plan, which calls on both sides in the conflict to hold fire and enter into an unfettered political dialogue. Read more…

Fighting escalates in Syria’s Aleppo

Friday, July 27, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News   July  27,   2012


Fighting has escalated between the government troops and armed rebels for Syria’s second largest city Aleppo.

The city, known as Syria’s economic capital, was seized by units of the so-called Free Syrian Army a week ago. Read more…

‘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…

Annan calls for Syria national unity cabinet

Thursday, June 28, 2012 Comments off

UN – Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has proposed creating a national unity government in Syria. According to him, this cabinet could include both representatives of the present authorities, as well as the opposition, reports Reuters, citing a source in diplomatic circles. Read more…

Syria: Attack on TV staff ‘worst massacre against journalism’ + Related Articles

Thursday, June 28, 2012 Comments off

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi put the responsibility for killing of seven TV staffers on the EU, Arab and International organizations. He called it “the worst massacre against journalism and the freedom of media.” Read more…

Mursi announces Camp David revision plan – VOR

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Comments off

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Egypt’s President Elect Mohamed Mursi. Photo: AFP 

Egypt’s President Elect Mohamed Mursi has announced his plan to revise his country’s 1979 Camp David peace accords with Israel. Speaking in Cairo Monday in an interview with Iran’s Fars news agency, he described these accords as ‘unequal and unfair’ and indicated that they were signed under pressure from the United States at a time when Egypt badly needed American economic help. Read more…

Media ship-storm over Russian vessels ‘bound for Syria’ – RT

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Comments off

The MV Alaed, a multipurpose twin-deck cargo vessel was stopped by the UK-based marine insurer the Standard Club (Image from

A Russian cargo ship stopped near Scotland has been forced to turn back to home shores as the UK-based insurer withdrew the vessel’s cover. Western media are mired in speculation over alleged Russian supplies to Syria. Read more…

Libya lifts law banning Gaddafi glorification

Friday, June 15, 2012 Comments off



AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia

Libya’s Supreme Court has annulled a law that criminalized praising late leader Muammar Gaddafi and his regime, following an outrage among civil groups and legal experts describing it as undemocratic. Read more…

Many Syria solutions but little agreement in out-of-sync UN

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Comments off

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded for a divided Security Council to “pull back from the brink of a deeper catastrophe” over Syria. But as war continues to tear apart the Middle Eastern country, diplomatic unity is nowhere to be found. Read more…