Posts Tagged ‘Military’

Russia denies warships heading for Syria

Saturday, August 4, 2012 Comments off

Russian warships can dock in Syria for resupply – Ministry of Defense

Russia denies warships heading for Syria

RIA Novosti

Russia’s Defence Ministry has denied reports that large landing ships of the Northern Fleet carrying marines had planned to visit Syria’s Tartus port. Read more…

Kofi Annan resigns as Special Envoy to Syria + Related Articles

Friday, August 3, 2012 Comments off

Kofi Annan, who has been mediating the Syrian crisis as a special UN-Arab League Envoy, is stepping down from the post, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says. Read more…

Damascus puts squeeze on militants amid accusations of extreme cruelty – RT

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Comments off


Syrian army has besieged the city of Al-Heffa, one of the remaining strongholds of the militants on the Syrian-Turkish border. UN Secretary-General demands observers to be let into the area while the US warns of another looming massacre. Read more…

Russia and China tout strategic partnership amid global breakdown – RT

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Comments off


President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao broke ground on a new bilateral relationship. Given the regional challenges, Russia and China have more in common than ever before. Read more…

Beyond ICC jurisdiction? Saif al-Islam stuck in Libya, ‘assaulted’ in detention

Friday, April 6, 2012 Comments off

By: RT

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (C). AFP PHOTO /FEBRUARY 17   

Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son will not be heading to the ICC any time soon because Libya, which never ratified the ICC treaty, wants to try Saif al-Islam on home soil.

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Renewed clashes between Libyan militias, 26 dead

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Comments off

At least 26 people have been killed as violence flares up once again in the western Libyan town of Zwara.

­This comes after tensions sparked over the weekend between the Arab-majority town of Ragdalein and the Berber-dominated town of Zwara, about 110 kilometers west of the capital Tripoli. Read more…

Militia and Gaddafi loyalists clash outside Tripoli

Monday, March 19, 2012 Comments off

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Still frame from a video uploaded to Twitter by user Libynprincess featuring clashes in Abu Salim on March 18, 2012 –   RT

At least one person was killed outside Tripoli in a fight between a powerful militia group from Zintan and local residents loyal to slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, reports the Associated Press. Read more…

Afghan massacre suspect on flight to US

Friday, March 16, 2012 Comments off

An American soldier suspected of shooting 16 civilians in Afghanistan on Sunday is being moved to a military base in Kansas, say US officials. Read more…

Syrian talks fail, but Annan is “optimistic” -RT

Monday, March 12, 2012 Comments off

The UN delegation led by Kofi Annan has completed the second round of talks with Syrian President Assad. The envoy said the mutual agreement between the government and the opposition would be hard to reach, but he is optimistic. Read more…

Libya ready to use force against eastern separatists -RT

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments off

Libya’s integrity will be defended by any means – even “with force” if needed – says Libyan “transitional” leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil. His statement comes a day after the eastern tribal leaders declared autonomy for the region. Read more…