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Syrian opposition meet Russian FM

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Comments off

Representatives of Syria’s opposition and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have discussed ways of resolving the crisis in Syria. But the 2 sides failed to come up with a breakthrough.

Delegates from the Democratic Forum met Lavrov in Moscow on Monday. Read more…

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RT:Libya tribal hack and slash: Hundreds killed and wounded in ­week

Thursday, June 21, 2012 Comments off

Clashes between warring factions are heating up in western Libya. Tribes that once supported the country’s uprising are battling each other and pro-Gaddafi rival tribes – all against the background of freebee arms. 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…

Tens of thousands in ‘March of millions’ Moscow protest – RT

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Comments off

The Russian opposition has held a mass anti-government rally in the country’s capital. It was the first so-called “March of Millions” demonstration since mass protests on May 6 were marred by violence and hundreds of arrests. Read more…

UK to help Syrian opposition unite against Assad with £500,000

Friday, March 30, 2012 Comments off

by RT.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

The UK has announced it will allocate some £500,000 ($795,000) to supply non-military aid to the Syrian opposition. The Foreign Secretary says it will help the ‘hard-pressed’ opposition groups to register violations by the Assad government. Read more…

Libya’s ‘non state’: Tribal war claims 50 lives

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

50 have been killed and dozens injured in Libya as tribal groups are fighting in the country’s south. After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is left in a condition which some residents call a ‘non state’. 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…

‘We won!’ Teary-eyed Putin proclaims victory

Monday, March 5, 2012 Comments off


Presidential candidate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (right to left) at a rally organized by the all-Russian People’s Front (ONF) and the “Network of Putin” movement on Manezh Square in Moscow. (RIA Novosti/Sergey Guneev)

Vladimir Putin, set to win a third presidential term, declared his victory and thanked his voters for their support. Polling at over 64 percent with over two thirds of the votes counted, victory seems assured. 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…