Posts Tagged ‘European Union’

REUTERS | August 5, 2011

Syrian tanks tightened their occupation of Hama and massed outside a defiant city in the east as President Bashar al-Assad ignored mounting world condemnation of attacks on protesters the United States says has killed 2,000 people opposing his rule.



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REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 2, 2011

The death toll in Syria’s violent crackdown on opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Hama and elsewhere climbed on Tuesday, spurring Western efforts to pile diplomatic pressure on Damascus.


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Owen Bowcott | The Guardian | July 7, 2011

Britain was an occupying power after the invasion of Iraq and failed to carry out effective investigations into the killing of civilians, the European court of human rights has ruled.

The decision by the Strasbourg court could open the Ministry of Defence to a deluge of claims and add to the pressure for further public inquiries into the behaviour of troops in and around Basra after the 2003 invasion.

By extending liability beyond the UK’s territorial limits and outside Europe, the ruling will have far-reaching implications for military operations around the world.

The case was brought by the Birmingham-based firm Public Interest Lawyers on behalf of Iraqis who claimed their relatives had been variously shot dead, raped, disappeared or tortured by British soldiers between 2003 and 2006.


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05 Aug 2009 07:06:25 GMT

Source: Reuters
* Russia backs EU monitors in Georgia
* Lavrov says opposed to U.S. playing a role
* EU, United States aware of Georgia risks, Lavrov says (more…)

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (CP) – 21 hours ago

BRUSSELS — The EU says its foreign policy chief will visit Pakistan to seek ways to help the government alleviate the humanitarian crisis caused by the army’s recent anti-Taliban offensive. (more…)

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14 July 2009

By Nikolaus von Twickel / The Moscow Times

President Dmitry Medvedev pledged support for South Ossetia’s separatist leadership during a surprise visit Monday that Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili condemned as Russia’s “most immoral and shameful precedent in centuries.” (more…)

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July 04, 2009



The result of an EU-sponsored enquiry into the origins of the 2008 Georgia war is set to be delayed by two months, amid rising fears of fresh hostilities in the region. (more…)

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