The all-female militias of Syria, report

BEIRUT – The Syrian regime is arming and training Syrian women to fight for President Bashar al-Assad, putting it out in front of the Pentagon when it comes to sending women to the front lines. A video posted on Russia Today’s Arabic channel from the central city of Homs shows dozens of women in combat […]

Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia militia swept out of Benghazi bases

The powerful Islamist militia Washington blames for an attack on its Benghazi consulate was swept from its heavily fortified bases in Libya’s second city in a mass popular uprising in support of the government early on Saturday. The action against Ansar al-Sharia appeared to be part of a coordinated sweep of militia headquarters buildings by […]

Libyan fighters join Syria rebels for another victory

Their war for freedom in Libya may be over, but almost a year after they won the battle for the Libyan capital, a group of fighters have a new battlefield: Syria. Under the command of one of Libya’s most well known rebel commanders, Al-Mahdi al-Harati, more than 30 Libyan fighters have made their way into […]

Secret Turkish nerve centre leads aid to Syria rebels, report

DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Turkey has set up a secret base with allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar to direct vital military and communications aid to Syria’s rebels from a city near the border, Gulf sources have told Reuters. News of the clandestine Middle East-run “nerve centre” working to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad underlines the extent […]

Libya asks Niger to hand over Gaddafi’s son

Libya demanded Niger hand over one of Moammar Gaddafi’s sons who is under house arrest in the neighboring African nation after he warned in a television interview that his homeland was facing a new uprising. Mohammed Hareizi, spokesman for the ruling National Transitional Council, said Saturday that Niger must extradite Al Saadi Gaddafi