UK’s Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

British PM David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin. Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin about Russia’s continued acts of aggression in Ukraine as it supplies heavy weapons and tanks to the separatists. In a […]

Russian troops crossed Ukraine border, Nato says

Nato has seen columns of Russian military equipment and Russian combat troops entering Ukraine this week, its top commander said. “Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air defence systems and Russian combat troops” were sighted, US Gen Philip Breedlove said in Bulgaria. Russia has consistently denied sending troops into eastern Ukraine to bolster pro-Russian separatist rebels […]

Syrian rebels need more and better weapons, report

Syrian rebels are smuggling small arms into Syria through a network of land and sea routes involving cargo ships and trucks moving through Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq, maritime intelligence and Free Syrian Army (FSA) officers say. Western and regional powers deny any suggestion they are involved in gun running. Their interest in the sensitive border […]

Moody’s Cuts Assessments On Banks In Jordan, Lebanon, …

Moody’s Investors Service lowered the standalone assessments of 13 banks in Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Ukraine to reflect the degree to which the banks’ businesses depend on the domestic macroeconomic and financial environment, reliance on market-based funding and exposure to domestic sovereign debt.

A Lebanese was murdered in Ukraine

Lebanese Foreign Minister Ali al- Shami is following up with Lebanon’s ambassador to Ukraine to determine the circumstances that led to the murder of Lebanese citizen Jamil Abdo Mansour. He instructed the ambassador to coordinate with the Ukrainian security authorities to find the perpetrators of the crime . An autopsy of the corpse of the […]