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 […]
Lebanon will demand that Syria be allowed back into the Arab League when the pan-Arab grouping holds its summit next month, President Michel Suleiman said on Tuesday. “Lebanon is standing by its position that no Arab nation should be left out of this organization,
As the Egyptian political crisis grows more violent and uncertain, analysts have begun to turn to historical parallels for answers
Six Israeli soldiers and one Romanian were killed Monday when an Israeli military transport helicopter CH-53 crashed in central Romania, local media said, quoting defense sources. Earlier , the defense ministry said six Israeli soldiers and one Romanian were on board but did not confirm their deaths.
Romanian voters appear to have handed center-right President Traian Basescu a second term by a thin margin, but the opposition was quick to allege improprieties and contest the outcome. With 99.95% of the vote counted, election authorities said Basescu won 50.33% of the vote, while opposition Socialist Democratic Party leader c, a former Romanian ambassador […]
Mircea Geoana, Romania’s former foreign minister and leader of the leftist Social Democrats, declared victory on Sunday in the country’s presidential runoff but the results were in dispute. The incumbent, centrist President Traian Basescu, refused to concede the race, alleging media manipulation and declaring himself the true winner.