Pro-Russian shoot down Ukrainian helicopter despite ceasefire

A helicopter with nine soldiers aboard was shot down by pro-Russian insurgents near the town of Slaviansk (eastern Ukraine) on the first day of the truce between the authorities and the separatists. “Near Slaviansk was downed an Mi-8 of the forces involved in the...

Military intervention in Ukraine is discarded by Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stopped his intention to militarily intervene this Tuesday in Ukraine when proposing to the Council of the Federation to annul the provision that allowed him to send troops to Ukraine. Prior to starting an official visit to Vienna, Putin sent...
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World Leaders Reach Deal to End the Crisis in Syria

Members of the international community reached an agreement today to end the crisis that currently afflicts Syria. Kofi Annan, special envoy of the members, said: “The first step should be a renewed commitment to the cease-fire between the Syrian regime and the opposition,...

Syrian Army Battles with Defectors in the South

Hundreds of army defectors are fighting against tanks of the regime in Busra al-Harir and Lujah. This is one of the biggest and most dangerous confrontations in the nine month uprising against president Bashar al-Assad. The loyalist forces are mainly from the 12th Armoured...

Pakistan Boycotts Afghan Conference

Pakistan has decided to boycott the upcoming conference regarding the future of Afghanistan. The conference scheduled for December 5, 2011; in Bonn, Germany would try to start a reconciliation process in war-wracked Afghanistan. Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst, added...