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  • 02/04/2015 | Argentina

    British media reports oil discovery off Malvinas Islands as Argentina marks War anniversary

    According to The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, three British companies have announced the finding of new oil fields in the Malvinas Islands. News come as Argentina marks the 33rd anniversary of the South Atlantic War that claimed the lives of 649 nationals.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    Patagonian Mapuche group declare ‘war’ on Argentina, Chile

    The group Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM) claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Neumeyer Mountain Shelter, the Catholic Cathedral and Chile’s Consulate in Río Negro province and urged all Mapuches to join them in the fight “against the real enemy, the invaders, usurpers and destroyers of the (Mapuche) people.”

  • 18/12/2014 | Argentina

    UK to award medal to Malvinas Islands for 'courage' in 1982 war

    The British government announced that it will award a campaign medal to the Malvinas Islands in recognition of inhabitant’s support for British forces amid "direct and grave threat to their sovereignty" during the 1982 South Atlantic War.

  • 19/12/2014 | Argentina

    'UK celebrates war'

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina doesn’t want to start a trade war

    By Jorge Argüello.- What defines a protectionist country nowadays? Is it when a developing country takes precautions against a flood of products with plummeting prices due to an international crisis? Or, is it when an export powerhouse delivers large subsidies exclusively for domestic production?

  • 02/04/2013 | Argentina

    CFK: 'UK uses Malvinas to hide Europe’s disaster'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presided over the government’s ceremony in Puerto Madryn, Chubut to commemorate Malvinas War Heroes on the 31st anniversary of the armed conflict that Argentina and the UK fought over the sovereignty of the Islands in 1982.

  • 25/09/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Democracy is not imposed by bombing countries’

    In tune with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's criticism about the US-led “war on terrorism” at the UN yesterday, Foreign Ministry Héctor Timerman said that “democracy is not imposed by bombing countries” and pointed out that the UN has “not authorized any military operation” against the Islamic State.

  • 24/02/2012 | Argentina

    UN to analyse Argentina's sovereignty claim on Malvinas

    The United Nations will receive an Argentine mission on June 14 to discuss Argentina’s sovereignty claim on Malvinas Islands, according to Prensa Latina, a Cuba-based news agency.

  • 01/04/2012 | Argentina

    Nationwide Malvinas War 30th anniversary commemorations begin

    Rallies and acts commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas War are to start at 5pm as war veterans coming from across the country will conduct a series of marches at both Patagonian cities of Ushuaia and Río Grande. Likewise, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accompanied by cabinet members and local authorities, will head a televised speech tomorrow as part of the main event in Ushuahia.

  • 03/04/2012 | Argentina

    Foreign Ministry blasts UK PM's comments over Malvinas War

    The Argentine Foreign Ministry made a sharp comeback to the comments made by UK Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday, on the thirtieth anniversary of the Malvinas War between Argentina and the UK, blasting the UK's persistent glorification of colonialism. Cameron yesterday labelled Argentina’s invasion of the Islands, “a profound wrong.”

  • 11/05/2011 | Argentina

    Former soldiers lift roadblock after meeting with Randazzo

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo met with a group of former soldiers who were active during the Malvinas war after they decided to lift the roadblock they had set on 9 de Julio Av., demanding that to be recognized as war veterans by the government.

  • 08/08/2011 | Argentina

    Malvinas soldiers blocked 9 de Julio Avenue

    A group of Malvinas war veterans blocked all lanes of Nueve de Julio avenue for several hours admist a strong presence of police officers. They demanded to be considered as war combatants of the 1982 conflict.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Former soldiers caught in violent clashes with Police along 9 de Julio Avenue

    A group of former soldiers were caught in violent clashes with police at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo as they demanded to be recognized as war veterans. Police sources reported 24 people were detained and 3 officers were injured.

  • 23/12/2014 | World

    UN says 290 Syria heritage sites damaged by war

    Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civilization, have been damaged by its ongoing civil war, the United Nations' training and research arm (UNITAR) has said.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    US forces use helicopters to attack Islamic State rebels in Iraq

    The US military is flying Apache helicopters against Islamic State rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing US troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.

  • 13/11/2014 | World

    Zen anti-Vietnam war leader suffers brain hemorrhage

    Internationally renowned Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam war, is in intensive care in France after suffering a brain hemorrhage, his official website said.

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    'US will not fight another ground war in Iraq'

    US president Barack Obama, trying to reassure war-weary citizens, has vowed that the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq but his spokesman said some military advisers could end up in front-line positions against Islamic State.

  • 21/09/2014 | World

    Russians protest against war in Ukraine

    Thousands of Russians marched in protest against the armed conflict in Ukraine in the first major anti-war rally since the start of the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels.

  • 28/09/2014 | World

    Obama: US intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

    US intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast today.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Flights to Libya cancelled after war jets attacks

    Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport cancelled most flights to and from Libya, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators; Israel launches air strikes

    Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel today, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    UN chief urges Israel, militants to adhere to Gaza ceasefire

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the ceasefire that ended 50 days of fighting in the Gaza Strip, and warned Israel and Palestinian militants that any violations of it would be "utterly irresponsible," Ban's spokesman said.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Israel, Palestinians accept Egypt's 72-hour truce

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire to end four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, while Jerusalem was rocked by two attacks that appeared to be a backlash to the violence.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Israel strikes Gaza Strip after militants resume rocket fire

    Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip today in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Hamas accuses Israel of trying to kill its military chief as Gaza war rages on

    An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

    A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Tel Aviv accusing militants of violating the truce by firing rockets and mortars.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Palestinians, Israelis trade charges of breaking Gaza truce

    Palestinians said Israel had bombed a refugee camp in Gaza City, killing an eight-year-old girl and wounding 29 other people, while Israel said at least four rockets had been fired at its territory from Gaza.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    Israeli shelling kills at least 17, hundreds injured in UN Gaza shelter

    At least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza, said a spokesman for the Gaza health ministry.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    US, Europe lift ban on flights to Israel

    Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war today with the lifting of a US and European ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

  • 28/07/2014 | World

    UN chief reiterates demand for 'durable ceasefire' as fighting declines but persists

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that parties to the conflict in Gaza have "expressed serious interest" in his request for a further 24 hour humanitarian ceasefire, but "have not yet agreed on the timing of its implementation."

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    Israel keeps up Gaza assaults as death rate passes 500

    Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip today, killing a Palestinian man in an air strike, as the death of a man in the town of Khan Younis raised the Palestinian toll to 537 killed.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    Obama: focus in Gaza conflict must be on cease-fire

    President Barack Obama repeated today that Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas militants but said he had serious concerns about the growing number of civilian casualties resulting from the conflict.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Palestinian death toll reaches 616 in third week of conflict

    With the conflict entering its third week, the Palestinian death toll rose to 616, including nearly 100 children and many other civilians, Gaza health officials said.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Overcoming despair to keep hope alive as Middle East war breaks out again

    By Nadia Nasanovsky
    Speaking with, Ronny Edry, an Israeli graphic designer that became worldwide known in 2012 for his “Israel Loves Iran” campaign cannot hide his despair for this “new cycle of war”.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Palestinian death toll rises to 74 as Israel hits Gaza over rocket fire

    At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said today, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon.

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; death toll rises to 85 in fourth day of offensive

    Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn today, raising the death toll to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    More Russian troops shipped into Crimea as Ukraine crisis escalates

    Russia has shipped more troops into Crimea and repeated its threat to invade other parts of Ukraine, showing no sign of listening to Western pleas to back off from the worst confrontation since the Cold War.

  • 28/03/2014 | World

    Angelina Jolie in Bosnia to campaign against war rape

    Actress Angelina Jolie was brought to tears while talking to rape victims of the Bosnian war during a visit today to promote a campaign to end sexual violence against women in war.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    UN warns of 'regional war' in the Middle East

    The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents wantonly kidnapping, torturing and killing civilians, UN human rights investigators said.

  • 30/11/2013 | World

    Pyongyang: US detained veteran a 'war criminal'

    North Korea accused a detained US veteran of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago and showed a video of the 85-year-old making a full confession as if the battles are still raging. The North's KCNA news agency said Merrill E. Newman was a mastermind of clandestine operations.

  • 01/01/2014 | World

    Pope asks for end to wars, peace in New Year appeal

    Pope Francis made an impassioned New Year's peace address today, saying the heart of humanity seemed to have gone astray and too many people were still indifferent to war, violence and injustice.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    UNICEF: 5.5 million children affected by Syrian conflict

    The number of children affected by the civil war in Syria has more than doubled over the past year, with hundreds of thousands of young Syrians trapped in besieged parts of the country, the United Nations Children's Fund said.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Vietnam's military mastermind Vo Nguyen Giap dies

    General Vo Nguyen Giap, architect of Vietnam's military victories over France and the United States, died aged 102, family members said.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    North Korea puts army on alert, warns US of 'horrible disaster'

    North Korea said today its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric against the United States and South Korea, whom it accuses of instigating hostility.

  • 25/11/2013 | World

    Syria peace talks set for January 22 in Geneva

    An international peace conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held on January 22, the first face-to-face talks between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and rebels seeking to overthrow him, the United Nations said today.

  • 03/09/2013 | World

    Pope Francis renews anti-war call for Syria: 'Let peace burst'

    In a new peace call facing the Syrian crisis, Pope Francis urged world leaders to prevent the war in the Arab country. “We want peace to burst in our society ravaged by divisions and conflicts,” the head of the Catholic Church said in his official Twitter account.

  • 06/09/2013 | World

    Pope Francis renews anti-war calls

    Peace is a good that goes beyond all barriers, it is a good for all manking, the official Twitter account of Pope Franci read today in a new anti-war message amid US preparations for a military strike on Syria.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Iran's Rouhani says wants peace, blames Israel for region's 'instability'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a television interview, said his country is not seeking war but harshly criticized Israel for bringing "instability" to the Middle East and for questioning his government's intentions toward nuclear arms.

  • 20/05/2013 | World

    North Korea fires sixth missile in three days

    North Korea fired two short-range missiles, making six launches in three days, and it condemned South Korea for criticizing what it said were its legitimate military drills.

  • 24/05/2013 | World

    North Korea says will take 'positive steps' for peace

    A North Korean envoy told China's president today that his reclusive country was willing to take "positive actions" to ensure peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, as China steps up diplomatic efforts to bring Pyongyang back to talks.

  • 12/04/2013 | World

    US Kerry: 'We will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea'

    Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed as "unacceptable by any standard" weeks of bellicose warnings of impending nuclear war by North Korea and said Washington would never accept the reclusive state becoming a nuclear power.

  • 15/04/2013 | World

    Tensions ease while North Korea celebrates founder's birthday

    North Korea celebrated the anniversary of its founder's birth today and abandoned its shrill threats of war against the United States and the South, easing tensions in a region that had seemed on the verge of conflict.

  • 06/05/2013 | World

    Israel says 'no winds of war' despite Syria strikes

    Israel played down weekend air strikes close to Damascus reported to have killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, saying they were not aimed at influencing its neighbour's civil war but only at stopping Iranian missiles reaching Lebanese Hezbollah militants.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    North Korea asks embassies to consider moving diplomats out

    North Korea has asked embassies to consider moving staff out and warned it cannot guarantee the safety of diplomats after April 10, Britain said, amid high tension and a war of words on the Korean peninsula.

  • 06/04/2013 | World

    Embassies staying put in North Korea despite tension

    Staff at embassies in North Korea appeared to be remaining in place despite an appeal by authorities in Pyongyang for diplomats to consider leaving because of heightened tension after weeks of bellicose exchanges.

  • 11/04/2013 | World

    G8 condemns North Korea 'in strongest terms'

    Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries condemned "in the strongest possible terms" North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology and called for more humanitarian aid to help civilians in Syria.

  • 27/03/2013 | World

    North Korea to cut all channels with South as 'war may break out any time'

    North Korea is to cut the last channel of communications with the South because war could break out at "any moment", it said today, days after warning the United States and South Korea of nuclear attack.

  • 02/04/2013 | World

    North Korea to restart nuclear reactor in weapons bid

    North Korea announced plans to restart a mothballed nuclear reactor that has been closed since 2007, but emphasised it was seeking a deterrent capacity, rather than repeating recent threats to attack South Korea and the United States.

  • 03/04/2013 | World

    North Korea pressures South by halting entry to industrial zone

    North Korea closed access to a joint factory zone with South Korea, officials said, putting at risk $2 billion a year in trade that is vital for an impoverished state with a huge army, nuclear ambitions and a hungry population.

  • 17/12/2012 | World

    Syrian vice president says neither side can win war

    Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa said that neither the forces of President Bashar al-Assad nor rebels seeking to overthrow him can win the war which is now being fought on the outskirts of Assad's powerbase in Damascus.

  • 13/01/2013 | World

    UK prepares new plans to defend Malvinas Islands

    UK’s defence chiefs have drawn up new contingency plans designed to prevent hostile action by Argentina towards the Malvinas Islands, according to reports presented by English newspaper The Telegraph.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    UN's Ban Ki-moon urges end to war in Syria

    Denouncing "unrelenting horrors" in Syria's war, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for an end to the violence and more aid to address a situation he said was catastrophic and worsening by the day.

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    War intensifies across Syria

    Rebels battled to hold onto Syria's main northeastern highway today as government forces fought insurgents on several fronts across the country.

  • 13/06/2012 | World

    UK conservatives urge Cameron to oppose further WB loans to Argentina

    Cameron was asked by Conservative Member of Parliament Nigel Adams to remember “those who fell 30 years ago” to recapture the islands, “and to oppose any further World Bank loans to Argentina.”

  • 26/06/2012 | World

    Assad says Syria at war as battle reaches capital

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared on Tuesday that his country was at war and ordered his new government to spare no effort to achieve victory, as the worst fighting of the 16-month conflict reached the outskirts of the capital.

  • 14/09/2012 | World

    Pope says import of arms to Syria a 'grave sin'

    Pope Benedict appealed for a halt to the flow of arms into Syria, saying it would help end a civil war that has killed many thousands of people and which Christians fear could bring Islamists to power.

  • 13/04/2012 | World

    New Malvinas war unlikely, says former commander

    Amid a UK-Argentine diplomatic and trade face-off over the Malvinas islands, retired Royal Marine Brigadier Ian Gardiner – who commanded a Marine company in the 1982 Falklands war – thinks a new Argentine attack on the islands is unlikely.

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Member of Malvinas Legislative Assembly reacts to Olympics spot: 'We'll not be bullied by the Argentine gov't'

    Ian Hansen, member of Malvinas Islands' Legislative Assembly, came on stage today after the government launched a controversial spot showing an Argentine athlete training for the London Olympic Games in Puerto Argentino, in the Islands.

  • 17/05/2012 | World

    Russia says action on Syria, Iran may go nuclear

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warnedthat military action against sovereign states could lead to a regional nuclear war, starkly voicing Moscow's opposition to Western intervention ahead of a G8 summit at which Syria and Iran will be discussed

  • 21/03/2012 | World

    Malvinas: Mission accomplished for Prince William, returns to UK

    Prince William completed his 6-week Malvinas Islands post and left for England today, St. James Palace informed. The prince began duties on his “search and rescue” mission at the beginning of February.

  • 31/03/2012 | World

    Afghanistan presses for answers on long-term US military bases

    Afghanistan wants the United States to clearly spell out what sort of military presence it will leave behind once most of its combat troops leave by the end of 2014, a senior Afghan official said.

  • 03/04/2012 | World

    Argentine Malvinas war rendition telegram sold

    A day after the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas war, Bonhams auction house sold a copy of the telegram with which Argentina surrendered in 1982 for 7250 pounds.

  • 31/12/2011 | World

    Iraq celebrates US withdrawal

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared a new dawn today as Iraq celebrated the departure of American troops at a ceremony held amid tight security and without Maliki's key political rivals.

  • 15/02/2012 | World

    Malvinas surrender telex up for auction in London

    British auction house Bonhams will be auctioning a copy of the original telex message sent by Royal Army General Jeremy J. Moore to the UK Government informing the unconditional surrender or Argentine forces in the Malvinas war. The telex is set to fetch $21,600 pesos (£3,000) at auction. 

  • 04/03/2012 | World

    Obama warns against 'loose talk' of war on Iran

    President Barack Obama warned on Sunday against "loose talk" of a war with Iran ahead of a crucial meeting in which he will urge Israel's prime minister to avoid a premature strike on the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Obama: US troops leaving Iraq with heads held high

    President Barack Obama welcomed home some of the last US troops from Iraq, marking a symbolic end to the nearly nine-year war that strained America's armed forces and damaged its standing worldwide.

  • 02/07/2011 | World

    Gaddafi vows to attack Europe

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vowed to attack "homes, offices and families" in Europe in revenge for NATO airstrikes but US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said he should quit instead of issuing threats.

  • 30/07/2011 | World

    Libyan rebel commander killed by allied militia

    Libyan rebels say the gunmen who shot dead their military chief were fighters allied in their struggle to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, raising questions over divisions and lawlessness within rebel ranks.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Yemen's Saleh signs power transfer deal

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a Gulf initiative today to hand over power to his deputy as part of a proposal to end months of protests that have pushed the Arab country to the brink of civil war.

  • 18/06/2011 | World

    Libyan rebels out of money, West to blame-oil chief

    Rebels waging a drawn-out war to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have run out of money, their oil chief said today, and he accused the West of not meeting promises to deliver urgent financial aid.

  • 23/06/2011 | World

    Afghan drawdown creates risk, US military warns

    The US military warned that President Barack Obama's faster-than-expected drawdown in Afghanistan created new risks, even as commanders said they backed the strategy to start winding down the unpopular, nearly decade-old war.

  • 29/06/2011 | World

    War costs US over $3.7 trillion, says study

    When Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America's wars. The figure grossly underestimates the total cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, study says.

  • 07/05/2011 | World

    Gaddafi forces, rebels clash near Tunisia border

    Artillery rounds fired by forces loyal to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi fell in Tunisia as fighting broke out near the border between Libyan soldiers and anti-Gaddafi rebels.

  • 26/05/2011 | World

    Ratko Mladic to face tribunal on genocide charges

    Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic will face trial on genocide charges in the Hague following his arrest in Serbia after 15 years on the run, with European officials expecting his extradition within 10 days.

  • 28/05/2011 | World

    NATO destroys Gaddafi compound guard towers

    NATO aircraft destroyed the guard towers at Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, a NATO official said and then staged a rare daytime air strike on the Libyan capital, heightening pressure on him to quit.

  • 28/04/2011 | World

    Libya angers Tunisia as war briefly crosses border

    Libya's two-month civil war spilled over the border into Tunisia, provoking outrage in the western neighbour, while rebels in Misrata said only NATO could halt the bombardment of the besieged city.

  • 29/04/2011 | World

    Libya's Gaddafi calls for negotiation with NATO

    Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi called for negotiations with NATO powers to end the air strikes on Libya. "We did not attack them or cross the sea ... why are they attacking us?" Gaddafi said in a live television address in early hours.

  • 30/04/2011 | World

    Libya's Gaddafi survives air strikes, son killed

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO airstrike that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan government spokesman said.

  • 15/04/2011 | World

    New attacks on Libya, allies announce 'medieval siege'

    A fresh hail of government rockets crashed into Misrata after Western allies denounced a "medieval siege" of the city and vowed to keep bombing Muammar Gaddafi's forces until he stepped down.

  • 16/04/2011 | World

    Rebels say Gaddafi forces target Misrata dairy plant

    Rebels said Muammar Gaddafi's forces targeted food industry plants in renewed bombardment of Misrata, a day after a Western rights group accused his loyalists of using cluster bombs in the besieged city.

  • 22/04/2011 | World

    NATO hits near Gaddafi compound, Libya says 3 dead

    NATO jets hit a target near Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in central Tripoli, which the government described as a car park but which reporters said looked like a bunker.

  • 07/03/2011 | World

    Civil war looms in Libya, Gaddafi's son says

    One of Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saadi, said his father had not yet thrown his army into full battle against rebels, saving it to shield Libya against foreign attack, and civil war could erupt if he did.

  • 15/03/2011 | World

    Bahrain declares martial law, violence flares

    Bahrain's king declared martial law as his government struggled to quell an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority that has drawn in troops from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbor Saudi Arabia.

  • 02/04/2011 | World

    Libya rebels say hit by coalition air strike

    A NATO-led air strike killed 13 Libyan rebels in a "regrettable incident," a rebel spokesman said, in an increasingly chaotic battle with Muammar Gaddafi's forces over the oil town of Brega.

  • 19/11/2012 | Latin America

    Rebels call truce as peace talks start with Colombia

    Colombia's FARC rebels said today they would call a two-month unilateral ceasefire, the first truce in more than a decade, as peace negotiators met in Cuba in the latest attempt to end the five-decade war.

  • 12/10/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay's First Lady says considering war with Argentina is ‘absurd’

    After some controversial statements made by former Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez, the country’s First Lady Lucía Topolansky said considering a possible was with Argentina over the paper mill conflict is “absurd” and said it shouldn’t be more than a simple anecdote.

  • 13/10/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay's gov't praises relationship with Argentina; Vázquez ratifies statement

    Uruguayan Presidential Legal Secretary, Alberto Breccia, assured that the statements made by former President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, indicating that he had considered armed conflict in 2006, “will not affect the intense and warm relationship we have with Argentina.”

  • 05/09/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia names team for peace talks with FARC rebels

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos unveiled a six-man team to negotiate with FARC rebels in the hope of ending almost 50 years of war.

  • 30/03/2011 | Arts and Media

    Robin Williams haunts Broadway in 'Bengal Tiger'

    Robin Williams made either a risky, or courageous, choice for his Broadway acting debut by depicting the ghost of a Bengal tiger slinking around the bloody streets of Baghdad trying to make sense of humans and war.

  • 09/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Jolie quiets Bosnian critics with war film screening

    Victims of Bosnia's 1992-95 war had most of their anxieties over a film by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie put to rest at a private screening this week.

  • 22/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Jolie hopes Bosnia War movie speaks to her generation

    Angelina Jolie didn't plan on directing a movie. But the more she learned about the 1990s Bosnia war, the more she felt responsible for bringing it home to her generation.

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