Libyan fighters celebrate in Martyrs Square in Tripoli after ...
Nov 19th, 2011
(Reuters) - Libyan fighters celebrate in Martyrs Square in Tripoli after Saif-Al Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, was captured in the south of Libya November 19, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (LIBYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) -
By Patrick Markey TRIPOLI (Reuters) - On a dusty parade ground outside Tripoli, young recruits march and bark out slogans for the new Libyan army that Western powers hope can turn the tide on militias threatening to engulf the North African country in anarchy. Their boots are new and their fatigues pressed, but Libya's army recruits will need ... [Full Article]
Iraq signed a $1.1 billion deal on Thursday to buy 24 multi-role light fighters from South Korea, as it seeks to build its fledgling air force amid rising violence. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) said it would deliver the T-50IQ, a variant of its T-50 supersonic aircraft, to Baghdad between 2015 and 2016, under the terms of the deal, which will b... [Full Article]
By Richard Balmforth and Alissa de Carbonnel KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian riot police early on Wednesday poured into Kiev's Independence Square, confronting opposition leaders and protesters demonstrating against a government decision to rebuild trade ties with Russia rather than move closer to the European Union. Black-helmeted police entered t... [Full Article]
By Oliver Holmes and Laila Bassam TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Clashes resumed on Tuesday between Lebanese militias who back opposing sides of Syria's war and 21 fighters were arrested by the army as it pursued a six-month-long mandate to end bloodshed battering the city of Tripoli. The conflict between the majority Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbane... [Full Article]