Wars and Military Conflicts


  • UPDATE 2-Russian assets rise on sanctions relief Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    *Sanctions over Ukraine targeted individuals not sectors. MOSCOW, April 29- Russian asset prices rose on Tuesday, reflecting investors' relief that new Western sanctions against Russia over Ukraine were less severe than many had feared, but shares gave up some gains after further civil unrest in eastern Ukraine.

  • BOGOTA, April 28- A Colombian rebel group stopped and set fire to 12 vehicles transporting contractors and equipment to repair a pipeline on behalf of state-owned oil company Ecopetrol, police officials said on Monday.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, April 27- Libya's eastern oil port of Zueitina, which had been occupied by rebels as part of an eight-month oil blockade, will reopen after damage at its facilities has been assessed, the country's justice minister said on Sunday. "A conflict over resources in the centre of Libya will lead to violence.

  • America should supply weapons to Ukraine: Advisor Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
    Ian Brzezinski in 2003

    A prominent think tank advisor says it's going to take more than just the current sanctions to deter Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

  • Russia 'wants to start World War III': Ukrainian PM Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    Arseniy Yatsenyuk

    Russia "wants to start World War III" and Moscow's veiled threats of military action could start an armed conflict in Europe, Ukraine's prime minister said.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to 5 rebels. LONDON, April 25- Brent crude oil eased below $110 a barrel on Friday but was still near seven-week highs as escalating tensions over Ukraine between major oil producer Russia and the West heightened fears of supply disruption.

  • Ukraine says no let-up in "anti-terrorist" operation Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    KIEV, April 25- Ukraine is pressing on with its operation against pro-Russian rebels in the east and has ample military resources to keep up the offensive round the clock, the interior minister said on Friday.

  • *France, United Nations have spoken out against partition. BAMBARI, Central African Republic, April 24- In this dusty town at the heart of the Central African Republic, many angry Muslims advocate a simple solution to the threat of religious violence from Christian militias terrorising the country's south: partition.

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 24- The United Nations Security Council asked for an urgent investigation on Thursday into the ethnic massacre of hundreds of people in South Sudan's oil hub Bentiu and expressed its willingness to "take additional measures" if there are more attacks on civilians.

  • TRIPOLI, April 24- A rebel group in eastern Libya that controls several oil ports said on Thursday it would not reopen the key Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals unless the government implemented its part of a recent deal to end the oil blockade.

  • *Syria due to hand over all chemicals by Sunday. Syria became a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons last year as part of a deal with Russia and the United States to destroy its chemical weapons programme.

  • *Syria due to hand over all chemicals by Sunday. Syria became a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons last year as part of a deal with Russia and the United States to destroy its chemical weapons programme.

  • Kiev and Washington twisting peace accord: Moscow. KIEV, April 23- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.

  • SYDNEY/ WASHINGTON, April 23- Australia will order 58 more F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp for A $12.4 billion, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, a purchase that will raise its air combat power to among the world's most advanced.

  • *Biden says in Kiev that Russia must act to defuse crisis. KIEV/ MOSCOW, April 22- Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture.

  • *Chlorine not declared by Syria to chemical weapons watchdog. BEIRUT, April 22- Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country and suggest chemical warfare could persist after the removal operation has finished.

  • *Parliamentary speaker says election will be on June 3. BEIRUT, April 21- Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days after he said the war was turning in his favour.

  • *Four-way talks end with call for end to Ukraine violence. SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine, April 18- Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

  • *Four-way talks end with call for end to Ukraine violence. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine April 18- Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to disarm.

  • *Four-way talks end with call for end to Ukraine violence. GENEVA/ MOSCOW, April 17- The United States, Russia, Ukraine and European Union together called on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.