Alexander Dziadosz

Syria coalition to work with US against Isis

A Western-backed coalition of Syria's opposition to President Bashar al-Assad says it is ready to work with the US to fight the Islamic State.

Dozens of Iraqi Sunnis gunned down in mosque bloodbath

Shi'ite militiamen gunned down 68 people at a village mosque on Friday, dashing hopes of unity government to to take on the Islamic State insurgency.

Syria announces presidential election date

Syria's governement says a presidential election will take place on June 3, but Western leaders say the vote is a "parody of democracy".

Palestinians lose more than most in Syrian exodus

The war has forced some 50 000 Palestinians to flee Syria, a country where they had enjoyed some of the most favourable treatment in the Arab world.

Protesters storm Cairo building after bloodbath

Families have tried to identify hundreds of mutilated bodies piled in a Cairo mosque a day after they were shot dead by the security forces.

Putin: Egypt is moving in same direction as Syria – civil war

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said that Egypt risks slipping into civil war following the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi supporters to protest overthrow

Morsi supporters are planning a protest against the ousting of Egypt's first democratically elected president.

Egypt: But is it a coup?

The UN has been left to ponder the validity of the ouster of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, while the West considers placing sanctions on aid.

Explosion kills 12 in Aleppo

Twelve people were killed when an explosion rocked a government-held district of the disputed Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

Libyan forces fight for Gaddafi’s home town

Libyan interim government forces swarmed into Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte on Saturday but encountered heavy sniper fire.

Libya rulers unearth chemical weapons stockpile

Libya's interim rulers said they had captured one of Muammar Gaddafi's last strongholds in the Sahara desert, finding a stock of chemical weapons.

Libyan fighters battle for last Gaddafi strongholds

Nearly a month after Muammar Gaddafi's foes overran Tripoli, Libya's interim council is unable to declare all of the nation "liberated".

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