TO CALL IT a success is a sign of low expectations, not high achievements. On January 19th the parties in Libya’s civil war gathered in Berlin for a peace conference.
[VOA] As many as 35 Russian mercenaries are reported to have been killed in Libya while they were fighting for Khalifa Haftar, the military general most associated with the rule of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, who launched an offensive earlier this year on the Libyan capital of Tripoli, home to the country’s internationally-recognized government, according to a Russian media.
THE GREATvictory train clattered across eight time zones and back before groaning into a military-exhibition ground outside Moscow last month.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa received a boost Monday after Russian diamond giant Alrosa – the world’s biggest gem producer – confirmed its return to Zimbabwe.
QATAR FOUNDATION stadium has no fans or grass, but the action on the pitch is frantic. Two years ago it was a hole in the ground.
IT WAS “a chain of tragic circumstances” that led to the downing of a Russian spy plane by Syria on September 17th, said Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president. With those words, Mr Putin seemed to accept the episode as an accident and absolve Israel of any blame.
[New Zimbabwe] Russian president Vladimir Putin will help Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa “to stabilise the political situation”.
[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Russia, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that his country needed protection from the US.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya’s tactic to dethrone star Mo Farah at his own backyard was dashed as Paul Tanui settled for bronze in a race that saw the home grown favourite successfully defend the men’s 10,000m and light up the Olympic Stadium on the opening day of the IAAF London World Championships on Friday night.
IF ONLY he knew which way to turn. Last week King Abdullah of Jordan went to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, to discuss how to stabilise Syria under the continued rule of Bashar al-Assad