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Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Reason Behind the Arabs Exodus to Europe. Syria sees Russia game changer, US-trained rebels enter fray

Damascus (AFP) – Syria predicted Sunday that Russia’s growing military role will prove a game changer in the fight against jihadists, as 75 rebels trained under a beleaguered US program entered the fray. US Secretary of State John Kerry, by contrast, said Moscow’s support for the regime in Damascus only risked sending more extremists to conflict-wracked Syria and could further hamper peace efforts to end the country’s years-long civil war. “More important than the supply of arms to Syria is Russia’s participation in the fight against Daesh and (Al-Qaeda franchise) Al-Nusra Front,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said, using an …continue reading

Blood Diamonds’ Arrest Sheds Light Over Grim African Trade

‘ By Tim Lister Workers pan for diamonds in a government-controlled diamond mine near Kenema, Sierra Leone, in 2001. Story highlights • Belgian citizen Michel Desaedeleer accused of profiting from illicit trade of “blood diamonds” in Sierra Leone • He is suspected of having participated with former Liberian President and rebels of Revolutionary United Front • RUF ran an horrific regime of enslavement and brutality at mines it controlled in Kono Malaga, Spain (CNN)Last Friday, a 64-year old Belgian citizen, Michel Desaedeleer, was waiting to board a flight from Malaga in southern Spain to New York. But his name registered …continue reading