A boycott of the games would cause major embarrassment, even for Russians who sympathise with Putin.
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The ‘arms for dictators’ scandal isn’t new. It is cross-party, well-established and has been going on for too long
The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news yesterday, with the Independent’s splash on an ‘arms for dictators’ scandal.
Regardless of what you think of Edward Snowden’s actions (fairly honourable, in my view), the attempt to hide out in countries with some fairly questionable records on media freedom is raising eyebrows.
Repression, violation of human rights and legislation preventing freedom of expression have been the emblem of the regime of Vladimir Putin, Amnesty International has said in a new report.
David Cameron today pressed China and Russia to act on Syria as $1.5bn was pledged for the UN aid operation and more unspeakable horror was uncovered in Aleppo.
TweetThe general conversation on Syria has been rather quiet of late; and Syria has noticed. One Syrian blogger in Homs, referenced by CNN, recently noted that attempts by the international community are too little, too late, saying: “Syrians are doing things on their own and no one will help them.” Rebels resisting their government’s terrorism […]
After a vicious, long and costly election campaign, world leaders react to President Obama’s re-election.
Tweet Video footage posted on the internet shows what appears to be Syrian Rebels summarily executing government soldiers. The footage shows rebels beating the soldiers before shooting them and represents the latest in a line of allegations of human rights abuses. The alleged atrocities were committed yesterday during attacks on three army check points around […]
Russia will only support Annan’s plan if it doesn’t stipulate the form of a unity government, yet the opposition demand the exclusion of Assad’s inner circle.
The conflagration in Syria is in danger of sucking in the great powers.