Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Western-backed’

Russia overrdides the US & allies to extend UN mission in Syria

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Britain earlier proposal to extend UNSMIS for a “final” time for 30 days…. was shot down by Russia.Yesterday, Moscow vetoed a Western-backed resolution which threatened among other things, sanctions against President Assad if he does not end the use of heavy weapons in the conflict…with Chptr. VII and all.
Russia supported a Pakistani draft resolution which stipulated to extend the UNSMIS’ mission for 45 days but WITHOUT any conditions on renewal!



Go to Source

Egypt’s president meets Palestinian counterpart

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Maliki, left, negotiator Saeb Erakat, second left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, meet with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)Egypt's new president hosted the Western-backed Palestinian president Wednesday, avoiding preferential treatment toward the rival Hamas, the Gaza branch of his own Muslim Brotherhood.

Go to Source

Concerned India backs democracy transition in Syria

February 5th, 2012 Comments off

India has voted for an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution denouncing the violent crackdown in Syria and calling for a democratic transition, but Russia and China vetoed it, saying it amounted to ad
Go to Source

Resolution on Syria vetoed at UN

February 4th, 2012 Comments off

Russia and China veto an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution condemning the violent crackdown in Syria, hours after scores are killed in Homs.
Go to Source

Abbas postpones Palestinian municipal elections (AP)

August 22nd, 2011 Comments off

AP – The Western-backed Palestinian president has delayed local elections for a third time, without setting a new date.
Go to Source

Abbas’s Fatah expels ex-Palestinian strong-man (Reuters)

June 13th, 2011 Comments off

Reuters – The Western-backed Palestinian Fatah faction Sunday expelled a former leader, once seen as a possible successor to President Mahmoud Abbas, the official WAFA news agency said, exposing divisions in the ruling movement.
Go to Source

Abbas aide: Hamas doesn’t have to recognize Israel (AP)

May 4th, 2011 Comments off

AP – An aide to the Western-backed Palestinian president says international mediators should drop their demand that Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers recognize Israel.
Go to Source

Syria again holds the strings in Lebanon: analysts (AFP)

February 2nd, 2011 Comments off

Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed premier-designate Najib Mikati attends Friday noon prayer at a Sunni mosque in Beirut on January 28. Lebanon's former powerbroker Syria has edged its way back into the heart of local politics, analysts say, after the militant Hezbollah and its allies toppled the Western-backed government of Saad Hariri.(AFP/Anwar Amro)AFP – Lebanon’s former powerbroker Syria has edged its way back into the heart of local politics, analysts say, after the militant Hezbollah and its allies toppled the Western-backed government of Saad Hariri.

Go to Source

US diplomacy suffers a setback in Lebanon (AP)

January 19th, 2011 Comments off

In this photo released by Hezbollah Media Office on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, from left, Hussein Khalil, the political adviser to Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, listens as Nasrallah meets with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in Beirut, Lebanon. Saudi Arabia has abandoned efforts to mediate in Lebanon's political crisis, removing a key U.S. ally from talks to ease tensions after Hezbollah toppled the government in Beirut last week. (AP Photo/HO) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALESAP – American diplomacy in the Middle East suffered a setback Wednesday when U.S. ally Saudi Arabia abandoned efforts to mediate the political crisis in Lebanon, where the militant group Hezbollah has toppled the Western-backed government.

Go to Source

Palestinians to hold local elections in July (AFP)

February 8th, 2010 Comments off

Palestinians take part in a protest calling for the release of prisoners from Israeli jails in the West Bank city of Betunya. The Western-backed Palestinian Authority said it would hold local elections in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on July 17.(AFP/File/Abbas Momani)AFP – The Western-backed Palestinian Authority said on Monday it would hold local elections in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on July 17.

Go to Source