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  • Saharawi fishermen condemn EU-Morocco fishing treaty ‘fraud’

    News | Development Policy 02-09-2013

    EXCLUSIVE / A draft fishing treaty between the EU and Morocco has been condemned as “fraud” by Saharawi fishermen who view it as an enabling mechanism for the theft and depletion of their local fishing stocks.

  • European Commission on UK’s decision to delay strike against Syria

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 29-08-2013

    Prime Minister David Cameron was forced yesterday (28 August) to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure.
    Just a day after recalling Britain's parliament to vote on how to respond to Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons, Cameron was ambushed when the opposition Labour party said it wanted greater parliamentary scrutiny and rebel lawmakers in his own ruling Conservative party said they would oppose him.

  • Cameron, allies forced to delay strike against Syria

    News | Global Europe 29-08-2013

    Prime Minister David Cameron was forced yesterday (28 August) to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure.

  • US ‘ready’ to launch military attack against Syria, says Hagel

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 27-08-2013

    US forces are 'ready' to launch an attack on Syria at President Barack Obama's command. That's what US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the BBC on Tuesday adding to mounting speculation of a possible imminent military intervention by Western countries.
    The comments came after US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that it is 'undeniable' that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians last week, even though Bashar Al-assad strongly denies it.

  • US John Kerry on Syria: chemical weapons attack is ‘a moral obscenity’

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 27-08-2013

    The US put Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on notice yesterday (26 August) that it believes he was responsible for using chemical weapons against civilians last week, in what Secretary of State John Kerry called a "moral obscenity."
    "President [Barack] Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people," Kerry said in the most forceful US reaction yet to the 21 August attack (see background).

  • The US prepares for an intervention in Syria

    Opinion | Global Europe 27-08-2013

    The United States is now actively building the case for military intervention in Syria after having equivocated for days over the al Assad regime's chemical weapons attack, writes Strafor.

  • US warns Syria of response to chemical attack

    News | Global Europe 27-08-2013

    The US put Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on notice yesterday (26 August) that it believes he was responsible for using chemical weapons against civilians last week, in what Secretary of State John Kerry called a "moral obscenity."

  • EU seeks limited upgrade of Palestinians’ UN status

    News | Global Europe 16-09-2011

    The European Union hopes to persuade Palestinian leaders to drop plans for full United Nations membership this month in return for a nuanced upgrading of their UN observer status, EU diplomats said yesterday (15 September).

  • UN authorises use of force against Gaddafi

    News | Med & South 18-03-2011

    The UN Security Council voted late yesterday (17 March) to authorise the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya and the taking of "all necessary measures" - code for military action - to protect civilians from leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

  • EU watches Gaddafi prepare ‘mortal blow’ for rebels

    News | Med & South 17-03-2011

    France and the UK made a last-effort yesterday (16 March) to urge the UN Security Council to back a draft resolution that would include a no-fly zone over Libya. As the international community appears unwilling to take action, Muammar Gaddafi's troops are preparing to launch "a mortal blow" on rebel capital Benghazi.

  • France and Germany clash over Libya no-fly zone

    News | Med & South 15-03-2011

    France pressured G8 foreign ministers yesterday (14 March) to agree action on Libya and back its efforts to speed up a UN Security Council decision on imposing a no-fly zone, but hit opposition from partners like Germany.

  • EU prepares for worst after Gaddafi ‘genocide’ threats

    News | Global Europe 23-02-2011

    European diplomats are meeting around the clock to minimise risks for their nationals after a speech by Libya's Muammar Gaddafi yesterday (22 February) was interpreted as "a code to start genocide".

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