Syria presses sweep towards border

Syrian troops pushed towards the Lebanese border on Sunday as they pressed a deadly crackdown on dissent in central towns, where gunfire rattled overnight, activists said. The latest violence in the town

NATO denies claims

NATO came under verbal fire again on Saturday from Moamer Gaddafi’s regime, which accused it of killing 15 more people in strikes on civilian sites in the eastern city of Brega, a

Billionaire set to head Russia reform party

A Russian pro-reform party on Saturday was to elect billionaire oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov as its chief, with the mission of challenging the dominance of Vladimir Putin’s ruling faction United Russia. Delegates of