Russian Tu-95 bombers with a nuclear weapons payload flying along the Irish coastline should be a wake-up call that “neutral” Ireland is seen by Russia as a de facto member of Nato. EU leaders attend Nato meetings and, by EU membership, Ireland is no longer seen as a neutral country.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels yesterday entered the town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the militants, activists and Kurdish officials said.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
Syrian government forces have reached an agreement with local officials of a vulnerable Sunni village in a region dominated by President Bashar Assad’s Alawite sect to end hours of deadly shelling in exchange for the surrender of dozens of opposition fighters, an activist group said today.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013
A stinging report into the collapse of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) recommended that former senior executives at the bank should be barred from working again in financial services and severely rebuked the regulator for failing to prevent its collapse.
Sat, 06 Apr, 2013