NATO seeks troops to deter Russia on eastern flank
BRUSSELS NATO will press allies on Wednesday to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow.
CAIRO Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said there was no justification for a U.N. resolution aimed at ending violence in Libya and called it "blatant colonialism," al Jazeera reported on Saturday.
Al Jazeera said the remarks were made after Libya's response to the U.N. resolution were given by Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa on Friday but it was not immediately clear where he made the comments, which were aired by the television channel.
"This is blatant colonialism. It does not have any justification. This will have serious consequences on the Mediterranean and on Europe," he said.
"There must be safe air or sea navigation whatever the case. In 2011 they are colonising us, massacring us, and imposing one no-fly zone after the other and one military attack after an other. What is this racism? What is this hatred?"
MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia said on Tuesday it would extend a moratorium on air strikes on Syria's Aleppo into a ninth day, but a monitor and a civil defence official said that rebel-held parts of the divided city had been struck in recent days.
EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other U.S.-backed forces to close in on Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.