Tagged: military

Kiev War Zone (49 pictures)

The thousands gathered in Independence Square in Kiev are demonstrating against the strict restrictions on protesting enacted by the government last week, and a failed trade deal with Europe, which they say is evidence that the Ukrainian government seeks to align itself closer with Russia than the West.

Protests in Ukraine Streets Erupting into a Fiery Battlefield (25 pictures)

Anti-government protests in Ukraine’s capital escalated into a battlefield of malatov cocktails and riots setting police vehicles on fire as well as shooting fireworks into enforcement barricades. Dozens of both police and protesters were injured including opposition leader, Vitali Klitschko, former boxing heavyweight champion. The Police push back was futile attempting to use stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, but were outnumbered by the protesters forcing forward.

Who was Ariel Sharon?

The former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85, eight years after a severe stroke left him in a persistent vegetative state. We take a look at the man responsible for some of the most controversial political and military decisions in Israeli history, decisions that will continue to shape the political landscape of the region for many years to come.