Aug 30, 2016

Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul push

An International human rights group says Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul. Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, citing testimony from witnesses and relatives, that two tribal militias in the ...

Aug 30, 2016

Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea ruling

China will be the “loser” if it does not recognize an international court ruling against Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Tuesday. “We are trying to make China understand especially when the dust settles that ...

Aug 29, 2016

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people Monday at an army recruitment center in Aden, in the latest jihadi attack to hit the Yemeni city. Aden is the temporary base of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which ...

Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Aug 28, 2016

Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict. Turkey’s military didn’t specify what the airstrikes hit, saying only that “terror groups” were ...

U.S. and Russia fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria

Aug 27, 2016

U.S. and Russia fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria

The United States and Russia failed on Friday to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an agreement could be announced. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and ...