Sep 3, 2015

New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent

Ukraine’s national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership. There was no immediate official reaction from Russia, which hotly denies claims that it has sent ...

Sep 2, 2015

CIA, U.S. special forces launch drone campaign in Syria: report

The CIA and U.S. special forces are carrying out a secret campaign using armed drones to target and kill Islamic State leaders in Syria, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The clandestine program is separate from America’s wider military operations against Islamic State fighters, the ...

Death toll from violent protest in Ukraine rises

Sep 1, 2015

Death toll from violent protest in Ukraine rises

The death toll from violent protests in Ukraine rose to three Tuesday when two more National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion, officials said. In the worst outburst of violence in Kiev since the new government took power in 2014, ...

Ukraine accuses ultra-nationalists in deadly Kiev clash

Sep 1, 2015

Ukraine accuses ultra-nationalists in deadly Kiev clash

A member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country’s breakaway regions. Major powers voiced deep ...

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Sep 1, 2015

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan’s government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group’s leadership following the death ...

Fierce clashes break out in Kiev

Aug 31, 2015

Fierce clashes break out in Kiev

At least 90 people, mainly police, were wounded in fierce clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament Monday as lawmakers gave initial backing to deeply controversial reforms granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists. A loud blast was heard outside the building in Kiev and vast clouds ...