CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had ...

Feb 16, 2017

Ukraine charges Russia with new cyberattacks on infrastructure

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyberoffensives against the country. Oleksandr Tkachuk, Ukraine’s security service chief of staff, ...

Feb 16, 2017

Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy

Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers. The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting to work out a response to a two-week ...

Feb 16, 2017

Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms

An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile front line by Monday in line with a tattered peace plan. Martin Sajdik, the lead negotiator from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ...