More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

Mar 2, 2015

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

More than 6,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in Ukraine last April, the U.N. rights chief said Monday, decrying a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure.” The U.N.’s ninth report on the situation in violence-wracked Ukraine paints a bleak picture of ...

Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Mar 2, 2015

Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group’s main strongholds. “Security forces are advancing on three main fronts towards Tikrit, Ad-Dawr ...

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

Mar 2, 2015

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen’s Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in signs that the rival camps seeking to rule the rapidly unraveling country are entrenching their positions. The first direct flight ...

Iraqi leader gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack

Mar 2, 2015

Iraqi leader gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack

Iraq’s prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the extremists. Haider al-Abadi offered no timeline for an attack on Tikrit, the hometown of the late Iraqi ...

Egypt army: 172 Sinai militants killed in February

Mar 2, 2015

Egypt army: 172 Sinai militants killed in February

Egypt’s army said Sunday at least 172 militants were killed in February in joint police and military operations in the restive Sinai where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency. The militants were killed in a series of security operations in the peninsula after ...

Mar 1, 2015

U.S. wants to deport more than 150 Bosnians over war crimes: report

U.S. officials have identified about 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees ...

West's call to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

Mar 1, 2015

West's call to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow’s interference in Ukraine — a multibillion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realize the European dream cherished by many Ukrainians. There is just one problem: foreign ...

Feb 28, 2015

Canada worried as a growing number of youths join jihad

Concerned about a growing number of Canadian youths traveling overseas to join jihadis, and lacking an immediate alternative, political leaders have asked parents to keep a more watchful eye on their children for signs of extremism. “These situations are disastrous,” Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard ...