Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Sep 25, 2016

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5½-year civil war. The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 ...

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

Sep 24, 2016

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe. Dozens more are feared dead, said Mohammed Sultan, ...

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

Sep 24, 2016

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invoking North Korea’s latest nuclear explosion as a “reckless act of provocation,” the U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of a treaty that would ban tests of such weapons. Kerry said ...

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

Sep 24, 2016

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea’s foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea earlier this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In a defiant speech before the U.N. ...