Obama, U.N. envoy voice alarm at 'fraying' cease-fire in Syria

Apr 23, 2016

Obama, U.N. envoy voice alarm at 'fraying' cease-fire in Syria

Syria’s fragile cease-fire is in grave peril, U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.N.’s special envoy warned Friday, as violence surged in the war-ravaged country’s second city Aleppo. The truce “is still in effect, but it is in great trouble if we don’t act ...

Islamic State fighters come from 70 countries, analysis shows

Apr 20, 2016

Islamic State fighters come from 70 countries, analysis shows

Fighters from more than 70 nations have joined the ruthless Islamic State group, researchers said after examining thousands of records. The treasure trove came from an IS defector who handed over 11,000 personnel files to the U.S. television network NBC, although more than half ...

Apr 19, 2016

Syrian regime says Assad's future not up for discussion

The Syrian government’s chief negotiator said President Bashar Assad’s future was not up for discussion at peace talks, underlining the bleak prospects for reviving U.N.-led negotiations postponed by the opposition. Bashar Ja’afari, speaking to Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen, also said his team was ...

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Apr 19, 2016

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Here on the front line against Boko Haram, no one boasts of having “technically” won the war. More than four months after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made such a claim, the extremists still crisscross international borders, avoiding direct confrontations with U.S.-backed African forces while ...