Iraq War casts long shadow over Britain

Jul 6, 2016

Iraq War casts long shadow over Britain

Britain’s war in Iraq, to be examined in a major report due out Wednesday, instilled a deep sense of distrust toward military intervention that still casts a shadow over foreign policy, analysts say. The decision to join the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 on the ...

Amnesty report documents 'chilling' abuses by opposition groups in Syria

Jul 5, 2016

Amnesty report documents 'chilling' abuses by opposition groups in Syria

Some Syrian opposition groups have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government of President Bashar Assad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday, in which it documented a “chilling” wave of torture, abductions and summary killings in insurgent-controlled areas. The ...

Jul 3, 2016

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike

A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, state media reported Saturday, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation. Myanmar has struggled to contain bouts of deadly religious bloodshed ...