Sep 14, 2016

Abe's Chinese calligraphy wins plaudits in China

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earned unusual praise from Chinese netizens Wednesday — but for the quality of his calligraphy, rather than his diplomacy. Beijing and Tokyo are at loggerheads over disputed islands and wartime history, and Abe has raised hackles with his criticism of ...

Assad's allies reinstate siege around rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Sep 5, 2016

Assad's allies reinstate siege around rebel-held parts of Aleppo

Syrian government forces and their allies again laid siege to rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, while Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State from all the areas along its border, in two significant but separate developments in the multisided conflict. The fighting — two potential turning ...