Jan 16, 2016

U.N. agency: Starving Syrian teen died 'in front of our eyes'

The U.N. children’s agency said Friday that it witnessed the death of a teenager who died of starvation “in front of our eyes,” as well as several cases of severe malnutrition among children trapped in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya near Damascus. Doctors ...

New constitution first step to solution for Syria, Putin says

Jan 12, 2016

New constitution first step to solution for Syria, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Syria needs to start working on a new constitution as a first step to finding a political solution to its civil war, though he acknowledged the process was likely to be difficult. Putin, who has thrown Russia’s support behind ...

Aid convoys reach three Syria communities besieged for months

Jan 12, 2016

Aid convoys reach three Syria communities besieged for months

Aid convoys delivered long-awaited food, medicine and other supplies to three besieged communities Monday, part of a U.N.-supported operation to help tens of thousands of civilians cut off for months by the war in Syria. Reports of starvation and images of emaciated children have ...

Jan 10, 2016

Russian doctor caught on camera flooring patient with deadly punch

Russia opened an investigation Saturday after a hospital doctor was captured on video punching a patient, knocking him to the floor and killing him instantly. The video of the attack in the southern city of Belgorod was aired repeatedly on state television and went ...

Jan 9, 2016

IS militant kills his mother in public for apostasy in Syria

An Islamic State fighter shot and killed his mother before onlookers at a public square in the Syrian city of Raqqa after he was told that she was not a true believer, activists reported Friday, the latest in IS’s brutal public killings over the ...

Jan 8, 2016

U.S. analysts suspect Russia hackers behind Ukraine power outage

U.S. cyberintelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine. “We believe that Sandworm was responsible,” iSight’s director of espionage analysis, John Hultquist, said. The conclusion was ...