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 ...

Sep 1, 2016

Russia using cluster bombs in Syria: campaigners

Evidence is growing that Russian forces are using cluster bombs in Syria, campaigners said Thursday, as they released a report showing more than 400 people were killed or maimed by the munitions in the world last year. Human Rights Watch blamed a sharp increase ...

Sep 1, 2016

G-20 offers Putin one more stab at Obama on Syria, Ukraine

The Group of 20 summit starting in China on Sunday gives Russian President Vladimir Putin one more chance to try to strong-arm U.S. President Barack Obama over Syria and Ukraine as their fraught relationship nears an end. In recent years the two world leaders ...