Syria denies rumors Assad, 51, in critical condition

Jan 31, 2017

Syria denies rumors Assad, 51, in critical condition

The Syrian government has denied rumors that President Bashar Assad is suffering from ill health, saying he was “carrying out his duties quite normally. Speculation swirled in recent days on social media and Arab news websites saying Assad, 51, was in critical condition, citing ...

Jan 30, 2017

Five troops reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

At least five Ukrainian troops have been killed in an apparent uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine, government officials said on Monday. An armed conflict between government troops and separatist rebels has killed more than 9,600 since it began in 2014, according to the ...

Nuclear strike survival for Russia, China get new U.S. review

Jan 30, 2017

Nuclear strike survival for Russia, China get new U.S. review

U.S. intelligence agencies and the Pentagon’s Strategic Command are working on a new evaluation of whether the Russian and Chinese leadership could survive a nuclear strike and keep operating, even as President Donald Trump seeks to reshape relations with both nations. The new study, ...