U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Feb 25, 2017

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over its use of chemical weapons are seeking a Security Council vote, saying the body needs to take action over attacks that the U.S. envoy called “barbaric.” But Russia is ...

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

Feb 24, 2017

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival jihadis have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday. The grim discovery comes nearly a week after clashes in Idlib province between the ...

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had ...

Islamic State's 'business model' is near collapse, report says

Feb 18, 2017

Islamic State's 'business model' is near collapse, report says

The Islamic State group is hemorrhaging money with every piece of territory it loses, according to a new analysis that found that the group’s “business model” is on the path to failure. The analysis, released Saturday by the International Centre for the Study of ...