Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Jun 19, 2016

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. In a video conference with Russian military officials, the Pentagon said Saturday that it had expressed “strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf ...

Jun 17, 2016

MSF rejects EU funds over 'shameful' migrant policy

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Friday said it would no longer take funds from the EU in protest at its “shameful” policies on the migration crisis, including a deal with Turkey. The charity, widely known by its French acronym MSF (Medecins Sans ...

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Jun 16, 2016

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Islamic State jihadis are still committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria, United Nations rights investigators said Thursday. “Genocide has occurred and is ongoing,” Paulo Pinheiro, head of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Syria, said in a statement. “ISIS ...

The 'Silvered Water' of 'Syria Mon Amour'

Jun 15, 2016

The 'Silvered Water' of 'Syria Mon Amour'

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“Syria Mon Amour,” the Japan title of “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait,” is a direct homage to Alan Resnais’ 1959 classic antiwar movie “Hiroshima Mon Amour” and reflects a desire on the part of the two-person distribution team to put the film in a Japanese ...

The women fighting ISIS

| Jun 15, 2016

The women fighting ISIS

The Islamic State’s organized use of social media for global recruitment and propaganda took many by surprise, but their adversaries are now hitting back. Rojava, the Kurdish-led revolutionary zone in northern Syria, has been looking to rally Western support to its cause, and its ...