Turkey issues warning to Russia, claiming new airspace violation

Jan 31, 2016

Turkey issues warning to Russia, claiming new airspace violation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow on Saturday that it would be forced to “endure the consequences” if its jets continue to violate Turkish airspace, after Ankara reported a new border infringement incident by a Russian plane. NATO-member Turkey said another Russian warplane ...

Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war over

Jan 30, 2016

Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war over

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees, insisting that asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended. Merkel, despite appearing increasingly isolated over her policy, ...

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Jan 30, 2016

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s five-year civil war got off to a shaky and chaotic start Friday, with the main opposition group at first boycotting the session, then later agreeing to meet with U.N. officials — while still insisting it would not negotiate. ...

Jan 26, 2016

Syrian forces take key town from rebels in Deraa

The Syrian army on Monday recaptured from insurgents a strategic town in the southern province of Deraa after fierce fighting, securing its supply routes from the capital to the south, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting is ...