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 ...

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Sep 4, 2016

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday as Turkish tanks rolled across the border and Syrian fighters swept in from the west to take villages held by Islamic State. The incursion was launched by Turkey ...

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

Refugee in Germany dies while trying to set his wife on fire

A refugee in a German shelter died Thursday while trying to set his wife on fire, leaving the woman seriously injured and part of the building ablaze, police said. The 45-year-old man, whose nationality was not given, was previously known to police, said authorities ...