Russia shows off naval muscle off Syria's coast

Jan 22, 2016

Russia shows off naval muscle off Syria's coast

Russian warships equipped with an array of long-range missiles cruise off Syria’s coast to back the air campaign in Syria and project Moscow’s naval power in the Mediterranean. The military demonstrated its might on Thursday by inviting a group of Moscow-based reporters on board ...

Jan 20, 2016

Kurds destroyed thousands of Arab homes in Iraq, Amnesty says

Kurdish forces have destroyed thousands of homes in northern Iraq in an apparent attempt to uproot Arab communities, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The rights group said the destruction took place after Kurdish forces captured areas from the Islamic State group, which overran swaths of ...

Assad's battlefield gains cast cloud on upcoming Syria talks

Jan 20, 2016

Assad's battlefield gains cast cloud on upcoming Syria talks

Syrian peace talks due next week are looking increasingly moot as a string of recent battlefield victories by government troops have bolstered President Bashar Assad’s hand and plunged the rebels into disarray. The government’s advances add to the obstacles that have scuttled chances of ...