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 ...

Sep 1, 2016

G-20 offers Putin one more stab at Obama on Syria, Ukraine

The Group of 20 summit starting in China on Sunday gives Russian President Vladimir Putin one more chance to try to strong-arm U.S. President Barack Obama over Syria and Ukraine as their fraught relationship nears an end. In recent years the two world leaders ...

Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Aug 28, 2016

Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict. Turkey’s military didn’t specify what the airstrikes hit, saying only that “terror groups” were ...