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 ...

Jan 24, 2016

Russian air raids blamed for civilian deaths ahead of Syria talks

Suspected Russian raids killed 47 civilians in war-ravaged eastern Syria on Saturday, amid reports U.S. forces are building up an air base to bolster their fight against jihadis further north. Meanwhile, senior diplomats scrambled to resolve the key question of who will represent Syria’s ...

Jan 23, 2016

U.K. unveils migrant language tests, misspells 'language'

Britain’s Home Office was left red-faced Friday after unveiling new English tests for migrants — and misspelling the word “language” in its announcement. Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday launched a £20 million ($28.5 million) language fund to help women, particularly Muslims, who arrive ...