Feb 7, 2017

Syria's Assad sees Trump's Islamic State view as promising

Syrian President Bashar Assad said U.S. President Donald Trump prioritizing the fight against jihadis by the Islamic State group was promising although it was too early to expect any practical steps, state news agency SANA reported Tuesday. Trump has indicated he might cut U.S. ...

Trump under fire for saying he respects Putin

Feb 6, 2017

Trump under fire for saying he respects Putin

President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Trump — now two weeks into his four-year term — showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own ...

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Feb 3, 2017

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Ukraine’s president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a front-line town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives. The sworn foes have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire ...