U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

Jul 16, 2016

U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

The United States and Russia agreed Friday on new steps they said could make a difference in Syria’s relentless civil war, hinting at an improbable military partnership that has been the subject of intense negotiation. Underscoring the extreme fragility of their effort, neither of ...

Jul 14, 2016

U.S. State Department deems Russian Islamic State pair 'global terrorists'

The U.S. State Department named two Russians allied to the Islamic State group as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists” Wednesday, including a Chechen militant tied to deadly attacks in Moscow. The State Department said Aslan Avgazarovich Byutukaev, also known as Amir Khamzat, is the Islamic ...

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Jul 12, 2016

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Rebels attacked Syrian government positions in the historic center of Aleppo on Monday in response to an offensive that cut a road leading into the opposition-held sector of the city, monitors and insurgents said. The shelling of government-held neighborhoods and intense street fighting came ...

Jul 11, 2016

Moscow blasts NATO leaders' focus on 'nonexistent' Russian threat

Moscow on Sunday slammed NATO for focusing on a “non-existent” threat from Russia at a leaders’ summit in Warsaw that saw fears over the Kremlin’s expansionism high on the agenda. “A preliminary analysis of the results of the meeting shows that NATO continues to ...

Russia, Brexit loom over NATO summit

Jul 8, 2016

Russia, Brexit loom over NATO summit

NATO leaders were to meet on Friday for a landmark summit in Warsaw to send an uncompromising message to a resurgent Russia while trying to contain the fallout from Britain’s dramatic vote to quit the European Union. Britain’s divorce from the EU was set ...