Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Apr 30, 2016

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo, which was left out of a deal to “freeze” fighting from Saturday despite international outrage over renewed violence. Shelling and air raids in Aleppo over the past week have killed more than 230 civilians ...

Apr 30, 2016

U.N. proposal demands combatants protect hospitals

A U.N. resolution that could be adopted in the coming week demands that all parties to conflicts protect medical workers and facilities against violence — and face justice if they don’t. The draft resolution, circulated Friday, expresses concern that the number of attacks is ...

Obama says new troops in Syria will be essential

Apr 25, 2016

Obama says new troops in Syria will be essential

President Barack Obama announced Monday the deployment to Syria of an additional 250 U.S. special operations forces to assist local troops who are trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists, significantly broadening the American presence in the war-torn country. The move will bring the number ...