The top overseas news stories of 2016

Dec 29, 2016

The top overseas news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these world news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. The rise of Donald Trump: On Nov. 8, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election. The 70-year-old was seen as a long shot at the ...

Dec 26, 2016

Turkey beefs up forces on border with Syria

Turkey on Sunday deployed more tanks and artillery to the border with war-torn Syria, where Ankara is pressing a campaign to capture an Islamic State group bastion, reports said. Several tanks, military transport vehicles and at least 10 artillery units including cannons were sent ...

Bloody end feared as Aleppo evacuation collapses amid bombardments

Dec 15, 2016

Bloody end feared as Aleppo evacuation collapses amid bombardments

A cease-fire to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from the remaining opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo unraveled on Wednesday, once again raising the specter of a bloody end to the battle for Syria’s largest city as residents reported the resumption of shelling and brutal bombing ...