In ongoing civil war, Syria aflame on many fronts

Oct 7, 2016

In ongoing civil war, Syria aflame on many fronts

The battle for Aleppo has gripped the world, but it is hardly the only major front among the tangle of adversaries clashing across war-torn Syria. Opposition forces are on the offensive in the country’s center trying to sever the government’s connection between Aleppo and ...

Oct 4, 2016

ICRC worker abducted in Sanaa in December freed, taken to Oman

A Red Cross worker kidnapped 10 months ago in Yemen was freed on Monday and taken to neighbouring Oman, Omani state news agency ONA and the ICRC said. French-Tunisian Nourane Houas, a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office ...

Forces kill suspected al-Qaida leader in Yemen home

Sep 27, 2016

Forces kill suspected al-Qaida leader in Yemen home

Yemeni forces killed a suspected local al-Qaida chief on Monday in a clash at his house in the southern province of Abyan, security officials said. A Yemeni soldier also died and another was wounded when troops stormed the residence of an alleged insurgent identified ...

Investigators looking into whether NYC bomb suspect had help

Sep 22, 2016

Investigators looking into whether NYC bomb suspect had help

U.S. authorities investigated on Wednesday whether anyone helped an Afghan-born American citizen charged with carrying out bombings in New York and New Jersey, while the city’s top federal public defender asked for access to the man. Police in New York City also said they ...

Sep 20, 2016

Canada security agencies helped Syria in torture cases: documents

Canada’s spy agency and federal police quietly cooperated with Syrian military intelligence in the post-9/11 torture of three Canadians, documents revealed by public broadcaster CBC showed Monday. The three men were arrested by Syrian military intelligence during trips abroad from 2001 to 2004, suspected ...