U.S. says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

Oct 29, 2016

U.S. says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

The United States on Friday accused the Syrian regime of using “starvation as a weapon of war” — a war crime under the Geneva Conventions — stepping up the rhetoric against President Bashar Assad and his Russian backers. Rejecting the Kremlin’s claims that attacks ...

Oct 29, 2016

Russian jets had mistaken 'near miss' with U.S. planes over Syria

A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. warplane over eastern Syria, U.S. defense officials said Friday, highlighting the risks of a serious mishap in the increasingly crowded airspace. The “near miss” occurred late on Oct. 17 when a Russian jet that ...

Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

Oct 13, 2016

Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

Britain and France are leading EU efforts to impose more sanctions on Syrians close to President Bashar Assad in response to the devastating bombing of Aleppo, diplomats said, signaling that Russians may eventually be added to the list. German government sources say Berlin is ...

Russia building up forces in Syria, data show

Oct 8, 2016

Russia building up forces in Syria, data show

Russia has built up its forces in Syria since a cease-fire collapsed in late September, sending in troops, planes and advanced missile systems, a Reuters analysis of publicly available tracking data shows. The data point to a doubling of supply runs by air and ...