Yemen humanitarian truce ends; Saudi-led airstrikes resume on Aden

May 18, 2015

Yemen humanitarian truce ends; Saudi-led airstrikes resume on Aden

Coalition airstrikes resumed against rebel positions in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden after a five-day cease-fire expired late Sunday, army officials said. Air raids hit the rebel-held presidential palace in Aden as well as a base of the pro-rebel special forces in Yemen’s ...

Ukraine cease-fire teeters; five government soldiers killed

May 7, 2015

Ukraine cease-fire teeters; five government soldiers killed

Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. Army spokesman Andriy Lysenko said four soldiers died when their armored ...

Saudis ponder cease-fire but pound Yemen's airports

May 5, 2015

Saudis ponder cease-fire but pound Yemen's airports

Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom’s foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world’s poorest country. In the southern city of Aden, more than 150 airstrikes hit the city’s airport, ...

U.S. accuses Russia of training separatists inside Ukraine

Apr 15, 2015

U.S. accuses Russia of training separatists inside Ukraine

Russian forces still are operating inside Ukraine and have set up training camps for pro-Moscow separatists, despite a cease-fire agreement backed by the Kremlin, the Pentagon said Tuesday. “There is no question that the Russians continue to operate inside of Ukrainian territory,” spokesman Col. ...

Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine cease-fire

Mar 17, 2015

Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine cease-fire

Heavy machine gun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February cease-fire. The Spartak district, adjacent to the city’s now-flattened ...

Syria rebels reject envoy plan to freeze Aleppo fighting

Mar 2, 2015

Syria rebels reject envoy plan to freeze Aleppo fighting

Military and political opposition forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura’s proposal for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern Syrian city. “We refuse to meet with Mr. Staffan de Mistura if it is not on the basis of ...

Ukraine, rebels say they are pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Feb 27, 2015

Ukraine, rebels say they are pulling back heavy weapons in the east

In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack ...