Yemen president, Shiite militia agree on deal to end crisis

Jan 22, 2015

Yemen president, Shiite militia agree on deal to end crisis

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and the country’s powerful Shiite militia agreed Wednesday to end a deadly confrontation that had raised fears the impoverished but strategic country might descend into chaos. The militia, known as Huthis, seized almost full control of the capital Sanaa ...

Jan 7, 2015

Bus crash in eastern Ukraine kills 12 servicemen, injures 21

A bus carrying Ukrainian servicemen collided with two heavy trucks on a snowy road, killing 12 of them and injuring 21, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The accident occurred late Monday in eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting Russia-backed separatists. The troops killed ...

Conflict-hit east Ukraine struggles for festive joy

Dec 26, 2014

Conflict-hit east Ukraine struggles for festive joy

The big tree with the glimmering holiday lights is up but the festive spirit is missing on Lenin Square in the heart of east Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk. Hundreds of people huddled in the drizzle for the traditional unveiling of the tree ahead ...

Dec 23, 2014

Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week, the latest attempt to negotiate a settlement to the conflict that has badly strained the ties between Russia and the West. Ukrainian ...

Dec 15, 2014

Syrian army recaptures territory north of Aleppo in fierce fighting

Syria’s army seized an area north of Aleppo on Sunday and killed insurgents as fierce battles raged over the strategic territory, a group monitoring the war and state media reported. Syria’s second city is at the heart of clashes between pro-government forces and a ...

War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new cease-fire

Dec 9, 2014

War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new cease-fire

Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents prepared to put to the test a comprehensive truce on Tuesday aimed at calming an upsurge of violence that has further eroded trust between Moscow and the West. Local authorities on Monday reported the deaths of at least 12 civilians ...

Ukraine, rebels announce Dec. 9 cease-fire

Dec 5, 2014

Ukraine, rebels announce Dec. 9 cease-fire

Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels said on Thursday they had agree to halt fire across the eastern war zone on Dec. 9 under the terms of a Kremlin-brokered truce. President Petro Poroshenko said the terms of the new cease-fire were already included in an ...

School shelling deaths in Donetsk hurt Ukraine peace hopes

Nov 7, 2014

School shelling deaths in Donetsk hurt Ukraine peace hopes

The shelling of a high school in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk has chilled even the battle-hardened in this weary nation. The killing of two teenagers as they were playing soccer after lunch Wednesday is a stark reminder that the cease-fire agreed upon in ...

Ukraine clashes test truce as Russian opposition stages protests

Sep 22, 2014

Ukraine clashes test truce as Russian opposition stages protests

Ukraine’s truce was tested by battles between government forces and separatists as Russia’s opposition held a peace march to protest President Vladimir Putin’s policy in the neighboring country. The government in Kiev and the rebels traded accusations of cease-fire violations even after they agreed ...

Ukraine cease-fire mostly holding: U.S.

Sep 10, 2014

Ukraine cease-fire mostly holding: U.S.

The United States said Tuesday the cease-fire in Ukraine was “mostly holding,” adding that conditions on the ground would be a factor as it mulls imposing additional sanctions against Russia in “the next few days.” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the cease-fire agreed ...