Russia reports Syria truce violations, accused of some itself

Feb 29, 2016

Russia reports Syria truce violations, accused of some itself

Russia said on Sunday that a fragile cease-fire in Syria had been breached nine times over the past 24 hours, including from Turkish territory, but that the deal was mostly holding. The defense ministry said violations were committed by moderate rebels as well as ...

Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine

Feb 2, 2016

Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine

Ukraine’s president Monday accused Russia of sending troops and weapons into the ex-Soviet state’s conflict-torn east, and warned that a fragile peace deal was not being fully implemented. “It’s terrible that after the Minsk agreement … we still face serious security problems in the ...

Yemen truce delayed 12 hours by Saudi-led coalition as fighting continues

Dec 15, 2015

Yemen truce delayed 12 hours by Saudi-led coalition as fighting continues

The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said Monday that a planned truce with the country’s Shiite rebels has been postponed for 12 hours. The official Saudi news agency announced the postponement late Monday, saying coalition forces will halt fire at noon (0900 ...

Clashes across Yemen claim 44 as U.N.-brokered peace parley looms

Dec 14, 2015

Clashes across Yemen claim 44 as U.N.-brokered peace parley looms

At least 44 people have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air raids and fighting between Yemeni loyalists and rebels ahead of a possible cease-fire, medical and military sources said Sunday. The latest deaths come ahead of U.N.-brokered peace talks set to take place between ...