Apr 23, 2017

Strike hits makeshift Syria 'cave' hospital: monitor

A warplane on Saturday attacked a makeshift hospital set up in a cave in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, causing massive damage and wounding several staff, a monitor said. The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not ...

Apr 22, 2017

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said ...

U.N.: Fighting in cholera-hit part of South Sudan forces 100,000 to flee

Apr 21, 2017

U.N.: Fighting in cholera-hit part of South Sudan forces 100,000 to flee

A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100,000 civilians, the United Nations said Thursday, causing aid workers to relocate from an area that has dire humanitarian problems. A report from the U.N’s office of humanitarian affairs said that fighting ...

/ Apr 19, 2017

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its ...

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

Apr 17, 2017

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

U.K. lawmakers are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar Assad’s wife of her British citizenship for supporting her husband’s regime during the country’s ongoing war. Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrats’ foreign affairs spokesman, on Sunday accused Assad of using her international ...

Russia's stance on Syria dims hopes for U.S. thaw

Apr 13, 2017

Russia's stance on Syria dims hopes for U.S. thaw

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria in 2015 had saved President Bashar Assad’s government from imminent collapse and raised Russia’s global clout. But after last week’s chemical weapons attack their relationship is increasingly becoming a burden for Putin, jeopardizing chances for improved relations ...

Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

Apr 12, 2017

Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

Russia’s top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces as he opened a fraught meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Giving Tillerson a chilly reception, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey ...