Feb 7, 2017

Syria's Assad sees Trump's Islamic State view as promising

Syrian President Bashar Assad said U.S. President Donald Trump prioritizing the fight against jihadis by the Islamic State group was promising although it was too early to expect any practical steps, state news agency SANA reported Tuesday. Trump has indicated he might cut U.S. ...

Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

Feb 5, 2017

Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with another person when their car exploded, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast. Ukraine’s military, meanwhile, said three soldiers were killed in shelling over the past day. Fighting between government ...

Feb 4, 2017

U.S. envoy targeting U.N. peacekeeping for reform

Nikki Haley, in her first week as U.S. ambassador, has made reform of the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations a top priority, diplomats said. The missions cost nearly $8 billion a year, and Haley said in her Senate confirmation hearing last month that she wants ...