U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

Jul 16, 2016

U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

The United States and Russia agreed Friday on new steps they said could make a difference in Syria’s relentless civil war, hinting at an improbable military partnership that has been the subject of intense negotiation. Underscoring the extreme fragility of their effort, neither of ...

Jul 14, 2016

Japan Embassy staff evacuated from South Sudan

An Air Self-Defense Force transport plane arrived in Djibouti from Juba on Thursday carrying four staff members from the Japanese Embassy in conflict-wracked South Sudan. “I’m relieved. But I’m worried about the 20 to 30 Japanese nationals still in South Sudan,” a female embassy ...