Turkey issues warning to Russia, claiming new airspace violation

Jan 31, 2016

Turkey issues warning to Russia, claiming new airspace violation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow on Saturday that it would be forced to “endure the consequences” if its jets continue to violate Turkish airspace, after Ankara reported a new border infringement incident by a Russian plane. NATO-member Turkey said another Russian warplane ...

Obama looks to take fight to Islamic State in Libya

Jan 30, 2016

Obama looks to take fight to Islamic State in Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama has asked key advisers to draw up options for ratcheting up the fight against the Islamic State group, including opening a new front in Libya. Eighteen months after a U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria, multiple ...

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Jan 30, 2016

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s five-year civil war got off to a shaky and chaotic start Friday, with the main opposition group at first boycotting the session, then later agreeing to meet with U.N. officials — while still insisting it would not negotiate. ...

Jan 27, 2016

North Korea suspected of targeting South with cyberattacks

South Korea said on Wednesday it suspected North Korea of attempting cyberattacks against targets in the South, following a nuclear test by the North this month that defied United Nations sanctions. South Korea has been on heightened military and cyberalert since the Jan. 6 ...