May 20, 2015

Four Ukraine soldiers killed as fighting erupts in east

Fighting erupted between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed, the regional administration chief said. Gennady Moskal, governor of Luhansk region on the border with Russia, said on his website that separatists opened ...

Saudi-led airstrikes on Sanaa heaviest since cease-fire ended

May 20, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes on Sanaa heaviest since cease-fire ended

The Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday carried out the heaviest airstrikes on the Yemeni capital since a five-day truce with Yemen’s Shiite rebels expired earlier this week, hitting weapons depots in the mountains surrounding Sanaa and sending dozens of families fleeing their homes in panic. ...

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

May 18, 2015

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes. Bodies, some burned, littered the streets as local officials ...

May 18, 2015

Russian officers captured near rebel area in east Ukraine, Kiev says

The Ukrainian government on Sunday claimed to have captured two Russian officers who were operating in the rebel-controlled area. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday the two Russian officers have been taken prisoner by the volunteer Aidar battalion in the town of ...

Islamic State extremists seize key Iraqi city, kill dozens in Syria

May 16, 2015

Islamic State extremists seize key Iraqi city, kill dozens in Syria

Islamic State extremists made key gains Friday, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours after allegedly massacring dozens of civilians as they closed in on Syria’s ancient metropolis of Palmyra. Women and children were among 23 people executed in ...