Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

Dec 24, 2016

Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

A top Ukrainian insurgent said Friday the rebels had agreed to an indefinite cease-fire negotiated by Moscow and Kiev that would go into effect this weekend. The latest truce was hammered out with the help of European monitors and came after a surge in ...

Fall of Aleppo shines harsh light on United Nations

Dec 23, 2016

Fall of Aleppo shines harsh light on United Nations

The warning from the U.N. envoy could not have been starker: Pounded by a near-daily barrage of airstrikes, Aleppo would be totally destroyed by Christmas unless the United Nations stopped the carnage. During the weeks that followed Staffan de Mistura’s distress call in early ...

Dec 22, 2016

Drones from U.S. disappoint Ukraine at the front lines

Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that ...

Aleppo girl whose tweets captured world attention evacuated

Dec 20, 2016

Aleppo girl whose tweets captured world attention evacuated

Seven-year-old Bana Alabed, whose Twitter account has offered a tragic account of the war in Syria, was evacuated from the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday and was set to be brought into Turkey, Turkish officials and aid workers said. The young Syrian ...

Dec 19, 2016

Worst insurgent clash in months claims five Ukraine troops

Ukraine said five of its troops were killed Sunday by pro-Russian insurgents in the bloodiest clash in the war-scarred ex-Soviet republic in months. Kiev military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin told AFP that another six soldiers were wounded in the battle for control of the strategic ...