U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday, adding that if it proves a “ruse” it could ruin cooperation between Moscow and Washington. The 250,000 civilians ...

Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

Jul 29, 2016

Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city’s besieged quarters, underlining the government’s determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual ...

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

| Jul 24, 2016

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria is drawing questions over Russia’s intentions from skeptics in the U.S. government, European nations in the coalition against the Islamic State and the main Syrian opposition groups. ...

Jul 23, 2016

U.N. says Islamic State was behind 393 attacks during Ramadan

The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says the Islamic State group committed or indirectly inspired at least 393 attacks in 16 countries during the month of Ramadan. The executive director of the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Jean-Paul Laborde, said Friday that despite having its ...