Trump under fire for saying he respects Putin

Feb 6, 2017

Trump under fire for saying he respects Putin

President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Trump — now two weeks into his four-year term — showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own ...

Feb 5, 2017

Turkey detains about 400 Islamic State suspects in nationwide raids

Turkish police on Sunday detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadis. Among around 400 detained in the biggest operation so far against ...

Syria denies rumors Assad, 51, in critical condition

Jan 31, 2017

Syria denies rumors Assad, 51, in critical condition

The Syrian government has denied rumors that President Bashar Assad is suffering from ill health, saying he was “carrying out his duties quite normally. Speculation swirled in recent days on social media and Arab news websites saying Assad, 51, was in critical condition, citing ...