Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch Nusra Front

| May 31, 2016

Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch Nusra Front

Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United States to weaken the militants has in many ...

May 31, 2016

Air strikes pummel rebel-held city of Idlib in Syria: Human rights group

A wave of airstrikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. The flare-up in violence came a day after the opposition’s chief negotiator resigned in frustration over the stalled Geneva peace talks with the government ...

Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

May 29, 2016

Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this past week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday. Three vessels carrying migrants already are confirmed to have sunk or capsized ...