Feb 13, 2016

Saudi Arabia to send planes to Turkey for Islamic State fight: report

Saudi Arabia will send aircraft to NATO-member Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base for the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was reported as saying Saturday. Saudi Arabia has resumed its participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State group in ...

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty

Feb 9, 2016

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty

Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight the Islamic State group in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East. ...

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee Russian airstrikes

Feb 6, 2016

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee Russian airstrikes

Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Turkey, an ally of the Syrian opposition, promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did ...

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Jan 30, 2016

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s five-year civil war got off to a shaky and chaotic start Friday, with the main opposition group at first boycotting the session, then later agreeing to meet with U.N. officials — while still insisting it would not negotiate. ...

Putin's son-in-law boosted by $1.75 billion Russian state loan

Jan 29, 2016

Putin's son-in-law boosted by $1.75 billion Russian state loan

The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, ...