Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

World Sep 16, 2019

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a cease-fire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago. Artillery fire battered Maarat al-Numan town and nearby villages in the south Idlib countryside over ...

Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

World Sep 14, 2019

Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counterterrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. "The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills ...

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

Asia Pacific Sep 11, 2019

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

A large explosion rocked Afghanistan's capital near the U.S. Embassy just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose over Kabul just after midnight and sirens could be heard. Inside the embassy, employees heard this ...