Russia probes metro bomber as dead mourned

Apr 5, 2017

Russia probes metro bomber as dead mourned

Russia on Wednesday probed the potential motives of the alleged bomber behind a blast in the St. Petersburg metro that killed 14 people, as the grieving city mourned its dead. Investigators have identified the attacker as 22-year-old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, believed to be a Russian national ...

Apr 4, 2017

St. Petersburg metro blast suspect likely born in central Asia

A blast in a St. Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 14 people and wounded 50 was probably carried out by a Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan, authorities from the predominantly Muslim central Asian state said. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday ...

Two biggest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo bombed

Sep 28, 2016

Two biggest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo bombed

An airstrike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday, in what rights groups said was a deliberate strategy of targeting civilian infrastructure. President Bashar Assad's forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage of ...

Apr 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy warns citizens about 'credible threats' in Turkey

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday about "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southwest coastal resort of Antalya. Turkey has been hit by four suicide bombings already this year, the most recent one last month in Istanbul. ...

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi 'provocations'

Jan 9, 2016

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi "provocations"

Iran's foreign minister has complained to the United Nations about Saudi Arabia's "provocations" towards Tehran, as a diplomatic crisis between the region's two major powers entered its second week. In a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon published by Iranian news agencies on Saturday, ...