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 holds out possible extension on 90-day China trade truce

Business Dec 5, 2018

Trump holds out possible extension on 90-day China trade truce

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday held out the possibility of an extension of the 90-day trade truce he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on over the weekend that would freeze tariffs while a broader deal is negotiated. "The negotiations with China have already ...

Asia Pacific / Politics Sep 1, 2016

Thai government to resume peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thailand's military government said on Thursday peace talks with Muslim separatists operating in the far south of the country would resume in Malaysia, but no agreement would be signed unless the insurgents observed a cease-fire. The separatists from the far-south Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, Pattani ...

Russian planes pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

World May 23, 2016

Russian planes pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

Airstrikes hit the only road into rebel-held areas of Aleppo city on Sunday in the heaviest bombing since February, a rebel official and monitors said, jeopardizing access where around 300,000 Syrians live. Russian warplanes carried out the attacks on the Castello road, which was still ...