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Push on last IS enclave stalled by surprise discovery of civilians

World Feb 16, 2019

Push on last IS enclave stalled by surprise discovery of civilians

The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said Friday. The U.S.-backed force known as the ...

U.S. general recommends arming and aiding Syrian fighters after pullout

World Feb 16, 2019

U.S. general recommends arming and aiding Syrian fighters after pullout

The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on Islamic State, a senior U.S. general said Friday. The recommendation by Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who ...

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

Asia Pacific Feb 16, 2019

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

India's prime minister warned of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi placed the blame for Thursday's bombing squarely on ...

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps hundreds of tourists

World Feb 15, 2019

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps hundreds of tourists

Canada on Thursday temporarily closed its embassy in Haiti as violent protests against President Jovenel Moise's government trapped hundreds of Canadian tourists in the Caribbean island nation. "Due to the current volatility, the Port-au-Prince embassy is closed today and we will continue to assess the ...