Putin has a Syria ‘headache’ and the Kremlin’s blaming Assad

World Apr 28, 2020

Putin has a Syria ‘headache’ and the Kremlin’s blaming Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin is letting his impatience show with Syrian ally Bashar Assad, who isn’t proving as grateful for being kept in power by Russian intervention in his country’s brutal civil war as the Kremlin leader needs him to be. Consumed at home by ...

World Apr 26, 2020

Yemen's southern separatists claim sole control of Aden

Yemen's southern separatists on Sunday broke a peace deal with the country's internationally recognized government and claimed sole control of the regional capital of Aden, threatening to resume fighting between the two ostensible allies. In a statement, the separatists' Southern Transitional Council, which is backed ...

In U.N. session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

World Apr 16, 2020

In U.N. session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

U.N. Security Council members Britain, Estonia and Germany denounced Syria Wednesday for a lack of accountability after being accused of conducting chemical weapons attacks in 2017. The accusations came in speeches delivered during a closed door Security Council videoconference, and later made public despite confidentiality ...

World Mar 29, 2020

Mideast anti-virus measures spark worries of setback in liberties

Armored vehicles in the streets, hundreds arrested, smartphone surveillance — sweeping measures to fight the coronavirus have raised concerns in the Middle East over the erosion of already threatened human rights. As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 3 billion people are now ...

Coronavirus cools down Lebanon anti-government protest hot spot

World Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus cools down Lebanon anti-government protest hot spot

In Lebanon's anti-government protest hot spot Tripoli, Amim Mahbani has struggled to rescue his clothes shop from a free-falling economy. Now the novel coronavirus has left its very survival in peril. Lebanese authorities have ordered shops to close for two weeks to fight COVID-19, compounding ...