Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

World Jan 17, 2020

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria's Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive Thursday toward a key town in the country's last rebel bastion. The latest violence, which followed airstrikes that killed 19 civilians on Wednesday, buried a cease-fire deal ...

World Jan 16, 2020

U.S. and Iraq resume joint military ops after Soleimani killiing

The United States on Wednesday resumed joint military operations with Iraq that had been put on pause after the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, The New York Times reported. Two U.S. military officials quoted by the paper said the ...

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants off coast

World / Social Issues Jan 15, 2020

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants off coast

Cyprus police said they rescued 101 Syrian migrants sighted on a boat off the Mediterranean island's southeast coast on Tuesday. A patrol vessel located the 33-meter (100-foot) boat 18 nautical miles off the resort town of Protaras. The migrants were brought to shore on an inflatable ...

Regime airstrikes kill nine civilians in northwest Syria, monitor says

World Jan 6, 2020

Regime airstrikes kill nine civilians in northwest Syria, monitor says

Syrian regime airstrikes killed nine civilians in the embattled opposition stronghold of Idlib on Sunday, a war monitor said. Jihadi-dominated Idlib has come under mounting bombardment in recent weeks, displacing tens of thousands of people in the northwestern region home to some 3 million. The regime ...