Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

World Jul 17, 2019

Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

Families of the victims of flight MH17 marked five years on Wednesday since the crash, with calls for justice for the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine. The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less than a ...

World May 29, 2019

Yazidis sue Germany for failing to repatriate IS fighters for trial

A Yazidi women's association said Wednesday it has sued two German ministers for failing to repatriate German citizens who had fought for the Islamic State group in Syria to stand trial at home. The autonomous administration in north and east Syria has offered to hand ...

Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2019

Commercial flights to and from Pakistan, India disrupted as tensions rise

Several airlines, including Emirates and Qatar Airways, suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after the South Asian nation closed its airspace following heightened tensions with neighboring India. Etihad, flydubai, Gulf Air and SriLankan Airlines also suspended services to the country and flight tracking portals showed ...

Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria force

World Feb 24, 2019

Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria force

US-backed Syrian forces warned Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from the Islamic State group's imploding "caliphate," urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the ...

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

World Feb 24, 2019

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

Iranian-aligned Houthi forces have agreed to draw back from two Yemeni ports on Monday while withdrawal from the main Hodeidah port will occur later alongside a retreat by coalition-backed forces massed outside the city, U.N. and Yemeni sources said. Houthi forces will withdraw 5 km ...

Asia Pacific May 29, 2018

Russia says won't be pushed around over downing of flight MH17

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday it was inappropriate for Australia and the Netherlands to issue Moscow with ultimatums over compensation for relatives of people killed in the downing of flight MH17, RIA news agency reported. The Malaysian Airways jet was shot down over ...

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

World Apr 20, 2018

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

Ukraine's Orthodox Church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko said would make it harder for Russia to meddle in Ukrainian affairs. Ukraine's pro-Western leaders have sought step by step ...