Politics

IS using weaponised drones to defend Syria's Tabqa - 04/26/2017

BEIRUT, LEBANON- The Islamic State group is using weaponised drones to hold off US-backed forces advancing in a key Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday, a tactic the jihadists have also used in...

Turkey says told US, Russia before strikes on Kurd militia - 04/26/2017

ANKARA, TURKEY- Turkey informed the United States and Russia before launching strikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday, after Washington angrily...

Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son - 04/26/2017

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman's increasingly powerful son against a royal rival and to bolster ties with Washington,...

Bombers at Syria transit site 'disguised' as aid workers: UN - 04/25/2017

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- The perpetrators of a bombing in Syria last weekend that killed more than 120 people had disguised themselves as aid workers and may have specifically targeted children, the UN...

Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia as tensions ease - 04/24/2017

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension. Salman,...

Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack - 04/24/2017

OTTAWA, CANADA- Canada announced new sanctions against Syria on Friday targeting officials and entities linked to the use of chemical weapons. The measure follows an initial round of sanctions...

Western Iraq ambush on military convoy kills 10 - 04/24/2017

HABBANIYAH, IRAQ, An ambush by the Islamic State group killed 10 members of the security forces Sunday in western Iraq, where federal and other forces recently ramped up an anti-jihadist offensive. A...

Algeria summons Morocco envoy over Syrian migrant row - 04/24/2017

ALGIERS, ALGERIA- Algeria's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Moroccan ambassador to deny accusations by his country that Algiers had expelled 55 Syrians across their shared border, a statement...

UN chief holds first meeting with Trump - 04/22/2017

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES- United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday held a brief first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, ahead of a visit of Security...

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons - 04/22/2017

JERUSALEM, UNDEFINED, Laurent Barthelemy- US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be "no doubt" Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar...
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