Politics

34 civilians killed in bombing on Syria town - 02/17/2017

BEIRUT, LEBANON- Turkish bombardment of an Islamic State group-held town in Syria has killed 34 civilians in one day, a monitor said Thursday, but Turkey's army said only "terrorists" died in the...

Key powers push Syria truce as regime, rebels make no progress - 02/17/2017

Astana, Kazakhstan, Dana RYSMUKHAMEDOVA- Syrian regime and rebel representatives failed Thursday to make any breakthroughs at talks in Kazakhstan, as key powerbrokers Russia, Turkey and Iran sought...

US under pressure on Syria stance ahead of Geneva talks - 02/17/2017

BONN, GERMANY, Michelle FITZPATRICK- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday faces a grilling by global peers seeking clarity about Washington's position on the Syria conflict ahead of crunch...

Syria refugees shrug off peace talks but dream of home - 02/15/2017

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Mussa Hattar with Mouhammed Ali Ahmad in east Lebanon- Almost six years into a war that has devastated their country, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon say they expect nothing...

West Mosul eating once a day and bracing for worse - 02/15/2017

ARBIL, IRAQ, Marisol Rifai with Jean-Marc Mojon in Baghdad- As the noose tightens around holdout jihadists in west Mosul, so does the belt around the waists of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi...

Syria opposition picks delegation for new peace talks - 02/13/2017

BEIRUT, LEBANON- Syria's opposition on Sunday announced its 21-member delegation, including 10 rebel representatives, for a new round of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva scheduled for February 20....

'Islamophobia' fuelling terrorism: UN chief - 02/13/2017

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- "Islamophobia" in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some...

CIA director gives medal to top Saudi royal - 02/13/2017

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- The heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, who honoured his counter-terrorism work. Mike Pompeo, on...

Bulgaria to extradite Dutch woman 'who wanted to join IS' - 02/10/2017

SOFIA, BULGARIA- A Bulgarian court ordered the extradition of a Dutch woman suspected of trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria last month. The 33-year-old woman was detained on a European...

France, Britain push US to keep pressure on Islamic State - 02/08/2017

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES- France and Britain said Tuesday the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group must press on and re-take Raqa as President Donald Trump mulled a new strategy to...
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