US Foreign Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) gesture before their bilateral talks in Munich, Germany, on Thursday ahead of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder)
AMMAN: Russian airstrikes on Syria have killed nearly 1,400 civilians since Moscow started its aerial campaign nearly four months ago, a group monitoring the war said on Saturday.
MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday discussed by telephone the talks underway between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva, the Ru
ANKARA: Ten people drowned while 43 others were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey’s western coast, Turkish news agency Dogan reported on Saturday.
LONDON: An EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin joined Daesh in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt’s skies in late October, according to sources.<
JERUSALEM: US and British intelligence cracked the codes of Israeli drones operating in the Middle East and monitored their surveillance feeds for almost 20 years, according to documents leaked by an
CAIRO: A bomb blast killed two Egyptian police officers and wounded five others in an attack on their armored vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.
THE HAGUE: The Netherlands will broaden its role in the US-led coalition against Daesh to include the bombing of terror targets in Syria, the government said on Friday.
NEW YORK: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has recruited thousands of Afghans, some by coercion, to fight in Syria’s war alongside forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
GENEVA/BEIRUT: The first Syria peace talks for two years were a “complete failure” before they started on Friday, a Western diplomat said, after the United Nations announced it would press ahead with
SANAA: The Daesh affiliate in Yemen has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Thursday that killed seven people and targeted the presidential palace in Aden, where the internationally recogn
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