War and Conflict
“Russia is wary of Turkey, but prefers squeezing it and limiting its movement, instead of mounting full-frontal attack,” a political figure in Damascus said.
If Moon Jae-in reverses policy on the deployment of THAAD missile defence system, it will place him at odds with United States, South Korea’s biggest ally.
Iraqi leaders say the battle to recapture Mosul is reaching its final stages, trumpeting each gain made against the militants.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would honour his commitment to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first in two decades.
The government of Pakistan may ban Facebook and other social-media platforms over what it considers ‘blasphemous content,’ Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says..
U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf said the report was the “first of its type” from a U.N. body that “clearly and frankly concludes that Israel is a racist state that has established an apartheid system that persecutes the Palestinian people”.
Six years since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, he is winning on the battlefield but Syria’s civil war is far from over, with his once stable country broken into fiefdoms ruled by rebels and warlords.
Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen since March 2015. Over 12,000 people have died and over 40,000 wounded since the onset of the aggression, which was launched in an alleged attempt to bring Yemen’s former Riyadh-allied government back to power.
EU capital Brussels will host an international conference on Syria on April 5, hoping to create a new momentum. It has, however, long played only a marginal role in international efforts to resolve the conflict.
Vietnam demanded China stop sending cruise ships to South China Sea in a response to Beijing’s latest steps to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.
“The aim is to test the capability of the Izumo by sending it out on an extended mission,” said one of the sources who have knowledge of the plan.”
“Initial checks of the mass grave revealed remains with prison uniforms and lined up in a way that indicates they were shot dead in groups,” said Karim Nouri, spokesman for the Hashid Shaabi.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said “in theory” he still saw scope for cooperation with Trump though practically nothing had happened in this regard.
“Yesterday, we received very serious indications from security sources that a possible attack was planned here for today and would be carried out,” a spokesman for Essen police told Reuters Television.
One Mosul resident said his brother had suddenly reappeared at the house on Friday after spending a month in captivity for possessing a mobile phone.
Turkey launched its first major military incursion into Syria in August, deploying tanks and air power in support of rebel groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian said the additional U.S. forces would be working with local partners in Syria – the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian Arab Coalition – and would not have a front line role.
IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Caught in ‘Strange and Terrifying’ Battle as Islamic State Foreign Soldiers Fight to the End
Families cowered in basements, huddling in dark as war raged between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul.
Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty Director of Research said: “Cluster munitions are inherently indiscriminate weapons that inflict unimaginable harm on civilian lives.”
After Kosovo war, relations between Belgrade and Pristina remain strained and Serbia continues to regard Kosovo as a renegade province.