War/Peace/Conflicts

Russian helicopter downed in rebel-held Idlib province

Russian helicopter downed in rebel-held Idlib province

Published 01/08/2016

BEIRUT A Russian military helicopter carrying five people was shot down in the north of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Monday, the Russian defence ministry [more…]

Rebels launch major assault to try to break Aleppo siege

Rebels launch major assault to try to break Aleppo siege

Published 01/08/2016

BEIRUT Syrian rebel fighters have launched a major assault on government-held southwestern parts of Aleppo to try to reopen supply lines after the army and [more…]

Thai activist’s mother charged under royal insult laws over Facebook post

Thai activist’s mother charged under royal insult laws over Facebook post

Published 01/08/2016

BANGKOK The mother of a leading activist against the military junta in Thailand was charged on Monday with insulting the country's monarchy in a one-word [more…]

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb blast

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb blast

Published 01/08/2016

KABUL The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a military and logistics services compound, mainly used by foreigners, in Kabul early on [more…]

Islamic State calls slain Muslim American soldier an ‘apostate’

Islamic State calls slain Muslim American soldier an ‘apostate’

Published 31/07/2016

DUBAI Islamic State on Sunday condemned as an "apostate" a U.S. Muslim soldier killed in Iraq whose story has re-ignited debate in the 2016 presidential [more…]

Russia has motive, capability and form for U.S. email hack

Russia has motive, capability and form for U.S. email hack

Published 29/07/2016

MOSCOW The Kremlin says it had zero involvement in the hacking of Democratic Party emails while U.S. officials say the hack originated in Russia. We [more…]

Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N.

Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N.

Published 25/07/2016

KABUL Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported on Monday, just days after one of the deadliest [more…]

Arrests hit 6,000 as Turkey cracks down on army and judges after coup bid

Arrests hit 6,000 as Turkey cracks down on army and judges after coup bid

Published 18/07/2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed [more…]

China admiral warns freedom of navigation patrols could end ‘in disaster’

China admiral warns freedom of navigation patrols could end ‘in disaster’

Published 18/07/2016

BEIJING Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a senior Chinese admiral has said, [more…]

Many in Hong Kong look for the exit door amid China tension

Many in Hong Kong look for the exit door amid China tension

Published 18/07/2016

HONG KONG When activists began setting fire to trash bins and hurling bricks at police during a February riot in Hong Kong, Chris Lee became [more…]