Insurgencies

Syrian army enters Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey

Syrian army enters Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey

Published 28/12/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said it entered Manbij on Friday for the first time in years, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus [more…]

Sudan detains nine opposition leaders ahead of planned protest

Sudan detains nine opposition leaders ahead of planned protest

Published 28/12/2018

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Authorities in Sudan have arrested at least nine opposition leaders and activists, a group of civil society groups said on Friday, ahead [more…]

Taliban seek image makeover as Afghan peace talks gain momentum

Taliban seek image makeover as Afghan peace talks gain momentum

Published 28/12/2018

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - As moves toward peace pick up in Afghanistan, the Taliban are trying to show they have changed since the brutal days [more…]

Syrian army enters town of Manbij and raises flag – statement

Syrian army enters town of Manbij and raises flag – statement

Published 28/12/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army entered Manbij on Friday for the first time in years, it said in a statement, after the Kurdish YPG [more…]

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

Published 27/12/2018

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip [more…]

Iraqi lawmakers criticize Trump visit as blow to Iraqi sovereignty

Iraqi lawmakers criticize Trump visit as blow to Iraqi sovereignty

Published 27/12/2018

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi political and militia leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday as a violation [more…]

Iraqi PM discusses U.S. withdrawal from Syria with Pompeo

Iraqi PM discusses U.S. withdrawal from Syria with Pompeo

Published 22/12/2018

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that the U.S. is still committed to fighting Islamic [more…]

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan kill at least 30 security…

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan kill at least 30 security…

Published 15/11/2018

KABUL (Reuters) - Major assaults by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah bordering Iran, mounted with the aim of weakening the government’s grip [more…]

Facebook’s Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

Facebook’s Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

Published 05/11/2018

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A video link posted on Facebook on June 20 showed a man cooking human body parts in a pot over a wood [more…]

Syria’s national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

Syria’s national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

Published 28/10/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria’s National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced them [more…]