Military Conflicts

Two killed in clashes at Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Published 25/08/2015

BEIRUT Two people were killed in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon in renewed overnight clashes between the mainstream Palestinian faction Fatah and hardline Islamists, [more…]

Turkey’s HDP opposition ready to be in cabinet, but sees struggle

Published 25/08/2015

ANKARA The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP opposition said on Tuesday his party was ready to take part in an interim power-sharing government but that [more…]

North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions

Published 25/08/2015

SEOUL North and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up [more…]

Back from golf course, Obama tees up renewable energy, Iran

Published 25/08/2015

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama, fresh from vacation and nine rounds of golf in Martha’s Vineyard, launched into a busy two weeks promoting renewable energy and [more…]

The flying marshal: North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving Kim

Published 19/08/2015

SEOUL His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways [more…]

Jeb Bush says Hillary Clinton shares blame for Islamic State rise

Published 12/08/2015

WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday attacked Democrat Hillary Clinton for her handling of Iraq as secretary of state, saying she must share [more…]

Rebel rockets hit Damascus ahead of visit by Iranian minister

Published 12/08/2015

BEIRUT Rebels fired dozens of rockets at central Damascus on Wednesday, a monitor and state media said, ahead of an expected visit to the Syrian [more…]

To avoid losses, Syrian army retreats in key region: army source

Published 12/08/2015

BEIRUT A Syrian military source said on Tuesday the army had retreated to new defensive lines in a region of vital strategic importance to President [more…]

Ghosts of WW2 haunt East Asia as Abe readies anniversary statement

Published 12/08/2015

TOKYO Seventy years after Japan's defeat in World War Two, the conflict's legacy haunts East Asia and reconciliation remains elusive.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may [more…]

Jeb Bush says Hillary Clinton should share blame for Islamic State rise

Published 11/08/2015

WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday will launch an attack on Democrat Hillary Clinton's handling of Iraq when she was secretary of state, [more…]