All indications currently point to the bombing being carried out by international Coalition forces. MSF demands a full and transparent account from the Coalition regarding its aerial bombing activities over Kunduz on Saturday morning. MSF also calls for an independent investigation of the attack to ensure maximum transparency and accountability.
But the U.S. president warned that Russia and Iran, Assad's main backer in the Muslim world, have isolated the majority of Syrians and angered their Sunni Muslim neighbors. "An attempt by Russia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire and it won't work," Obama said.
With Syria “disintegrating” after years of civil war, they argue, it is hard to imagine a stable state to which the territory could be returned. Further, they say that international — or, at least, American — recognition of Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan would be an appropriate salve to Israeli security concerns in the wake of the nuclear deal with Iran.
President Obama’s program to train Syrian rebels is a total failure and needs to be scrapped, a bipartisan group of senators said in a letter to the administration Friday, saying it’s time the national security team acknowledge the disaster and come up with a new strategy.
As the centerpiece of Mr. Obama’s Syrian strategy, along with American airstrikes, the training has backfired — and some of the rebels the U.S. equipped turned around and struck a bargain to give ammunition and trucks to al Qaeda-backed forces in Syria, the senators said.
"If it looks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it's a terrorist, right?"
First he denied that his father had ever lived on the street listed in the newspaper report, then he denied his father was arrested. “There were zero charges against him. So assuming it was him — I don’t even think it was him, I never even heard about it. So it’s really not fair to mention. It never happened.”
Body Integrity Identity Disorder is the shocking condition that makes sufferers want to be disabled and forced Jewel Shuping to blind herself with drain cleaner.
"Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter.
Nigeria predicts that Boko Haram will soon be defeated, but the militant group's ties with Islamic State mean that would probably push the fighters further into neighbouring countries, writes BBC Monitoring Africa security correspondent Tomi Oladipo.
LGBTQP. It's almost as if they're TRYING to make religious nutcrackers seem vaguely intelligent.
As Russia began bombing neighboring Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would welcome the extension of airstrikes to Iraq, a move that could potentially see the United States sidelined in the battle against Islamic State militants in the country.
“It’s a possiblity, if we get the offer we’ll consider it,” he said in an interview with France 24 television in New York due to be broadcast on Thursday. “In actual fact, I would welcome it.”
“The Russians are our brothers, unlike some Arab countries,” he said. “We have wanted this for a long time and now it’s happening.”
His wife, cradling their two month old baby, showed me a picture of her nephew, also plastered on the “Martyrs’ Wall” in Tartous. Russian airstrikes, she hopes, will mark the beginning of the end of the war, a decisive blow against the enemies of President Bashar al Assad.
Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad's government, sources said on Thursday, a further sign of the rapid internationalisation of a civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake.
How do you know when you’re an out-of-control empire? When you keep bombing and deploying soldiers in places where you boast that you’ve ended wars. How do you know you have a hackish propagandist for a president? When you celebrate him for “ending two wars” in the very same places that he keeps bombing.
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Pentagon officials do not know what secrets the Iraqi government may be telling Moscow, after Iraqi leaders unexpectedly entered into an intelligence-sharing agreement with Russia this weekend.
The Defense Department’s second-in-command told the Senate on Tuesday the agreement came as a surprise to military intelligence and Pentagon teams are scrambling to make sure classified intelligence from the U.S. does not make its way into the hands of Russian, Syrian or Iranian authorities.
Two robbers who disguised themselves in burkas to raid a pawnbrokers were caught after passers-by noticed they 'did not walk like women'.
The upper house of the Russian parliament has given President Vladimir Putin approval to use the Russian air force in Syria, according to state media.
"The Federation Council unanimously supported the President's request -- 162 votes in favor of granting permission," Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey Ivanov said, according to ITAR-Tass.
The Pentagon’s top official overseeing military relations with Russia and Ukraine is resigning amid the ongoing debate within the Obama administration over how to respond to Russian moves in Ukraine and Syria.
Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, is leaving her post at the end of next month after five years with the Defense Department, a senior defense official confirmed to POLITICO.
Russian officials have demanded that American warplanes exit Syrian airspace immediately, a senior U.S. official told Fox News early Wendesday.
Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Eric Plant pressed Rutgers-Newark professor Stubblefield about the sexual encounters with the disabled man and the controversial technique she claims to have used to communicate with him
After the Russians and Iranians, Chinese troops reportedly are teaming up with the Syrian regime forces in what is being termed as the deal that will allow President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power.
A report claims that a Chinese naval vessel carrying dozens of "military advisers" is on its way to Syria and the Chinese troops will then join with the "hundreds" of Russian soldiers.
If confirmed it would be one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in Yemen's war that drew strong condemnation from the UN Secretary-General.
Scientists think they can now tie dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars to periodic flows of liquid water.
US military planes hit Taliban positions on the outskirts of the fallen northern Afghan city of Kunduz today, a NATO spokesman said.
It came as Afghan national forces launched a counter attack to try to retake the city. The attack marked the first US air strike to defend the city.
Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary meeting of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told the U.N. on Monday that those who supported democratic revolutions in the Middle East are to blame for the rise of a globally ambitious Islamic State.
"Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life," Putin said through a translator. "I cannot help asking those who have forced that situation: Do you realize what you have done?"