GAZIANTEP, TURKEY—Syrian government forces redoubled an air offensive on the outskirts of Aleppo over the weekend in a bid to sever supply routes of rebels battling to topple President Bashar al-Assad. Warplanes carried out a series of attacks in the al-Jandoul and al-Castello districts of Syria’s second largest city, which is besieged on three sides […]
IRBIL — Any American assistance to the beleaguered government of Nouri al-Maliki to push back a jihadist-led Sunni Muslim insurgency needs to take into account the widespread suspicion of U.S. motives across Iraq’s sectarian divide, caution analysts.They say that almost whatever the Obama administration does to bolster Iraq’s Shia Muslim-dominated government, encourage a more inclusive replacement […]
DONETSK, UKRAINE — There was heavy fighting Monday on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, as government security forces resumed operations aimed at wresting control of the town from pro-Russian militants. But the government lost another helicopter, and it isn’t winning the battle for hearts and minds. The Ukrainian government says its security forces […]
KYIV â€” FBI and U.S. Treasury agents have arrived in Kyiv to aid Ukraineâ€™s interim leaders to uncover the financial crimes of the government of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in an effort to repatriate billions of dollars.