Syrian war: US and Russia ‘achieve clarity on path forward’

Media captionAs Darayya is evacuated, some progress has been made on a way forward for Syria US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov “have achieved clarity on the path forward” in Syria, but have “narrow issues” to resolve. The two held talks in Geneva to try to find […]

Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town

Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Red Crescent vehicles prepare to go in to end one of the longest sieges of the conflict A deal has been reached to allow rebel fighters and civilians to leave the Syrian town of Darayya, which has been under government siege since 2012. The evacuation of the town, near the […]

Syria Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town

Syria Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town

Image copyright AFP Image caption The thousands living in Daraya have faced near-constant bombardment A deal has been reached to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the Syrian town of Daraya after a long government siege. Both sides said that the evacuation of the town, near the capital Damascus, will begin on Friday. Government […]

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels take Jarablus

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels take Jarablus

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish military and US air cover, say they have taken the town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State. The assault began at dawn when Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces personnel crossed the nearby border. […]

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish military and US air cover, say they have taken the town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State. The assault began at dawn when Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces personnel crossed the nearby border. […]

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish military and US air cover, say they have taken the town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State. The assault began at dawn when Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces personnel crossed the nearby border. […]

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish military and US air cover, say they have taken the town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State. The assault began at dawn when Turkish warplanes, tanks and special forces personnel crossed the nearby border. […]

Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Image copyright Syrian Arab Red Crescent Image caption Nawras and Moaz required surgery that was only available outside Syria One-month-old conjoined twin boys who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus have died, medics say. Nawras and Moaz Hashash were joined at the chest, with hearts in the same sac. […]

IS conflict: UN warns of ‘huge impact’ of Mosul assault

IS conflict: UN warns of ‘huge impact’ of Mosul assault

Image copyright AP Image caption Thousands of people fleeing fighting near Mosul have been arriving at camps in northern Iraq The humanitarian impact of a planned offensive by Iraqi pro-government forces to retake the city of Mosul is expected to be “enormous”, the UN says. Up to 1.2 million people living in and around Mosul […]

The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

A Yemeni man, wearing a scarf bearing the color of the national flag, raises his machine gun during a gathering in support of the Huthi-led parliament on August 20. | Getty Hint: It’s not Syria. By Nahal Toosi 08/23/16 05:41 PM EDT Just days ago, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations famed […]