BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured the key northern city of Idlib from government forces on Saturday in what amounts to the most significant defeat for forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in two years.Read full article >>
Elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are extended to Sunday in some parts of the country after delays and a number of attacks.
By Sami Aboudi and Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. Residents reported heavy clashes between the Houthis and mainly Sunni tribal fighters in the south of the countr
MOSCOW — When it comes to inflicting economic pain on Russia, the Kremlin may be doing a better job than Western sanctions. Just don’t tell that to the Russian people, who overwhelmingly blame the West for a deepening recession that has parts of central Moscow starting to look like a ghost town.Read full article >>
KABUL —A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 36 during rush hour in the Afghan capital Wednesday, striking near the presidential palace and the Finance Ministry, officials said.The blast was the second attack in a week in Kabul, suggesting that Afghanistan’s insurgency is revving up as the traditional winter lull in the fighting approaches an end. Last week, the Taliban asserted respons