MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Turkey’s president on Wednesday criticized U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as offering only a “temporary” solution to the problem of terrorism, tempering expectations that Turkish military participation in the U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State could be imminent. Read full article >>
China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.
By John Ruwitch and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. The city's streets were calm early on Thursday while police largely kept their distance from the thousands of mostly young people keepi
MOSCOW — Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday despite a fragile cease-fire, as pro-Russian rebels appeared to be close to capturing the strategically important Donetsk airport.The fighting was some of the worst since a Sept. 5 truce that calmed the conflict but did not end the hostilities, and city authorities said that at least nine civilians died in the day’s battles. Ukrain
HONG KONG — The protest movement here has no central leadership or single commanding figurehead. Yet some personalities have come to the fore, among them Joshua Wong, a diminutive 17-year-old with the aspect of a sullen teenager whose brief detention by police last week galvanized student protests across the city. Read full article >>