While much of the world's attention has been focused on crises further east, the situation in Libya in the past few weeks has dissolved into the worst chaos since the 2011 war that ousted Moammar Gaddafi. With reports that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are now getting involved, the conflict has turned into something of a proxy war for the Middle East's big powers. Read full article >>
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday. Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, stormed Tabqa air base near Raqqa city on Sunday after days of fighting with the army that cost more
MOSCOW — Ten Russian paratroopers captured on Ukrainian territory made for an awkward summit Tuesday evening between the presidents of the two nations.Hopes for a breakthrough at the meeting between Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin of Russia already had dimmed, but when Ukraine announced early in the day that it had seized the Russian soldiers in the Donetsk region — and had vi
KABUL — The recounting of ballots in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election stalled Wednesday when second-place candidate Abdullah Abdullah appeared to pull out of the U.S.-brokered process.On Tuesday, a senior Abdullah adviser warned that the ongoing audit of more than 8 million ballots was not stringent enough to identify concerns of widespread fraud. The adviser gave the Afghan Indep