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US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons attacks

January 24, 20181:30 pm US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia bore the responsibility of Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons after aid workers earlier this week reported an attack in Eastern Ghouta, the last rebel bastion near Damascus. “Only yesterday, more than 20 civilians, mostly children, were …

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Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

January 24, 201810:16 am Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children’s office in Afghanistan’s restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, in an ongoing attack that has wounded at least 11 people. After blowing up a car outside the British charity’s compound in Jalalabad city, the attackers used …

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Women will march again with aim to become a political force

January 20, 20183:57 pm Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. Hundreds of gatherings are planned Saturday and Sunday across the US and …

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Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

January 20, 201810:02 am US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Pence had been due to travel in December last year, but Arab anger over President Donald …

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The legacy of the ‘Islamic State’

January 16, 201810:30 am The terrorist “Islamic State” (IS) militia is mostly defeated in Syria and Iraq. According to the US military, the jihadis have pulled out of 98 percent of the areas they used to control in both countries. And Syrian, Iraqi and US forces plan to take the remaining …

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