U.S., allies launch air strikes in Syria

DAMASCUS ― The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the brutal jihadist group.The U.S. Central Command ...

[Newsmaker] Putin foe’s Kremlin bid sparks hope, jeers

MOSCOW  ― For a project whose end goal might be the removal from power of President Vladimir Putin, it had a very inauspicious start. During a low-key ceremony broadcast online from Paris, exiled ex-billionaire Mikhail Khodorkov...

Yemeni rebels kill 340 in capital

SANAA (AP) ― In a stunning sweep of the Yemeni capital, the country’s Shiite rebels seized homes, offices and military bases of their Sunni foes on Monday, forcing many into hiding and triggering an exodus of civilians from the ...

Chinese firms export tools of torture: Amnesty

BEIJING (AFP) ― The number of Chinese companies exporting “tools of torture” has surged over the past decade, Amnesty International said Tuesday, with many devices falling into the hands of rights violators worldwide.More than ...