Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 9:51 PM
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Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 7:10 PMIslamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government forces to seize a swath of territory across Syria and Iraq and declared they had established a caliphate. In August, President Barack Obama ordered a U.S.-led air campaign to target Islamic State positions in Iraq — later expanded to Syria — and deployed American military advisers to train Iraqi troops.
Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 6:44 AM
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko will meet on Sunday, Belarus's official news agency Belta reported. A spokesman for Poroshenko the meeting between the two men in Kiev "was entirely unrelated" to the international...
Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 6:33 AM
Russian prosecutors said on Friday Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny should be imprisoned for 10 years for stealing 30 million rubles ($500,000) in a case dismissed by critics of President Vladimir Putin as part of his campaign to stifle dissent. Navalny,...
Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 8:19 AM
A Ukrainian separatist leader said a new round of peace talks aimed at easing the conflict between the Kiev government and rebels will not take place on Sunday as had been hoped, news agency Interfax reported on Friday. Talks in the Belarussian capital...