U.N. Chief: War Crimes In Aleppo, Worse Than Slaughterhouse

Ban Ki-Moon

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attacks on the two largest hospitals in rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo as “war crimes.” His comments came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to cut off contacts with Russia over Syria unless Russian and Syrian attacks on Aleppo end Damage from Wednesday’s More...

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By Callum Waters On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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Japan’s Abe Seeks Breakthrough With Russia On Long-Disputed Islands

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is betting that close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s economic woes and regional concerns about China’s rise will help him make progress in a decades-old More...

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By Callum Waters On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Twelve Afghan Soldiers Killed In Their Sleep By Fellow Troops: Official

As many as 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in their sleep by comrades in an outpost near the northern city of Kunduz, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest so-called “insider attack”. Two soldiers More...

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By Callum Waters On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Two LVMH Execs, Two Former French Police Chiefs Held For Questioning

Two executives of luxury group LVMH were held for questioning by French police on Tuesday in connection with an investigation into influence-peddling in which two former police chiefs are also being questioned, More...

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By Callum Waters On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Iran’s Ahmadinejad Says Will Not Make Presidential Comeback Bid

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not run for president in next year’s Iranian election, he said on Tuesday, bowing to the wishes of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who warned his candidacy would increase divisions More...

By Callum Waters On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Singapore Accuses Chinese Paper Of Fabricating South China Sea Story

Singapore’s ambassador to China on Tuesday accused a major state-run Chinese newspaper of fabricating a report about Singapore’s position on the South China Sea, but the paper stuck by its story. The More...

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By Callum Waters On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Ban On Face Veils Advances In Swiss Parliament

Switzerland’s lower house of parliament narrowly backed a ban on face veils on Tuesday, echoing moves by neighboring France and other European nations to tighten controls in the wake of Islamist militant More...

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By Callum Waters On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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South Sudan Urges Sudan, Neighbors Not To Let Opponent Launch Rebellion

South Sudan’s government urged Sudan and regional states on Tuesday not to let opposition leader Riek Machar launch a new rebellion, after he threatened a return to the battlefield unless demands needed to More...