Dozens of people were killed in a series of air strikes on the city of Raqqa in northern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group and activists said, as Damascus and Moscow waged attacks on areas controlled by Islamic State.
By Bassem Mroue and Philip Issa Associated Press via The San Diego Union Tribune
With Syria's shaky cease-fire holding, peaceful protesters have yet again taken to the streets in opposition-held areas of the country and they seek to topple — al-Qaida's affiliate in the country, the oppressive Nusra Front.
Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria are expected to declare a federal system imminently, Kurdish officials said on Wednesday, taking matters into their own hands after being excluded from talks in Geneva to resolve Syria's civil war.
Russian planes leave Syria and as ever with Putin, it wasn’t the product of grand strategy, it was a series of improvisations with a sense of what he wanted. He reached the stage where it seemed like the right time to pull out.
"Hollande reacts to arrest of Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam" by AFP news agency
French President François Hollande on Friday reacted to the arrest of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam. Abdeslam was arrested in a raid in Brussels on Friday, French police sources said.