Aleppo

  • Syrian government soldiers walk amid rubble of damaged buildings, near a cloth used as a cover from snipers, after they took control of al-Sakhour neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 28, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. - RTSTSGL
    November 29, 2016  

    In rebel-held Aleppo, the violent fight against the Islamic State is escalating, with 50 people killed and another 150 injured on Tuesday. Though Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a cease-fire in the city, administration officials suspect Russia wants to cement a victory before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a campaign rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. September 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX2OR15
    November 28, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pressing on in her effort to obtain recounts in several swing states. Stein has raised $6.5 million to fund requests for vote verification in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Also, Russia’s defense ministry estimates that Syrian regime forces now control about 40 percent of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, after days of heavy fighting. Continue reading

  • Syrian refugee Mohammed Badran, 22, demands greater action to end crises driving migrants from their homes before the United Nations General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19. Photo by Laura Santhanam/PBS NewsHour
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    Tired of waiting for the international community to help refugees rebuild their lives, Mohammed Badran decided to take action for Syrian refugees who were “stateless and stuck,” just like himself. Continue reading

  • Injured boys react at a field hospital after airstrikes on the rebel held areas of Aleppo, Syria November 18, 2016. Photo By Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters
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    Syrian government airstrikes forced most hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo to close. Hundreds of people have been killed by the strikes this week including more than a dozen children. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hold a press conference at Maximos Palace in Athens, Greece November 15, 2016.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX2TSNZ
    November 15, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama urged world leaders to heed the results of the U.S. election, won by Donald Trump. Saying voters are scared about the fortunes of their children, the president warned other nations to guard against a rising us vs. them mentality. Also, France and the UN stepped up appeals to President-elect Trump not to quit a global accord on climate change. Continue reading

  • A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. The University of California will designate gender-neutral restrooms at its 10 campuses to accommodate transgender students, in a move that may be the first of its kind for a system of colleges in the United States.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTR48EXM
    October 28, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on transgender rights, which involves a transgender teen in Virginia who was barred from using the boys’ bathroom at a high school. Also, the secretary of the interior says she’s “profoundly disappointed” with the acquittals of seven defendants accused of conspiracy for taking over an Oregon wildlife refuge for 41 days. Continue reading

  • Ticker and trading information for media conglomerate Time Warner Inc. is displayed at the post where it is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2PWCV
    October 24, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, AT&T said it is confident its deal to buy Time Warner will pass muster with Congress and federal regulators. The telecom giant announced plans on Saturday to take over the parent company of HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers Studio. Also, officials in France began clearing the makeshift migrant camp known as “the Jungle” in Calais. Continue reading

  • A woman carries a placard during a protest against evacuating civilians out of Aleppo, in the rebel held besieged al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2PR5X
    October 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security guarantees from both warring sides for the delay. Also, in Iraq, Islamic State militants launched attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 13. Continue reading

  • People carry Free Syrian Army flags while attending a protest against evacuating civilians out of Aleppo, in the rebel held besieged al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2PR5K
    October 20, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Russian and Syrian forces began a “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which could last as long as four days. Using loudspeakers and pamphlets, the Syrian army urged residents to leave and fighters to put down their weapons. Also, in Iraq, the battle for Mosul has claimed its first American casualty: A U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb. Continue reading

  • Iraqi army members stand with thier weapons in Qayyarah, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2PL20
    October 19, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a top Iraqi commander called for the surrender of Mosul on the third day of an offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State. An estimated 6,000 ISIS fighters remain in the city. Also, a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform killed a U.S. service member and an American civilian in Kabul. The attack took place during exercises with Afghan security forces. Continue reading

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