Aleppo

  • December 12, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Syrian army and its allies appeared on the verge of recapturing the city of Aleppo. The military said it now controls 99 percent of eastern Aleppo, leaving rebels with a tiny enclave. Also, in Turkey, police round-ups were in full swing after twin bombings killed 44 people in Istanbul on Saturday. Officials detailed more than 200 people. Continue reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • November 25, 2016   BY  

    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

  • November 19, 2016   BY  

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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