Aug 29

Who will help the U.S. battle the Islamic State in Syria?

In the last year-and-a-half, Islamic State extremists have fought the Syrian army, Hezbollah and Iranian forces. They've clashed with al-Qaida's local affiliate, routed Iraq's army and pushed back Kurdish peshmerga fighters. American airstrikes in Iraq have recently caused somewhat of…

Aug 29

Russian fund with U.S. advisers eludes sanctions

Despite its ties to Russian state businesses and officials, the Russian Direct Investment Fund has managed to operate unaffected by the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military actions in Ukraine. The…

Ukraine claims Russian forces are on Ukrainian soil, and are helping rebels open a new front in the southeast. Kiev confirmed the rebels have captured the town of Novoazovsk, leaving the port city of Mariupol vulnerable to attack. At the…

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