Kerry defends diplomacy as Russian-backed forces pound Aleppo


CARTAGENA, Colombia/BEIRUT U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended his efforts to negotiate with Moscow over the war in Syria on Monday, despite the collapse of a ceasefire that has led to a massive Russian-backed assault on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo.

Just 30 doctors struggle to treat wounded in eastern Aleppo

GENEVA Only 30 doctors remain in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where they are in dire need of medical and surgical supplies to treat hundreds of wounded people among a trapped population of 300,000, Syrian doctors said on Monday.

World, 26 Sep 2016

Kerry discounts Syrian suggestion of talks on unity government

CARTAGENA, Colombia U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday dismissed a suggestion from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem that his government is prepared to take part in a unity government, given its continued bombing of the city of Aleppo.

World, 26 Sep 2016

Kremlin says worried that terrorists regrouping in Syria

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday it was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where it said terrorists were using a ceasefire to regroup and wage offensives against government troops.

World, 26 Sep 2016

Air strikes pound rebel-held Aleppo districts

BEIRUT Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defence worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago.

World, 26 Sep 2016

U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". | Video

World, Top News 26 Sep 2016

U.S. slams Russian 'barbarism' in Syria, Moscow says peace almost impossible

UNITED NATIONS The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo. | Video

World, Top News 26 Sep 2016

Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels

AMMAN Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both rebels and the Syrian army said.

Top News, World, 25 Sep 2016

Turkey wants to join U.S.-led operation against Islamic State in Raqqa, says Erdogan

ISTANBUL Turkey wants to join the United States in a military operation to push Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, as long as it excludes Kurdish rebel forces, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Sunday.

World, 25 Sep 2016

Syria says belief in victory in war against terrorism 'even greater'

UNITED NATIONS The Syrian government said on Saturday its belief in victory was "even greater" because the Syrian army was progressing in the war against terrorism, while the Syrian opposition plans to meet to decide whether to continue with stalled U.N.-led peace talks.

World, 25 Sep 2016

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U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

With the Syrian army engaged in a mission to take Aleppo, world leaders convened at the United Nations for a meeting to discuss the surge in violence. Nathan Frandino reports.