Kerry and Lavrov trade blame as air strikes pound Aleppo

Kerry and Lavrov trade blame as air strikes pound Aleppo

Russia and the United States clashed over the carnage in Syria at a tense meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, as air strikes pounded Aleppo following the collapse of a ceasefire. An angry US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that Russia force Syria to ground its air force, which Washington blames for […]

Pope Francis laments a ‘world at war’, says religion not to blame

Pope Francis laments a ‘world at war’, says religion not to blame

Pope Francis said on Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland for an international gathering of Catholic youth a day after jihadists murdered a priest in France. The brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel during Mass in France on Tuesday by two assailants […]