Assad loyalists celebrate as rebel defences collapse in Aleppo

Assad loyalists celebrate as rebel defences collapse in Aleppo

The Syrian army and its allies said they were poised to declare victory in Aleppo after rebel defences collapsed on Monday, leaving insurgents in a tiny, heavily bombarded pocket of ground. Reporters in the government-held zone said the bombardment of rebel areas of the city had continued non-stop on Monday, and a civilian trapped there […]

Power plant collapse kills scores in eastern China

Power plant collapse kills scores in eastern China

At least 40 people have died and others are still trapped after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said. The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7 a.m. (2300 GMT) and rescuers were on the scene, Xinhua said. The […]

Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse

Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse

Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi launched a new offensive east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the military command said, after United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement. The offensive, which is backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, came as the Iran-allied Houthis and the party of […]