Clashes erupt near Damascus despite Syria truce

Clashes erupt  near Damascus despite Syria truce

Syrian government forces and their allies clashed with rebels near Damascus on Friday, disrupting a nationwide ceasefire that otherwise appeared to hold, monitors and a rebel official said. The clashes took place in a rebel-held valley northwest of the Syrian capital, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which has been monitoring the country’s […]

Explosion strikes near sports stadium in Istanbul

Explosion strikes near sports stadium in Istanbul

A suspected car bomb outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul wounded around 20 people on Saturday, hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey’s top teams, in what appeared to be an attack targeting riot police. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, speaking in parliament during a budget hearing, said around 20 people […]

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea near Japan

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea near Japan

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions. The main body of the missile landed in Japan’s economic exclusion zone, a Japanese defence official said, […]