The difficulty of drafting a ‘day after’ plan for Iraq’s Mosul

The difficulty of drafting a ‘day after’ plan for Iraq’s Mosul

Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, could fall from Islamic State (IS) group control in a matter of weeks or months. But once the war is won, winning the peace is likely to be full of challenges. FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto examines some of them. The battle for Mosul is in its early stages, but the international […]

US, Russia reach deal on Syria ceasefire plan

US, Russia reach deal on Syria ceasefire plan

The United States and Russia reached a deal on a new Syrian ceasefire Friday, which, if it holds, could see the first joint military effort by the two powers against Islamic jihadists. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the truce would come into force on Monday, the first […]